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City views

Chicago really isn’t my kind of town. But, back in the summer of 2017 I was there once for a 23 hour layover between the Southwest Chief and the Empire Builder trains. Because of the height of the buildings it is hard to get a perspective to take a photo that gives a sense of being there. All of these were taken either beside or from on the water.

Walking along the river in the late afternoon.

The one tourist thing we did, aside from just walking around, was to take an architecture cruise. The following two were taken on that trip.

The reflections let you see both sides of the river.

For Becky of Winchester’s July Squares: Perspective.

Looking up, looking down

Looking up at the top of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian, China.
Looking down from the top window

Notice how different the size of the incense burner appears in the two photos?

This is the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian, China. Although the Wiki says that the Chinese name actually means “big swan goose”. From the top you get views that make you realize how very large the city of Xian is.

I visited in 2014 with my dad. So glad we had a private guide: he was tired and I was able to park him with the guide and climb to the top. So glad I got to see the city from that perspective.

Another perspective: Sometimes traveling with an older parent can be similar to traveling with a child. They both get tired and fussy in the late afternoon! Ice cream is often a good solution for that.

For Becky of Winchester’s July Squares: Perspective.

Blue Hour Cityscape

Serendipity struck this evening. A rather nice sunset was rapidly closing down in the west, but the light was still reflected in windows of some of the tall buildings.

My grandmother’s nursing home is on a hill with a lovely view of downtown Seattle. I happened to have my new tripod in the car and a few minutes between needing to be places. You can see any picture larger by clicking on it.

Posted for Lens Artists Photo Challenge: Cityscapes.