Author Archives: Harold Davis

Satellite Dishes in the Medina

I am told that about half the households in Morocco have Internet access, mostly via satellite dish like these shown in this photo of the ancient Medina in Fez. These dishes also transmit sports, and no doubt the Al Jazeera news channel.

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Castle made of sand

Coming into Ait Benhaddou shortly before an early sunset (a little after 5PM this time of year in trans-Atlas Morocco) I saw that it would be a race with the light to get to an elevation in the old fortress for photography. The bus stopped at the inevitable coffee shop with a view and for-pay […]

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Rain in Rabat

The autumn day in Rabat, Morocco was sunny with intermittent rain. During a squall with the bus parked near the medina (old town) I shot this with my iPhone through the wet bus front window.

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The Jemaa-al-Fna is the central square in Marrakech, Morocco—used by locals and tourists alike. It’s a Unesco World Heritage site, and has been a symbol of the city of Marrakech for centuries. This is non-stop action, with snake charmers, monkeys, beggars and food vendors in an almost unimaginable pageant of humanity. To make the image […]

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Onward to Morocco

Tomorrow we take the ferry across the Straits of Gibraltar to North Africa. How fitting then to spend our last day in Spain exploring Granada and the fabulous Alhambra—the fabled palace that was the last redoubt of the Moorish Kingdom in Spain!

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Gotic Quarter

Squashed within the ancient walls of medieval Barcelona, the old town presents a maze of twisting streets and narrow buildings close together. Along the Ramblas the area teams with life: tourist shops, restaurants, hotels and just plain people living. The view shown is one small slice of the Gotic (or Gothic) Quarter, looking down on […]

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Sagrada Familia

I am undone. I am so totally blown away by architect Antonin Gaudi’s masterpiece, the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Catalonia. I had not expected such an emotional and awe inspiring interior space. I’m spent, and will write more when I’ve recovered from jet lag!

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New York is a stage

I’m passing through New York with an appearance at PhotoPlus Expo on behalf of my sponsor Carl Zeiss, for whom I am a Camera Lens Ambassador. PhotoPlus is at the Javits Center. I am enroute to Barcelona, Spain, where I am headed tomorrow. My timing in New York overlaps with Halloween, and it seems that […]

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Print Prices to Rise; Special Print Offer

Our print prices are set to rise modestly in 2015. For example, a 20″ X 24″ print is now $1,600; the price will rise to $2,000. See the table below for some other price increases. We will hold current pricing for orders placed by December 31, 2014. In this connection, we are pleased to make […]

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Photograph Prague, Vienna and Budapest (April 2015)

Exploring the Imperial Cities of Eastern Europe with our Cameras This photographic adventure is a tale of three cities! We will explore the stately, elegant and photogenic imperial cities of Prague, Vienna and Budapest. We’ll stay in centrally located 4-star (or better) hotels in each imperial city. Highlights include a visit to Prague Castle, night […]

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Terra Incognita

It is the job of the artist to plunge into Terra Incognita. This means exploring unknown country both literally and figuratively. When artistic territory seizes to be unknown and verges on the repetitious, then the work ceases to be exploration and becomes an exercise in marketing the known “trademark look.” It’s a sad fact that […]

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Great Hall Heidelberg University

The Great Hall is Heidelberg University’s magnificent historic auditorium, located on the first floor of the old University building in the old part of Heidelberg. It’s in the same building that houses the Heidelberg Student Jail. When my local friend took me to see the old University building, the attendant told us that the Great […]

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Cinque Terre one of the best places to photograph in the world

According to the Photoshelter blog, Cinque Terre in Italy is one of the 24 best places to photograph worldwide (along with Havana, Cuba, the Wave in Arizona and Marrakesh, Morocco, etc). Photoshelter quotes photographer Inge Johnsson, “Cinque Terre is such an inspiring place to both visit and photograph. It’s the perfect marriage of landscape and architecture […]

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Pilgrimage to Rocamadour

High above a tributary of the Lot River in the Dordogne Department in southwestern France, Rocamadour has attracted pilgrims for centuries. The town sits below an ecclesiastical complex of monastic buildings and pilgrimage churches. These days, there’s an elevator between the town level and the shrine level, but some pilgrims still complete their pilgrimages in […]

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New Harold Davis posters from Editions Limited

I am very pleased to have a new series of fine art posters based on my work published by Editions Limited. There are four botanical images, and two landscapes from the Kumano kodo pilgrimage trail on the Kii peninsula in Japan.

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