Capitol Dome, Inside Out

I mentioned yesterday that my family loves history. We also love (to a certain extent) politics and the way that governments work. You could probably already tell that by the different State House pictures I’ve taken. We took a tour of the US Capitol when we lived in the DC area. FASCINATING and beautiful! SoContinue reading “Capitol Dome, Inside Out”

New York or France?

We left Central Park, wandering around and heading towards FAO Schwarz (when it was still open). This building took our breath away. It’s at the corner of 58th and 7th. I had to google it tonight to get info on it. It’s called the Alwyn Court, and it was built in the early 1900s usingContinue reading “New York or France?”


Named after a 17th-century Icelandic poet. Climb to the top for an amazing view of Reykjavik. The edit was pretty simple for this one – I wanted to bring out the lines and the texture of the brick. I was happy with the composition, so I made it black and white and increased the contrastContinue reading “Hallgrimskirkja”


This building is so ornate, and the outside is only a glimpse as to what is going on inside. Opulent! The statue on the top is Apollo, flanked by Poetry and Music. Below him are tragedy and comedy masks. The ‘N’ and ‘E’ stand for Napoleon III and Emperor. The original was well composed, butContinue reading “L’Opera”

The Louvre

This is where I was in yesterday’s post. Well, I was inside the large pyramid. The original was a little dark in the foreground concerning the architectural elements. I made the picture black and white, lowered the contrast, increased the clarity, and lightened the shadows. The original: ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~  Continue reading “The Louvre”

Name this architecture

I missed yesterday’s post, but with good reason. We headed out into the Everglades of South Florida last night to try to catch some of the Perseid meteor shower. We saw about a dozen between us, but I don’t think any were actually from Perseid. Either way, they were amazing and beautiful! So, here isContinue reading “Name this architecture”