The Glass Maker

A trinket maker using a torch to shape glass. Known as lampworking, this technique melts rods and tubes of clear and colored glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is then formed by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements. Although glass making has been practiced since ancient Syrian times, it became widely …

Afternoon at the Bund

Running on the western bank of Huangpu and directly opposite Shanghai Pudong, the Bund houses over 50 buildings built in various western architectural styles. It is a lovely place to stroll, unique to Shanghai amongst the other Chinese cities.

Delicate

While vacationing in Spain, I came across some grass patches where dandelions and daisies were running amok. Like a deprived soul recently released from captivity, I spent quite some time on my hands and knees, sprawled across the grass, snapping away. I suspect my enthusiasm with garden weeds gathered more than quite a few eye …

To All Gods

The Pantheon is one of the best preserved Ancient Roman building. Originally built for political purposes, it is now a church that also houses the tombs of painter Raphael as well as two Italian kings Vittorio Emanuele II and Umberto I. The dome of the Pantheon contains an oculus, one of two light sources of …