These images were taken in Hue, Vietnam and are of colourful and ornate gates in the grounds of the former Imperial City. The city itself was built within the walls of the citadel and surrounded by a moat. See here for more submissions for this weeks Where’s My Backpack? travel theme.
There’s nothing quite like the grandness of the open sky and the vast landscape that lies beneath it. The Grand Canyon sums this up for me as shown in the self titled image above taken from the Southern Rim. According to Wikipedia, the Grand Canyon is 446 km (277 miles) long, up to 29 km (18 miles) wide and attains … Continue reading
The wind swept rims of the Grand Canyon have a tendency to bend and shape the landscape around it. The juniper tree in the image “No. 2” above is no exception. Below, a passing sand storm through Tonapah, Nevada disturbs a couple enjoying their McDonalds sundaes and causes the umbrella shades to tilt. See here for … Continue reading
“Forever Marilyn” is a 26 foot tall, 34,300 pound sculpture. Marilyn Monroe’s connection to Palm Springs spans three decades. She was a regular visitor from the late 1940s through the early 1960s. In 1949, at age 22, she was “discovered” at Charlie Farrell’s Racquet Club by William Morris talent agent Johnny Hyde. It was at … Continue reading
What do hobbits, scuba-bunnies and storm troopers have in common? – They’ve all been photographed by me (I haven’t got the abominable snowman or the Lochness Monster yet). This is my maiden post for Ailsa’s travel theme from her Where’s my Backpack? blog. See other entries here. These images were captured at Anime Expo in … Continue reading