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Jul 052016
 

Look.  Up in the sky.  If in the middle of a large cities downtown, you’ll probably have to look through any number of huge buildings.  Never having worked in one myself, I’ve always wondered what all those stories are for.  How much office work does one city need?  And these buildings are tall and many.  So many financial, legal and insurance people I guess.  Good for them, but I’ll stay street level in the cities and get up high in the mountains.

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Jul 072015
 

I wonder what goes on down there.  It couldn’t be too secret as you can see the area from up above.  But, anything going on below ground level having to do with government has got to be suspect.  Doesn’t it?  Maybe I just have an overactive imagination or have seen too many secret agent movies.  Or maybe I’m innately suspicious of the workings of government.  Whatever the case, I do know I enjoy walking around the city at night.

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Oct 142014
 

I was walking through the quaint little neighborhood streets of the faubourg marigny in New Orleans.  As I was starting to get into more of the residential section I spotted this restaurant and couple sitting outside, alone.  Eating a meal, having a drink, or just taking a load off their feet?  Don’t know.  But the whole scene grabbed me and pulled me in.  I quickly set up my tripod and tried not to disturb them.  It was their moment, not mine.  The night can bring in its own rewards for those who’s eyes are open.

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Sep 152014
 

One of the signature buildings in Savannah is the old Cotton Exchange building.  I wasn’t seeking it out on purpose but when wandering around the town’s historic district it’s hard to miss.  I can imagine the cotton pirates down at the dock, smuggling bolts of cotton for the black market.  Does cotton come in bolts?  No matter.  I still love my cotton shirts.

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Aug 182014
 

I know the space needle takes the prize as far as Seattle icons go, but the EMP building at the Seattle Center gets my vote.  It’s newer and much shorter though so just doesn’t get the press or views that the needle does.  This building has so many nooks and crannies it’s not hard to find a good angle that reframes the eye.  And speaking of eye, do you see it?

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Mar 152013
 

Wow!  Wandering along the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail is an incredible way to intimately commune with almost everything Monterey has to offer; beaches, the pacific ocean, shops and restaurants, people.  It was warm and beautiful when I started out, but being the beginning of March and right on the Pacific Ocean, the fog started rolling in about mid afternoon.  Though build in the 1980’s, the Monterey Bay Aquarium  was designed to replicate the old cannery’s that were busy here in earlier times.  By the time I got to the backside of the building , there was a wonderfully eerie ominousness trying to make its way inland, giving it that real old world feel.

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Jan 212013
 

As in ‘Make your check out to…’.  I’m almost embarrassed to even show an image of their headquarters, but the building itself is different than the laws and concepts of taxes and the treasury.  DC is so full of solid, stately architecture.  It’s fun wandering around, bumping into various governmental icons.  I wish they’d give me some of my money back.

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Jan 192013
 

…Or the EMP museum as it’s called now.  A Frank Gehry designed building, it’s located very close to Seattle’s Space Needle in the Seattle Center.  What’s to say about it?  Certainly an amazing piece of architecture clearly identifiable as another Gehry piece of modern art.  It’s stunning, hard to miss and will strike you one way or another.  It’s not your cookie cutter square box of a building.  Many people loathe it.  The more I hung around it, walked around it, went in and tooled around the inside, the more impressed I was.  Someone with guts and vision designed this.  What do you think?

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