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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Fw: Photographs and the City

Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:35:50 -0800 (PST)
To: Ken McCoy<>
Subject: Photographs and the City

Ken, one of my students passed this along to me!  

Photographic Thoughts

Volume II

February 4, 2013


Photographs and the City


By Paul Calkins © 2013


In my travels throughout the Central Valley, I am always charmed by the communities dotted along California's State Highway 99.  Traveling down this road you see agriculture, history and the towns, of Merced, Chowchilla, Madera, Tulare, Tipton, Pixley, Earlimart, Delano, McFarland, and finally Bakersfield.  All have a story to tell, and I have been lucky enough to take a few photographs of these storied places.  One of the places, Fresno is right in the heart of this pastoral California setting.  I have to admit, that I have beaucoup photographs of this place.  Fresno is one of the "cities of the plain" as defined by Lewis Mumford's The City in History.  Fresno and the smaller cities along Highway 99 and the railroads that pass through them are places of thriving agricultural abundance, which they transmit out to the greater world through these routes.  Fresno is a little shy of dead center of the State, developed into a hub of commerce from its beginnings.  All roads seem to lead to the place, and the people who showed up to the party found unbounded potential and made it thrive.  

Connie Thorn, one of my student photographers, and her husband Barry have deep ties to a very wonderful place in the world, London, England.  It is the place they once called home.   Connie mentioned she had a photograph of the Millennium Dome, in London near the Canary Wharf on the Thames River.  It instantly drew me in.  I felt I was looking over her shoulder at this wondrous scene.  The Canary Wharf is one of London's two major financial districts.  This photograph also struck me as a very romantic.  I could almost taste the classic English tea and fresh scones.  I pass this along for all to enjoy.


I would like to thank Connie for sharing her photograph. 

Have a wonderful St. Valentine's Day.

Thanks for listening.

Millennium Dome London © 2012 Connie Thorn

F 5.6 Exposure 1 sec ISO 100 Focal length 200 mm