Articles - January, 2013

Long-Overdue Memory Upgrade

I have just performed a long-overdue RAM upgrade on my mid-2009 MacBook Pro 17".  When I ordered it in mid-2009, I ordered it equipped with 4GB of RAM (2 x 2GB DIMMs).  At the time, equipping it with its maximum of 8GB was considerably expensive.  Three and a half years later, I have doubled my [ continue reading ]

Photographic Mojo MIA

I have come to the realisation that my photographic mojo is missing in action.  During the past six to eight months, I have not spent a lot of time in the field.  The notable exception was our huge African trip last October, where wildlife photography — quite a deviation from my usual subject matter [ continue reading ]

Nave of the Church of All Nations

Featured in this image is the magnificent ceiling and support columns of the nave of the Church of All Nations, which is also known as the Basilica of the Agony.  This stunning basilica is located on the Mount of Olives outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem.  Right outside the basilica is the [ continue reading ]

The Cenacle on Mount Zion

The Cenacle, also known as the Hall of the Last Supper or the Upper Room, is the site at which Jesus held the Last Supper with his disciples in the days leading up to his arrest and crucifixion.  It is located on Mount Zion just outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem.  We visited [ continue reading ]

The Scrolls Cave of Qumran

During our visit to the Dead Sea, we visited Qumran, the site near the north-western shore of the Dead Sea, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were hidden and later discovered.  Unbelievably, due to the heavy rainfall over Israel during the earlier part of our trip, there is actually a waterfall at this location, which can [ continue reading ]

Church of All Nations - Jesus and Judas in the Garden of Gethsemane

During our first visit to the Old City of Jerusalem during our January trip to Israel, we visited numerous sites significant in Christianity.  Our first stop was the Church of All Nations, also known as the Basilica of the Agony or the Church of the Agony.  This is one of the architectural images I captured [ continue reading ]