michael k. wilkinson, photographs of architecture &


day-to-day peeks and glances, courtesy of Instagram
Haven't posted a picture of the backyard in a while. Adirondacks are pretty much gone, buried under ivy. I love it.One of my favorite houses. Next door to friend Harley Muse's property in Colonial Beach VA. Guess the person who lives there has gotten sick and is recovering in Florida. I'm moving in.Spent the day driving around Virginia wine country today, but not for wine tasting, unfortunately. It was a nice drive, though. Here: an abandoned house in Haymarket. #virginia #virginiawinecountry #haymarket #abandonedplacesIt's going to be home for a good portion of the month of May, and probably July and August, and possibly September too. #shasta #airflyte #airflyte58 #cannedham @nomadmotorlodge @nomadmmlodge #vintagetrailer #vintagetrailerrestorationSlightly off center. Navy Yard, SE DC.Home nearing sunset.Nini took a rock stacking class in the park today and the teacher said she did very well. #teacuppoodle #toypoodle #rockstacking #rockstackDusk, Woodner Apartments. 16th Street NW. #midcenturymodern #midcenturyapartments #duskSaturday evening at the Woodner. #midcenturymodern #midcenturyapartmentsWindswept Nini in east Texas. Just a wisp of a thing. Could barely keep her feet on the ground. #teacuppoodleEver seen the inside of a vintage Coke machine? I hadn't until I bought this one in Amarillo TX as a decoration for Nomad Mountain Pizza in the Jemez Mountains outside of Santa Fe. Fun! #vintagecocacolamachine #cocacolacollectorFor this trip to New Mexico, I finally got a dog sitter for Sydney. What a huge relief for everyone. She's having a great time in Woodley Park, Nini is living the good life with us on the road, and I'm so much less stressed knowing she's in great hands. #pitbull #pibble #whippet #whibble#nofilter - Shoot from inside the car and you get car window and side mirror in photo. Stick your hand out the window and the wind moves the iPhone in just such a way as to create a kind of tilt shift effect in horizontal bands across the image. Neato, I think.Look out a window.Dusk is the most amazing time of day, but it can be very challenging with an iPhone. The best time of day puts the phone right on the edge of switching over to that super grainy Another one from WHO/PAHO, a building my friend Scott calls More federal architecture. Department of the Interior, one of my favorite government agencies these days. #altnps #nationalparkservice #npscentennial #federalarchitectureOPM, I think. The Roosevelt Building o E Street. Some absolutely brilliant mid century federal architecture. #federalarchitecture #federalmidcentury #midcenturymodern #federallandscapearchitectureMorning walk from downtown to Georgetown. A quick stop at WHO/PAHO.Took the old boy out for a round of construction progress photos in Chevy Chase. This is an awfully nice neighborhood.Old graffiti, Piney Branch, Rock Creek Park, Washington DC. #nationalparks #rockcreekpark#nofilter Piney Branch, Rock Creek Park, Washington DC. #nationalparks #rockcreekpark#nofilter Piney Branch, Rock Creek Park, Washington DC. #nationalparksWent to Fort Loudoun, PA, to put new wheels and a temporary door onto Betty Dea, a 1955 Anderson, in preparation to hook her up and tow her back to DC, and then eventually bring her out to her new home in New Mexico.My camera has a lot more courage than I do, leaning over the edge of the glass railing looking across the atrium from three stories up. Yee. My fear of heights reared its head on this assignment!Back at Salisbury University to shoot two of last week's scouting shots at dusk. Bam. Dusk is awesome.If you placed me at age 19 into this dormitory with external stairs and halls and bright orange safety lights, I probably would have been like, cool dude MY OWN ROOM!  At age 46, I would personally replace every one of those g-d light fixtures with something softer and more neutral. And even so, would probably still move far away with the faint taste of barf in my mouth. I hate the phrase Salisbury University at dusk with a little bit of Lo-Fi filtering.So today I'm 3 hours away at Salisbury University in Salisbury MD, on a shoot for the lighting designer and one of the lighting manufacturers.Rooftop terrace, NGA East Wing.In abundance, shine a little back on your neighbor. Hey, I'm a Hallmark writer.more



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