This award-winning complex concrete bridge (Linn Cove Viaduct) is a symbol of pride to landscape architects and engineers for its marriage of beauty with utility and habitat protection.
Fog slowly rolls towards Linn Cove Viaduct on Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina. The Linn Cove Viaduct hugs the face of Grandfather Mountain and is recognized internationally as an engineering marvel.
The World of Coca-Cola is a museum, located in Atlanta, Georgia, showcasing the history of the Coca-Cola Company. The iconic bottle on top of a building appears to be encased in a block of glass, with the sun creating silhouettes of its structure.
After sunset at the Statue of Unity, the laser show illuminates the 182- meter high structure and shows the journey of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and his role to create India as a nation from various subcontinents. The show uses the statue as a canvas with a beautiful mixture of laser lights, sound, graphics, and storytelling. There are a total of 51 high-resolution projectors used in the show.
A beautiful sunset at the Statue of Unity, Gujarat, India
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s statue or known as the Statue of Unity is situated in the Indian state of Gujarat. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (1875–1950) was the first Home Minister of India. The statue is the world’s tallest, standing at a height of 182 meters (597 feet).
A Royal home and fortress for over 900 years, Windsor Castle, the largest occupied castle in the world, remains a working palace today. The Queen uses the Castle both as a private home, where she usually spends the weekend, and as an official Royal residence at which she undertakes certain formal duties.
Night lighting at the Tower of London provides glamour to a London landmark
The docks around Tower Bridge in London are empty at night but the bridge is illuminated to show off its beauty
The Tower Bridge and the ever-present red double-decker bus are definitely icons of London.
Sometimes confused with London Bridge, situated some 0.5 mi upstream, Tower Bridge has become an iconic symbol of London. It is a combined bascule and suspension bridge, built between 1886 and 1894. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London.
The majority of buses in London are still red and therefore the red double-decker bus remains a widely recognized symbol of the city.
One of the most recognized buildings in the world, the Palace of Westminster in London owes its stunning Gothic architecture to the 19th-century architect Sir Charles Barry. The design and layout of the building were carefully designed to serve the needs and workings of Parliament.
Iconic landmarks of London are getting a face lift. Westminster Palace (that has the Houses of Parliament) and Big Ben undergoing renovations.
Westminster Palace (with Houses of Parliament) and Big Ben under renovation as viewed from London Eye. The ever-present red double-decker bus on the bridge and tourist boats on River Thames.
The London Eye is a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is Europe’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel, and is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3.75 million visitors annually, and has made many appearances in popular culture.
Will be posting over the next several weeks images from a recent trip to England.
Crowds, color and construction at an iconic London landmark – Buckingham Palace
Clouds not only in the high sky but also hanging low over the mountains in North Carolina. Greenery adds to the natural beauty!
On a secluded stretch of beach (Sunset Beach, North Carolina) far from the nearest public access point and nestled between sand dunes is an unlikely sight – a mailbox…with a bench next to it. The bench is where you sit to pen your innermost thoughts; the mailbox is where you place the journal when you are done. More than just a receptacle for pieces of paper, the Kindred Spirit Mailbox on Bird Island holds the wishes, thoughts, prayers and dreams of those who walk the 30 minutes to share and bare their soul and draw comfort from the act of doing so while enjoying the soothing sounds and sights of undeveloped beach, ocean and horizon.
Birds fly by Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco oblivious to the dramatic layer of fog over the ocean