Citcyscape Photographs For Sale In Prints, Greeting Cards and PostersVisiting new cities is all about the exploration of their cityscapes, the journey, the adventure, ... discoverering the culture of the city, the places where natives live, feel like a native, eat where they eat, and do what they do ... the real experience!
Chrysler Building NYC - Streamlined majesty
The Chrysler Building, a skyscraper in New York City, Manhattan, is a classic example of Art Deco architecture.
In 1929, auto tycoon Walter Chrysler took part in a race with the Bank of Manhattan Trust Company to build the world's tallest skyscraper. Just when it looked like the bank had captured the title, workers at the Chrysler Building jacked a thin spire hidden inside the building through the top of the roof to win the contest. A few months later the Chrysler Building lost the title to the Empire State Building.
Colorado State Capitol Building Denver CO
Built in the 1890's, the Colorado State Capitol building is composed of Colorado white granite. It's bell-shaped dome, plated with 200 ounces of 24 karat gold, is a key feature in the Denver skyline.
Denver, also called 'Mile High City', really is exactly one mile high. The exact elevation of 5,280 feet (1 mile) above sea level is maked by a round brass cap embedded in the entrance stairs of the State Capitol.
City and County of Denver building
The Beaux-Art Neoclassical granite-and-travertine City and County of Denver building, built in 1932, was the crowning glory of then-Mayor Speer's dream of creating "Paris on the Plains". It also marked the end of the 'City Beautiful' era in Denver, Colorado.
Planned and completed over a 26 year period, the City and County building next tothe Denver Civic Centre, ajdected to the golden-domed Denver Capitol, is a striking partner to the gilded treasure of the city.
The Children of New Orleans
Before Hurricane Katrina flooded 80% of New Orleans in 2005, Jackson Square featured hundreds of artists, painters, street performers, tarot card and palm readers and other entertainers performing near the historic French Quarter.
The French Quarter was not structurally damaged by Katrina. The old city took care of itself. Jackson Square is as inviting as always, bohemian, alive with spirit, charm, music, food, and fun.
And the city of New Orleans is neither more nor less safe than any other major metropolitan area.
Los Angeles California - Glitter and Trouble
Los Angeles in southern California on the Pacific Ocean is the 2nd largest city in the United States in terms of population and one of the largest in terms of area.
It is known by a number of nicknames, including L.A., City of Angels, Southland and Lalaland.
Hollywood, glamour and its beach culture are part of our collective image of Los Angeles; So are smog, fog, horrible traffic, eartquakes and crime.
Big Four Building Sacramento California
Over the last 20 years, the Old Sacramento Historic District has grown and matured into a well-recognized town within a city.
The combined Huntington, Hopkins & Company Hardware Store and Stanford Brothers Warehouse, which together comprise the "Big Four Building," and the adjacent Nathaniel Dingley Steam Coffee & Spice Mill building play important roles in showcasing Sacramento's early railroad and commercial heritage.
State Capitol Building Sacramento California
At the State Capitol in downtown Sacramento, the past, present and future of California interact with equal force.
The impressive Neoclassical structure was built between 1861 and 1874. A common feature found in many state capitols, including California's, is a portico opening into a central rotunda that rises into a dome. This architectural feature creates an inspiring and majestic entrance. The dome is 64 m (210 ft) high, matching that of the U.S. Capitol
Old Town Sacramento California
Think about Sacramento's past and the Gold Rush comes to mind. But the area's abundant resources sustained native peoples for thousands of years before the onset of European and American settlers.
Today Old Town Sacramento, or Old Sac, CA, is a living historic district. The old Steamer-Building at the Sacramento riverfront docks is one of the many historic buildings that still breath Sacramento's old wild west feeling.
Fog accents of Seattle WA
It is said that the summer of 2010 was the foggiest on record in the Pacific Northwest and in Washington state. During the morning hours fog was drifting over The Emerald City like a blanket, intensifying the mystic quality of a classic Seattle scenery, where nature and city meet to create visual harmony.
The fog soon vanished, and downtown Seattle, and its mix of historic and contemporary architecture, once again dominated Puget Sound.
I guard the California shore - Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco CA
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, is possibly the most beautiful suspension bridge in the world. It spans tidal currents, ocean waves, and battering winds to connect the City by the Bay on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula with the Redwood Empire to the north. Golden Gate Bridge's official hue is not gold but International Orange.
About nine million people from around the world visit San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, one of the 'modern Wonders of the World', each year.
Morning has broken - Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco
Although San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge is not the world's widest, tallest, or most trafficked Bridge, and the Bridge's 4,200-foot-long main suspension span (the distance between the towers) ranks only 9th in the world in terms of length, Golden Gate Bridge is one of 'the World's Ten Most Amazing Views'.
Walking out onto the span is one of the best ways to experience the immense scale of the structure.
Bring me men to match my mountains
California's capital city, Sacramento, has played many roles over time, including Gold Rush boomtown, railroad terminus, regional industrial center, and seat of state government.
The State Office Building No 1 (State Treasurer's Office), built in 1928, is one of a symmetrical pair of monumental buildings designed in the Beaux Arts tradition to serve as an extension of the California State Capitol. Its architectural design honors California's rich historical heritage.