Sacramento Architecture and Beyond

Here are some samples of my images that focus on architecture.  A few are very famous!  Most are taken in Sacramento, but some come from further afield, like India, Canada and France. Here is some information and links on them:

  1.  Taj Mahal, Agra, India.  Most famous mausoleum in the world.  Built in 1631 - 48 in the seat of the Mughal Empire, by Shah Jehan for his wife, Arjuman Banu Begum. It is is entirely clad in white marble.
  2. The Louvre Museum, Paris, France.  The Louvre is a former royal palace located on the Right Bank of the Seine, between the Tuileries Gardens and the church of Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois.
  3.  Union Square, San Francisco, U.S.A.  A 2.6-acre public plaza bordered by Geary, Powell, Post and Stockton Streets in downtown San Francisco.
  4. Maple Leaf Bay, Vancouver Island, Canada.  Located off Canada’s Pacific Coast, the area and the Island is known for its mild climate and thriving arts community.  My father's family grew up here, and my grandmother was a regional watercolor artist.
  5.  California State Capitol and inside dome, Sacramento.   The heart of the California State Capitol is the Rotunda. This circular room is 53 feet in diameter and rises 128 feet from the basement of the building to the oculus at the apex of the inner dome.
  6. Sutter Medical Center Construction, Sacramento.  Sutter Medical Center underwent a major expansion. The comprehensive project in midtown Sacramento totaled $750 million and included multiple projects.  It was completed in 2015.
  7. Renaissance Tower (aka "Darth Vader" Building), Deloitte Building.  This 113 m (371 ft) skyscraper was completed in 1989. The 28 story tower was the tallest in the city when completed, and is now the fifth tallest.
  8.  Julia Morgan House, Sacramento.  Designed by noted architect Julia Morgan in 1918 and constructed from 1919 – 1922.  On the National Register of Historic Places, the house is a two-story Mediterranean mansion.
  9.  Red Rabbit sculpture, Sacramento International Airport.  Sculpted by Denver artist Lawrence Argent, "Leap" is 56-foot-long, 15-foot diameter piece made of steel and aluminum.  It hangs from cables inside the new Terminal B at the Sacramento international Airport.
  10. Rainy night on the K Street Mall, Sacramento.  Now branded as “The Kay,” the K Street mall is a pedestrian-friendly corridor situated in the heart of the downtown area.
  11. Downtown Sacramento Skyline at night.