Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Náměstí Míru a Kostel sv. Ludmily

This is the entrance sign (one of them) to the metro at Náměstí Míru in Vinohrady, Prague. In the background, in the darkness, is Kostel sv. Ludmily, or St. Ludmilla's Church.

I took this picture on my way home from work.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Say "Hello" to Mr. Bentley

This is one very clean car; the yellow building reflected in hood is the Divadlo na Vinohradech or Vinohrady Theatre, located in the Vinohrady district of Prague.

Monday, September 17, 2007

3 Moons

I took these photos tonight with a new camera; when setting the dial for night photography, I got a message telling me that I needed to keep the camera perfectly still. Well, that's just about impossible, so I thought I would experiment with purposefully moving the camera about. And this is what I got. (I did not edit these at all.) Oh, if you look closely, yes, the sky is filled with stars.



Saturday, September 15, 2007

Best Actors of All Time (Almost)

Attempting to select the best actors from last decade is a daunting task; selecting the best of all time is nearly impossible. That is, unless one imposes some very clear restrictions on the selection process. I have chosen to limit my choices to English- speaking male actors who have worked in the cinema since WWII. So, sorry Edwin Booth, who may have been the greatest American actor ever; you lived in era that didn't have the modern motion picture, so, in the end, we'll never really know how great you were.

I have come up with a list of 10, all deserving of special note and all who can be seen today on DVD.

ROD STEIGER Probably more than anybody, Rod Steiger personifies the acting philosophy of the Actors Studio. He was never a movie star in the Hollywood sense of the word, and he certainly made a lot of mistakes in the management of his career, but few people in this world have been as true to himself as Steiger was as an actor. My favorite Steiger performance was his playing the role of Napoleon in the 1970 film "Waterloo."

HUMPHREY BOGART He didn't create cool, but Humphrey Bogart certainly personified cool. And of course, I'm not talking about cool from the perspective of teenagers. Men want to be Bogart and women just want him. Not too shabby for a short, middle-aged man with a receding hair line. Of course, Bogart was more than cool, he was simply a great actor. The 1942 film "Casablanca" will never be re-made because no actor in his right mind would ever attempt to follow Bogart's portrayal of Rick. On paper, "Casablanca" is a pretty silly movie, which is why it's a testament to the greatness of the actors involved that they were able to make a truly great film out of it.

The complete article at Helium can be found HERE>>>

Friday, September 14, 2007

Bush On Front Page

My article that speculates about the future plans of President Bush is going to be featured all day long on the front page at Helium. This is the second time this week that an article of mine has been so featured.

To see my byline, click on the photo above to enlarge.

To go directly to the article, click HERE>>>

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Bohemia to the Czech Republic

BOHEMIA is the link to my up-dated article about the history of Bohemia and the rise of the Czech Republic.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


I found a new foto of Franz Kafka. I did some heavy editing to it. Oh, I also made some minor changes to my bio of Franz Kafka at Helium.

You can see the article HERE>>>