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Il Duomo In The Morning via Instagram

June 11th, 2019 Comments off

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Il Duomo In The Morning

Il Duomo In The Morning via Instagram

The Duomo in Milan and it’s piazza are the living room of old town Milan. 

We saw it in nearly every time of day. Walking by for lunch. Strolling in the evening during Passeggiata and in this case, in the morning as the sun rises over it’s at spires. 

It looks different throughout the day and nearly every photo is different because of the way light plays On its ornate facade. I often liken it To a grand wedding cake created out of stone instead of frosting.

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Downtown Denver Scene via Instagram

June 4th, 2019 1 comment

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Downtown Denver Scene

Downtown Denver Scene via Instagram

Old and new in Downtown Denver. We found out on a historical house tour that much of downtown was bulldozed so there are just a few historical remnants scattered about. That is Trinity Methodist Church in the distance. One of the survivors.

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So many beautiful old places destroyed… Heartbreaking… #MyHomeState#PreserveHistory

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A doorway within a doorway via Instagram

May 9th, 2019 Comments off

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A doorway within a doorway

A doorway within a doorway via Instagram

Doorways of Milano

Where does this doorway lead? Sometimes you just have to follow it and see!

I collected many such pictures on our trip to Milan last September and have often done the same on past trips to Italy. They are always so fascinating especially when they give such tantalizing views of what lies beyond. 

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Doorways of Milano via Instagram

May 2nd, 2019 Comments off

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Doorways of Milano

Doorways of Milano via Instagram

Giorgio Armani, Milano

Who works here? What do they do? Where does this doorway lead? 

I found myself asking these questions every time we passed an entry like this. I collected many such pictures on our trip to Milan last September and have often done the same on past trips to Italy. They are always so fascinating especially when they give such tantalizing views of what lies beyond. 

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Architectural Abstract via Instagram

April 26th, 2019 Comments off

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Architectural Abstract

Architectural Abstract via Instagram

Another black and white architectural study capture out and about in Los Angeles. 

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Architectural Abstract via Instagram

April 18th, 2019 Comments off

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Architectural Abstract

Architectural Abstract via Instagram

Another photo of architecture taken to its abstract limits. This isn’t someplace special or unique in regards to architecture but was found in a local shopping mall. 

For myself, I was taken by the regular divisions of space in contrast to the larger panels and the curvature of the roof and how it effects the divisions. 

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Pettinaroli and Figli, Storefront, Milano, Italia via Instagram

April 18th, 2019 Comments off

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Pettinaroli and Figli, Storefront, Milano, Italia via Instagram

Pettinaroli and Figli, Storefront, Milano, Italia

I ended up taking lots of photos of storefronts during this trip. There are so many interesting and unique displays and often the stores themselves are just as unique.

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Architectural Abstract, Packing House, Claremont, California via Instagram

April 14th, 2019 Comments off

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Architectural Abstract, Packing House, Claremont, California

The sunset created this amazing abstract light painting on the @claremontpacking building on Friday night while we had dinner at @eurekaclaremont . 
My eye is often caught by these interesting patterns. So much so that @drrosannewelch will often ask just WHAT I am taking a picture of. 😀

Architectural Abstract, Packing House, Claremont, California via Instagram

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Courtyard, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milano, Italia via Instagram

March 24th, 2019 Comments off

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Displaying and learning about painting should always be done in a building which is also a piece of art itself. The collonades and arches of the courtyard give a rhythm to the building even if the Napoleon as Greek God statue is a bit overdone. 😀

Another fine sight from our September 2018 trip to Milan. 

Courtyard, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milano, Italia
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My Los Angeles 77 – A Soaring Ceiling, Union Station via Instagram

March 10th, 2019 Comments off

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My Los Angeles 77 – A Soaring Ceiling, Union Station

There is something special about starting or ending your journey at an exquisitely designed station like this. It makes the entire trip seem grander and more important — even if you are just going from Van Nuys to downtown or changing from the Red Line to the Gold Line or your way somewhere else.
Like many others, I am always struck with the architecture of Union Station and the hustle and bustle to be found there.

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