July, 2010 Archives

The Hidden Chapel was accessible by a 2-3 mile hike (seemed longer) up and down steep canyon walls (seemed steeper). I remember we kept walking and walking and walking, and I thought: Where, exactly, are we going here? But the guide was great — an older gentleman you knew did the hike more than several times a day. I took this picture by the side of a farming road pretending I wasn’t trying to catch my breath or wash the sweat pouring off my face.

A reminder that galleries in Portland’s Arts District are open all month long. Some are even air conditioned!

Yellahoose has photography in its suites (#405 and 407). Just called 207.838.8678 beforehand to make certain someone’s there. We have AC too.

And yes I have in fact been getting lots of unprocessed film done at Black and White Photo Lab. Thanks Dierdre!

Another panorama, this time horizontal, from Turkey. This is of Cappadocia, in central Turkey, taken from the edge of a cliff (you can probably tell from the shots) on a not-so-well-traveled trail we hiked in the historical park and Unesco World Heritage Site in Goreme.

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Here’s another panorama from pictures taken from the top of Uchisar Castle.

If you’ve been by Yellahoose to see the photos there you know that we very highly recommend visiting Goreme.

This is a stitched vertical panorama taken inside the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.

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The pano sort of communicates the scale of the interior of the mosque, but… like most places we saw in Turkey and had known or read about before we went seeing them these places definitely left you with a loss for words. Ayasofya is the most obvious structure that will leave you feeling literally and figuratively much, much, much smaller. The Blue Mosque, overlooking the Sultanahmet neighborhood where we stayed and a huge visual presence from the rooftop patio of our hotel, was another.

Here’s another panorama made from pictures taken inside the Ayasofya.

This was done with a (relatively) cheap Canon OneShot digital camera, and the images were touched up in Photoshop and stitched using DoubleTake, which I bought over the Internet while in Cappadocia. (And while talking via Skype with my youngest brother while late afternoon call-to-prayers where being sung out in Goreme, in the valley below the inn we were staying.) (Not that I spent any time on the Internet.)

Cleverer title might have been “Cloudy Water Beneath Commercial St. Wharf.”

The Desert of Maine provides an interesting historical and geological lesson about Maine. Plus, kids can hunt for gemstones at the end of the tour!

Taken from Flatbread’s “holding pen” on deck for people waiting to eat.

(Flatbread’s got good pizza — I mean that!)

This was taken in same series of brownfield pictures I did behind Morrill’s Corner.

Morrill’s is notorious, I suppose, for it’s traffic bottleneck, especially after 4 PM when a freight train usually cuts off traffic at Forest Ave. Walton St. and Allen Ave. for 10-15 minutes. People want to speed to/from Windham and other towns off of Route 302. It would be nicer if there were a plan to do a kind of small town center at Morrill’s. Granted, that would do much for the traffic here.

There are big warehouse spaces, looks to me like they’re underused if used at all, off Read Street.

There was to be a Stop & Shop and condo development at Morrill’s, off Allen Avenue. But my understand was that Stop & Shop had pulled out of the state. If anyone knows more about this project, email.