Art in Unexpected Places

I’ve recently had the opportunity to do photos at a construction site. I was there taking photos for an installation. While there, I took some more artistic photos. I have always been fascinated with the idea of unexpected art. I look for patterns and unusual shadows.

I spotted this shadow late in the day. The triangle created by the building’s shadow perfectly frames the person shadow.

This scaffolding with the paint buckets caught my attention immediately. With all the diamonds and rectangles, interrupted only by the paint buckets feels almost intentionally visual.

This angle of the scaffold drew me in with the perspective pulling the eye all the way through and the wood slats breaking all those little horizontal rectangles.

Inside, all the framing bars were just an endless pattern of light and shadow.

This simple yellow cord hanging from the top of the building is my current favorite. The yellow against the gray and the shadows really help it stand out.

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Hotels And Motels of the World

The places we stay. The places we see. Where we rest for a night or a week. Those temporary sanctuaries from the streets and the people. Sometimes they are high end with all the bells and whistles. Sometimes they are utilitarian with just a bed and a table. As long as it’s clean.

Many of these images are of hotels and motels that I’ve seen on my travels and not places I’ve stayed.

Glyndon Hotel

Located in downtown Richmond, KY, the Glyndon opened in 1889. The original building burned and the current building was erected in 1891. Horse-drawn carriages would bring guests from the local L&N depot.

Glyndon Hotel in Richmond, KY

Jellico Motel

The Jellico sits right off of I-75 in Jellico, TN. The motel and restaurant are closed and are currently up for sale.

Jellico Motel in Jellico, TN.

Rockcastle Hotel

This abandoned hotel is in downtown Mt. Vernon, KY. Built in 1913, the hotel sits right beside the railroad.

Rockcastle Hotel in downtown Mt. Vernon, KY

The Oliver Hotel

A boutique hotel on Market Square in downtown Knoxville, TN. The Oliver occupies the former Peter Kern Bakery, built in 1876.

The Oliver Hotel in Knoxville, Tn

The New Yorker

Opened in 1929, the New Yorker is an art deco icon in New York City.

The New York in NYC

Hotel Edison

Another art deco masterpiece is the Hotel Edison. This jazz age hotel is located in NYC.

Hotel Edison in NYC

Century Old Town Prague – MGallery

A Neo-Baroque boutique hotel in Prague, Czech Republic. This beautiful hotel was built in 1894.

Century Old Town Prague – MGallery

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When traveling, it’s easy to shoot landmarks and pretty places. But sometimes, when I’m passing an alley, I lift the camera. I think I like alleys for several reasons. One, they offer that great perspective, two walls on either side directing the eye to a point. Second, you never know what you’ll find there.

A man takes a break in an alley in Knoxville, TN. I was on a walking tour when I spotted him.
Two people take a break at the end of an alley in Kutna Hora in the Czech Republic.
Three people meet up in this alley in Krakow, Poland.
Admiring the graffiti in Graffiti Alley in downtown Knoxville, TN.

It’s easy to walk through a city and ignore the space between. But it’s worth it to look around a bit.

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Flower Power

I am trying to get back into the habit of blogging. I’ve not had much reason since I haven’t been able to travel. I decided to share some of my flower images.

Violet Petunias in the early morning light.
Wild Red Columbine
Lunaria annua, also known as the Money Plant
A full bed of colorful tulips.
Red Rose
Two beautiful sunflowers
A pink Peony
Magnolia liliiflora, also called Jane or Tulip Magnolia
Pink rose in full bloom

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