Travel Photos — Where in the World 008

Would you believe it’s been eight days since my last post? Well, it’s true. Not only that, people probably forgot we’re still doing the Alphabet Challenge.

It’s been a long while since I’ve gone this long without posting, but my navel doesn’t clean itself, and filing my nails takes a lot of time and patience. As for the Challenge, this was a challenging week for a few of the writers and we agreed delays were prudent. I know I’ve said this before, but the “Y” stories should be up and running in one or two days.

Meanwhile, let me continue with this travel-related theme.

As mentioned before, all the WitW photos are collected in THIS<<link SmugMug Gallery.  Each new post will identify the previous post’s photo. The poll at the end of the post is mostly to amuse and entertain, but I name the location along with a red herring or two. It’s fine with me if you look up the answer, and I won’t care much which name you vote for because, hey, you might want to amuse yourself as well. It’s open to multiple voting for people who like more than one answer. Let me know if it doesn’t work.

The location of the photos in the previous post<<link showcased Wilson Arch<<link. For them interested in looking at it on Google Earth, here are a couple of screenshots (the coordinates are in the lower right corner of the screenshots — click for a larger version).

Satellite view


Street View


Here we go with the next offering . . . I shot this photo in May of 2003. Long-time readers might recognize this photo from a previous post . . . if I’ve used it, which I can’t remember if I ever did. Free Hint: it’s not where people who throw rocks live.

Side Note: As usual, I’m using the Block Editor to compose these posts. I previously mentioned the Classic Editor is having issues in the FireFox browser (they promised to work on the issues after the underworld freezes over) but that’s not why I’m using blocks. It’s because it’s more painful than self-flagellation but it has the advantage it doesn’t leave physical scars. Emotional scars? Big, huge, ugly gauges on one’s psyche.

Anyway, you have to admit it’s an impressive structure. Well, you don’t have to admit it, but there’s water shooting out from the base and four statues are holding up a dish. Right? I mean, RIGHT? . . . the big glass building is also impressive.

I can make it a bit easier to identify . . . I can tell you that the foreground elements — the plants and the birdbath are no longer there. Also, for whatever insane reason, they replaced the light globes with different shapes.

Oh, gosh . . . I’ve said too much!

This next version is also Impressions — as was the last — but this time it’s a charcoal rendering.

I still occasionally use Topaz Glow . . . and in this case, it gives the scene the appearance of nighttime lighting . . . after a neutron bomb irradiates the place with high levels of radiation.

I only have one more photo, a proper monochrome rendition using Nik Collection Silver Efex pro . . .

. . . and here’s the poll . . .

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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