Cades Cove has a magnetic effect on millions of annual visitors to the Smokies. The wide open fields are evidence of a once thriving community that was relocated at the inception of the park. Fields of hay are still grown each year while the deer, bear and other natural residents roam freely while the visitors drive slowly around it perimeter by bicycle or automobile. The visitor center at the halfway point includes small store, a gristmill and several outbuilding that remind all of a simpler life from the past.
One of many brownstones I shot in the Spring of 2016 to create a visual catalog of the unique architectural styles found in the oldest downtown section of Brooklyn. From Greco-Roman to Arabesque, the variety of details are infinite within the facades of these miniature American castles. Tulip gardens are popular in Brooklyn and add a strong color component to the endless sandstone designs. The dogwoods offer their brief splash until the greenery of the oaks and maples take over and dress each street into quietly shaded scenery.