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Lobbying

Only a few years earlier the dusty and combat-hardened General entered the hotel lobby for the first time. Since so many before him had been removed of their duty the new Commander of all Union Armies went entirely unrecognized to the multitudes of distinguished guests of the Willard Hotel. It…
Brian Hoffsis
November 27, 2012
PhotographyTravel Journal

Traversing the Ball Court

". . . traveling from the Quadrangle to the southern city, visitors must cross the playing field of the city ball court. Imitating their game, somewhere between soccer and hacky sack, I gave my best dribbles and kicks with a pretend leather ball, imagining I was launching it through the…
Brian Hoffsis
November 21, 2012
PhotographyTravel Journal

The Tzompantli – Mechanism of Mass-Murder

Not since Rome christened the Coliseum had the world witnessed sacrificial prowess as at the hands of primal Maya priests. Monuments to the genocidal terror litter the Yucatán. At Chichen Itza broad platforms such as the Tzompantli or “Wall of Skulls,” are thought to have supported racks for displaying human heads. The large structure itself has an incalculable…
Brian Hoffsis
November 15, 2012
PhotographyTravel Journal

The Grand Experiment

"The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people." - George Washington
Brian Hoffsis
November 6, 2012
PhotographyTravel Journal

The Witch, the Dwarf and the King

“. . . before the ground was occupied by the unique oval-based pyramid and symbol of Uxmal, it was home to a Maya witch. Distraught over being childless, she fabricated an egg from which bore a dwarf she claimed as her son. Perhaps due to his unusual conception, insecurities surrounding…
Brian Hoffsis
October 10, 2012
PhotographyTravel Journal

The Sanctum of Liberty

As we approached Capitol Hill the early morning sun was now blocked by the massive US Capitol Building and its facade was taking shape. For the twenty five minutes we walked along Pennsylvania Avenue, the building was prominent on the horizon at the end of the avenue yet hidden in…
Brian Hoffsis
August 9, 2012
PhotographyTravel Journal

Under Swelling Stone

It's difficult to capture the loft of the vaults of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Great Hall. The beautiful use of the round Romanesque arch produces a kind of bubbling effect to the space. It always reminded me of the architecture of the Basilica of Maxentius in the Roman Forum. And…
Brian Hoffsis
June 26, 2012
PhotographyTravel Journal

Campus in Constant Flux

The Ohio State University has to keep the ball rolling. In the name of ambitious progression the 5th largest city in Ohio (when class is in session) creates a steamroller of downhill momentum when set into motion. A perpetual state of renovation, building, rebuilding and expansion means that the physical…
Brian Hoffsis
June 21, 2012