This was shot shortly after the extensive renovation and restoration of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial in Washington, DC. It had been slowly falling into disrepair for decades, but now is in spectacular condition.
Tag Archives: Urban Geometry
I wonder how many people think that a church should only be a church?
To me a church is just like any other structure built with human hands… it may have been constructed with a specific use in mind, but it should still be useful later when it has outlived the purpose for which it was designed. This is one of those buildings; it started as a church, over time it lost the support of its parish community, and is now the storage facility of a local farmer.
Is this a bad thing?
I’ve seen other examples where churches have been turned into restaurants, homes, coffee houses, libraries, or a variety of other uses — and time-and-again I witness people that take issue with this. Why? How is a church different from any other building that has ever been re-purposed?
I don’t get it.
Walking around a new town in the late afternoon is a great way to check out new sights and experiences. We checked into a nearby motel in Dillon, Montana, after a long day of driving and proceeded to get out and stretch our legs — resulting in this image.
For some reason, Cindy was adamant about getting something to eat right after visiting this spot.
From one of my regular early morning visits to Baltimore.
I was totally surprised by the dated appearance of this image, as it looks like this straight from the negative and without any heavy Photoshop editing done to it. In fact, the whole roll of film looks like this. I seriously doubt if I can repeat the results again.
Anytime I stumble across a scene I think is worthy of exploring, I get my camera out and take some shots.
I thought it would be worth trying to see if I could replicate the viewpoint that I had when I painted the watercolor scene in the upper left en plein air back in 1989. Continue Reading →
A dear friend of mine once referred to the Jefferson Memorial as “Tom’s Place”, and it’s a phrase that has stuck with me ever since.