Where in the world are you?


Our jobs as photographers and videographers allow us to travel quite a bit. Our interest in architecture and cityscapes provides us with a familiarity of numerous famous buildings and landmarks. I have a collection of abnormally large coffee table books with titles such as “Man-made Structures,” “The World’s Greatest Buildings” and “Architectural Wonders,” among others. Collectively, the Digital Media Services crew feel like we know the cities of the U.S. and parts of the outer U.S. pretty well. So, when I come across these online geography quizes, such as the one linked below, I’m never hesitant to take the challenge to validify my brilliance…

http://www.guessthespot.com/

For the record, I got 12 out of 16. I should have gotten a couple more.

I grew up around the construction business. My father owned and worked for various residential and commercial construction companies. Some of my first paying jobs were on construction sites. I had the pleasure of helping to construct a THX-approved AMC movie theater in St. Petersburg, Florida. It’s now gone in favor of a Long John Silvers. One time I had a near-death experience falling down a multi-story open stair well. But that didn’t quell my fascination with skyscrapers and other large buildings. Add to that the fact that I work with one of the most talented architectural photographers around (Sean Deren) and I guess it’s easy to see why my appreciation for architecture flourishes.

Following are select architectural shots we’ve compiled over the years. Some we like because the shot is well-composed and visually appealing. Some we like just because of the interesting location.

Leave a comment telling us which ones you recognize…

Architectural Example #1

Architectural Example #1

Architectural Example #2

Architectural Example #2

Architectural Example #3

Architectural Example #3

Architectural Example #4

Architectural Example #4

Architectural Example #5

Architectural Example #5

Architectural Example #6

Architectural Example #6

Architectural Example #7

Architectural Example #7

Architectural Example #8

Architectural Example #8

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One Response to “Where in the world are you?”

  1. Brian Satchfield Says:

    OK, here are your answers…

    Example #1: St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisiana
    Example #2: Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, Florida
    Example #3: National Air & Space Museum, Chantilly, Virginia
    Example #4: Downtown Tampa, Tampa, Florida
    Example #5: GM Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan
    Example #6: U.S. Bank Tower & Citigroup Center, Los Angeles, California
    Example #7: 7 World Trade Center, New York City, New York
    Example #8: San Juan Cemetery, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Photo credits: Sean Deren (1, 2, 3, 4 & 7); Brian Satchfield (5, 6 & 8)

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