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SOME CITY & ARCHITECTURE FAVOURITES...

Big cities and their buildings are fabulous subjects for photographers, and new cities are always fascinating for this reason alone. Images captured in various cities are great memory aides - they bring back my recollections of the city most vividly. Old buildings are interesting whether grand or not, and modern tall buildings in tight streets pose special problems - do I try to correct perspective distortion, or not?

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Dubai Skyline
Dubai Skyline : Seagulls swirl around the abra on Dubai Creek as the setting sun gilts the city skyline. (DSCF4653 (1).jpg)<br>Camera: FinePix S5500
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Punda of Curacao
Punda of Curacao : The iconic skyline of Punda as seen from Otrobanda is the image which appears on Curacao's car registration plates. (IMG_9099.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Natchez-Vidalia Bridge
Natchez-Vidalia Bridge : Joining Louisiana and Mississippi, these twin cantilever bridges cross the mighty river upstream from Baton Rouge. (IMG_7225.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Docklands Rebirth, London
Docklands Rebirth, London : The new Canary Wharf station on the Docklands Light Rail. (IMG_2080.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Sacre Coeur
Sacre Coeur : The Basilica of the Sacred Heart defines the Montmartre skyline in Paris. (DSCF4987.jpg)<br>Camera: FinePix S5500
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Sunny Plaza de la Catedral Havana
Sunny Plaza de la Catedral Havana : Cobblestone surface in this warm and sunny square in Old Havana, Cuba. (IMG_5626.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Panama City Skyline
Panama City Skyline : View of modern Panama City as seen from Camino de Cruces National Park. (IMG_7034.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Tatro Melico Salazar of San Jose
Tatro Melico Salazar of San Jose : A grey day cannot hide the grandeur of this 1928 beaux-arts style theatre named after a Costa Rican operatic tenor. (IMG_8126.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Haight Ashbury
Haight Ashbury : Fanciful shop decoration in Haight Street village west of San Francisco CBD. (0D0A3332.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
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Nelson's Dockyard Antigua
Nelson's Dockyard Antigua : A modern day marina with great historical significance, English Harbour was a naval base from 1632. Admiral Horatio Nelson lived here in the 1780's. (IMG_8351.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Castillo de la Real Fuerza, Havana Cuba
Castillo de la Real Fuerza, Havana Cuba : Thought to be the oldest fort in the Americas (1577) and built by slaves and prisoners, the Castle of the Royal Force replaced one destroyed by pirates. (IMG_5680.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi
Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi : Domes and spires of the Grand Mosque. (IMG_4575.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Grant Street Mural Art
Grant Street Mural Art : Grant Street, one of the oldest in San Francisco, now strongly features imaginative murals. (0D0A3272.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
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Manhattan Bridge from Brooklyn
Manhattan Bridge from Brooklyn : One of four suspension bridges across NYC's East River, this one opened in 1909 and is thought of as the forerunner of modern suspension bridge design. (DSCF6118.jpg)<br>Camera: FinePix S5500
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Brisbane's Heritage Listed Story Bridge
Brisbane's Heritage Listed Story Bridge : The longest cantilever bridge (1940) in Australia connects Fortitude Valley to Kangaroo Point in Brisbane, and is named after a prominent Queensland public servant. (0D0A4244.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
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Grand Bur Dubai Mosque
Grand Bur Dubai Mosque : Dating from 1900, this downtown mosque looks beautiful in the sunset. (DSCF4733.jpg)<br>Camera: FinePix S5500
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Former Presidential Palace of Cuba
Former Presidential Palace of Cuba : Now the Museum of the Revolution, the former Presidential Palace (1920) is maybe the most stunning edifice in Havana. It was the site of a failed attempt to overthrow Fulgencio Batista in 1957. (IMG_5902.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Lafitte's Blacksmiths of New Orleans
Lafitte's Blacksmiths of New Orleans : One of the city's oldest surviving buildings may or may not have onced housed a genuine smithy shop. (IMG_7501.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Painted Ladies of San Francisco
Painted Ladies of San Francisco : From Alamo Square, painted in complimentary colours which emphasise the architectural features. (0D0A3141.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
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San Francisco Ferry Terminal
San Francisco Ferry Terminal : Winter dusk at the restored Ferry Terminal clock tower. (0D0A3123.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
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Restoration in Panama City's historical district.
Restoration in Panama City's historical district. : Example of fine building restoration in Casco Viejo. (IMG_7063.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Santa Lucia Hill in Santiago
Santa Lucia Hill in Santiago : Santa Lucia Hill (69m over the city) in Santiago Chile. Conquered by the Spanish in 1540; Fort Hildalgo built in 1820. (IMG_6271.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Modern City in Chile
Modern City in Chile : Modern buildings in Av Vitacura, Santiago are dwarfed by surrounding mountains. (IMG_6329.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Railway Station St Louis
Railway Station St Louis : Grand old Union Station, like many others in the USA, now reborn as a hotel and shopping mall. (IMG_6861.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Shutters of New Orleans
Shutters of New Orleans : Brightly coloured modest cottages like this adorn the downtown fringe. (IMG_7576.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Miami Beach Architectural District
Miami Beach Architectural District : The South Beach area of Miami is famous for its delightful pastel-coloured art deco buildings. (IMG_7801.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Telegraph Hill San Francisco
