Monday, February 28, 2011

Philadelphia Office Building Sculpture

This street sculpture is what I love about cities. You never know what you are going to "stumble upon". I was on my way to photograph the Comcast Center when I see this at 16th and Vine Street in Philadelphia. I am still search for the artist behind this amazing street sculpture.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

15th Tallest Building in USA...

It's the Comcast Center located in downtown Philadelphia. I visited it on Saturday. Inside they have a video that changes (currently playing a movie about Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater located in Western PA). The building was completed in 2007. And in case you were wondering how it ranks the world, it's the 60th tallest building in the world!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Georgetown Friday Night Sky

Friday Night driving home thru Georgetown with a really cool sky! Glad I packed my camera today!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Silver Spring Ice Skating Rink

Two months ago the new Ice Skating Rink in downtown Silver Spring opened. This was part of the new Veterans Plaza building that was officially dedicated in November. Today I spent a little time off the ice taking a few photographs.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Richard Kirkland Monument, Fredericksburg VA

You may have never heard of confederate Sgt. Richard Kirkland, I know before yesterday I had not. But he is well known in and around Fredericksburg VA for his actions on December 14th 1862 during the Civil War. On the 13th of December there had been a major fight in front of "Marye's Heights" wall during the Battle of Fredericksburg. Thousands of Union soldiers laid wounded, and Kirkland asked his commanding officer if he could help the Union soldiers in need. At first he was denied, but later Brig. General Joseph Kershaw agreed he could help at his own risk. For hours Kirkland provided the wounded soldiers (both confederate and union) water, warm clothing, and blankets and is still remembered to this day for his courageous actions. Kirkland is known as "The Angel of Marye's Heights"

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Road Trip to Frederickburg, VA

Temperatures were in the mid 50's today, which was perfect weather for a little road trip. About an hour outside of Washington DC, Fredericksburg VA has a nice downtown with a mix of historic building and quaint little shops. This painting on Caroline Street was entitled "the warmth of Fredericksburg" and summed up the feeling I had today walking around this historic southern city.

This a bust of James Monroe, the 5th president of President, who practiced law and was born in nearby Westmoreland County, VA. The James Monroe museum has many artifacts from his White House days.

This church dates back to 1720...

This tree was a bird houses was in a cemetery next to the above church.

I also visited the Masonic Cemetery which dates back to early 1700's. Check out my cemetery project blog @
And tomorrow check back to see a very cool Monument dedicated to a local Fredericksburg hero from the civil war.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Gehry's NYC Skyscraper Reviewed by NY Times

Last August I visited and wrote about for this blog Frank Gehry's skyscraper being built in lower Manhattan. Six months later, the New Times reviews the building in today's paper. Here's a link:

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Washington DC Auto Show 2011

The Washington Auto Show wraps up this weekend at the Convention Center. Don't ask me much about these cars (I am really not a car person) but cars and the show did make for some good photographs!

Tomorrow I will post of my non-automobile "fun" pictures from the auto show!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

New Music Hall Now Open in Miami Beach

A few weeks ago I visited and posted photos of the new Frank Gehry music hall in Miami Beach. It has since opened, however I was disappointed that I was not able to get any great photographs of the building. So tonight I wanted share this photo that was posted on the web site.