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Churches of East Greenland, 2014 Calendar By Malcolm Smith
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The first Christian church in North America was built by Thjodhild, wife of Eric the Red, shortly after the first European colonization of Greenland in 985. Other churches were established by the... More > Viking settlers soon thereafter. This calendar shows an archaeologically correct reconstruction of Thjodhild’s church, and the newer church standing on the same site a thousand years later. It shows two other Viking churches, both in ruins. It also shows the living churches at Brattahlid, Appilatoq, Ittoqqortoormiit, and Ammassalik. All photographs captioned with location and brief historical note as appropriate. Cover photograph not repeated as a monthly image. Please see preview.< Less
Svalbard: Walrus! 2014 Calendar By Malcolm Smith
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Svalbard is an archipelago situated north of Norway. Spitsbergen is the largest and best known island in the group. There is no evidence that Svalbard was visited or inhabited by any humans prior... More > to its discovery by the Dutch in 1596. A vast whale population was then quickly hunted to near extinction. Others visitors came later, in search of seals, walrus, polar bears or coal. Today, visitors come to see the sights, to hike, kayak and explore, and to study the fragile ecology of the far north. This high arctic environment will be one of the first major casualties of global warming as the ice sheets fail and the glaciers retreat. See preview for a depiction of all monthly images.< Less
Egypt, 2014 Calendar By Malcolm Smith
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An impressionistic survey of Egypt, from Karnak to the Western Desert, Aswan to Cairo. The cover photo of a souvenir seller at Assiut Barrage on the Nile is not repeated as a monthly image. See... More > preview for a depiction of all monthly images.< Less
Egypt's Farafra Oasis: Portals 2014 Calendar By Malcolm Smith
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Egypt's Farafra Oasis is nestled in low hills, hundreds of miles from the Nile. There is an increasing amount of new construction, but evidence of an older and simpler building tradition remains.... More > Many of the structures are built of unfired mud-brick. Depicted here are some of the walls, doors, and windows of Farafra Oasis. See preview for a display of all monthly images.< Less
Greenland: Blue Icebergs of Napassorsuaq Fjord, 2014 Calendar By Malcolm Smith
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In September of 2007, Napassorsuaq Fjord, on the southeast coast of Greenland, contained an extraordinary collection of blue icebergs. Massive in size, some were opaque and pale blue; others were... More > translucent crystal in every imaginable shade of blue. This calendar offers a glimpse into the fjord and its remarkable contents. Cover photograph not repeated as a monthly image. Please see preview.< Less
Wanderings, Volume 2, 2014 Calendar By Malcolm Smith
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Wanderings is an annual collection of miscellaneous photographs. The only unifying theme is that I like the photographs, and cannot fit them into another calendar. Or, I can fit them into another... More > calendar and I want to use them again anyway. Volume 2 was published for the first time in 2008.< Less
Wanderings, Volume 1, 2014 Calendar By Malcolm Smith
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Wanderings is an annual collection of miscellaneous photographs. The only unifying theme is that I like the photographs, and cannot fit them into another calendar. Or, I can fit them into another... More > calendar and I want to use them again anyway. Volume 1 was first published in 2007.< Less
Ancient Cities of Central Asia , 2014 Calendar By Malcolm Smith
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In the deserts of what is now Uzbekistan, oasis towns grew along the trade route connecting the Middle East to China. Three of these towns are depicted here: Samarkand (Samarqand), Bukhara (Buxoro)... More > and Khiva (Xiva). Samarkand was Tamerlane’s (Timur’s) capital city, and the splendor he began still remains. Mukhammad Al-Khorazmi, the mathematician credited with the invention (discovery?) of algebra, lived in Khiva. This calendar depicts some of the art and architecture of this historic region.< Less
Wanderings, Volume 3, 2014 Calendar By Malcolm Smith
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Wanderings is an annual collection of miscellaneous photographs. The only unifying theme is that I like the photographs, and cannot fit them into another calendar. Or, I can fit them into another... More > calendar and I want to use them again anyway. Volume 3 was published for the first time in 2009.< Less
A Glimpse of Mongolia, 2014 Calendar By Malcolm Smith
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Presenting a tantalizing glimpse of the remote and beautiful scenery of Mongolia, this calendar intends nothing more than an introduction. Endless meadows, parched deserts, sheep, goats, yaks and a... More > teetering bridge over a swift cold river. Photographs taken in July of 2010. Cover photograph not repeated as a monthly image. Please see preview.< Less