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Yerkes Observatory

Yerkes Observatory is an astronomical observatory located in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. It was operated by the University of Chicago Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics from its founding in 1897 to 2020. In May 2020, restoration and renovation of the historic building and grounds began. It opened for small tours July 2022 where one is now able to go into all three domes.
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Chicago river

Walking along the river I took a few photos of the building across the river behind me reflected in the ones I was facing.
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1897 Barn

This octagonal barn was erected by Ernest Clausing, a local barn builder 125 years ago. Mr. Clausing erected 14 of these barns in the southern end of Ozaukee County WI, all within one mile of the Lake Michigan shoreline.They ranged in size from 3,200-over 9,000 square feet.
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Morning Coffee

The Reach hotel in Key West has this wonderful structure built out over the water. It's hard to find a better sunrise watching spot on the island.
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Navajo Bridge

When it was first built, Navajo Bridge in AZ was the only place to cross the Colorado River for 600 miles. Prior to its completion in 1929, travelers between Utah and Arizona had to cross using Lee’s Ferry river crossing. Until the bridge was completed, there was no direct route between Utah and Arizona and travelers had to trek hundreds of miles around the canyon to cross the River.
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the Calatrava

The Milwaukee Art Museum, often referred to as "the Calatrava", contains a movable, wing-like brise soleil that opens up for a wingspan of 217 feet during the day, folding over the tall, arched structure at night or during inclement weather. The pavilion received the 2004 Outstanding Structure Award from the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering. This iconic building, overlooking Lake Michigan contains over 25,000 pieces of artwork. Wikipedia
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Las Vegas Lines & Steel

Great city to walk around with my black and white camera.
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Bixby Creek Bridge

The bridge is "one of the most photographed features on the West Coast" and in the world. It has been featured on "postcards, TV ads, everywhere," according to the project manager for the Trust for Public Land. The location on the scenic Central Coast of California, the parabolic shape of the arch, the tall spandrel columns, and the architectural piers contribute to an "intense aesthetic experience. "It's the gateway to Big Sur and the interior has never been logged. The land is pristine, described as "...the most spectacular meeting of ocean and land in the entire United States." Wikipedia
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1800s Outhouse

Wikipedia: Outhouses are commonly humble and utilitarian, made of lumber or plywood. This is especially so they can easily be moved when the earthen pit fills up. Depending on the size of the pit and the amount of use, this can be fairly frequent, sometimes yearly. I found this in South Dakota on a homestead from the 1880s.
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New York New York

More streetwalking in Las Vegas with a B&W camera. I got lucky with the nice clouds that particular day.
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Las Vegas in B&W

Taken with my Leica Q2 Monochrome camera. All digital cameras take photos in grays then the processor matches those tiny grey pixels to the matching color pixels the camera maker engineered into that brand. So 10 cameras, including phones will give 10 different looks all settings being equal. The differences will be very subtle but they will differ. This camera I used does not convert to color. It uses its lack of color processing to produce a very, very high resolution image in shades of grey. It seems to work particularly good on architecture.
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Glen Canyon Dam

Page Arizona
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Rock House

Near Lee's Ferry Arizona. Used as a place for travelers to stop way before there was a paved road in this area. I tried to find out how old it was with our success.
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B&W LAS

Las Vegas street walking, looking for architectural photo ops with my B&W camera.
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Customs House & Post Office

The Custom House currently serves as the Key West Museum of Art & History, which is one of three museums operated by the Key West Art & Historical Society. Exhibits include local history, famous personalities including Ernest Hemingway, maritime history, and works by local artists. The building was designed by architect William Kerr, and was completed in 1891. The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida met here from its completion until 1932, when the building was transferred to the United States Navy.
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Detroit

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In its Day

Sad architectural decay in Havana
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Lou Ruvo

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, opened in 2010, in Las Vegas. It has become a national resource for the treatment of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's disease, multiple sclerosis, and ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease); also focusing on prevention, early detection, and education. Its 65,000 sq ft includes 13 examination rooms, offices for practitioners and researchers, a "Museum of the Mind", and a community auditorium. It was designed by Frank Gehry.
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Old and New Chicago

