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April 27, 2006

The Crypt


The sculpture, Sound II, in the North isle of the crypt under Winchester Cathedral in Winchester, England is normally calf-to-knee deep in water. Note the waterlines on the camera-right wall. The artist, Anthony Gromley designed the sculpture for that environment. I arranged for access to the crypt before flying and expected water, but on April 27, 2006, the crypt was dry. It's a function of the water table.

April 22, 2006

Spinnaker Tower, UK


Taken from Spice Island, the Spinnaker Tower on the waterfront of Portsmouth Harbor, England not long after sunset before the sky turned black.

April 7, 2006

Sandbar with a view from earlier times

Sandbar - Grand Cayman


North Sound, Grand Cayman, a place called "Sandbar." I've been going there for years and it's been one of my favorite places on earth. It's a sandbar of usually pristine sand under 3-4 feet of water. You enjoy the place standing up and walking around. On a sunny day, dip your head under the surface and see water colors graduating from a medium blue near the bottom to a light emerald green near the surface. The colors go to infinity. It's stunning. The ambient visual is enough, but stingrays will come for a snack of squid parts you bring from the grocery store. A few years ago, there would be a few other people, but you could enjoy the place in a quiet solitude. Now, Sandbar is no secret and boats make big business ferrying cruise ship passengers there.

April 4, 2006

Neptune's Wall - Grand Cayman


Bob Knuth, underwater photographer, enters a swimthru at Neptune's Wall divesite, Grand Cayman. There are also many "peerthrus" on this site; they look like a swimthru but aren't big enough for a body and tank.

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