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Posts tagged “Architecture


I watch people when there is no scenery to photograph. Library? Yes, again. The building was picturesque enough to demand a visit. Books? But, of course! There was a sale of used books! Oh, surprise! We came away with a couple (books, not people). Hat? Hats? Alpaca, you gotta feel! Soft!! Of course, they are all the more stylish in this year’s fashion cat mask. Imagine me, parked, patiently sitting in one place? Hardly! I usefully perused my phone for a place to eat. Yeah, all that sittin’ makes me hungry.

Eclipse – about as rare…

Peer into the background. Like a dam, chaos is being tightly reigned in. It’s summer. Colleen’s family reunions here every year since she was a kid. Generations gather, they transition, and another generation is here. How long will they keep gathering? I’m just a middle man. We host. We have not been this neat and tidy since the pandemic hit. It’s been about two years since I saw the tops of the tables. Guilty! Colleen and I both tend to leave things where they lie. That way I have an archeological estimate of what went where when. Got it? And, then there’s no dust on the table either. No worries, there’s plenty of dust everywhere else. Neat? Not exactly. But it sure works for us. You might laugh. You are neater than we. But then again, we are living well and happy. It’s amazing that having a mess is peace. We don’t argue. Things are always hidden under something or another. It’s home! Note: the pictures of neatness, you see, will last only a few days. Like the melting snow in spring, all will return to ‘normal’ in a few days. A crowd is coming. Soon, things will lie everywhere. Chaos! … returns.



Cactus is not much interest for me to photograph. This looks architectural. What a difference. This got my attention.

Lean on me


It’s New York (City). This is a new building since I’ve been away. There’s a straight  rod along the crooked edge. And it has a bridge across. Why? Conversation piece? Just ‘cause they could do it? I’d love to see it “all fall down.” Or not…

Jeddah Airport

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The airport is all outdoors. It never rains until it rains. So you are taken to and from the plane by bus. The terminal could certainly use some modernization. It’s a bit cramped. I see these tents. I imagine that they are for shade. The only thing is that there is no terminal or parking lot there. Maybe it’s the international terminal for non Saudi airlines. So far I have only flown in and out on a Saudi jet. Another mystery…from a distance it could be so interesting if it had been done right.