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Christopher Davis's Snapshots

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  1. Manatee?

    Snapshot Title: Manatee?
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Pedra Pintada Cave
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    Possibly the image of a manatee, a dolphin seems less likely based on the tail fin



  2. "Ouroubon"

    Snapshot Title: "Ouroubon"
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Pedra Pintada Cave
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    This heart-shaped image with scrolls on either side could be entirely abstract, or it could be the same heart-shaped constellation d'Abbeville described as "Ouroubon", which Edmundo Magaña identified...



  3. Enigmatic identical Image

    Snapshot Title: Enigmatic identical Image
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Pedra Pintada Cave
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    I don't now what this is, but it is almost identical to a VERY faded image at Painel do Pilão, just ~450 or so meters away.



  4. Identical Image

    Snapshot Title: Identical Image
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Pedra Pintada Cave
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    An almost identical image can be found at Serra da Lua, an open-air site, high on the wall near the southern solstice beginning of the art sequence there.



  5. Amazonian Tribal Design

    Snapshot Title: Amazonian Tribal Design
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Pedra Pintada Cave
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    This is reminiscent of other Amazonian designs at other rock art sites and on pottery. It is considered by some people to be a highly stylized representation of the face: eyes, vertical bridge for the...



  6. embossed cross

    Snapshot Title: embossed cross
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Pedra Pintada Cave
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    although this is almost more of a plus sign, the fact that it is near the Fleur de lis, is a stronger suggestion that it was made or influenced by the presence of missionaries (who setup shop in the n...



  7. Fleur de lis?

    Snapshot Title: Fleur de lis?
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Pedra Pintada Cave
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    The french may have been the first to contact this reason (illegally since it belonged to Portugal).
    Or perhaps the native culture saw the french symbol and recomposed it here. However, currently the...



  8. Concentric discs

    Snapshot Title: Concentric discs
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Pedra Pintada Cave
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    I used to think this was the typical concentric circle that mirrors those found on the open-air rock art sites. The open-air concentric circles, so far, all seem to face a position of the sun through ...



  9. Concentric polygon

    Snapshot Title: Concentric polygon
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Pedra Pintada Cave
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    While there are many concentric circle pictographs in Monte Alegre, this is the only known odd or eccentric-shaped concentric image. It could be due to the fact that this was drawn on the ceiling, whe...



  10. Destroyed or Encrusted?

    Snapshot Title: Destroyed or Encrusted?
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Pedra Pintada Cave
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    There is a bold red painting that appears to be covered up by a white salt deposit. However, the salt deposit sort of resembles the shape of a lizard in similar pose to the way lizards are drawn in th...



  11. Ceiling Ladder?

    Snapshot Title: Ceiling Ladder?
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Pedra Pintada Cave
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    Looks like a horizontal ladder on the ceiling.



  12. Abstract Crab

    Snapshot Title: Abstract Crab
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Pedra Pintada Cave
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    This may be meant to depict an Amazonian land crab, although its uncertain where or what the pincer claws would be. The circles may be the eyes.



  13. Curvilinear designs with bordering dots

    Snapshot Title: Curvilinear designs with bordering dots
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Pedra Pintada Cave
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    Could represent a large expanse of the sky, like the milky way



  14. Ceiling Handprints

    Snapshot Title: Ceiling Handprints
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Pedra Pintada Cave
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    From left to right, two red and one yellow handprint



  15. Ceiling Snake

    Snapshot Title: Ceiling Snake
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Pedra Pintada Cave
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    Yellow-painted snake. Enhanced image also reveals at least four handprints surrounding it. The ceiling is 5 meters above the ground, and was higher in the past, so scaffolding was needed to paint the ...



  16. Snake?

    Snapshot Title: Snake?
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Pedra Pintada right front wall
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    A spiral design or a snake



  17. Private Viewing

    Snapshot Title: Private Viewing
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Oak Street Beach
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    up in the sky, its a bird, its a plane, its . . .



