Trains stations of the 19th and 20th centuries were — and still are — magnificent architectural wonders. This is Union Station, a Beaux-Arts masterpiece located in Washington, DC, just a short walk from the US Capitol Building… and Union Station was just one of many historical structures that nearly didn’t make it through the early-1980’s. Continue Reading →
Tag Archives: Urban Geometry
Architecture has always been a big draw for me.
I hesitate to call it “my passion” because that phrase always sounds so fake whenever I hear it… but the truth is that I’ve always loved seeing buildings and exploring the structures of them, enjoyed examining their construction and materials, and figuring out how they’re designed. It probably helps that I was heavy into mechanical and architectural drafting back when I was in high school, and built high-end architectural models professionally for several years. Continue Reading →
Adieu 2016. We hardly knew ye…
Here — in no special order — are the very best images I shared with you during the past twelve months. They include digital and film photographs, both color and monochrome — from rangefinder film cameras, various film and digital point-and-shoots, and iPhones (the specifics are in the captions of each image). Continue Reading →
I visited DC last week, to attend a business meeting near the White House. As usual, I arrived very early so I could get some quality photo time in before the meeting began, so I wandered around The Mall and checked out how things were progressing for the upcoming inauguration. Continue Reading →
I always enjoy looking out through the windows of historic buildings and imagining what the view was once like to the original inhabitants. Was it the same as I’m experiencing? Likely not. All sorts of other structures were not there, and sometimes there was even more landscape to see.
Such is the case here.
The chain link fence that is just visible in the above image was added about thirty to forty years ago. The building beyond the fence was added to the grounds sometime after 1930, long after another building that was there had vanished. To the right of the window frame (in the image above) lies the moldering remains of a long Coast Guard depot pier, which was still fully functional in 1939 and can be seen in the photograph from the National Archives (image to the right). Continue Reading →
Tiny 35mm film cameras can seriously rock, as revealed by the image above.
I’ve always been a fan of little cameras — and have previously said so here, and here. So just how “little” is a little camera? Not much bigger than the palm of your hand. Don’t believe me? Check out the image below. Continue Reading →
Just so everyone understands — “au revoir” means I’ll see you again… it does not mean I’m never coming back. My intent is to share images when I feel like it now, and not feeling internally required to do so. I think this will make for better images and improved posts over time.
At any rate, this is not an “I’m back”; this is “I never left, but needed a break and will be doing things differently now”.