This website includes interests of a lifetime - ranging across nature, outer space, cities and places arising from the imagination. Auxiliary websites flow from the 'portal elsewhere'.
Note: The year at the bottom of each webpage is the year the page was originally created. Minor modifications or updates will not trigger a change. A complete page redesign, such as is occuring with this website will merit a new year.
These images are more than just imaginary futures or another dimension. They include actual places that can conjour up fascinating visions in the imagination.
These are catch-all pages. Herein are visions that do not fit easily into the other categories on this website. They are ideas that caught my fancy. They range from the fanciful to the practical.
They may arise whole cloth from the imagination or be the ignored ideas of past visionaries that have fallen into history's dustbin. Some were actual places of which only the words or drawings of a lone chronicler remain.
There is no relationship to current trends. The likelihood that they would become reality is slim, but the possibility is interesting. Given the sameness that can permeate our lives, imaginary places can transport one to a another realm for a while. Such visions may even stimulate enterprising souls to create future places that may actually transform at least a part of the world for the better.
A collective hard science fiction world building endeavor called Orion's Arm focuses on imaginary places, technologies and societies encompassing vast star systems and a timescale of 10,000+ years. Despite this seemingly unbounded character, the website is constrained by hard science, plausible technology and the requirement of realism in a number of realms.