U of Iowa VAB

I stopped in to see the new Visual Arts Building on a road trip home from Michigan and got these photos.  Gorgeous new facility designed by Steven Holl Architects.  I wanted to get out on the balconies, but doors were locked…

This was my first time in Iowa City and I fell in love with the place–lush and hilly with a beautiful river running through.  And I had one of the top five most memorable dinners of my life there at Sanctuary Pub–no kidding: coq au vin blanc.  It was fantastic.

Visual Arts Building, University of Iowa
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St. Columban

These are recent photos of St. Columban Parish in Chillicothe, MO with interiors restored beautifully by Conrad Schmitt Studios.  It’s worth a road trip to the birth-place of sliced bread to see.

St. Columban Parish
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Brush

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This is the latest in my ever-expanding Open Series.  One of which–by the way–was included in Fraction Magazine’s 9th anniversary issue.  This pile of former trees was cleared to continue route 171 southward in Kansas as a dual lane highway.

Motel

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Added a new image to the “Open” series.  This is not in Syria or Afghanistan but Hays, Kansas.  Not sure if it was hit by a tornado or a wrecking ball.  Maybe both…  See the rest of the series HERE.

A Break from Travel Photography

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I can’t put this series to bed.  Like looking for sea shells, it triggers an obsessive-compulsive response.  See the rest of the “Painted” series HERE.

Pulitzer Arts Expansion

These are of the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis, MO.  Read more about the expansion HERE, an excellent review by John Hill posted on World-Architects.

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Clown Shoes

A sober reminder that all is not laughs and antics in the clown world.  The shoes were on a side-walk in Lisbon.  The clown?  Unknown.

Discarded Clown Shoes

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