Photos of Barcelona, Part I: Lines and Organic Forms

La Pedrera

In the whimsical world of Antoni Gaudí, buildings take on a life of their own.

Angles & Shadows in Berlin: The Holocaust Memorial and Jewish Museum

Slanted, Holocaust Memorial, Berlin.

I was overwhelmed by all the things to do and see in Berlin, and was particularly moved by the Holocaust Memorial and the Jewish (Jüdisches) Museum, two of the city’s major sites of Jewish history and culture. A dose in photographs: Holocaust Memorial Designed by architect Peter Eisenman, the Holocaust Memorial is made up of about 2,700 concrete columns, arranged in a grid that’s at once methodical and disorienting. Head into its shadowy center, and the pillars grow taller and more menacing. Above, a slanted perspective from the ground. A view of… Read More

Gorgeous Granada: The Stunning Alhambra in Images

Wall Detail at the Alhambra

Still, Granada lingers in my mind. I wish I could have spent a few months in this city, but had three days. Just three days. I wandered its narrow, white-walled alleyways and explored quiet parts of neighborhoods, stumbling upon vestiges of Al-Andalus at every corner. And the incredible hilltop palace, the Alhambra, is quite a sight.