|I rode the train from Virginia back to|
NYC earlier this week. All I remembered
about this shot was that I took it
somewhere between DC and Baltimore.
But iPhoto very kindly informs me that this is
the Gunpowder River, an inlet of Chesapeake Bay.
[To see more Skywatch shots, go here. To see
more Weekend Reflections, visit James's meme.]
Friday, July 25, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
|I took this shot a couple of weeks ago of|
the brand new (and highly reflective)
4 World Trade—right now, this building
probably has the best view looking down
on the newly opened 9/11 Memorial.
[To see more of the Thursday Photo Challenge, visit Dale's meme.]
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
|. . . where you'll find the Colonne de Juillet,|
put here where the Bastille once stood
to commemorate the July 1830 Revolution.
It's topped by "The Spirit of Freedom"—
in one hand he holds a torch, in the other
the remains of his broken chains.
I was surprised to learn that there is a
columbarium in the base of the column that holds
the remains of 615 victims of the revolution.
[To see more ABC posts, go here.]
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
|My daughter Katie took this shot when she|
was up in Alaska recently. Ironically, they were
having a problem with forest fires there at that time.
[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.]
Monday, July 21, 2014
|Whoever owns this place in Manhattan's|
Turtle Bay neighborhood on the East Side has
taken a fairly nondescript doorway and
given it some major curb appeal.
I don't think they need to worry about
anyone absconding with those planters, do you?
[To see more Mandarin Orange Monday posts, go here.]
Sunday, July 20, 2014
|The interior of the Sainte Chappelle is so|
stunning that it's possible many visitors
don't even bother to photograph the
exterior. But I think that just the fact that
it was built—by hand—almost 900
years ago makes it spectacular
inside (come back next week) and out.
[To see more churches from around the world, go here.]
Saturday, July 19, 2014
|If I assumed that the paper business was|
suffering now that we do so much online, the
sight of this paper mill down in Virginia
made me think otherwise. This place, at least,
is cranking out reams of the stuff daily.
[To see more monochromes, visit Dragonstar's meme.]