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Mackinac Bridge

Connecting the lower and upper portions of Michigan. As we wiz under, the steel is 200 feet above me. The length of the steel is 19,243 feet. Depth of the water below is 295 feet. Overall total length of the bridge including approaches is more than 5 miles.
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The Reach

The Reach is a hotel in Key West with this beautiful pavilion. This photo was taken long before sunrise with my shutter left open for 36 seconds to absorb as much light as possible.
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Looking Glass

Into one building and what's behind reflected on top.
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Virgin River crossing

In the background is Zion National Park which was carved by the Virgin river. Here in Rockville UT this very old bridge crosses the river. The surrounding area is very prone to flash flooding when rains fall north of the park.
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Window to the past

Park Service restored home in Grafton Ut 1864-1921. Used in many movies including Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid.
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Decay began in 1959

One of hundreds of buildings in Havana featuring incredible architectural detail.
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High Above The Colorado River

Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge Pat Tillman, an American football player who left his career with the Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the United States Army and was killed in Afghanistan in 2004 by friendly fire. It is an arch bridge that spans the Colorado River between the of Arizona and Nevada. The bridge is located within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and carries Interstate 11 and U.S. Route 93 over the Colorado River. The bridge was the first concrete-steel composite arch bridge built in the United States, and incorporates the widest concrete arch in the Western Hemisphere. At 890 feet above the Colorado River, it is the second highest bridge in the United States after the Royal Gorge Bridge near Cañon City, Colorado, and is the world's highest concrete arch bridge. I took this photo while standing on top of the Hoover Dam. Pedestrian access is provided over the bridge who wish to take in a different view of the nearby dam and river below, but the dam is not visible for those driving across it.
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Farm house

Original 1800s farmhouse owned by the WI Historical Society. You can make out a person in the window who's a history major dressed in period clothes explain life on the farm.
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Wisconsin Homestead

Original 1800s farmhouse owned by the WI Historical Society
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Very old home

Original 1800s farmhouse owned by the WI Historical Society
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New York New York

Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Its architecture is meant to evoke the New York City skyline of the 1940s era; the hotel includes several towers configured to resemble buildings such as the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building, Lever House, Seagram Building, and the CBS Building.
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Old World Wisconsin

Old World Wisconsin: 1875 German blockbau building that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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Merging Lines

Buildings take on odd shapes when color is no longer a reference.
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Chicago Architecture

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Old World Wisconsin

Original 1800s farmhouse owned by the WI Historical Society
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Reaching for the sky

Chicago
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At One Time

Another beautiful building wrapped in decay. I probably would not have noticed this building back in the 1950s.
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Old and New

Chicago Illinois
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A shame

This is very typical decay found just about everywhere in Havana. One can only imagine what this city looked like back in the 1950s.
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Key West Walk

I enjoy grabbing a camera and walking up and down every street in a small area of "Old Town".
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Look up

I do a lot of that while in Chicago.
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Glen Canyon Dam

Glen Canyon Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam on the Colorado River in northern Arizona, United States, near the town of Page. The 710-foot high dam was built by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation from 1956 to 1966 and forms Lake Powell, one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the U.S. with a capacity of 27 million acre-feet. Credit Wikipedia
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Navajo Bridge

Navajo Bridge is the name of each of a pair of steel spandrel arch bridges that cross the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon National Park (near Lees Ferry) in northern Coconino County, Arizona. The newer bridge of the pair carries vehicular traffic on U.S. Route 89A over Marble Canyon between Bitter Springs and Jacob Lake, allowing travel into a remote region north of the Colorado River including the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The dual spans of Navajo Bridge are tied at ninth place among the highest bridges in the United States with nearly identical heights of 467 feet for the original span, and 470 feet for the second span.
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It shimmers

Walking around Chicago with my camera is the best. Sharp lines, the glass reflecting what cannot be seen and morning light combined with shadows brings it all together.
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Subtle contrast

As I've said in other captions, Walking around Chicago with my camera is the best. Sharp lines, the glass reflecting what cannot be seen and morning light combined with shadows brings it all together.
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Look up

Fire escape on a very tall building.
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Sharp as it gets

