Times Square

Late at night, one of the most photographed places on the planet.




With most of the United States in deep freeze, why not venture out on the first day of the year and feel that cold, crisp air?  Why not.  Unfortunately, my favorite museum was closed for the day.

DSC05251_sStill, a little cold weather did not deter this man, nor did the weather deter his drinking companions.

DSC05255_sBut on this cold January day, the first day of the year, the afternoon light made this short trip to the Mall worthwhile.


Buildings of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton

Nova Scotia and Cape Breton are wonderful places to explore.  Some of the highest tide height differentials in the planet.  For the wild, moody coastlines.  For the mountains, the ocean views, the forests and the waterfalls.  And then there are the buildings that add color and uniqueness to this beautiful Canadian province.


The East Building, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

This is one of the most interesting architectural landmarks in a city full of architectural landmarks.  The East Building of the National Gallery of Art was designed by I.M. Pei and first opened to the public in 1978.  In the second decade of the twenty first century, the museum underwent renovations and reopened to the public in 2016.  The museum is home to the larges Calder mobile in the world.  It a building awash in light and open spaces.  Walk up and down staircases of marble.  Take a seat by the trees in the sun  atrium.  Go to the roof, where you can take in a beautiful view of Pennsylvania Avenue and the Capitol and take a selfie with a giant blue rooster.  And did I mention the Picassos, the Rothkos, the Dali by the elevator?   A truly magnificent place to visit and explore.  And photograph.