  18. What happened?

    Snapshot Title: What happened?
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Oak Street Beach
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    This is the W building. It's not supposed to look crooked. For the most part, just this one building image was stitched together like this



  19. North Avenue Beach

    Snapshot Title: North Avenue Beach
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Oak Street Beach
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    The second gigapan location, where the air show was concentrated at, is over there.



  20. Navy Ship

    Snapshot Title: Navy Ship
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Chicago Air and Water Show 2012
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    Cruiser?



  21. Chicago Air and Water Show

    Snapshot Title: Chicago Air and Water Show
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Chicago Air and Water Show 2012
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    presented by Shell (?)



  22. "Enjoy Free Programming!"

    Snapshot Title: "Enjoy Free Programming!"
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Chicago Air and Water Show 2012
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    Chicago Farmer's Markets, Downtown Sound, Loops and Variations, Grant Park Music Festival, Chicago Gospel Music Fest, Taste of Chicago



  23. The Jumbotron

    Snapshot Title: The Jumbotron
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Chicago Air and Water Show 2012
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    is scrambled



  24. Seasoning

    Snapshot Title: Seasoning
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Chicago Air and Water Show 2012
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    Mustard, ketchup, cajun spices, nice 'n soft wipes . . .



  25. Ozzie?

    Snapshot Title: Ozzie?
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Chicago Air and Water Show 2012
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    He looks like he plays for the White Sox



  26. head shade

    Snapshot Title: head shade
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Chicago Air and Water Show 2012
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    portable shade



  27. double-armed mutant

    Snapshot Title: double-armed mutant
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Chicago Air and Water Show 2012
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    but nobody noticed



  28. same plane?

    Snapshot Title: same plane?
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Chicago Air and Water Show 2012
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    or the other one?



  29. criss cross

    Snapshot Title: criss cross
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Chicago Air and Water Show 2012
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    near miss



  30. stunt plane

    Snapshot Title: stunt plane
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: Chicago Air and Water Show 2012
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    with smokers



  31. Wilis Tower (Sears Tower)

    Snapshot Title: Wilis Tower (Sears Tower)
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: The New 31st Street Chicago Harbor
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    No panorama of Chicago is complete without a snapshot of the Sears Tower. The 311 South Wacker building is at its left side



  32. Where did the branch go?

    Snapshot Title: Where did the branch go?
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: The New 31st Street Chicago Harbor
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    The Two Prudential Plaza tower is fully visible here because it was windy that day. When the panorama took this photo, the wind blew the tree out of the way, but the wind wasn't blowing as strong in t...



  33. Surveillance Camera

    Snapshot Title: Surveillance Camera
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: The New 31st Street Chicago Harbor
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    Big brother is always watching



  34. Flowering Tree

    Snapshot Title: Flowering Tree
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: The New 31st Street Chicago Harbor
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    It sort of resembles a white orchid hybrid. Anyone know what type of flowering tree this is?



  35. mulch

    Snapshot Title: mulch
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: The New 31st Street Chicago Harbor
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    or wood chips



  36. Pointilism

    Snapshot Title: Pointilism
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: The New 31st Street Chicago Harbor
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    a closer look



  37. Original Beach Rock

    Snapshot Title: Original Beach Rock
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: The New 31st Street Chicago Harbor
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    Before the renovations, the beach was little more than sand and these brown beach rocks



  38. Why?

    Snapshot Title: Why?
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: The New 31st Street Chicago Harbor
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    Why Knot!



  39. makes sense

    Snapshot Title: makes sense
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: The New 31st Street Chicago Harbor
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    more so than the Grateful Dead



  40. Hookey!

    Snapshot Title: Hookey!
    Taken by: Christopher Davis

    Image: The New 31st Street Chicago Harbor
    Image Owner: Christopher Davis



    Description:

    Shouldn't they be at work? . . . Shouldn't I?



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