Photo Journals

– An Italian family tradition – tomato sauce making day – Bangkok’s Chinatown – Cloud Gate at Millennium Park, Chicago – The Colosseum, Rome – Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge at sundown – Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, USA – Inside the hospital of Alcatraz – My Son Sanctuary, Hoi An – New Orleans, 10 years post-Katrina… – … Continue reading Photo Journals

Photo Journal: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago

Graceland Cemetery 4001 N Clark St, Chicago https://www.gracelandcemetery.org I could tell you how Chicago’s Lincoln Park used to be the city’s premier burial ground until Chicago’s City Council banned burials there. Or that it was decided to move the city cemetery to what’s now Graceland. I could tell you that the cemetery spans 121 acres, … Continue reading Photo Journal: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago

Photo Journal: Siena, Italy

When we talk about Tuscany, everyone’s heard of Florence. But not quite as many people know Siena. And the few who do generally only know it for the horse race held there every year, the Palio – horses topped with bareback riders race around the Piazza del Campo in an ode to the times of … Continue reading Photo Journal: Siena, Italy

Photo Journal: An Italian family tradition – tomato sauce making day

My father’s parents are salt-of-the-earth people. They are humble, kind, generous almost to a fault, and incredibly self-reliant, even as they grow older. Each year, my father’s parents pay tribute to the generations that came before them and honor their (my; our) Italian heritage by bringing in a truckload of tomatoes, and making and bottling … Continue reading Photo Journal: An Italian family tradition – tomato sauce making day