Open and Close
Various windows on the same building close to the Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy.
Bund Financial Center
Bund Finance Centre is a prominent new mixed-use development close to the Shanghai waterfront and has been designed jointly by Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio.
Reflection in Venice
A nice reflection in a quiet canal in Venice, Italy.
Fish for sale at the local fish market.
Closed windows and doors in a quiet alley in Venice, Italy.
An incense bruner inside a temple at the Yu Garden, Shanghai.
A charming and very creative costume spotted during the recent Carnevale in Venice.
View from the Canal Grande (Grand Canal) in Venice.
A perfectly matched costumes spotted during the recent Carnevale in Venice.
Palaces and Gondola
A gondola passing in front of old palaces on the Grand Canal in Venice.
Dancing in the rain
A nice bronze statue.
Another reveler at the recent carnevale in Venice wearing a costume that matches the color of her eyes.
An elegant water taxi waiting for passengers in a quiet canal in Venice.
Ca' d'Oro (correctly Palazzo Santa Sofia) is a palace on the Grand Canal in Venice. One of the older palaces in the city, it is known as Ca' d'Oro ("golden house") due to the gilt and polychrome external decorations which once adorned its walls.
Even under a mask, these beautiful eyes are catching the attention of the photographers. Taken during the Carnival in Venice.
Ponte dei Sospiri
The Bridge of Sighs (Italian: Ponte dei Sospiri) is a bridge located in Venice, northern Italy. The enclosed bridge is made of white limestone, has windows with stone bars, and passes over the Rio di Palazzo and connects the New Prison (Prigioni Nuove) to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace. It was designed by Antonio Contino (whose uncle Antonio da Ponte had designed the Rialto Bridge) and was built in 1600.
A couple donning great costumes posing for the photographers during the Carnevale in Venice.
A very creative costume sitting at the entrance of the St. Mark Campanile (Bell Tower).
Creativity at its best on this wonderful Carnevale Costume in Venice!
Umbrella at Yu Garden
A colorful umbrella standing by an inscription on a wall at the Yu Garden in Shanghai.
Another of the simply amazing costumes worn during Carnival in Venice.
A view of the Bund during a rainy night.
Another colorful costume seen during the Carnevale celebration in Venice.
Reflection on LIPPO Tower
With its distinctive and unique design, The LIPPO Tower is one of the landmarks in Hong Kong.
A reveler donning a green costume during Carnevale in Venice.
Apartments in a high rise condominium in Kowloon, Hong Kong.
A mop drying outside a wall in the Zhujiajiao Water Village south of Shanghai.
Another rendition of the iconic buildings in Central, Hong Kong.
Bikes for hire is a worldwide phenomenon. These bikers are waiting for riders in Shanghai, China.
View from the Peak
A nice view of Hong Kong from the observatory at the Victoria Peak, or the Peak as the locals call it.
An overwhelming array of signs are a key feature of many streets in Kowloon, Hong Kong. How to break the clutter?
Costumes with Gondolas
A couple wearing matching costumes in front of the Grand Canal in Venice during the recent Carnevale.
An old bicycle and rickshaw on display in the lobby of the Hotel Indigo, Shanghai.
Old apartment buildings in Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Lanterns in a temple close to the Yu Garden in Shanghai.
Burnt candle in a temple in Shanghai.
Bank of China Tower
The ''Bank of China Tower'' is one of the most recognisable skyscrapers in Hong Kong. It houses the headquarters for the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited. Designed by I. M. Pei and L.C Pei of I.M Pei and Partners, the building was the tallest building in Hong Kongand Asia from 1989 to 1992, and it was the first building outside the United States to break the 305 m mark (1,000ft). It is now the fourth tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong
An old door with peeling paint in the Zhujiajiao Water Village south of Shanghai.
Two boats anchored at a dock in Zhujaijiao Water Village, southwest of Shanghai.
Philadelphia's first "vertical neighborhood" inside the rising FMC Tower in West Philadelphia opened in summer 2016 earlier than anticipated.
An eternal flame in a temple in Shanghai, China.
View of the The Grand Hyatt Shanghai Atrium. The 548-room hotel occupies the 53rd to 87th floors of the 88-story Jin Mao Tower. The hotel was the highest hotel in the world until the Park Hyatt opened in the neighbouring Shanghai World Financial Center.
Binoculars in the Jin Mao Tower Observatory located on the 88th floor of the building.
Star Ferry Terminal
The charming Star Ferry boats have been faithfully carrying passengers from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon and back since 1888. While the two sides of Victoria Harbour are now connected by a world-class infrastructure system of road and rail tunnels, tens of millions of people still climb aboard the humble Star Ferry vessels each year.
