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Saint John The Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church

Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic church is nestled among the trees in the catskill mountains located in upstate New York.  Working in the traditional timber block work style of the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountain highlanders, construction began in the early 1960's using cedar logs imported from British Columbia.  Five structures in total exist on the church grounds including the belfry, entry gate, parish hall, and parsonage.  The bell tower houses a 2000 pound bell from Italy and a second one from Holland.  The detail of the design and construction and the beauty of it's surroundings make this church a pleasure to behold. UKrain_Baptist_01_Wip1

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FDR Four Freedoms Park

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park is a four-acre memorial to Franklin D. Roosevelt that celebrates the Four Freedoms he articulated in his 1941 State of the Union address.  It is located on the south end of Roosevelt Island which sits in the middle of the East River between Midtown Manhattan and Long Island City Queens and is bisected by the Queensboro Bridge.  The park is a beautiful, but its most striking feature is the Roosevelt Monument which was one of the last designs by Louis Kahn.  He was carrying the plans with him when he died in 1974.  

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The Beautiful Planters Inn

One of Charleston SC's most beautiful boutique hotels is the Planters Inn.  We photographed this charming inn nearly 8 years ago and were honored to be asked to shoot it again when they completed their recent renovation.  Planters is a member of the ultra-luxurious Relais & Chateaux hotel group.  It was fantastic working with the Planters team again and we look forward to more opportunities to do so. TBH1303_314_ProprietorSuite_BR wip1 TBH1303_401_GovernorsSuite_LR wip1 TBH1303_403_PenthouseSuite_BA wip1 TBH1303_403_PenthouseSuite_BR wip1 TBH1303_403_PenthouseSuite_Terrace wip1 TBH1303_404_GrandKing_BR1 wip1 TBH1303_405_PlantationKing_BR2 wip1 TBH1303_Foyer wip1