Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Best of 2016: Sights Seen and Photos Taken (Cities & Travel)

(Note: This is a cover image for The Best of 2016 series;
it is not a photo I took)
For those new to Seth Saith, the end of each year brings a barrage of "Best of" posts.

These principally involve me giving my opinions of what I liked best in the main categories of Albums, Songs, Concerts, Plays, Musicals and Movies.

I also might chronicle arenas such as TV, Books, Restaurants, Museums, Experiences and more, and as I'm doing here, post some of the better photos I've taken over the past 12 months.

Unlike certain categories, this is not meant as a ranking, but simply a gallery.

It's also an unscientific blend meant to highlight sights seen and also to share photos I like for photography's sake. 

Keeping it to the realm of cities & travel, I won't include shots of concerts, ballgames or indoor art, which I might include in a separate category. As you'll see, I only traveled within the U.S. in 2016, and mostly in the Midwest, but still saw and captured some pretty terrific sights. (I live in the Chicago suburbs and also included some choice local shots here.)

The White House - Washington, DC
Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western University (designed by Frank Gehry) - Cleveland
Soldiers and Sailors Monument - Indianapolis
Skyline from Adler Planetarium - Chicago
Library of Congress - Washington, DC
Statue of John Howard - Baltimore
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum - Cleveland
Independence Hall - Philadelphia
Independence Hall - Philadelphia
Indiana State Capitol - Indianapolis
Writers Theatre (designed by Jeanne Gang) - Glencoe, IL

Gateway Arch - St. Louis
West Side Market - Cleveland
Wind Turbines - Northwest Indiana
Buckingham Fountain - Chicago
Wright Bros. Testing Field - Dayton, OH
Joan of Arc Statue - Philadelphia
The Thinker (by Rodin) - Cleveland Museum of Art
The Thinker - Rodin Museum, Philadelphia
Ted Drewes Frozen Custard - St. Louis
City Hall - Philadelphia
USS Constellation - Baltimore
Metro Station - Washington, DC
Liberty Bell - Phildadelphia
Assembly Room, Independence Hall - Philadelphia
Washington Monument - Washington, DC
Part of Five Brushstrokes by Roy Lichtenstein - Indianapolis Museum of Art
Corner of Charles & Madison - Baltimore
Sonny's Cheesesteaks - Philadelphia
Staircase within White House - Washington, DC
Lincoln Box, Ford's Theatre - Washington, DC
Benjamin Franklin - Philadelphia
Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago Cultural Center

Indiana University - Bloomington, IN

Bromo-Seltzer Tower - Baltimore
All photos by Seth Arkin, copyright 2016. Please do not repost without permission and attribution.

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