A glimpse of sunset at the Talmadge Bridge in Savannah, Georgia
The life-size statue Sisters of Mercy founder Mother Catherine McAuley standing next to a female student—uniquely adorned in the St. Vincent’s Academy cardigan sweater with Mercy shield—as a testament to the important role her order, the Sisters of Mercy, played in education in Savannah, Georgia.
Forsyth Fountain – erected in 1858, this cast iron fountain is probably the most photographed site in Savannah, Georgia. Here is a different interpretation of the fountain in a monochrome image.
Sunset casts a golden glow in a beautifully designed hotel in Savannah, Georgia
The lobby of Marriott Marquis Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia offers photographers ample opportunity to capture various architectural and mesmerizing designs.
The Georgia Aquarium, located in Atlanta, is the largest aquarium in the western part of the world. Outside of Asia, this aquarium is the only institution housing whale sharks. The Aquarium’s other notable specimens include beluga whales, bottle-nose dolphins, and manta rays.
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.
The stone for the BAPS Temple in Atlanta, Georgia was shipped piece by piece from India, where craftsmen had sculptured it into more than 500 designs including rosettes, leaves, feathers and lacy geometric patterns. The thousands of sections, ranging from five ounces to five tons, each with its own bar code, have been assembled like a giant jigsaw puzzle based on instructions for religious buildings written into scripture thousands of years old.
The water feature at BAPS Temple in Atlanta, Georgia is decorated with a row of elephant sculptures.
In India the elephant is a symbol for power, dignity, intelligence and peace. Elephants in Hinduism and the Indian Culture are a symbol of intellectual strength, and sturdy earthy mental strength. Elephants, in general, symbolize the qualities of wisdom, strength, courage, longevity, patience, honor, and stature.
A peacock sculpture welcomes visitors to the BAPS Temple in Atlanta, Georgia. Peacocks symbolize grace, pride, and beauty. They are a sign of joy for all who see them. Peacocks are often used in Indian mythology and folk stories.
Open to one and all, the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, in Atlanta, Georgia) was inaugurated in August of 2007 after only 17 months of construction time utilizing 1.3 million volunteer hours. The Mandir is comprised of three types of stone (Turkish Limestone, Italian marble, and Indian pink sandstone). More than 34,000 individual pieces were carved by hand in India, shipped to the USA and assembled like a giant 3-D puzzle.
Symmetrical lines on a color coordinated building in Savannah, Georgia
A natural canopy of tree branches in Savannah, Georgia
The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Atlanta, Georgia is a traditional Hindu mandir, or place of worship. The mandir was constructed in accordance with ancient Hindu architectural scriptures, and is the largest mandir of its kind outside of India. The mandir is made of 34,450 pieces of hand-carved Italian marble, Turkish limestone and Indian pink sandstone, situated on landscaped grounds spread over 30 acres. The mandir complex also includes a large assembly hall, family activity center, classrooms, and an exhibition on the key tenets of Hinduism. The mandir is open daily for worship and to visitors of any faith.
Two bench views of the mandir form different perspectives.
Brasstown Bald in Georgia is 4,784 feet above sea level, making it 326′ taller than Blood Mountain, its neighbor to the southwest. The mountain, and almost 13,000 acres of land surrounding it are part of the Brasstown Bald Wilderness Area.
Stone Mountain is a quartz monzonite dome monadnock (an isolated rock hill, knob, ridge, or small mountain that rises abruptly from a gently sloping or virtually level surrounding plain) and the site of Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
At its summit, the elevation is 1,686 feet (514 m) and 825 feet (251 m) above the surrounding area. Stone Mountain is well-known not only for its geology, but also for the enormous rock relief on its north face, the largest bas-relief in the world.
Layers of clouds and mountain ridges from Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia
A horse and his owners rest while waiting for riders in Helen, Georgia