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Earth: North Medford High School, Medford, Oregon, alma mater of missing person Jay Pringle.

This is North Medford High School in Medford, Oregon. Tomorrow evening I’ll be running an article profiling an unsolved missing persons case, that of Jay C. Pringle, age 17, who … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth, “Mad Men” location: Joan Holloway’s apartment, 42 West 12th Street.

Ready for some more Mad Men Geography? This very fashionable address is on West 12th Street, and is evidently the apartment of Joan Holloway (played by Christina Hendricks), the extremely buxom, … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth Panorama: Grape harvest, Shea Wine Cellars, Newberg, Oregon.

This is kind of an unusual Earth Panorama post, as it’s not scenery-heavy, but I found it very interesting. These are workers sorting grapes and preparing to put them into … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth, “Mad Men” location (and some history): the original Benihana, 47 West 56th Street.

This is my second Mad Men Geography post (I think I’m going to create a tag for that!). The first is here. Above you see the facade of a Benihana Japanese … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · 4 Comments

Earth Panorama: Rainbow Warrior memorial, Matauri Bay, Northland, New Zealand.

This somber but beautiful memorial overlooks Matauri Bay, in the northernmost island of New Zealand. The propeller belonged to a ship called the Rainbow Warrior, which was deliberately sunk by French … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth, “Mad Men” location: the Draper residence, 783 Park Avenue.

I love Mad Men, the AMC television series about ad execs in the 1960s. I love it. It may be the greatest show I’ve ever watched in my life, possibly even … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

Earth Panorama: Apocalypse Chapel, St. Egid, Klagenfurt, Austria.

  This is a bizarre place that only a full spherical panorama can do justice. The paintings that adorn every square inch of the interior of the “Apocalypse Chapel,” actually … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth Panorama: Norwich Cathedral, Norwich, UK.

Norwich Cathedral, located in Norwich, England, is so amazing and impressive that I can’t believe it isn’t a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Maybe it will become one in the future). … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth Panorama: Strahov Monastery Theological Hall, Prague, Czech Republic.

Borges once said that if Heaven exists, it must be some kind of library. Perhaps it looks like this one–the Theological Hall, also called the Theological Library, located at Strahov … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth Panorama: Another Byzantine cave church, Cappadocia, Turkey.

This amazing medieval church, dating from the 10th century, is carved from stone in Cappadocia, an ancient Byzantine province. The church is known in Turkish as “Üzümlü Kilise,” or the … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 2 Comments
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