2014-12-04

Ruínas na sombra


Ruínas da Catedral de São Paulo
Ruins of Saint Paul’s Cathedral
Historic City Centre
Macau
Special Territory, China
中國 澳門 大三巴牌坊
2014.02.14
© Alton Thompson 唐博敦

Cathedral constructed 1582-1602
Façade constructed 1620-1627
Cathedral destroyed in fire 1835

Available for license through Getty Images

Alton’s Images
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2014-11-25

Main et le cou

Today is a concert day for us on the east coast. Here is wishing all the best to our musicians.

Hualien County
Taiwan
台灣 花蓮縣 國立東華大學 
2012.09.10
© Alton Thompson 唐博敦
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B&W Photo Challenge

My colleague Yü Lee, acclaimed Taiwanese mezzo-soprano and versatile performing artist, has nominated me to share one black-and-white image a day for five days. I can hardly resist an invitation like that, so I will be sharing five selected images through the American Thanksgiving weekend. Stay tuned.

For now, a shout-out to my brother. Happy Birthday!

2014-10-23

Travel Note



Guanghua Hao (Guanghua Line)

Train Model DR-2706
Manufactured in Japan
Taiwan Rail service 1966-2014

Hualien County
Taiwan
台灣 花蓮
2014.01.02
© Alton Thompson 唐博敦 
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2014-10-13

Driving



Guanghua Hao (Guanghua Line)
Train Model DR-2706
Manufactured in Japan
Taiwan Rail service 1966-2014

Hualien County
Taiwan
台灣 花蓮
2014.01.02
© Alton Thompson 唐博敦 
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2014-10-03

5 Vignettes



I'm buzzed to announce the issue of another free e-book. Please consider downloading 5 Vignettes from the Smashwords book site, and let me know what you think.

If you're using an Amazon Kindle reader, you'll want to download the mobi format.

Most other readers, including Google Play Books, Apple iBooks, and Barnes & Noble's Nook, handle epub.

You can also download the special formats for Sony and Palm readers, as well as standard formats like pdf and rtf.


Don't be a stranger!



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2014-09-11

2014-09-08

Guanghua Line DR-2706



Guanghua Hao (Guanghua Line)
Train Model DR-2706
Manufactured in Japan
Taiwan Rail service 1966-2014

Hualien County
Taiwan
台灣 花蓮
2014.01.02
© Alton Thompson 唐博敦

Alton's Images
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2014-08-30

A review for '1001 Nights'


Kind remarks for my recently published e-book came today from David Daniels, author of Orchestral Music.

An engrossing retelling of this familiar backstory of The Arabian Nights, entirely suitable as preparation for listening to Rimsky-Korsakov’s celebrated orchestral tone-poem, Sheherazade (an alternative spelling of the protagonists name).

I appreciate Dr Daniels’s appreciation, naturally, and hope you will consider giving Shahrazad’s latest incarnation a kind look yourself.

1001 Nights: The Short Story (Smashwords)

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2014-08-25

Party Animal

Yilan
Taiwan
台灣 宜蘭
2014.07.17
© Alton Thompson 唐博敦

Koko Kanu
Pantherophis guttatus guttata
佛羅里達州的玉米蛇 
Florida corn snake, domestic snow stripe
10-month-old juvenile male

Adam Rocke
Atomic Bodyslams to Whiskey Zippers: 
Cocktails for the 21st Century
Surrey Books, 1997
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