I took this photo of a window in the old hospital building on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay last June. Note: It is a photo-rich environment. Enjoy.
Hospital Window, Angel Island.
Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved
I took this photo with a Canon Powershot A620 camera, cropped it in iPhoto and made edits in Snapseed.
Some careless campers started a fire on Angel Island a few years ago and I took this photo from a rooftop.
Fire on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay
Photo © 2008, Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved
“Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns
driven time and again off course, once he had plundered
the hallowed heights of Troy.
Many cities of men he saw and learned their minds,
many pains he suffered, heartsick on the open sea,
fighting to save his life and bring his comrades home.
But he could not save them from disaster, hard as he strove—
the recklessness of their own ways destroyed them all,
the blind fools, they devoured the cattle of the Sun
and the Sungod blotted out the day of their return.
Launch out on his story, Muse, daughter of Zeus,
start from where you will—sing for our time too.”
—Homer, The Odyssey
My wife and I spent yesterday, June 9th, on Angel Island attending a 6 hour production of Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey. An inspired Ava Roy, founder of We Players, conceived and directed the play which took place in 14 scenes, spaced over 4 miles of paved/gravel roads and trails.
“We Players presents performance events that transform public spaces into realms of participatory theater. We bring communities together, reclaiming local spaces for public discourse and civic celebration through art. Extending the transformative powers of performance beyond the stage, we invite our collaborators and audience to engage fully and awaken to the spectacular world around us.”—Mission Statement, We Players