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Milky Way Over Rocky Knob

Published 19 days ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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Up on Rocky Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd County Virginia early on July 5th, the view of the Home Galaxy was quite stunning.  This photo hardly does it justice, it is my first try at capturing the Milky Way.  

Abandoned Camp

Published 24 days ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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Not far from the Green Pool I found a campsite that has evidently had more than one tenant.  Some of the furnishings may have come from the nearby Philadelphia Northwest Recycling Center.

The Green Pool

Published 26 days ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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This lush green pool is part of a tiny, trash-filled brook in a de-facto park on the slope of "The Ridge" in Northwest Philadelphia, in the zone of the big communications towers.

Nameless Brook

Published 26 days ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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I have not been able to find a name for this little stream, which runs down the Ridge between Wigard Avenue and Domino Lane in the area of Phil<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/nameless-brook-roxboro">...(more)</a>

Green Pool

Published 28 days ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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The open space between the TV towers on Ivy Ridge is a kind of secret people's park.  Near the bottom of that area, almost at the base of a 600 foot tower, a little stream feeds this amazing small wetland.

The Monastery at Solstice

Published about 1 month ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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One of the oldest houses in Philadelphia is The Monastery, on Kitchens Lane in Wissahickon park.  The adjacent barn has been an equestrian center for almost as long.  This is my Summer Solstice pano for 2014.

Las Vegas from the Eiffel Tower

Published about 1 month ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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One of the best high vantage points in Las Vegas is the "Eiffel Tower" at Paris Las Vegas; a kind of cargo-cult cartoon of the original, with a<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/las-vegas-eiffel-tower">...(more)</a>

Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, Nantes

Published about 1 month ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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Inside its wide moat and massive walls, this very old castle in downtown Nantes has some fairly elegant urban architecture.  It is better preserve<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/nantes-chateau-yard">...(more)</a>

Quai Malakoff, Nantes

Published about 1 month ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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I was amused by the odd name of this tour boat at Quai Malakoff on the inner habor at Nantes. Sounds like something from Vegas or Atlantic City.

Le Lieu Unique, Nantes

Published about 1 month ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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Not far from the central railway station in Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, this grandiose but shabby retail place hosts a variety of business<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/la-place-unique-nantes-france">...(more)</a>

Snow Day 3

Published 5 months ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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Madison can't quite believe it's over (for now -- still more is forecast for tomorrow).  Jack is just waking up but will soon be dashing madly through the snow.

Snowed In

Published 5 months ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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After Philadelphia's third significant snowstorm in a row, St.Valentine's Day (our second school "snow day" of the week) dawned bright, clear and comp<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/snowed-in-phila">...(more)</a>

Snow Day

Published 6 months ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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Philadelphia has been getting a real winter this year.  Toward the end of the third heavy snow in 3 weeks, our yard in Germantown looked like this.  It<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/snow-day-phila">...(more)</a>

Test: alpha7R+Zenitar16mm on Pole

Published 6 months ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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The combination of Zenitar 16mm fish eye lens and Sony alpha7R 36 Mpix fullframe camera takes 200 megapixel spherical panoramas -- about the res<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/a7r-zenitar-pole-test">...(more)</a>

Dragons on the Ramparts

Published 6 months ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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In Autmun 2013 the newly restored Forteresse Royale de Chinon was visited by a number of famous dragons -- or rather their fiberglass avatars.  T<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/dragon-castle-france">...(more)</a>

January Sunset

Published 6 months ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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Wanamaker Organ Console

Published 7 months ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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The driver's seat of the biggest organ in the world, the 28,500-pipe John Wanamaker Grand Organ, in the great hall of Wanamaker's 102-year-old<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/wanamaker-organ-console">...(more)</a>

Over Sancerre

Published 7 months ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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The highest point in the hilltop town of Sancerre, in the eastern Loire valley, is a medieval tower, the remnant of a fortress that was destroyed<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/over-sancerre-france">...(more)</a>

A Digital Printshop

Published 8 months ago by Thomas K Sharpless

Not far from where Ben Franklin plied his trade, this digital print shop in the Old City district has served Philadelphia's thriving arts communi<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/siliconfineartprints">...(more)</a>

South from Sacré Coeur

Published 8 months ago by Thomas K Sharpless

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One of a half-dozen medium resolution panoramas shot from the dome of La Basilique du Sacre Coeur de Montmartre on Oct 3 2013 (the label below <a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/south-from-sacre-coeur">...(more)</a>