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T. E. Smith-Lamothe's Snapshots

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  1. The other (lower) summit

    Snapshot Title: The other (lower) summit
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Katahdin Summit Panorama
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



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  2. The Knife Edge Trail

    Snapshot Title: The Knife Edge Trail
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Katahdin Summit Panorama
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



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  3. The Chimney Step

    Snapshot Title: The Chimney Step
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Katahdin Summit Panorama
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



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  4. Sentinel Rock

    Snapshot Title: Sentinel Rock
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Katahdin Summit Panorama
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



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  5. hiker

    Snapshot Title: hiker
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Katahdin Summit Panorama
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



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  6. another big-city communication tower

    Snapshot Title: another big-city communication tower
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: North Bank of the Thames River, London, from the OXO Tower observation deck
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    London, like many major cities around the world, has its own modernist communication tower with its obligatory revolving restaurant and 360 degree view.



  7. layer-cake steeple

    Snapshot Title: layer-cake steeple
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: North Bank of the Thames River, London, from the OXO Tower observation deck
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



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  8. Netherlands?

    Snapshot Title: Netherlands?
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: North Bank of the Thames River, London, from the OXO Tower observation deck
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    This section of the waterfront would not be out of place in Amsterdam.



  9. St. Paul Cathedral

    Snapshot Title: St. Paul Cathedral
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: North Bank of the Thames River, London, from the OXO Tower observation deck
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    Even at this distance, the clock face on the tower of the cathedral is still legible.



  10. the Canary Wharf gherkin

    Snapshot Title: the Canary Wharf gherkin
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: North Bank of the Thames River, London, from the OXO Tower observation deck
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    Although designed so that a pedestrian is not overwhelmed by the size and height in its immediate neighbourhood, the shape quickly became known as "The Giant Gherkin", another term for "pickle".



  11. end of the line

    Snapshot Title: end of the line
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Palace Maze at Yuanmingyuan Park, near Beijing, China
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



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  12. Corinthian Column

    Snapshot Title: Corinthian Column
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Palace Maze at Yuanmingyuan Park, near Beijing, China
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



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  13. found the centre!

    Snapshot Title: found the centre!
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Palace Maze at Yuanmingyuan Park, near Beijing, China
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



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  14. lost!

    Snapshot Title: lost!
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Palace Maze at Yuanmingyuan Park, near Beijing, China
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



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  15. ornate roofs

    Snapshot Title: ornate roofs
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Heian Shrine compound, Kyoto, Japan
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



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  16. prayer racks

    Snapshot Title: prayer racks
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Heian Shrine compound, Kyoto, Japan
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    prayers are written on paper and the papers tied to the available racks.



  17. chnaging colours

    Snapshot Title: chnaging colours
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Togetsu-kyo Bridge, Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    Autumn was late in 2011, the fall foliage is usually more colourful in November.



  18. white egret fishing

    Snapshot Title: white egret fishing
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Togetsu-kyo Bridge, Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



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  19. blue rowboats

    Snapshot Title: blue rowboats
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Togetsu-kyo Bridge, Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    for rent



  20. gargoyle

    Snapshot Title: gargoyle
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: West Tower, Chartres Cathedral, Chartres, France
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    cantilevered and barely hanging on!



  21. boar bull beast and bearded face

    Snapshot Title: boar bull beast and bearded face
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: West Tower, Chartres Cathedral, Chartres, France
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    These masks support the sill of the window above.



  22. stone carver's legacy

    Snapshot Title: stone carver's legacy
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: West Tower, Chartres Cathedral, Chartres, France
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    the steeple is encrusted with stone carvings and a copper lightning rod at the very top



  23. cat face

    Snapshot Title: cat face
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: West Tower, Chartres Cathedral, Chartres, France
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    stone ornament



  24. ornate 24 hour clock

    Snapshot Title: ornate 24 hour clock
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: West Tower, Chartres Cathedral, Chartres, France
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

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  25. lantern

    Snapshot Title: lantern
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    Like a gigantic lighthouse, the building has a light at its summit. It can be seen for many miles from the surrounding countryside, which is mainly flat delta land.



  26. eagles

    Snapshot Title: eagles
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    Four bald eagles guard the very top of the building.



  27. pelicans

    Snapshot Title: pelicans
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    Brown Pelicans roost permanently in limestone just below the observation deck level on the 34th floor.



  28. corner angels

    Snapshot Title: corner angels
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    four angels guard the corners of the capitol building, just below the observation deck on the 34th floor.



  29. waving cherub

    Snapshot Title: waving cherub
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    The four corners below the observation deck display waving cherubs.



  30. raccoon

    Snapshot Title: raccoon
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    A common Louisiana mammal.



  31. crawfish

    Snapshot Title: crawfish
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    A favourite addition to gumbos and bisques as well as fried or boiled by itself, the crawfish prospers in the wild in Bayous and ditches across the southern half of the State. Crawfish are also raise...



  32. cotton picking

    Snapshot Title: cotton picking
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    cotton was more profitable than sugar cane and, if the land could support it, was a favoured crop in the State. The incursion of the boll-weevil, though, drastically reduced the farmland devoted to t...



  33. ornate bronze

    Snapshot Title: ornate bronze
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    a bronze transom depicts egrets and herons in a lush semi-tropical environment as is found in the marshes of southern Louisiana.



  34. sugar cane

    Snapshot Title: sugar cane
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    Sugar cane, once cut by hand, is now cultivated and harvested by huge purpose-built machinery.



  35. alligator

    Snapshot Title: alligator
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    Once hunted to dangerously low population levels, the alligator has come back in great numbers in the swamps.



  36. beaver pelts

    Snapshot Title: beaver pelts
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    An important trade item in the New World, the European fashion for water-proof beaver-pelt top hats helped fuel development in the 19th-century.



  37. livestock

    Snapshot Title: livestock
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    hens and rooster, ducks, a pig and a milk cow adorn the portico.



  38. Union, Justice, Confidence

    Snapshot Title: Union, Justice, Confidence
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    The Louisiana motto is displayed above a group of seated judges.



  39. State seal

    Snapshot Title: State seal
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Vertical view, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    The Louisiana seal features a brown pelican stripping feathers and skin from its breast to feed its young chicks. This symbol is also associated with Jesus and appears in medieval cathedrals in Europ...



  40. central clerestory

    Snapshot Title: central clerestory
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Old State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    A rectangular clerestory feature at the centre of the roof provides the light to ignite the umbrella-like stained glass feature above the grand staircase within. The reds, golds and blues of the glas...



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