An unstated goal of this blog is to tell the story of a place through accumulation of detail. I almost said sheer accumulation, but that would be overstating; that is, I'm not averse to finding the One Big Shot. Every photographer looks for that, but the search can be distracting. Even misleading, if the gorgeous, amazing photograph hides the true nature of a place or situation. So wherever I go, camera in hand, even with one eye out for the grand view, I look for little things that might amuse or lend poignancy or give context or show history - the human touches that remain even as the architecture fades and crumbles.
Between the travelogues and the event coverage, this will be my mission, then: small stuff, half-hidden corners, uglyscapes, anti-photography. And a little commentary, even, done succinctly if we're lucky. Today it's signage and gewgaws.