The Hand of Man

Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration.
Thomas Edison, 1847-1931
Tea cakes

Man's works are inspirational. One can admire craftsmanship, seen in the perfect lines and curves of a ploughed field, or in the delicate decorative chasing on a lead downspout. Monumental works such as bridges and highways have their own excitement. When weather and time take a hand and add mellowing effects of crumbling stone or peeling paint, the result is photogenic indeed. And don't forget man's artistry with food!

Ivy covered mailboxes
Notre Dame chapel
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Paris bistro
Tea on the terrace
Home made scones Old Postbox
Hippies Use Side Door Salt and Pepper Prawns
Cream and sugar Finger Sandwiches
Waterfront Park, Charleston bible
sauteed prawns Atchafalaya Basin Bridge
Kinderdijk windmill Tea cakes
lamb shank Pont Bir Hakeim
Mailbox English cottage
prawn sandwich carding wool
Paris at night watering cans
Trocadero Garlic Prawns
Chocolate Mousse staircase in Petit Palais
fountains of Trocadero Rijsttafel
Seafood platter Les Braves
Kings Head pub a bakery in Etretat
turbot St Severin
pastries in a Normandy bakery Astronaut
Lighthouse at Flamborough Head Wymondham windmill
Bridge over Broad Creek, Hilton Head Thean Hou Chinese Temple dragon
Cable stays, Seri Wawasan Bridge St Benets Drainage Mill
Canal Foot, Ulverston Canal EU Parliament building
Channel marker in Victoria Harbour Lighthouse at Hunting Island, South Carolina
Air Force Memorial Hydraulic lift lock at Peterborough Ontario
Phoenix atop the Thean Hou Chinese Temple Crepes and Waffles
Fishing dinghies tied up Decorative dragonfly door knocker
Woodrow Wilson Bridge Three blue sheds
Statue of Archduke Karl, Vienna Log pile in snow
Inukshuk Rusty hinge with peeling paint
Row of green huts Footbridge over a weir
chairs in the Cathedral at Basel Grain elevator, Balzak
Railway in Montana EU Court of Human Rights
Holy Island Causeway at high tide Horsey Windpump
National Monument, Kuala Lumpur Church lectern, St Just in Roseland
Twin bridges over the Colorado River Statues on the eaves of a Chinese Temple
Seri Saujana Bridge Observation wheel, Singapore
Puu Gih Jih Chinese Temple decoration Portico of the Casino at Baden Baden
Harbour entrance, Whitby Seri Wawasan Bridge
Split Point Lighthouse, Australia Wrought iron screen on a garden door
Statue of Shiva and Nandi Winding highway in the US West
Pink concrete steps Notre Dame Cathedral
Tomb of St John of Nepomuk