Category Archives: Urban landscapes

Landscape with pink sky

Public transportation gives us the opportunity to see things that can be obscured by other means of travel. In this way we can observe our surroundings in an independent and focused way. Taking mental pictures as the landscape starts and stops around us is something sort … Continue reading

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Urban landscapes • Signs of fun

Sometimes its best not to paint things out, as with this Furniture store’s sign from a view along University Ave. in North Park. Having lived in this area for decades I miss it, and still come here often. I dropped off some … Continue reading

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Urban interiors: U.S. Grant Hotel

In the 1970s and early 80s the U.S. Grant Hotel the once fabulous hotel was loosing it’s luster. Downtown San Diego was in a slight decline at that point, very different from what it is now, with all the development … Continue reading

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Urban landscapes: San Diego Central Library

  Looking out from the San Diego Central Library onto the urban landscape that surrounds you is breath taking. So unlike the old library building, the landscape downtown is infinitely more complex from the new libraries view point. While the … Continue reading

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Urban landscapes: diverse signs

Bossier, Louisiana   Lemon Grove, California   Portland, Oregon After all the drama and intrigue of the past few months, I wanted to post something lighter and more diverse. These signs are from three different states in the USA, LA, CA, OR.  

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Urban landscapes

Classical building w lightbar This is the first in a series of photos from different locals along the West coast. Urban landscapes are made of such varied things, the relation to light source in the composition both as illumination and as … Continue reading

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Uneeda Biscuit, and other Ghost signs

We’ve all seen these mysterious and wonderful signs in our daily landscape. As most of the products and information these signs represented are long gone, one can now see them as a different kind of art, as was their beginning. * Ghost … Continue reading

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