The Hand of Man

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

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!

Crab asparagus salad
York Minster
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Hunting Island lighthouse
lobster risotto
Mt Rushmore Asparagus
Calgary bridge cappucino Ivy covered mailboxes
straw hats finger sandwiches Old Postbox
Lincoln Cathedral New Orleans shop Tea on the terrace
pastries red rocking chairs Hippies Use Side Door
strawberries Swaledale barn Home made scones
Wellington Arch scampi Atchafalaya Basin Bridge
chocolates New Orleans coffee bar Paris bistro
York shop window savoury pastries Salt and Pepper Prawns
crusty roll Tea cakes Cream and sugar
Paris at night watering cans Finger Sandwiches
Chocolate Mousse staircase in Petit Palais Waterfront Park, Charleston
fountains of Trocadero Rijsttafel Notre Dame chapel
Seafood platter Les Braves bible
Kings Head pub a bakery in Etretat sauteed prawns
turbot St Severin Kinderdijk windmill
pastries in a Normandy bakery Astronaut Pont Bir Hakeim
Lighthouse at Flamborough Head Wymondham windmill Trocadero
Bridge over Broad Creek, Hilton Head Thean Hou Chinese Temple dragon prawn sandwich
Cable stays, Seri Wawasan Bridge St Benets Drainage Mill carding wool
Canal Foot, Ulverston Canal EU Parliament building Garlic Prawns
Channel marker in Victoria Harbour Lighthouse at Hunting Island, South Carolina English cottage
Air Force Memorial Hydraulic lift lock at Peterborough Ontario lamb shank
Phoenix atop the Thean Hou Chinese Temple Crepes and Waffles Tea cakes
Fishing dinghies tied up Decorative dragonfly door knocker Mailbox
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