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Photography – Rob Brogan

November 29, 2015Comments are off for this post.

Mexico GIFs

Probably my favorite aspect of using Google Photos is the automated GIFs that come out of similar or batch photos. In fact, I've changed the way I take pictures now - just to get a cool animation.

The following are from my family trip to Mexico City and Acapulco, Mexico for Thanksgiving. Click to get a better look:

April 18, 2015Comments are off for this post.

North Brooklyn


A beautiful Spring day!

April 11, 2015Comments are off for this post.

Cat

January 26, 2015Comments are off for this post.

Snow Day

Woohoo! First big snow storm of the year. It's supposed to be a huge blizzard, but so far today it's just heavy snow. Here's a collection of pictures I took late in the afternoon around Greenpoint (and a couple in Manhattan).

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October 12, 2014Comments are off for this post.

Owl Café

After experiencing a cat café, David and I decided we had to experience an owl café. For about $20 you can spend an hour hanging out with a variety of owls. You can pet them - gently, on the head only - and hold them or set one on your shoulder. I held a little one, and put one of the big ones on my shoulder. It's one of those (many) experiences I've found that can't be captured in pictures, but I certainly tried!

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May 7, 2014Comments are off for this post.

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

April 14, 2014Comments are off for this post.

Doors

I've been taking pictures of interesting doors lately, but haven't shared them. That's probably because I doubt many (any) will find it them interesting as I do, but I get excited to see someone take a mundane form and exercise their creativity.

March 28, 2014Comments are off for this post.

Lemony Rainbow Chard Egg White Frittata

I just stumbled on this recipe and am dying to make it. I love making Spanish Tortilla (frittata) and this looks extra flavorful!

Sadly, I won't be able to share this joy via computers, but there's the next best thing; pictures!



March 17, 2014Comments are off for this post.

Girona

Girona is a beautiful, ancient city just a short train ride (about 60 miles northeast) from Barcelona. One of the major Catalan cities, its quiet demeanor and graceful structures make it feel like a small, quaint town. I've visited a couple of times, and after going to the Cloisters Museum in New York, the parallels of art and architecture reminded of Girona. A snippet of history and wiki link follows the gallery.

Here is a sizable gallery of photos I dug up from my trips in 2008 and 2009 — 

A brief history
The first historical inhabitants in the region were Iberians; Girona is the ancient Gerunda, a city of the Ausetani. Later, the Romans built a citadel there, which was given the name of Gerunda. The Visigoths ruled in Girona until it was conquered by the Moors. Finally, Charlemagne reconquered it in 785 and made it one of the fourteen original countships of Catalonia. Thus it was wrested temporarily from the Moors, who were driven out finally in 1015. Wilfred the Hairy incorporated Girona into the countship of Barcelona in 878. Alfonso I of Aragón declared Girona to be a city in the 11th century.

March 16, 2014Comments are off for this post.

The Cloisters Museum

I went with Mary to the Cloisters on Saturday afternoon, the first Spring-like day in New York. It's a modern construction of medieval architecture that brought me back to visiting the actually medieval town of Girona, in Spain. More on that another day.

I've never been too interested in recent history such as U.S. History for example, but I am fascinated by ancient and medieval history. The further removed from contemporary life the more mystery there is; and of what physical evidence remains, I am in awe.

I relish the sensation of community across time. You can see the same concepts represented a thousand (or ten thousand) years ago, which you might have on your own accord, in present day. Love and heartbreak is found in the songs of Troubadours, greed and wealth in the Catholic Church (read: Holy Roman Empire) and royal castles... and fear and grotesque horror in various mediums. I wish they had science fiction back then, but I guess you need science to make science fiction!

Not only does a stained glass window offer very high contrast images on a nice day, but these in particular captured some of the interesting horror and narrative scenes from about 1,200 AD.

The Cloisters museum and gardens, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, was assembled from architectural elements, both domestic and religious, that largely date from the twelfth through the fifteenth century. Visit The Cloisters

A few more snaps from my visit with Mary:

February 8, 2014Comments are off for this post.

February Photo Dump!

February 3, 2014Comments are off for this post.

Surprise NYC Snow!