Wednesday, June 13, 2007


The Thomas Hardy statue in Dorchester, Dorset, England.
I was somewhat taken aback to see an ESSO gas station across the street from Mr. Hardy at the time this photo was taken, sometime in the 1980s. Nonetheless I loved my time in Dorchester and the surrounding countryside, much of which seemed to have remained as it was in Hardy's time.
For a beautiful website with more images of Dorset see:
For my own collection of U.K photographs see:

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Fate & Remembering Hardy

At the library today I found a book of short poems. The first page I opened to had a poem by Thomas Hardy which I had found and was struck by in a huge volume of Hardy's Collected Poems some years ago and was never able to find again.

Hardy's "fate" at work????

Here is the last verse:

"But Time, to make me grieve,
Part steals, lets part abide;
And shakes this fragile frame at eve
With throbbings of noontime."

Friday, June 8, 2007

At the screening of NORTH by NORTHWEST at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. Star Eva Marie Saint and Patricia Hitchcock, Alfred Hitchcock's daughter. Patricia mentioned she is currently working on a book about her mother Alma's contributions to the Hitchcock films.