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Tracers of human & geologic history (LAPC)

Above/featured: Muzeum station, Prague metro line C – 8 Nov 2016 (HL).

The Oxford Dictionary defines history as:

•   study of past events, particularly in human affairs;
•   whole series of past events connected with a particular person or thing;
•   a continuous chronological record of key or public events or of a particular trend or institution.

I provide the following examples of tangible traces of past societies and signs of present-day activity. I tried here to avoid elements of or imprints by historic architectural or building styles which was presented here in a previous LAPC.

  1. Canada: Vancouver
  2. Czech Republic: Prague
  3. Germany: Berlin
  4. Germany: Blaubeuren
  5. Germany: Frankfurt am Main
  6. Germany: Leipzig
  7. Germany: Worms (Warmaisa)
  8. México: Ciudad de México
  9. New Zealand: Wellington
  10. USA: Albuquerque, NM
  11. USA: Grand Canyon, AZ

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Global Architectonics (LAPC)

Above/featured: Ruferin (caller) sculpture by Othmar Schimkowitz, roof and corner of Otto Wagner’s Musenhaus – Vienna, 18 May 2018 with 6D1 (more here).

Architectonics is a noun which represents “the scientific study of the art and practice of design and construction of buildings.” And by analogy with (plate-) tectonics, key figures and their subsequent creations have shaped architectural ideas and trends around the world. In the following locations, I’ve chosen specific buildings or structures over generic cityscapes.

  1. Austria: Innsbruck
  2. Austria: Vienna
  3. Canada: Burnaby
  4. Czech Republic: Prague
  5. Germany: Alfeld
  6. Germany: Dessau
  7. Germany: Hamburg
  8. Germany: Magdeburg
  9. Germany: Munich
  10. Germany: Rothenburg ob der Tauber
  11. New Zealand: Wellington
  12. USA: Grand Canyon
  13. USA: Seattle

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The Nature of Living Things (LAPC)

Above/featured: A warm summer afternoon on Grouse Mountain: North Vancouver, BC – 1 August 2016 (450D).

It’s a play on the title of a long-running documentary series on science and technology: “The Nature of Things” airs on Canada’s national broadcaster, the CBC. “Nature” can mean different things to different people, but I’ve three words in mind: flora, fauna, and mountains. Having begun photography as an active interest relatively late from 2005, it’s been a wondrous journey of non-stop discovery. Between 2007 and 2018, the following locations provided backdrops and venues to photographs about “nature.”

  • Argentina: Buenos Aires
  • Australia: Kangaroo Island, SA
  • Australia: Rottnest Island, WA
  • Austria: Alpbach
  • Canada: North Vancouver, BC
  • Canada: Vancouver, BC
  • Chile: Región de Coquimbo
  • Germany: Karlsruhe
  • Germany: Kassel
  • New Zealand: Akaroa
  • New Zealand: Homer Tunnel
  • South Africa: Cape Town
  • USA: Mount Vernon, WA
  • USA: Point Reyes National Seashore, CA
  • USA: Tucson, AZ

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Landscapes of Aotearoa (LAPC)

Featured: Aotearoa: “land of the long white cloud.” Marlborough Region from Cook Strait: photo by Krzysztof Golik, Wiki CC4.

  • Landscape (noun), definition: visible features of an area of land, often considered in terms of aesthetic appeal.
  • Māori: “mano whenua“, heartland or interior of the country
  • Chinese: 景色
  • German: die Landschaft
  • Spanish: el paisaje

As part of my year-long around-the-world journey in 2012, I spent most of July in New Zealand (Aotearoa). The following 12 landscape images provide another perspective about how I feel about non-urban settings. I’ve had some say about urban cityscapes, but I’ll be the person to stop every few kilometres for every possible vista. The following images from the North Island (Te Ika a Māui) and South Island (Te Waipounamu) are reminders of my desire to return to Aotearoa.

  1. Wellington Harbour (Te Whanganui a Tara)
  2. Cook Strait (Te Moana Raukawa)
  3. East coast, near Kaikoura
  4. Akaroa
  5. Bealey, Canterbury region
  6. Franz Josef Glacier (Kā Roimata o Hine Hukatere)
  7. Fox Glacier (Te Moeka o Tuawe)
  8. Lake Matheson (Te Ara Kairaumati)
  9. Southern Alps (Kā Tiritiri o te Moana)
  10. Aoraki and Horokoau
  11. Queenstown (Tāhuna)
  12. Milford Sound (Piopiotahi)

New Zealand’s national day, Waitangi Day, is observed annually on 6 February.

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Cityscapes (LAPC)

Featured: East on King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong – 8 June 2012 (450D).

  • Definition: visual appearance of a city or urban area; a city landscape; a picture of a city.
  • Chinese: 城市景色
  • German: das Stadtbild
  • Spanish: el paisaje urbano

Over a ten-year timescale, glimpses of the following ten cities from around the world provide some perspective about the way I consider urban settings. Fact is compared to all-natural settings, I’m most comfortable inside the city: the larger the place, the better I can remain anonymous and observe. For the present purpose, I stayed away from the tried-and-true wide-angle shot, and went tighter with medium- or long-zoom glass.

  1. Bratislava, Slovakia
  2. Cambridge, England
  3. Copenhagen, Denmark
  4. Heidelberg, Germany
  5. Hong Kong, (SAR) China
  6. Lyon, France
  7. Seattle, USA
  8. Sydney, Australia
  9. Toronto, Canada
  10. Vienna, Austria

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