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I have had a life-long fascination with architecture & design. So much so, that some form of architecture based career might have been a good idea. At one point I did contemplate going back to college, but the hard realities of a 4-year course and the impact on my finances dissuaded me.

Well if I can’t design for a living, I can at least enjoy taking pictures of buildings and their architectural features.

Crystal Bridges Museum Architecture (Color)

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Museum Architecture (color) [4 pictures]

Crystal Bridges Museum Architecture (black and white)

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Museum Architecture (black and white) [6 pictures]

Crystal Bridges Restaurant – ‘Eleven’

We chose to visit on a record breaking day for the museum. I think that helped with these pictures taken in the restaurant. [8 pictures]

Twentieth-Century Art

Unfortunately this gallery was closed. It made up for it by making a great picture though.

Blue – E 13th. Kansas City

Walking back to the office from the Power & Light Stage I couldn’t stop myself taking this picture. Kansas City Power & Light District. E 13th.

Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts, Kansas City

I popped out of the diocesan office in Kansas City for a meeting and found myself in a pastiche of Sydney, Australia. Despite the 25°F temperature I had to stop and take a picture, the light and colors were just… Continue Reading →

Fratton – Portsmouth UK

Fratton – Portsmouth UK

I cannot resist an architectural shot every now and then, and this was one of those times.

Floor 4 – Tate Modern

The Tate Modern is one of my favorite art galleries. I try to make time for a visit whenever I’m in London.

South Campbell Avenue and West Walnut Street

Seen on the Springfield First Friday Art Walk.



The Excellent lighting comes from a single roof-light. Very sixties construction, though I think it may have been built a lot later.

State Street, Chicago

One of my all-time favorite pictures.

Gala Theatre – Durham UK

This picture appeared as the watermark on all the theatre tickets. I’ve no idea if they are still using it.


I spotted this picture while waiting for a train. I (correctly) judged I’d have just enough time to run over and get the picture before the train arrived.

St. Barnabas Church, Rose Road, Southampton

Jubilee Church, Somers Road, Portsmouth UK

Stairwell – Oceanographic Institute

Great use of glass blocks for privacy and lighting in a stairwell.



Building 29

Saw this while stretching my legs this afternoon, the sun was just going down, tracking up the side of the building. I’m trying to get back into the habit of climbing the stairs of this building twice a day. It’ll… Continue Reading →

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