The Great Mirror
This website contains photographs taken on the run over several decades by a now retired professor of geography at a mid-tier, Midwestern university. He added the captions to help him remember what he had seen and what he was otherwise likely to forget. Some of the captions are almost scholarly; others are blatantly opinionated or merely state the obvious. That's what happens when captions are added over decades.
Corrections, comments, and permission requests may be sent to him directly at email@example.com
Additions in 2020: Guyana (Georgetown) and Sri Lanka (Jaffna).
Additions in 2019 include Peninsular India (Bombay 2019, the Ajanta Caves, and the Bhaje, Bedse, and Karla Caves), Israel and the West Bank (Israel 2019), Mexico (Guanajuato), and Uruguay (Montevideo, Colonia, and Fray Bentos).
Additions in 2018 include Australia (Uluru/Ayers Rock, Long Way to Broken Hill, and Broken Hill), Northern India (Calcutta 2018 and Bishnupur), Micronesia (Pohnpei), Peru (Cusco, Ollamtaytambo, Pisac, and Hydrophilia, which is to say Tambomachay, Tipon, and Moray), Romania (Transylvania), the UK (Glasgow), and Zimbabwe (Great Zimbabwe and Road to Masvingo),
Additions in 2017 include Argentina, Australia (Newman, Kalgoorlie), Indonesia (Bali Again), Mauritius, Senegal, and South Africa (Augrabies Falls).
Additions in 2016 include Australia (Perth and Fremantle), Brazil (Boa Viagem, Brasilia, Iguacu Falls, Manaus, Mato Grosso Road Trip, Olinda, Ouro Preto and Mariana, Recife, Salvador, and Sao Paulo), Northern India (Darjeeling and Cherrapunji), Peninsular India (Ootacamund), New Zealand (Dunedin and Port Chalmers), and the Western United States (Oahu and Honolulu).
Additions in 2015 included New Zealand (except Dunedin and Port Chalmers) and Nigeria (Abuja, Ibadan, Lagos, and Oshogbo).
Additions in 2014 included the Eastern U.S. (Central Pennsylvania), Northern India (Delhi additions of Paharganj, St. James Church, and Nizamuddin), the UK (Birmingham), Zimbabwe (Bulawayo), and South Africa (Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Port Elizabeth, and Grahamstown).
Additions in 2013 included Poland (Warsaw and Krakow), Ghana (Accra, Cape Coast, Elmina), South Africa (Western Cape), Malawi (Blantyre, Limbe, Zomba, Lilongwe), the Czech Republic (Cesky Krumlov), Botswana (Gaborone), and Peninsular India (Chennai).
Additions in 2012 included China (Macao, Shantou, Shanghai Checkup), India (Diu and Diu Fort, Hampi), Italy (Rome: More Churches), Spain (Madrid and Toledo), and Mexico (Mexico City).
Additions in 2011 included Kenya, Tanzania, Hungary, the Czech Republic (Prague), France, Japan (Return to Yokohama), Germany (Berliner Moderne, Berlin Discovers Glass, Dessau and the Bauhaus, Speyer Cathedral, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber), the UK (Kedleston Hall and London), and the Western U.S. (Los Angeles 2011 and San Diego).
Additions in 2010 included Eastern U.S. (New York City), the Western U.S. (Big Bend), Peninsular India (Aurangabad, Deogiri Fort, and Ellora), Italy (Siena, San Gemignano, and Giglio), the UK (Ironbridge), Belgium (Mons and the Ascenseur de Strepy), Namibia, and Mozambique.
Additions in 2009 included Morocco (Marrakech), Australia (Northern Territory), Malaysia (Kuching), Peninsular India (Old Goa and Panaji, Bijapur, Badami, Pattadakal, Aihole, and Karnataka road trip), China (Taiyuan, Jinci, Tianlongshan, Foguangsi, Pingyao, Urumqi, Turpan, and Kashgar), and Vietnam (Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon/HCMC, and Cantho).
Additions in 2008 included expanded coverage of Egypt (Luxor Temple, Karnak, Medinat Hapu, the Ramesseum, Temple of Hatshepsut, and five tombs in the Theban Necropolis), Jordan (Jerash), the Western U.S. (Dallas), Northern India (Almora District and Naini Tal), Peninsular India (Bassein Fort, Pune, and Mahabaleshwar), Trinidad (What Oil Money Buys and The Lingering Past), Germany (Imperial Berlin), and Austria (Vienna).
Additions in 2007 included Egypt (Historic Cairo, Paris on the Nile, and Skirting the Delta), China (Guangzhou, Gulangyu, Thames Town and Citta di Pujiang), Greece, UAE (Dubai except Dubai and Old Dubai), Yemen (Sana'a, Aden, and Shibam), Peninsular India (Cuttack, Bhubaneshwar, Konarak, and Puri), and Northern India (Lucknow, Chandigarh, and Shimla except first folder).
Additions in 2006 included Japan (Nara and Horyuji), Pakistan (Lahore), the United States (Oklahoma City), and the UK (Liverpool, Manchester, Cambridge, and Wigan).
Additions in 2005 included Belgium (Tervuren), the Netherlands (Maastricht), Japan (Tokyo), the Philippines (Manila), the Western United States (The Central Pacific Railroad and Grass Valley), Northern India (Taj Mahal and nearby tombs), Peninsular India (Mumbai and Udaipur), China (Hong Kong), and Sri Lanka (except Anuradhapura).
Additions in 2004 included the UAE (Dubai and Old Dubai), Oman (Muscat and Jebel Akhdar), the Eastern United States (Washington, D.C), the Western United States (Glen Rose and Las Colinas), Northern India (Calcutta), Peninsular India (Hyderabad and Sanchi), Sri Lanka (Anuradhapura), Uzbekistan (Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva).
Additions in 2003 included Austria (except Vienna), Belgium (Bruges and Brussels), Spain (Andalucia), Germany (Heidelberg and Trier), Italy (Venice and Florence), and Thailand.
Thousands of these photos were taken before 2003 and are included here with unedited captions. Too bad, so sad. A few photos, mostly of Maine, date from the 1970s, and the 1960s are represented by photos of the oil fields in the San Joaquin Valley.
* Argentina * Australia * Austria * Bangladesh * Belgium * Botswana * Brazil * Burma / Myanmar * Cambodia (Angkor) * Canada (B.C.) * China * The Czech Republic * Egypt * Fiji * France * Germany * Ghana * Greece * Guyana * Hungary * India: Themes * Northern India * Peninsular India * Indonesia * Israel * Italy * Japan * Jerusalem * Jordan * Kenya * Laos * Kosovo * Malawi * Malaysia * Mauritius * Mexico * Micronesia (Pohnpei) * Morocco * Mozambique * Namibia * The Netherlands * New Zealand * Nigeria * Norway * Oman * Pakistan * Peru * The Philippines * Poland * Portugal * Romania (Transylvania) * Senegal * Singapore * South Africa * South Korea * Spain * Sri Lanka * Sudan * Syria (Aleppo) * Tanzania * Thailand * Trinidad * Turkey (Istanbul) * Uganda * The U.A.E. (Dubai) * The United Kingdom * The Eastern United States * The Western United States * Oklahoma * Uruguay * Uzbekistan * Vietnam * The West Bank * Yemen * Zambia * Zimbabwe *