Dense apartments are a feature in Kowloon, Hong Kong.
The International Finance Centre is a skyscraper and an integrated commercial development on the waterfront of Hong Kong's Central District.
The Venetian Arsenal is a complex of former shipyards and armories clustered together in the city of Venice in northern Italy. Owned by the state, the Arsenal was responsible for the bulk of the Venetian republic's naval power during the middle part of the second millennium AD. It was "one of the earliest large-scale industrial enterprises in history".
Another wonderful mask spotted during the recent Carnevale in Venice, Italy.
Black and Blue
A couple wearing matching costumes during the Carnevale in Venice, Italy.
Cherry trees blooming are a great sign of spring.
A great sunrise on Castle Harbor, Bermuda.
A cutout of a Nautilus shell highlights the amazing internal structure.
A nice "abstract" pool reflection.
Out of the water
A small boat lying on a pier in Bermuda.
Pear Tree Bloom
Another nice bloom on a pear tree,
Another amazing sunrise on Caste Harbour in Bermuda.
Shell Ginger Flower
A nice tropical flower in the wood of Bermuda.
Colorful pashmina shawls on sale in Zhujiajiaio, China.
Oranges for sale.
Golden Hands adorn the entrance of an old house in Bruges belonging to a city banker.
Light through the tulips
Lights shines through tulips at the Keukenhof Gardens in Holland.
Delivering the cheese
Dutch cheese farmers traditionally brought their cheeses to the market square in town to sell. Boats were a favorite way to bring the cheeses. This is a re-enactment for tourists in Alkmaar.
Door & Bike
A quiet corner in Bruges, Belgium.
Escalators inside the Le Bon Marche' department store in Paris, France.
A very creative display of water filled glass orbs in the swimsuits section of Le Bon Marche in Paris.
A weathered roof on a medieval building in Gent, Belgium.
Tulips and Hyacinths
A nice field of Tulips and Hyacinths at the Keukenhof Garden in Lisse. The Netherlands.
The windmills of Bruges sit on a pathway around the edge of the old city boundary. Originally there were 25, but now only a handful remain and they have become a popular attraction for visitors.
The brightly colored forms of Persians resemble whimsical water lily leaves floating on the surface of the water. Individual pieces ranging from 19 to 36 inches in diameter are massed together to make a striking installation evocative of Chihuly’s vision of a fantasy garden. Persians were developed using a technique Chihuly had learned at the centuries-old Venini workshop in Venice, in which a special mold, or “wrap,” is used to create an undulating pattern on the surface of the glass.
A motorcycle wheel reflected on its headlight.
A chrome ornament on the hood of a 1957 Chevy Bel Air.
Chihuly has always worked and lived near water. He has found it an essential source of inspiration in the development of his art as well a setting in which to exhibit his work. Here in Float Boat, multicolored Niijima Floats fill a rough-hewn wooden boat evocative of a traditional fishing boat. Chihuly developed his now iconic Boat installations while in Nuutajärvi, Finland preparing for Chihuly Over Venice. There, he threw glass into the nearby river to see how it would react. The artwork would then be gathered and returned in wooden skiffs similar to the one seen in this installation.
Chairs and Table
Two empty chairs in Ghent, Belgium.
A statue of the painter Hans Memling in Bruges, Belgium.
The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory is a stunning example of Victorian-style glasshouse artistry, and a New York City Landmark.
Reflection on the green window
A nice reflection on a green window in Alkmaar, The Netherlands
Red Reeds on Logs
Chihuly's Red Reeds on Logs comprises wood logs collected from the grounds of The New York Botanical Garden and dozens of blown glass reeds. Displayed in groups, the reeds appear as plants in the landscape, standing out in bright red against the green backdrop of the Garden landscape. The slender forms of the tall reeds also contrast with the irregular forms of the logs from which they appear to emerge.
A food stall in the You Garden in Shanghai, China.
Tulips shine in backlight.
The International Finance Centre is a skyscraper and an integrated commercial development on the waterfront of Hong Kong's Central District. It is a major landmark in Hong Kong,
Colorful lockers at Crayola Experience in PA.
A well planted tulip feed at the Keukenhof Flower Show in the Netherlands.
A nice pink peony at the NY Botanical Garden.
Madonna in the rain
One on the many Madonna statues in Bruges, Belgium.
King's Day Celebration
Koningsdag or King's Day is a national holiday in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Celebrated on 27 April the date marks the birth of King Willem- Alexander. Koningsdag is known for its nationwide vrijmarkt ("free market"), at which the Dutch sell their used items. It is also an opportunity for "orange madness" or oranjegekte, a kind of frenzy parties named for the national colour.