Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Weekend in Black and White

Hidden in the fog is the new trade tower,
and this will be the entrance to the
subway station that feeds it.

[To see more monochromes, visit Dragonstar's meme.]

Friday, July 25, 2014

Gunpowder River

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.]

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thursday Challenge—"reflections"

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

ABC Wednesday—B is for place de la Bastille

. . . 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

Smokey says . . .

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

pretty planters

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

in SPIREd Sunday

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.]