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September 27, 2013

Brutalist architecture of the Empire State Plaza in Albany, NY

On my way to my destination for my latest travel story, I stopped 12 hours in Albany.

The brutalist architecture of the Empire State Plaza amazed me.

More stock photos and images of Albany on my stock photos website.

Also, if you understand French, I made a parallel with Quebec City on my other blog Quebec Urbain.

Legislative Office Building in Albany

Legislative Office Building, offices of the New York State Legislature, is pictured in Albany, NY, Monday September 9, 2013. The Legislative Office Building is part of The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza (known commonly as the Empire State Plaza and less formally as the South Mall).

Empire State Plaza' Agency buildings and the Erastus Corning Tower in Albany

The Agency buildings and the Erastus Corning Tower are pictured in Albany, NY

Cultural Education Center in Albany

The Cultural Education Center is pictured in Albany, NY, Monday September 9, 2013. The Cultural Education Center is part of The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza (known commonly as the Empire State Plaza and less formally as the South Mall), hosts the New York State Museum, the New York State Archives, and the New York State Library.

Empire State Plaza' Erastus Corning Tower in Albany

The Erastus Corning Tower is pictured in Albany, NY

New York State Capitol, Albany

The sun sets on the New York State Capitol in Albany, NY, Monday September 9, 2013. Housing the New York State Legislature, The New York State Capitol is the capitol building of the U.S. state of New York.

July 12, 2013

The porous Canada-US border in Derby Line, Vermont

The small town of Derby Line in Vermont was built on the border. Literally ON the border.

International border inside the Haskell Free Library

A black line marking the international border between the United States and Canada runs in the middle of the Haskell Free Library and Opera House in Derby Line, Vermont Wednesday June 12, 2013. The 103-year-old building was built as a symbol of friendship between the two nations.

Derby Line and Stanstead border marker

Giant flower pots block the road crossing to Canada in Derby Line, Vermont

The border was even more porous when I crossed in 2011. There was no flower pots “guarding” the International border.

Canada United States border

Canadian and American border is pictured between Derby Line, Vermont, and Stanstead, Quebec, Sunday August 7, 2011.

The fabulous Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM)

The Milwaukee Art Museum might be the most beautiful building I ever laid my eyes on. I had the chance to visit the MAM in a recent trip to Milwaukee for my travel story: Milwaukee: beer, motorcycles and rock n’ roll. I could not photograph the Milwaukee Art Museum in the golden hour, so I don’t know if the light plays with it like the National Gallery of Canada (other photos here) in Ottawa, but it is a must see.

If you can’t get enough of it, you will find more photos of the Milwaukee Art Museum in my stock photo gallery.

Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM)

The wings of the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) are seen in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Friday June 28, 2013. Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) has a collection of over 30,000 works of art serving over 350,000 visitors a year.

Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM)

The Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) is seen in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM)

The lobby of the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) is seen in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM)

The lobby of the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) is seen in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM)

A corridor of the Milwaukee Art Museum

July 2, 2013

Discovering Detroit and the surrounding in photos

Here are some photos that did not make the cut for my story Michigan: an outside the box foodie destination.

Decaying 1971 City of Detroit crest

A decaying 1971 City of Detroit crest is seen in Detroit Eastern Farmers market in Detroit (Mi) Saturday June 8, 2013.

Vacated Michigan Central Station, Detroit

Vacated Michigan Central Station is seen in the Corktown district of Detroit Sunday June 9, 2013. Built for the Michigan Central Railroad, Michigan Central Station (also known as Michigan Central Depot or MCS) was Detroit's passenger rail depot from its opening in 1913 until the cessation of Amtrak service on January 6, 1988.

General Motors corporate headquarters, Detroit

General Motors corporate headquarters is seen in Detroit Renaissance Center Saturday June 8, 2013. General Motors Company, Inc., commonly known as GM is an American multinational automotive corporation.

Graffiti in Detroit

A woman lays on the ground to take a picture of a graffiti near the Eastern Farmers Market in Detroit (Mi) Saturday June 8, 2013.

Detroit entertainment district

Ford Field, Detroit opera house and Comerica park baseball field are seen from a People Mover station in Detroit entertainment district Saturday June 8, 2013.

Detroit Eastern Farmers market

Detroit Eastern Farmers market

A blacksmith works a piece of iron in Detroit Eastern Farmers market in Detroit (Mi) Saturday June 8, 2013. The largest open-air flowerbed market in the United States, the Eastern Market is a historic commercial district in Detroit, Michigan.

Detroit Eastern Farmers market

A man grills sausages in Detroit Eastern Farmers market in Detroit (Mi) Saturday June 8, 2013.

Detroit Eastern Farmers market

A Vendor selling colourful cloths is on an highway overpass at the Detroit Eastern Farmers market in Detroit

More stock photos of Detroit and the Eastern Farmer market on my Detroit Cityscapes and street scenes gallery.

Dearborn’ Greenfield Village

1932 Edison steam locomotive at Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village (Edison Institute)

The 1932 Edison steam locomotive is seen in Dearborn' Greenfield Village in Dearborn, near Detroit (Mi) Saturday June 8, 2013. Founded by Henry Ford, the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village (more formally as the Edison Institute) preserves items of historical significance.

1932 Edison steam locomotive at Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village (Edison Institute)

The 1932 Edison steam locomotive is seen in Dearborn' Greenfield Village in Dearborn, near Detroit

Stover Windmill at Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village (Edison Institute)

A vintage Stover Windmill is seen in Dearborn' Greenfield Village in Dearborn, near Detroit

More stock photos of Dearborn’ Greenfield Village on my stock photo website

May 9, 2012

Reconciliation: The Peacekeeping Monument and the National Gallery of Canada

On ne se tanne jamais de prendre en photo le National Gallery of Canada.

Reconciliation the Peacekeeping Monument and the National Gallery of Canada

Reconciliation the Peacekeeping Monument and the National Gallery of Canada

The sun sets on the Reconciliation the Peacekeeping Monument and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa Sunday April 29, 2012.

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