Architecture

The Garden Court of the Palace Hotel, San Francisco

The Garden Court of the Palace Hotel, San Francisco

Even though I grew up in San Francisco and lived there most of my life, a few sites still take my breath away: Ocean Beach when the fog is moving in, Nob Hill during a golden sunset, and the Garden Court in the Palace Hotel.  


The Palmer House – Chicago

The Palmer House - Chicago

A few photos of the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, in downtown Chicago.  I love the details.  More photos soon.


The West Baden Springs Hotel – Winter

The West Baden Springs Hotel - Winter

I am transferring some photos from my old blog to this one, and I thought I would start with some photos of the spectacular West Baden Springs Hotel.  These photos are from a blustery January day in 2010, but despite the weather, the West Baden remained a landmark of exquisite elegance.  I had the chance […]


Transamerica Building at Sunset

Transamerica Building at Sunset

I have always enjoyed my commute home to downtown San Francisco, especially since I take the bus that stops at the top of Nob Hill, instead of the one that stops in the middle of the Tenderloin. Last night, preoccupied by my thoughts, and wanting to get home and out of the chilly wind, I […]


St. Dominic’s Church, Late Summer

St. Dominic's Church, Late Summer

St. Ignatius Church, Dusk

St. Ignatius Church, Dusk

Grace Cathedral at Dusk

Grace Cathedral at Dusk

Always photogenic, and one of my favorite places, Grace Cathedral at dusk.


St. James Court, Louisville

St. James Court, Louisville

I had a memorable visit to St. James Court in Old Louisville recently, and was dazzled by the exquisite examples of Victorian houses. The weather was perfect, as was my company. I couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful, morning walk. Click on any image below to view a slideshow. When viewing the slideshow, advance […]


The 21c Museum Hotel

The 21c Museum Hotel

My recent return to Louisville took me to the extraordinary 21c Museum Hotel. I only took a few shots at this dazzling hotel– I was much too busy being delighted at the wonderful exhibits and quirky architectural details…


The Waiting

The Waiting

I arrived a bit early for Easter Vigil services at Grace Cathedral this year. Like most places hosting this solemn evening service, the interior of the Gothic cathedral was dimmed of all but the most necessary light. Unlike most places, however, Grace Cathedral is a massive building, and while the effect of this soaring, voluminous […]


Inside Grace Cathedral

Inside Grace Cathedral

The Arizona Biltmore Hotel

The Arizona Biltmore Hotel

Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting the Arizona Biltmore with my exceptionally dazzling companion, for drinks and conversation after a long, busy day, during a particularly trying week. I absolutely loved the visit. The elegant Biltmore, influenced directly by the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright, reminds me that architecture, in the shadow of genius, can […]


The Mark Hopkins Hotel, at Sunset

The Mark Hopkins Hotel, at Sunset

While on a walking meditation on Grace Cathedral’s labyrinth a few weeks back, as I turned and looped and gently guided my mind to stillness, I kept seeing the warm face of the Mark Hopkins Hotel, framed by daffodils and the darkening winter sky. Its flag flapped festively overhead, while each window whispered with the […]