The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Saul Perlmutter, Adam Riess, and Brian Schmidt for their discovery of Dark Energy via observations of Supernovae. My wife, an astronomer who worked with Saul on the Dark Energy Project, was invited to attend the festivities in Stockholm in December of 2011. I accompanied her and took these photographs of the festivities. My emphasis was on Saul and his group. On another section of this website are my images of Stockholm http://www.jayfrogel.com/p679352932
After the images is a short video and audio clip of one of the beautiful Santa Lucia processions performed for us. This is a very old, lovely, and moving Swedish tradition around Christmas time.
In 1978 I travelled through the Magellanes Region of Southern Chile with a friend of mine from the observatory where I was working. We flew from Santiago to Punta Arenas and then rented a car. In addition to my 35 mm cameras for color, I had with me a twin-lens reflex that I used exclusively for B&W photography. The images shown here are the best of those. They were made from a boat on Seno Ultima Esperanza, an overnight hike to Lago Grey from our base at a small inn on Lago Pehoe, and from just in front of the inn.
When I was there, aside from the little inn, there were no other buildings in the park other than some small huts for shelter. Now it appears that there are luxury accommodations at several places so that the pristine vistas we had are no longer possible.
The B&W negatives were scanned on an Epson 750M flatbed scanner with Laser Soft's program Silverfast Ai Studio 8 and then processed primarily with Lightroom 5. I do not have a record of the type of Kodak film I used, nor do I remember the make of the camera (it wasn't a Rollei).
Izamal is a small city that has been continuously occupied since the time of the Maya.It was visited by Catherwood and Stephens towards the end of their second journey through the Yucatan. At that time Catherwood drew one of the large stucco heads, all of which have subsequently disappeared.
The pyramid of Kinich-Kakmo, illustrated here, is one of the largest structures in the Yucatan in terms of its footprint on the ground and its volume.
For mention of the stone with three holes in it, see the write up from Harvard's Peabody Museum here: https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/CMHI/site.php?site=Uxmal
Stephens referred to this area of Uxmal as the "Campo Santo".
The illustration of stone lattice work on the south building of the Nunnery Quadrangle is identical that seen on the west or interior side of the arch at Labna as can be seen here http://www.jayfrogel.com/p247324204/h19abb650#h39d94f4d
Similar lattice work is seen in modern small buildings that the Maya have built.