While out on a peaceful Sunday morning in late October, I came upon the Lockmaster for the Manchester Canal. In England's industrial age, this narrow waterway's lock system lifted boats and barges from the sea level elevation of the inlet to the southwest to higher elevations that extended into the city's center.
East End Puddles
An abstract interpretation of a newly constructed office building facade in London's East End near Greenwich, adjacent to the O2 Arena in the light of a rather chilly February morning.
Edinburgh Castle, Obelisk
Taken not long after a January sunrise, the low winter light shines like a flashlight on the starkness of the scene. The castle now becomes a symbol of aged determination against the relentless elements, and time.
Tower Bridge, Up
Completed in 1894, this bridge would likely rank among the top 5 most recognizable throughout the world. How do you capture something known so widely? Well, here's a view: Tower Bridge, Up.
If British architects and builders wanted something unremarkable, they would not build them to look like this. Hard to imagine a proper British railway station without a prominent clock.
Then, the late morning clouds parted and the sun shone upon the great Bath Crescent. An iconic building, and spectacular symbol of the power and wealth of Britain's upper class of the 18th century.
Trinity Hall & River Cam
The River Cam flows through the grounds of the colleges that line it. On this afternoon, the punters are busy as rain clouds loom in the south.
Located off of Victoria St. in London, the Cathedral's bell tower is highlighted in late afternoon light under a looming rain shower.
Pulteney Weir, Bath
As it courses through Bath, this stretch of the River Avon is called the Pulteney Weir, with the Grand Parade on the left bank and in the background, the Pulteney Bridge.
In the shopping district of Manchester, this unique walkway above the street below connects two large retail stores. The passageway sets up this shot, seemingly as one building docks--makes contact, with the other.
East End Diamonds
Near Greenwich, situated in London's older east end, it is sometimes not a matter of something new, but reinterpreting something plain, common.
Located along the old Manchester Quay, the World War II museum glistens in late afternoon light.
Birmingham, in the heart of the Midlands probably has the most impressive array of industrial age and modern era architecture than anywhere else in the region.
St. John's Chapel, Cambridge
St. John's Chapel sits among the buildings that form the campus of St. John's College, University of Cambridge. The iconic multi-pointed architectural style of the mid-19th century evident in the Chapel's peak.
Victoria St. Glass
This abstract color photo along Victoria St., London, captures the interplay of light, glass, shadow, cloud, and reflection.
Newcastle Steel & Stone
The Blue Green steel of the Tyne Bridge as it passes over this neighborhood on the Tyne's southside makes for an interesting interplay of steel and stone.
Lazy Manchester Canal
The tour boat harkens to an era, some 150 years ago as Manchester was taking on its role as the industrialized center of England's west.
Tower Bridge Angles
To interpret this iconic bridge yet say, see something new, different.
Building On Rail
Taken in Dublin, the shot features hints of industrial era design and modern architecture in a fusion that contains hidden curves and lines.
The underside of London's Blackfriar Bridge is the setting for this interpretation of the long, curving steel arches that support the burden of the railroad above.
A photograph, and life advice, from Dublin.
Dublin's vast Glen Nevis cemetery is the scene on a July afternoon; the sunlight bringing shadowed stone and memory to life
The late morning sun captures a mixed reflection of light and clouds on this facade.
Tower Bridge Storm Looming
What do you do to capture some hidden essence of an iconic structure? In this case, the answer is to capture the mood of what frames the bridge.
Tower Bridge Sunset Light
As the evening's shadows begin to creep up the towers of London's Tower Bridge, the clouds part in the background as a late day squall line recedes toward the east.
Mersey Love Locks
This is a common sight in the UK, less so in the US. There, along the banks of the Mersey, are chains where scores of engraved locks attest to messages of love, promise, eternity.
Beetham, The Idea
One of the most distinctive high-rise buildings in the UK, the Beetham Tower of Manchester reaches skyward in late afternoon light.
This massive fortress sits atop a promontory in the city center. The black rock, the basaltic remnants of a geologically ancient volcanic cone, form the contrast with a crystal clear sky shortly after sunrise.
This older drawbridge forms a link between one of Dublin's canals and the river Liffy.
Taken at a 2017 street festival in Bath, England
Tyne High Bridge
A classic example of over-engineered Victorian-era steel bridges.
As a mid-summer shower clears off to the east, the late afternoon light illuminates the remains of a medieval fortress.
Where They Cross
A Sunday morning in Manchester, UK
Beneath Tyne Bridge
Framed by the granite of the northern approach to the Tyne Bridge, old Newcastle sits where the bridge was built.
Majestic Palace With Iconic Facade
Dublin Along The Liffy & Building Art
Conveyor To Oblivion
As the conveyor extends into the distance, the blackness of oblivion appears.
Clyde Time Traveler
A tall ship against modern glass against an approaching storm.
Goddess of Hygiene
The River Leith Walk may be one of the most scenic small river walks in Scotland. On this day the forecast was for 60% chance of rain. Instead, there was this...
Leith Late Afternoon
On occasion, taking a picture into the afternoon sun, technically fraught with opportunity for error, can produce wonderful results.
While this perspective is not unique, the sky and warm afternoon colors make this picture a beauty of summer.
Edinburgh High Sunset
If anyone ever attempts to describe to you the beautiful color of Edinburgh granite at sunset, you can hang this picture and point to it.
A monolith at the east end of Princess Street, the Balmoral Hotel epitomizes the essence of Scottish Revival architecture. Its granite too becomes beautiful in sunsetting light.
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