James B. Hunt Jr. Library

(Raleigh, NC, USA) I’m to old to have had this wonderful library when I was a student at North Carolina State University. And I don’t live nearby anymore. But when I did, I often enjoyed visiting, and spending some time there, even if I didn’t accomplish anything. I must have paid $50/month just to park close to it. I’ve been a Friends of the Library member for years, and often suggested they give us a parking pass (nope!). Oh well, my mind and soul found it money well spent.

Still closed during COVID-19 restrictions, here is a link to a 360 degree tour. It reminds me that the United States can still produce beautiful architecture and non-retail spaces. Sometimes.

If you’re a fan of these kind of things, you can learn all about it by following the links you’ll find on the 360 tour page. (The blue chairs along the window wall are more comfortable than they appear).


Russian Postcards

“In the age of digital photography we are all tired of photos and long to drawings, paintings, sketches, illustrations, etc. At least that is my personal opinion” — Alex Markovich

I frequently mail postcards to a few friends. Recently, I’ve started publishing some in this blog. I came across this interview with artist Alex Markovich on my WordPress feed, and want to share it.

I agree with Alex. Photography has lost something due to the pervasiveness of digital images. Communication has lost something with the universal adoption of digital forms. I don’t share his talent, but I am happy to share his inspiration. A link to a short interview is below.

An abstract from the interview of Alex Markovich for “Radio of Russia. July 2018. Alex Markovich: On July 3, 2018 in Pushkin Library (Belgorod, Russia) there was an opening of my personal exhibition “Russia in watercolor paintings”. The paintings are presented in the form of postcards which I send to my friends and WordPress blog […]

Travel Artist — Пленэр 2020