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Weekly Photo Challenge : Horizons

Without realizing it, all my travel photos always contain horizons.  The natural and man-made landscapes and architecture seem to leave a lasting memory in your mind.  Here are a few from my travels. See here for more submissions for this weeks Daily Post challenge.

Travel Theme: Big

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

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

This is Dodgers Stadium, Los Angeles on the 4th of July, 2012.   Tonights game against the Cincinnati Reds doubled as Military Appreciation Night.  I was told that Dodgers fans are fickle but they turned up in full force and sang heartily to ‘Take me out to the ball game’.  The Dodgers beat the Reds … Continue reading

Travel Theme: Sculptures

“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

Day Trip to Long Beach

Long Beach is a one hour train ride from Union Station, Los Angeles.  When I think of Long Beach I remember ice cream from Cold Stone and the warm sun beating down on me.  However there’s more to Long Beach than ice cream.  Here are a few images that take me back.

A Word A Week Photography Challenge: Mountains

  View from Mirror Lake – This is Indian Rock (I believe), which faces Half Dome and which together form the valley in which Mirror Lake lies. Not a big mountain by any means but a mountain nonetheless. We reached Mirror Lake after a leisurely thirty minute bicycle ride from the Yosemite Valley Visitor Centre.  It was … Continue reading