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Spent the weekend roaming the redwoods, lush with green from El Niño’s rain.

Redwood National Park, CA. March 2016. (Instagram)

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St Paul, MN Noyes-McKay House by army.arch *Adam*
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On Summit Avenue with an interesting mix of Italianate and Second Empire styles. In the Historic Hill District, National Register #76001067.

Park Avenue and 57th Street looking south, shortly before Christmas, 1963. The First National City Bank Building (Carson & Lundin-Kahn & Jacobs, 1961) are on foreground, left, with the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (Schultze & Weaver, 1931) and the new 50-story Chemical Bank New York Trust Building (Emery Roth & Sons, 1964) under construction at background. Union Carbide (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1960), ITT (Emery Roth & Sons, 1961) and Manufacturers Hanover Trust (Emery Roth & Sons, 1961) buildings are at right. The Pan Am (Walter Gropius-Emery Roth & Sons, Pietro Belluschi, 1963) and New York General (Warren & Wetmore, 1929) are at center.

Photo: Victor Laredo.

Source: Victor Laredo, Thomas Reilly. “New York City: A Photographic Portrait” (New York, Dover, 1973).

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On Thursday and Friday, I road tripped up to Redwood National Park and the surrounding areas with my good buddy Adam. Being in the presence of some of the tallest and oldest trees in the world is incredibly humbling! Some of the trees we saw were well over 330 feet (100 meters) tall. Also, taking a gondola ride through a redwood forest was one of the cooler things I’ve ever done.

Redwood NP, Trees of Mystery, and Avenue of the Giants, CA. May 2015.

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St Paul, MN Fogg House by army.arch *Adam*
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I really like those half moon windows on the third floor. A Colonial Revival on Summit Avenue. In the Historic Hill District, National Register #76001067.

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St Paul, MN Allen House by army.arch *Adam*
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How about that open porch on the third floor of the tower? A Richardsonian Romanesque on Summit Avenue. In the Historic Hill District, National Register #76001067.

New International Style boxing glass skyscrapers at east Midtown Manhattan meanly, in Park Avenue. Night view looking northeast from the 70-story RCA Building’s observation deck, in early 1963.

Buildings at left are 425 Park Avenue (Kahn & Jacobs, 1957), DuMont (James Edwin Ruthver Carpenter, 1931) and Lever House (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1952). Buildings at center are the First National City Bank (Carson & Lundin-Kahn & Jacobs, 1961), Seagram (Ludwig Mies van der Rohe-Phillip Johnson-Kahn & Jacobs, 1958 and Manufactures Hannover Trust (Emery Roth & Sons, 1961)., Buildings at right are Grolier (Sylvan & Robert Bien, 1959), General Electric (Cross & Cross, 1931) and ITT (Emery Roth & Sons, 1961).

Photo: Lenars/Atlas

Source: Thomas Page. “New York” (New York, Crescent Books, 1980).

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Auditorium Building Stained Glass by Jeff Reuben
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The Auditorium Building, now Roosevelt University, was the largest structure of its kind in America at the time of its completion in 1890. Designed by Dankmar Adler (1844-1900) and Louis H. Sullivan (1856-1924), the 4,237-seat theater, hotel, and office building earned a national reputation for their firm. Source: Historic American Building Survey (HABS), Addendum to report No. ILL-1007 With direction from Sullivan, the windows were executed in 1889 by the renowned stained-glass firm of George Healy and Louis Millet, which won acclaim in Europe for its designs. It is also rumored that Sullivan’s protege Frank Lloyd Wright had a hand in the designs. Wright, who called Sullivan “master,” was his right-hand man before setting out on his own and had a particular interest in stained glass that continued throughout his career. Source: Chicago Tribune, “Artful Glass”, 27 November 2000

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Trip up california’s coastline north of San Francisco

Locations- Mendocino, Mendocino Botanical Gardens, Fort Bragg, Glass Beach, Fern Canyon, Avenue of the Giants, Trees of Mystery, Crescent City Lighthouse, Burney Falls (not really on the coast).

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St Paul, MN Lindeke House by army.arch *Adam*
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A modified Queen Anne on Summit Avenue. In the Historic Hill District, National Register #76001067.

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. Sarajevo. November 21, 1994. The 1992-95 Bosnian war was the first conflict that Anja Niedringhaus covered. Here, a French UN soldier and a woman give first aid to a Bosnian soldier shot by a bullet on the so-called Sniper Avenue.

Photograph: Anja Niedrinhaus/AP

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Campbell Symington House, 3977 Second Avenue–Detroit MI by pinehurst19475
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This house was designed by the noted Detroit church architects Donaldson & Meier in 1882 for Campbell Symington, who two years later became a business partner of J. L. Hudson. Mister Symington was born in Scotland in 1848 and came to Detroit at the age of twenty. After working as office manager for Mabley’s Department Store, where he met Mister Hudson, the two purchased a carpet business, which was eventually housed in the Hudson store on Woodward Avenue. Mr. Symington lived in the home until his death in 1928. The house is representative of the upper-middle class homes on Second Avenue (when built it cost $12,000–a considerable sum in that era) and adjoining streets in the late 19th and early 20th century. Symington House has Romanesque accents and is faced in red-vein sandstone. The home is a contributing property to National Register and City of Detroit historic districts. And judging from the exterior, the structure is in admirable shape.

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D. J. Adams House, Warren, OH by Joseph