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Urban Forest of Montreal

Urban Forest


The McCord Museum Urban Forest is a temporary summer park created on a pedestrian street in Montreal. Fake trees are made with bright coloured paper stripes and fake lawn patches are built with matching carpet. Color orange is in this year. Food trucks and free musical program during lunch hour and Wednesday evenings add to the outdoor experience.




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Posted by on August 17, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec


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Circular Tower at Australia Square



The Australia Square Tower Building is a retail and office complex located at 264 Bond Street, Sydney. The name “Australia Square” is a little confusing as the Tower Building is circular in shape. The structure is approximately 170m tall and has an observation deck on the 48th floor. It was Sydney’s tallest light weight concrete building in 1967.



Posted by on May 4, 2014 in Australia, OCEANIA


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Holiday Lights above 900 N. Michigan of Chicago

N20131212-DSC05569The 900 North Michigan of Chicago is multi-use building containing a seven-story atrium shopping mall, a hotel, office spaces, residences, and parking garage. It is a skyscraper by its own right ….. 66 floors and 265m high. However, the building falls short when it compares to the Hancock Tower across the street, which rises up to 100-story and 340m high. I took this night photo from the 94th floor of the Hancock Tower. The colourful holiday lights atop the 900 N. Michigan building stood out from the golden background rendered by the tungsten city lights.

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Posted by on December 29, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois, USA


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Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York City

Angel Orensanz Foundation

Interior space of the Angel Orensanz Foundation


The Gothic Revival style building is located at 172 Norfolk Street, Lower East Side of Manhattan. Built in 1849, it is the oldest surviving synagogue building in New York City. Spanish sculptor and painter Angel Orensanz purchased the property in 1986, restored it as an art gallery and performance space. The building was later designated a historic landmark by the City, and it has become known as the Angel Orensanz Foundation Center for the Arts. The building’s interior resembles that of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. The venue is available for wedding receptions, parties, and special events.

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Posted by on October 6, 2013 in New York, New York, USA


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Gastown Steam Clock in Vancouver

Steam Clock of Gastown

Steam Clock of Gastown

The first steam-powered clock in the world was designed and built by Raymond Saunders in 1977. It has been restored to be fully functional and is now a major tourist attraction in the historic Gastown district of Vancouver. The clock weighs over two tons and its components cost more than $40,000.

The steam clock is always surrounded by tourists taking souvenir photos. So I had to be quick and opportunistic when capturing this HDR image using a Sony RX1 camera, with three bracket exposures.

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Posted by on July 27, 2013 in British Columbia, CANADA, Vancouver


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