July 2013

POTD: So Don't Ask

POTD: So Don't AskSo Don’t Ask Budapest, Hungary 2011

“No Tourist Information” was the only thing posted in English on this door. That message seemed kind of strange since it is a Hungarian travel agency. I guess they only had an interest (economic or otherwise) in creating opportunities for would be Hungarian tourists as opposed to tourists in Hungary.


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POTD: Moving Toward Entropy #1

POTD: Moving Toward Entropy #1Moving Toward Entropy #1 Bozeman, Montana 2013

There are very precise definitions of entropy in the context of statistics, information theory, and physics; all of which can apply somewhat to what I’m trying to explore this new series of photos. But I think it’s more aptly described by two related definitions I found in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

a : the degradation of the matter and energy in the universe to an ultimate state of inert uniformity

b : a process of degradation or running down or a trend to disorder.

I have more photos related to this theme and I’ll post them with some further explanation, as soon I flesh it out further in my own mind; it’s a pretty nebulous idea at this point.


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POTD: Picture in Picture

G11_3734Picture in Picture Szentendre, Hungary 2011

This artist who sits in Szentendre day after day selling paintings to tourists apparently has a lot of slow days so one day painted the painting you see in the propped on the wall middle of the photo. It’s a little hard to see but it’s a painting of his spot on the street, complete with the painting of his spot on the street propped on the wall, which of course contains yet another painting of his spot on the street propped on the wall, etc. etc. etc. As an artist who often sits at art shows with a lot of downtime between customers, I can appreciate what he’s done to alleviate the boredom. There’s a photo of him trying to stay occupied in another way in my Lives Real and Imagined gallery here. (See Lives Real and Imagined #9)]]>

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POTD: Waiting On You All

POTD: Waiting On You AllWaiting On You All Budapest, Hungary 2011

The cloak room at one of the museums in Budapest. We were there in the off-season and also apparently at an off-hour as well. By contrast, in Paris this last spring, the cloakroom at the Louvre was refusing to check any more coats or bags for lack of space.]]>

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