Telegraph Hill San Francisco : Freakish but characteristic of upscale residential architecture. (0D0A3305.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
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National Theatre in San Jose, Costa Rica
National Theatre in San Jose, Costa Rica : The National Theatre of Costa Rica (1891) is arguably the city's finest historic building. (IMG_8132.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Old & New in Brisbane
Old & New in Brisbane : Contrast between modest old Queenslanders and modern highrise construction in Brisbane (0D0A4205.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
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Melbourne at Sunset
Melbourne at Sunset : Looking up the Yarra River on a clear winter afternoon, Melbourne's modern skyline reflects the setting sun. (0D0A2267.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
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St Louis "Old Courthouse"
St Louis "Old Courthouse" : This courthouse saw many significant rulings on civil rights in the USA. (IMG_6897.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Colorful hillside of Guayaquil
Colorful hillside of Guayaquil : Guayaquil is Ecuador's main port. The El Faro light sits atop Santa Ana Hill. (IMG_8265.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Rooftops of Paris
Rooftops of Paris : Paris has many iconic views, but none are more evocative than the rooftops of this low rise city. (DSCF4827.jpg)<br>Camera: FinePix S5500
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Mark Twain Museum
Mark Twain Museum : Snow clearing by the Mark Twain Museum, near his boyhood home, in Hannibal Missouri. (IMG_6838.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Shambles of Dreux
Shambles of Dreux : Wooden houses in Dreux dating back to the 15th Century lean precariously towards each other across a narrow lane. (IMG_2549.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Sacre-Coeur de Balata in Martinique
Sacre-Coeur de Balata in Martinique : Sacre-Coeur not in Paris, but in the foothills outside of Fort de France in Martinique. (IMG_8150.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Simon Pearce Glass in Quechee
Simon Pearce Glass in Quechee : Queechee is a tiny town in Vermont, with one of its nicest buildings being this traditional glass-blowing facility. (DSCF5989B.jpg)<br>Camera: FinePix S5500
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Old San Juan, Peurto Rico.
Old San Juan, Peurto Rico. : The colorful view from a window down the Escalinata de las Monjas in this old Spanish city. (IMG_8794.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Oak Alley Plantation
Oak Alley Plantation : The master's house, behind the last two 300 year old trees in  the oak alley of this sugar plantation, was completed in 1839. (IMG_7342.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Flatiron Building of New York City
Flatiron Building of New York City : The narrow pie-slice shape of the iconic Flatiron Building (1902) in New York City. (IMG_2287.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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San Agustin
San Agustin : A city in Florida, St Augsutine was founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers features classical architecture in its historical quarter. (DSCF5421.jpg)<br>Camera: FinePix S5500
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Leadenhall Market, London
Leadenhall Market, London : Stunningly beautiful arcade, very popular with business people at lunchtime. (IMG_2144.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Dublin Castle, Ireland
Dublin Castle, Ireland : The tower on the right is the only surviving tower of the 1228 medieval castle. (IMG_3415.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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N Tracy Ave Bozeman Montana
N Tracy Ave Bozeman Montana : Historical cottage on N Tracy Ave, just off downtown. (0D0A3394.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
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Che Guevara at Plaza de la Revolucion.
Che Guevara at Plaza de la Revolucion. : The great hero of Cuba, Argentine Che Guevara, is memorialised in this building opposite Havana's Revolution Square (IMG_5516.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Old Town Bypass in Panama City
Old Town Bypass in Panama City : Go offshore to prevent a new road from destroying the world heritage old town, now called Casco Angiguo. (IMG_7050.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Havana's Hotel Nacional (1930)
Havana's Hotel Nacional (1930) : Hotel Nacional and the Gulf of Mexico from a highrise Havana restaurant. (IMG_5866.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Radio City of New York
Radio City of New York : In Rockefeller Center, this music hall is one of New York city's iconic buildings. (DSCF6046.jpg)<br>Camera: FinePix S5500
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Government House in Falkland Islands
Government House in Falkland Islands : Government House in Stanley, capital of The Falklands, an archipelago of two large and 776 smaller islands, contested by Great Britain and Argentina. (DSC_1800.jpg)<br>Camera: NIKON 1 AW1
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Notre Dame before the fire
Notre Dame before the fire : Horrified by the fire of 2019, I resurrected this old image of mine, taken on Christmas Day 2007. (DSCF5040.jpg)<br>Camera: FinePix S5500
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Jackson Square & St Louis Cathedral
Jackson Square & St Louis Cathedral : St Louis Cathedral is the spiritual centre of the French Quarter, seen here from the Mississippi River over Jackson Square (after Major General Andrew Jackson) who won the Battle of New Orleans for USA. (IMG_7510.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 60D
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Dawn's Early Light in Brisbane.
Dawn's Early Light in Brisbane. : Perfect calm on the Brisbane River at winter's daybreak. (0D0A4332.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
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Coit Tower San Francisco
Coit Tower San Francisco : Good heart rate exercise in the climb up to Coit Tower. Lazy people drive up Telegraph Hill. (0D0A3281.jpg)<br>Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
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Panama Museum of Biodiversity
Panama Museum of Biodiversity : Panama City's famous Frank Geary designed Biodiversity Museum (2014), located on the Amador Causeway. (DSC_3213.jpg)<br>Camera: NIKON 1 AW1

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