We took a walk around the Central Park Reservoir with the light just perfect so I shot an in-camera sweep panorama looking towards the East-Southeast. Then, after about a 3/4 circuit, another shot of the southern park skyline with the impudent new needle-nose skyscrapers giving us the finger, below.
After seeing the glass and steel architecture up close on the Chicago River, our tour boat pulled out into Lake Michigan to provide sightseers the opportunity to snap views of the skyline. Click on any of the pictures below to see them all bigger.
We went on a touristy architectural boat tour of Chicago focused mostly on the big glass and steel towers of downtown. I think because glass reflects its surroundings, it’s an easy way for an architect to say their building fits in its environment. Click on any of the images below to see them all enlarged.
After a day and a half in New York, we moved on to Chicago, to visit my daughter and one of my sons and his wife.
As viewed from the Vesper Boat Club, September 2006.
Out for a walk with our US guests I was struck by the spire of the local church against the dramatic sky.
We got home from Edinburgh on a Friday evening. Monday morning we set off for London and then on to Paris for a few days, where 25-years earlier we had celebrated our honeymoon.
The National Museum of Scotland has a roof garden with tremendous views. Above an in camera sweep panorama that covers only about 180º of the view. Below, a series of shots that will show some of the views a little closer. Click on any of them to see them larger.
After the Parliament we continued our stroll through Edinburgh, eventually returning to our hotel. Click any of the pictures below to see them all bigger (remembering you may have to click the post title first if you’re seeing this in an email or via social media).
The next day we climbed up Arthur’s Seat, a volcanic hill that is part of Holyrood Park. Click any of the pictures below to see scenes of our ascent full sized (you may need to click the post title first for this to work if you’re seeing this in email or on social media).
Where we went we say lots of the grand Edinburgh architecture (see below) – even the decrepit premises betrayed the elegance of their former occupants. Click any of the pictures below to see them bigger (if viewing in email or social media you may need to click the post title first to see on the web site).
Continuing, we came to the Dane John Mound, top which sits the Dane John monument and from where you can look out at the gardens and across Canterbury to the cathedral. Click any image to see them all full-size.
Taken from the top deck of a bus on Waterloo Bridge.