Monday, July 23, 2018
Having recently returned, here is our Virtual tour of Sicily that includes 360 degree VR panoramas and VR videos as well as regular photos and videos of Palermo, Monreale, Castelbuono, Cefalu, Mazara del Vallo, Mothya Island, Valley of the Temples, Villa Romana del Casale, Ragusa Ibla, Modica, Ortigia, Catania, Taormina and Mount Etna.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Sunday, March 4, 2018
This is an immersive video of a recent visit to Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert. The video includes 360 video and panoramas, photographs and HD video of the climb up the 650+ foot high dune called 'Big Mamma' as well as 4x4 and coach drives through the desert and sunset views from the Sossusvlei Lodge.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
This Interactive Virtual Tour documents some of the destruction and subsequent rebuilding following Super Storm Sandy. The VR Tour includes 360 VR Panoramas and Gigapans from Matawan Creek, Keyport, Union Beach, Keansburg, Atlantic Highlands, Highlands, Sea Bright, Monmouth Beach and Ocean Grove. I began taking these images following a request from the Gigapan project for images of Super Storm Sandy. These images were taken between 2012 - 2017.
Monday, June 19, 2017
And here is the fully Interactive Virtual Tour ~ Around Jaipur in Rajasthan India, including 360 degree panoramas of the Amber Fort, the City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Salim's Handmade Paper factory and Jaipur Blue Pottery. This Interactive Virtual Tour is accompanied with music by Sitar Maestro Deobrat Mishra and Prashant Mishra on Tabla. This tour may be viewed on an HMD in VR Mode.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Here is a 360 Video Tour of our jeep ride to the Amber Fort in India, followed by a virtual tour of the Fort and the City Palace of Jaipur, finishing with a time lapse 360 video of a jeep ride again through the streets of Amer. Remember this a is a 360 video so you can change your viewpoint at anytime and make sure you use the YouTube settings to the highest resolution.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Mystical India is an impressionistic visual journey through India, accompanied with a performance by Sitar, Surbahar and music composer Deobrat Mishra and Tabla player Prashant Mishra. This video includes scenes of Old Delhi, Jaipur, the Amber Fort, Ranthambore Tiger Preserve, Kalakho village, Agra and the Taj Mahal, Sarnath/Varanasi (Benares) and the River Ganges, Panji, Goa and New Delhi. To see the video of the Sitar Recital in full, goto https://youtu.be/b_awU3Okg3A
Monday, April 17, 2017
Bhārat Mātā Mandir is a concrete expression of the concept of "Mother India". The temple houses a marble idol of Bharat Mata along with a huge relief map of India carved in marble. The map depicts the mountains, plains and oceans up to scale. Bhārat Mātā (Hindi, from Sanskrit भारत माता, Bhārata Mātā), Mother India, or Bhāratāmbā (Sanskrit: भारताम्बा; अम्बा ambā means 'mother') is the national personification of India as a mother goddess. She is an amalgam of all the goddesses of Indian culture and more significantly of goddess Durga. She is usually depicted as a woman clad in a saffron sari holding the Indian national flag, and sometimes accompanied by a lion. This temple is dedicated to Bharat Mata and claims to be the only one of its kind in the world.
The temple, a gift from the nationalists Shiv Prasad Gupta and Durga Prasad Khatri, was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1936. Mahatma Gandhi said, "I hope this temple, which will serve as a cosmopolitan platform for people of all religions, castes, and creeds including Harijans, will go a great way in promoting religious unity, peace, and love in the country." The temple is located in the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth (University) campus in Varanasi. [WikiPedia]
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Charlie Haden passed away in 2014 but his Liberation Music Orchestra lives on. We saw them playing, again with arrangements by Carla Bley, at le Poisson Rouge in the West Village, on my 69th Birthday earlier in January. We last saw them playing at the Village Vanguard in 2004 with Charlie Haden and Carla Bley, that too was a memorable evening.