The header images at the top of each page will rotate randomly each time you refresh a page or click on a new page or post. There are forty-five pictures in all, and each has some relation to the book (sometimes a tenuous relation, sometimes not). The images were taken by me, and come primarily from three locations, Rice University, New Orleans, and Martha’s Vineyard, all of which play a role in the book. This page displays (below) all of the header images with captions, in no particular order. The captions may not entirely explain the connection of the image to the book, but some of these “slices” from full images might give you a bit of the flavor of the locations as you read the book. Click on an image below to see it full size, but it will display without the captions.
Or, if you would rather see them as a photo album with the captions intact, click on this link. http://www.jaggedman.com/albums/headers-photo-album/ The photos are from three locations (Houston, primarily at Rice University — New Orleans, mostly in the French Quarter — and on Martha’s Vineyard, all over the island). That is more or less the order in which the locations appear in the book (although it shifts back and forth between some of them, and also the island of Lekhua and the cities of Baltimore and Boston). Those aren’t included because I have no photos of Lekhua in 6151 BC or of Boston in 1918 (sorry)!
Eventually, this site will also include full images from some of the locales that will correlate to specific scenes or chapters, along with other background information.
A section of the ceiling mural at Duncan Hall, Rice University.
Entrance to Duncan Hall, where Sarah works
Nine-seater airplanes at Logan Airport, Boston, ready to fly to Martha’s Vineyard.
The kind of metal balcony railings you see everywhere in the French Quarter, New Orleans
Cloisters outside Sewall Hall, Rice University.
Gull in flight at the Norton House, Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard.
Tourists outside Pat O’Brien’s, next to Preservation Hall, New Orleans.
View of Duncan Hall from Lovett Hall’s cloisters, Rice University.
Sunset at Menemsha Harbor, Martha’s Vineyard.
The yellow house is the William Faulkner House, French Quarter, New Orleans.
Lovett Hall from the university’s main entrance, Rice University.
Martha’s Vineyard ferry.
Royal Street, between St Louis Street and Toulouse Street, New Orleans.
Willy’s statue, facing Lovett Hall (as it should), Rice University.
All Aboard — Martha’s Vineyard ferry.
Preservation Hall sign, French Quarter, New Orleans.
Third floor, Duncan Hall, Rice University.
Barbara’s House, Martha’s Vineyard
New homes in 2013, eight years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans.
A corner of the Duncan Hall ceiling mural, Rice University.
Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard.
Lobby of the Royal Orleans hotel, where Claude Vieuxos stayed, New Orleans.
Duncan Hall stairs, Rice University.
The view from the ferry, arriving at Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard.
The levee at N. Claiborne and Jourdan Avenues, New Orleans.
One of the parking lots at Rice University.
Lake Road, Oak Bluffs harbor, Martha’s Vineyard.
Info sign on a Bourbon Street wall, French Quarter, New Orleans.
Third floor hallway in Duncan Hall, where Stu works, Rice University.
The view from an overlook above Nashaquitsa Pond, Martha’s Vineyard.
Entrance to the Royal Orleans hotel, where Claude Vieuxos stayed.
Typical morning traffic, Houston, Texas.
Main Street, Vineyard Haven, Martha’s Vineyard.
Corner of St. Louis and Bourbon Streets, French Quarter, New Orleans.
Sewall Hall, seen from Lovett Hall’s cloisters, Rice University.
The Norton House, Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard.
Corner of Chartres and Bienville Streets, French Quarter, New Orleans
The jetty at Menemsha Harbor, Martha’s Vineyard.
The sidewalk near the Cafe du Monde, French Quarter, New Orleans.
Squirrely squirrel, Rice University.
The Gay Head cliffs at Aquinnah, Martha’s Vineyard.
The paddleboat dock, near the Cafe du Monde, French Quarter, New Orleans.
A slice from a possible design for the splash page for Sarah’s program, Rice University.
Ferry about to leave Vineyard Haven, Martha’s Vineyard.
Hedges trimmed away from the Rice University sign.Rice University.