Along the high trail to the PunchBowls along Santa Paula Creek in California. Even though you can’t see the creek from here, trust me it’s down there. Very rugged and beautiful in this area with car and truck sized boulders to scramble over, or take this trail, if you can find it! The trail starts… Continue reading Santa Paula Creek
The Punchbowls are a series of waterfalls and swimming holes located in the Santa Paula Canyon. The trailhead for these is at Thomas Aquinas College. It is about a 3 mile hike up to the first falls over a fairly rough and rugged, unmaintained trail. It is a popular day hike for the locals and… Continue reading Punchbowls, Santa Paula Canyon
“From its inception, the vision for Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel has been predicated upon four distinguishing marks: beauty, which disposes us to what is true and good; grandeur, which lifts the mind to contemplate God’s transcendence; permanence, which reminds us that God’s word is everlasting; and tradition, which connects us to… Continue reading Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel, Thomas Aquinas College
The small building in the foreground, the Painter’s Shack, is about a 1 mile hike up a gravel road from the campus of Thomas Aquinas College. A favorite haunt of the students, it also is a great spot to get a really nice view of the surrounding countryside, especially at sunrise or sunset.
If you ever get to Ventura, California be sure to visit the Serra Cross at Grant Park. This cross has been there since 1941 but it replaced a series of crosses that date back to the beginning of the San Buenaventura Mission in 1782. This highly visible cross served as a road sign for travelers… Continue reading Serra Cross at Grant Park
San Buenaventura Mission was the last of the California Missions founded by Blessed Junipero Serra.
This is a view from the landing at Anacapa Island, part of the Channel Islands National Park. Click on the image below to get to the full page featuring a few panos from the island and a few still photos also.
Here are some panos that I shot over at the beautiful Memorial Hall in Cincinnati. Memorial hall was designed by the famed Cincinnati architecture firm Samuel Hannaford & Sons. Also be sure to check out the pano for the American Classical Music Hall of Fame which has it’s home in Memorial Hall.
Here is a view from on stage in the Springer Auditorium at the Cincinnati Music Hall. I shot this image right after the final rehearsal for the evening performance by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra of “Latin Nights” featuring guest conductor Kristjan Jarvi, who is the brother of the orchestra’s Music Director, Paavo Jarvi. The music… Continue reading Music Hall, Cincinnati
A pano featuring the strange and wonderful interior stylings over at Lightborne Productions. I really like the “Dinosaur Spine” stairway. Make sure to visit the Lightborne page to see all 4 panos especially the “Green Corridor.”
Here is a panorama I did for Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. Visit the CHCA page to see a couple more and a link to the whole collection of 14 panos in action over at the school’s website.
Also known as “The Queen of the Missions.” This was the 10th of 21 Franciscan missions that shaped much of the history of California. I have created 6 panos of this beautiful Mission see all of them here.
Here is one of two new panoramas that I made of St. Rose Church. The interior was recently repainted so I returned to document the new look. Be sure to visit the St. Rose page to see both panos and find links to the previous tour so that you can compare for yourself the old… Continue reading St. Rose Catholic Church, Cincinnati
St. Lawrence Church has an impressive Gothic edifice with three steeples dominating the skyline of Price Hill. The church was dedicated in 1894. I was particularly impressed by the stained glass windows. See some detail pictures of those on the St. Lawrence page in the Prayer Places section.
Every year during the Labor Day holiday weekend a local radio station hosts an end of the summer blow out party on the banks of the Ohio River. One of the events is a Rubber Duck Regatta that benefits the local Free Store Foodbank. To publicize the event there is a giant inflatable rubber duck… Continue reading Rubber Duck Regatta 2009
The people of All Saints Parish wanted to create a building in which the sacred is evident and that is modest and simple yet beautiful. They hired design architect Duncan Stroik, whose firm specializes in ecclesiastical design, to help them achieve their goal. Not only did they succeed in their goal but also have proven… Continue reading All Saints Church, Walton, Kentucky
This pano taken to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone for this church building. Set high up on Mt Adams, there is a dramatic view overlooking the Ohio River and downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. See all 5 panos of HC-I Church here.
Slightly unusual viewpoint featured in this pano.
Enjoy this Pano from the Dublin (Ohio that is) Irish Festival taken on Saturday evening August,1 2009. The band is the great traditional Irish band Dervish. This pano was shot during a more subdued moment but by the end of the set the fairly sizable crowd was hoppin’. The Dublin Irish Festival is one of… Continue reading Dervish, Dublin Irish Festival
A small Catholic college in Santa Paula, California that uses the “Great Books” curriculum. There is a new chapel that was just nearing completion when these panos were made. It has since been finished. The college’s website has a nice photo essay explaining all about the chapel which can be seen here. This is a… Continue reading Thomas Aquinas College, California