Sunday, May 28, 2023

Jefferson Davis Statue

The statue of confederate president Jefferson Davis outside the Alabama Capitol Building in which the confederacy was founded. Davis was sworn in on the front steps of the building in 1861. The confederate capital was moved to Richmond three months later.

The names of the states that seceded from the United States are engraved in the base of the statue.

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Birds Reflected



Birds aloft, reflected in the water, taken from a bridge in Downtown Wetumpka, Alabama.

Monday, May 1, 2023

Montgomery Photo Festival 2023


The juror has included a photo of mine for this year's Montgomery Photo Festival! See it, and the other images that made it in, at my photo site HERE.                                            

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Parking Be Damned!

 Am I the only one in Montgomery who hates the Downtown parking meters that require you to use a credit card?

There are plenty of people who are NOT going to download an "app" just to be able to park!

Some of them include a warning NOT to use coins, even though there is a coin slot in the damned things. And if you don't have a smart phone, they give you a phone number to call! What if you don't have a cell phone?

Where are the senior citizen groups protesting? 

In The Mighty Concrete Jungle


Wednesday, March 1, 2023



The moon is a favorite photographic subject, being the closest celestial object to Earth. Even my 70x zoom lens alone allows us to capture impressive details.

The Union Keeping Guard Over Confederate Graves


An old concrete street marker is repurposed at a Montgomery Cemetery, marking the edge of a path, and unintentionally keeping a "Union watch" over a group of Confederate graves.

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Way Back Photos

     I made these two photos decades ago, maybe in the 1970's, at a school somewhere in Southern Alabama, but I don't recall the details!

     I liked them enough that I had them enlarged and framed.




The camera I made them with is long gone, but I

was shooting 35mm and may still have the original slides.

     The statue and hallway may have been at a Salesian school in the Mobile area.

Please send me a note if you recognize them!


Monday, February 27, 2023

 Parents preserving their child's visit to the Alabama Capitol Building in February 2023. After their tour and photo-op, I tell the children to save the photo because they will want to use it when they run for Governor!

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Quang Tri, Vietnam, 1970

 Vietnamese residents watch as a U.S. Army Medivac helicopter picks up an ill soldier to transport him to a hospital.

1970, Somewhere near Quang Tri, where I was stationed in the U.S. Army.


Monday, February 6, 2023


 At first I though this was an angel, but then determined it is a bird, holding a book? 

One way or the other, it is on top of the Montgomery city court building on Madison Avenue.

Friday, December 16, 2022

Art Review




The Capitol Building in Montgomery


In 'Nam

 Sitting on the Armed Forces Vietnam Network jeep in Quang Tri. I spent half my year working for Army Newspapers, the other half anchoring TV news. My 10:00pm News was monitored by the North


Vietnamese, since we were the closest station to the DMZ, about 10 miles inside South Vietnam.

I celebrated my 20th birthday there.

Monday, December 5, 2022

Crime Scene

 It used to be the Montgomery Greyhound Station, now it's The Freedom Rides Museum, where police looked the other way as racists attacked the freedom riders arriving to desegregate bus facilities.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Long-Closed Church

 This church is part of the Searcy mental hospital for black patients that the state operated for a century. It closed on Halloween 2012. 

(More photos HERE)

Thursday, October 27, 2022


 When I arrived at work at the Alabama Capitol Building this morning about 7:30 it was a crisp very clear day, with winds blowing the flags on top of the building and sunshine illuminating them too.

Here's a distant shot!












 But look at them closeup!

 They're ripped and torn!

Not a way to treat The U.S. Flag!

Thursday, September 1, 2022

The Gov & The Mascots

 It was "Colors Day" at the capitol today....mascots from most of the state's schools gathered to promote the college football season. 


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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
I was born in The Bronx, but have lived in Alabama since 1976. I semi-retired on April 30th 2019, the 50th Anniversary of my first (radio) broadcast. I have since started a Part-Time job as a docent in The Alabama Capitol Building.