As I've said in other captions, Walking around Chicago with my camera is the best. Sharp lines, the glass reflecting what cannot be seen and morning light combined with shadows brings it all together.
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One of so many

Las Vegas architecture at night
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Dusk on the Strip

Taken from high up at the Bellagio. Las Vegas is a wonderful city to walk around with a camera.
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Clean lines

Another Key West porch
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Lines

I'm learning that black and white photos can really capture the distinctive lines in architecture.
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Perfect (IMHO)

This is one of the most complicated photos I've taken in Chicago. There are 2 buildings reflecting each other in addition to 3 more behind me. The angle, light and colors were nearly perfect for this spot on the sidewalk. As a credit to my incredibly capable Leica camera this is exactly what we (Leica & I) saw that morning.
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Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a joy to photograph because of it's colorful and unique architecture.
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Chicago

Chicago with a camera, the best.
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Fremont Street Las Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas. Lots of lines, angles, colors then lights making it very photogenic.
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Mystery Photo

I was standing on this Chicago sidewalk taking this photo. I must have looked all serious with my big camera mounted on a big black tripod pointing it somewhere across the street. After a few minutes framing and focusing this I noticed there were about 10 people behind and next to me looking for whatever I was photographing. When finished, I packed up and walked away while they stared across the street.
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How many buildings?

I don't know but I love the fire escape on the left.
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Architecture Row

Chicago architecture is wonderful.
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Grafton, Utah

Grafton is a ghost town, just south of Zion National Park in Utah. Said to be the most photographed ghost town in the West, it has been featured as a location in several films, including 1929's In Old Arizona—the first talkie filmed outdoors—and the classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The site was first settled in December 1859 as part of a southern Utah cotton-growing project ordered by Brigham Young. The town grew quickly in its first few years. There were some 28 families by 1864. In 1866, when the outbreak of the Black Hawk War caused widespread fear of Indian attacks, the town was completely evacuated. (you can see stars because the photo was taken around midnight under a full moon which required a very long shutter speed making the stars visible)
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Chicago Skyline

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Chicago Skyline

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Chicago Skyline

What you see is actually behind me framed by what is in front of me.
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Chicago Skyline

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Stunning Entryway

Chicago walking with a camera
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Chicago Skyline

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Chicago Skyline

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Chicago Skyline

Exquisite!!!
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Chicago Skyline

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Chicago Corner Building

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Chicago Skyline

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Chicago River

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Parking Garages

Chicago
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Chicago Skyline

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Hoover Dam

Getting lower and lower....water for consumption via agriculture or drinking is one thing but each foot it drops decreases the water volume over the turbines enough to eliminate power to 800+ homes.
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Chicago Skyline

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My Favorite

I have walked quite a few miles photographing areas of Chicago and I have to say this is my favorite building.
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Chicago Skyline

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Yerkes Observatory

Yerkes Observatory is an astronomical observatory located in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. It has been operated by the University of Chicago Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics from its founding in 1897 to present. It's currently undergoing a full restoration.
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Chicago Skyline

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Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam slows down the Colorado river creating Lake Mead. Current depth (4/1/21) is 144 feet below its full pool of 1,229 feet. Should it fall 10 more feet they will declare a water shortage which triggers a water reduction to Nevada, Arizona and Mexico.
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House outside of Moscow

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Las Vegas Strip Architecture

It a beautiful city day or especially night to walk around with a camera.
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Las Vegas Strip

Visiting Las Vegas during a time when the Covid forced the closure of casinos the city turned into a Nevada ghost town. To take a photo anywhere on the Strip without a single person in view is very unusual.
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European Church

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Bahia Honda Florida

Abandoned Flagler Railroad Bridge
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Caught my eye

A very very old door in Czech Republic
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Old railroad bridge in the Keys

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Chicago

Water tower
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Holland MI

This is a home that was occupied by 2 brothers.
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Mackinac Bridge

Connects Upper and Lower Michigan
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Budapest Hungary

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A Mix Of Styles

European craftsmanship
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Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel Mackinac Island MI
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Good Color

Just liked the color and shapes. Somewhere in Germany.
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Old Movie Theatre Building

Key West Duval Street
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