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Architecture :: Grande Prairie, Alberta freelance photographer

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“There are three forms of visual art: Painting is art to look at, sculpture is art you can walk around, and architecture is art you can walk through.” ~ Dan Rice
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I’m enjoying going through my archive of photos. When I visit different places, it’s both the people and the architecture that strike me as the most interesting. I normally avoid the tourist traps and especially those annoying, ubiquitous souvenir shops. Whether it’s people or architecture, I appreciate the complex and carefully designed structure of things. I’d rather bring home photographs of the people and places I visit, or hand made products artisans there have created; those are souvenirs with worth. What do you appreciate most when you visit places away from home?

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Danielle - January 22, 2010 - 10:56 am

Gorgeous images Diane! I let out a big WOW at that first one!!

Dot - January 22, 2010 - 11:18 am

Yes, awesome shots, Diane! Especially that sundial!

don - January 22, 2010 - 3:42 pm

The sundial shot is one fine image! Spectacular. I like the other two also, The Empress is a marvelous example of how we used to do buildings. The Bastion Square I like as a fine street shot giving us the architecture and some people enjoying the place. Altogether a fine post!

Puna - January 22, 2010 - 5:13 pm

I love the architecture of the places I visit. Most recently on Ginnie’s site:) Wonderful captures, they do the subject justice. Now I’m starting to get the itch to travel again…you ladies need to stop it!

Candace - January 24, 2010 - 12:07 am

Spectacular architecture, great photos!

Gayle - January 24, 2010 - 8:55 pm

Sigh. We so rarely travel anywhere. Sigh.

Toni - January 25, 2010 - 12:05 am

I like finding the older parts of town – love the old architecture. But, like Gayle, I rarely travel anywhere. Great shots, Diane.

Steve - January 27, 2010 - 10:24 pm

That sundial shot is totally cool. Love it.