The challenge we have been set this week is Cityscapes, hosted by Patti on her site P.A. Moed. It’s an interesting one for me as I have spent a lot of time filming specific buildings and streets, but as I found out today, not so much time shooting the whole cityscape. I have though dug out a few of my favorites.
The featured photo I have used is of Skopje, Macedonia. This was taken just after the breakdown of Yugoslavia, and I spent quite some time working there for an aid agency. This was a special time for me, and the local people were very welcoming.
The next shots are of Hong Kong, one of my favorite cities. The first was taken in 1994, before the hand back to China.
Then this next one was taken in 2002, after China had retaken control. It was a very different city in many ways, cleaner, more organised. Although it lacked the mystic of my first trip.
I have to add this next one, the Bank of China Building is just awesome.
Then the following shot was taken in Auckland, a city I have lived in a few times along the way.
And again from a totally different perspective, evening after some rain.
This is Athens, 1999. I love this shot.
And for its absolute beauty, Istanbul.
Living in London I would normally put up a shot or two, but this has has been handled by others and probably much better than what I have.