|Bamboo along river bank, Kakamega|
|Waterside chores, Lake Victoria|
|Fishermen approaching shore|
|A Yellow-billed stork and a Sacred ibis|
|Imperial caiques preserved in the Naval Museum|
|The garden of the Topkapi Palace, Istanbul|
|Sultan Ahmet Square fountain|
In modern Istanbul water is available more luxuriously.
|Coastal walk Le Sentier Littoral, Antibes|
|The Riviera, Nice|
|Holy water, Chartres|
|Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres|
|Water lilies, Giverny|
|The center of monarchy, Île de la Cité, Paris|
|Fontaine des Mers, Place de la Concorde|
|The Fountain of Saint-Sulpice|
|Water garden of The Rodin Museum|
|The present imbibing the past in a Parisian pool|
Water defines life on Earth, and any other place we can imagine. When we speculate about the possibility of life on other planets we look for water.
Water is the essence of organisms and the physic of health. It may variously be an agent of creation and destruction, giving birth, dissolving, fracturing, eroding, transporting.
Water absorbs and releases energy. Its changes of state from solid to liquid to gas condition our relationship to the physical world. It anchors our scientific standards of measurement and behavior.
Water flows through and around us as drink, as irrigation, as conveyor, as perspiration, as tears, as anointment. It underlies photosynthesis, metabolism, and respiration. It means existence.