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The view from above…

Parking at Memorial Stadium, Philadelphia

Alex MacLean trained as an architect and a pilot– education that’s he’s put to powerful use in his career as a photographer, exploring the relationship between the natural and the built environments…

“Daisy docks,” Chicago

Interchange, Kansas City

The U.S.- Mexico border

Many more stunning “views from above,” taken all over the world, at MacLean’s web site.

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As we find a comfortable altitude, we might send industrious birthday greetings to prolific novelist Anthony Trollope; he was born on this date in 1815.  Trollope wrote 47 novels, including those in the “Chronicles of Barsetshire” and “Palliser” series (along with short stories and occasional prose).  And he had a successful career as a civil servant; indeed, among his works the best known is surely not any of his books, but the iconic red British mail drop, the “pillar box,” which he invented in his capacity as Postal Surveyor.

 The end of a novel, like the end of a children’s dinner-party, must be made up of sweetmeats and sugar-plums.  (source)

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