architecture

round edges

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frank seuss

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anyone think frank gehry and dr. seuss are related?
here’s gehry’s awesome state center at mit.
though it seems to have had some practical difficulties:
"so – what happens when the ice falls off the roof and breaks through a window?”

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harvard memorial hall

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built in the 1870s, this is a US historical landmark, serving a multipurpose as memorial to harvard men who died defending the union, as dance and banquet hall for alumni, and as theatrical performance space

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empire state

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the iconic empire state building from madison square - with new bike paths!

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finally a windmill!

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believe it or not, the first windmills i saw were the thin electricity generating mills. here’s its ancestor in delft

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vredespaleis

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a peak at the peace palace in the hague

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down 6th avenue

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the contrasting views of a new york public library and the new world trade center down sixth avenue

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across east river

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the financial district behind some enthusiastic kayak polo players

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harvard courtyard

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imrana plaza

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the philosopher's shack on accra's shore

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architectural contrast

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the buildings with the best upkeep in accra are churches - this is a church of the later day saints

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elmina castle

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first built by the portuguese in 1482, then occupied and extended by the dutch and british, elmina castle (originally castle of st. george of the mine) is the oldest existing european structure in sub-saharan africa.

used to administer the colonial outpost, facilitate trading of goods, and then to imprison and trade west african slaves

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arcs of independence

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ghana was the first african state to gain independence from a colonial power (1957)

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our unceasing reliance

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south africa remains too reliant on coal - the answer to reduced load-shedding and sustainable futures are one - go renewable!

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balme library

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the main library at the university of ghana

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forest reserve headquarters

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the base for the atiwa forest reserve rangers, with piles of confiscated timber

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akosombo dam

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apparently the volta dam is at its lowest point in 5 years, forcing the shut down of more hydroelectric turbines - somewhat explaining our energy problems…

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walt disney concert hall | 14 december, 2011
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one of frank gehry’s flowing constructions

walt disney concert hall, grand & 1st, los angeles | location
pentax k-r | 21mm | 1/50 | f/5.6 | iso800 |
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stadium bay

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cape town stadium from high level road


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waiting on city hall | 14 october,2012
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a man waits for a friend near the taxi rank overlooking the grand parade and city hall buiding

grand parade, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 21mm | 1/200 | f/14 | iso200 |
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bright in day and night| 7 october, 2012
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the kommetjie lighthouse down the peninsula
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=375655759175480&set=a.324698574271199.72631.324654634275593&type=1&theater

kommetjie, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 28mm | 1/800 | f/7.1 | iso200 |
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nestled above it all | 24 august, 2012
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the church overlooks the buildscape of greenpoint

greenpoint, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 18mm | 1/800 | f/9 | iso400 |
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social steps | 17 august, 2012
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central space is essential to a good university

university of cape town, rondebosch, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 20mm | 1/60 | f/11 | iso400 |
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floating beast | 12 august, 2012
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did you know that oil rigs float? some actually propel themselves. this one arrived recently in table bay from brazil en route to australia. i met a man on a minibus who detailed his horrible job of removing all its barnacles while hanging under it.

table bay harbour, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 42mm | 1/125 | f/13 | iso200 |
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highway to nowhere | 4 august, 2012
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the rest of this road is actually invisible, but no one is brave enough to continue driving on it…

lower buitengracht, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 40mm | 0.5s | f/4.5 | iso800 |
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waiting for... | 21 july, 2012
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a man waits for a friend with city hall and table mountain in the backdrop

civic central station, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 42mm | 1/100 | f/7.1 | iso200 |
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sterile steps | 26 june, 2012
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the lead up to cape town stadium is barren without fans drawn to a game

cape town stadium, greenpoint, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 32mm | 1/125 | f/7.1 | iso200 |
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cul de sac | 2 june, 2012
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my favorite cul de sac offers a nice view of cape town stadium

greenpoint, cape town | location
pentax k-r | 40mm | 1/100 | f/11 | iso400 |
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constant construction | 19 april, 2012
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cranes stand guard over their new project near rosebank

rosebank mall, johannesburg | location
pentax k-r | 42mm | 1/60 | f/13 | iso200 |
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entrance | 18 april, 2012
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the insides of the sign to the zone is reflected in the entrance

the zone, rosebank mall, johannesburg | location
pentax k-r | 18mm | 1/60 | f/13 | iso200 |
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blue mosque take 2

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coming soon: a blue mosque inspired temple in accra, brought to you by turkish airlines

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new styles

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accra has some rather colourful new buildings shooting up fast

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UN atrium

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the insides of the UNEP and UN-Habitat headquarters!

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union building

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south africa’s union building, presidential offices

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university of pretoria

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forgotton apartments

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the somewhat desolate abandoned block on the coast near tema

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fort geometry

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view from above - in elmina castle

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cleopatra's needle

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erected by thutmose III in heliopolis 1450BC - enscribed by rhameses II, the great, the monument thief, 200 years later, moved to alexandria by the romans in 12BC, and gifted to the US in 1877 for staying neutral as france and england tried to take over egypt. placed in central park, near the metropolitain museum of art

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atrium of airborne flowers

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at the chihuly museum

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old&new

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toronto is covered in amazing street art - some of it showing it’s age - just to perfect the juxtaposition of old toronto surrounded by tons of new condominiums

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needle

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seattle space needle at dusk

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