Atlanta Architecture – Icons of The City

Dusk Photo of the King and Queen Towers near Georgia 400 and I-285 in Atlanta Georgia

This is the second spotlight in my series of photographs of Atlanta Icons, while the first focused on Restaurants, this one will is all the rest of the Atlanta area scenery that I captured in pictures while working on this body of work. In particular, this spotlight looks at Atlanta Architecture. In my opinion, this picture shows a couple of the most recognizable buildings in Atlanta, familiar to any commuter on the north side of the City. These towers, officially Concourse Corporate Center V and VI, are known to the locals … Continue reading

Atlanta Icons – Let’s Eat

Photo of Atlanta's Varsity Sign at Dusk

Once upon a time, I started a series of photographs of what I thought were Atlanta’s iconic places. I was inspired because I had been traveling and kept coming back with what I though (hoped) were pictures of icons of the cities I visited. And until the recent idea of staycations, it wasn’t so common that people took the time to visit the things in their own backyards. My energy for the series eventually waned and unless I move back to Atlanta one day, it may be done, but I’m … Continue reading

St Pauls Cathedral

Vintage Picture of London's Saint Paul's Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral is certainly an icon of London. The images of the great dome standing above the smoke of WWII is certainly one that will live in our collective conscious for years to come. Officially the Cathedral Church of Paul the Apostle, the church is at least the 5th St Paul’s to sit on this site. The first according to Bede was built in 604 AD. This photo was taken from the pedestrian bridge that connects Bankside with the City of London.  It’s taken at a very shallow depth … Continue reading

Cambridge University

Photo of King's College from the River cam

The University of Cambridge (informally Cambridge University) is the second oldest university in the English speaking world.  It was established  in 1209 and consists of 31 colleges dotted around the landscape of modern Cambridge. The Backs is the view of the colleges from the River Cam.  The chapel on the right in the photo above is quintessential Cambridge.  This Chapel is both the symbol of Kings and the logo of the city council of Cambridge.  Although locally the college is simply referred to as  Kings, this is King’s College of … Continue reading

Around Cambridge

Photo taken while punting on the river Cam - Cambridge England

The city of Cambridge is well known as the home of the University of Cambridge.  The heritage of the area is ancient, having been the site of habitation since well into pre-history.  It was occupied in Roman times as Duroliponte.  In Saxon times, it was Grantebrycge.  The name of the place continued to mutate through the ages, becoming Grentabrige or Cantebrigge with the river at the heart of it becoming known as the Granta.  Eventually, the name became Cambridge, and just the part of the River in Cambridge became the … Continue reading

City of St Albans

Artisitc Picture of the Medieval Clock Tower in St. Alban's England

St Albans has a long history connected to London.  It was once a day’s ride from London, so became a major stop for the coach trade.  Today at  about a half hour by train, it’s become a charming bedroom community.  But the history here is longer still, being the site of an ancient Roman town and the first Christian martyr from Britain. St Albans is home to the only remaining 15th century clock towers in England.  This tower, pictured above, was apparently something of a snub to the nearby monastery … Continue reading