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The Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece

Acropolis of Athens

Western Swift with a blue belly, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Western Swift

Tourists on the Rim

Grand Canyon

Afternoon in Mercure, France

Mercure, France

French Countryside near Mercure, France

French Countryside

A Dahlia Flower called Adelaide Fontane

Dahlia Flower

The cross-shaped pond of the Italian Garden

Butchart Gardens

One of many peaceful scenes of the Japanese Garden in Butchart Gardens

Butchart Gardens

A Japanese lantern in Butchart Gardens

Japanese Garden

The restaurant and grassy grounds of Butchart Gardens

Butchart Gardens

The oval of the Rose Garden in Butchart Gardens

Butchart Gardens

The Sunken Garden from the entrance

Butchart Gardens

Shed at the top of the slope at Canaan Valley Resort, West Virginia

Shed, Canaan Valley

Unknown Island

Beach on the South End of Castle Lake

Castle Lake

Mt. Shasta from Castle Lake.

Mt. Shasta

Large Outcropping of Rock on an Isolated Beach in Paleokastritsa, Corfu

Paleokastritsa, Greece

Vehicle Ferry between Bari Italy and Corfu, Greece

Ferry near Corfu

A View from the Akrotiri Beach Hotel overlooking Paleokastritsa Bay, Corfu, Greece

Paleokastritsa Bay

U.S. Capitol, near First Ave, Washington D.C.

U.S. Capitol

Washington Monument, National Mall, Washington D.C.

Washington Monument

Rear Lawn of the White House, Washington D.C.

The White House

Monongahela Forest, Stuart Recreation Park, Shavers Fork River, Elkins, West Virginia

Shavers Fork River

Statue of Neptune, Boboli Gardens, Florence, Italy

Boboli Gardens

The Duomo in Florence, Italy

Duomo, Florence

Ponte Vecchio and Arno River from Ponte Santa Trinita, Florence, Italy

Ponte Vecchio

Lobster Sculpture, Florida Keys

Lobster Sculpture

Fountain of Youth, Geneva, Switzerland

Fountain of Youth

I happened upon Green Valley Lake by accident while seeking out a camping ground in the area. It was a welcome breath of country air from the built-up Lake Arrowhead just to the west.

Green Valley Lake

This fisherman came by while I relaxed on the shore. We talked about the fishing conditions while he scoped out a big momma bass near the shore.


The eastern shore of Green Valley Lake, with some colorful boats in the foreground.

Beached Boats

The city of Glendale from Mineral Wells Trail. In the foreground is the Harding and Wilson Municipal Golf Course. Beyond is Mt. Wilson and the Angeles National Forest.

The City of Glendale

Downtown Los Angeles from the Helipad up on Griffith Park.

Los Angeles

Griffith Park Observatory commands a spectacular view of Hollywood and Los Angeles. ON a clear day you can see to Catalina.

Griffith Park Observatory

A hillside covered with orange daisies.

Orange Daisies

This trail connects the cement canal to the H3 access road.

Trail to Haiku Stairs

Haiku Valley and H3 Freeway, as seen from the Haiku Stairs.

Haiku Valley

Homer Boat Harbor on the Spit.

Homer Boat Harbor

Old Pier on Isla Contoy, Mexico

Isla Contoy

This huge hermit crab was trekking along this low wall near the visitor’s center at Isla Contoy, a bird sanctuary island off the Yucatan Coast and a few hours north by boat from Isla Mujeres. He was remarkably similar to the hermit crabs that invaded our campsite at night on St John in the Virgin Islands. They’re about as big as a fist, and solid as stone.

Hermit Crab, Isla Contoy

Fishing Boat in the Harbor at Isla Mujeres


Clouds in the western sky over Cancun, taken from Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Clouds over Cancun

Shell House on Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Isla Mujeres

Boats near Puerto Vallarta, before departing to Yelapa

Boca de Tomatlan

Kachemak Bay and Mountains

Kachemak Bay

A Huge Hole in the Lava, Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii

Huge Lava Hole

Hanalei Bay and town, on the north shore of Kauai, Hawaii. On the upper right is Princeville Golf and Country Club.

Hanalei Bay

View of Kalalau Beach and Na Pali Coast from Kalalau Valley, Kauai, Hawaii

Kalalau Beach

Magnificent Na Pali Coast, Kaua’i

Na Pali Coast

Magnificent Na Pali Coast, Kaua’i

Na Pali Coast

Secret Falls in Wailua Valley, Kauai

Secret Falls

Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii

Waimea Canyon

Chugach Mountains from Seward Highway near Portage and Turnagain Arm.

Kenai Peninsula

A Peaceful Pond on the Way Down

Klondike Highway

Lake Sonoma Reservoir and Bridge

Lake Sonoma

Hyde Park, London

Hyde Park

The Tower of London in Perspective, London, UK

Tower of London

The MGM Grand at Night, Las Vegas, Nevada

MGM Grand

The Mirage at Night, Las Vegas, Nevada

The Mirage

The Mirage at Night, Las Vegas, Nevada

The Mirage

Inside the Saucer of the Stratosphere, Las Vegas, Nevada

The Stratosphere

Bullard Mountain adjacent to the Glacier

Mendenhall Glacier

View of Helms Bay and beach, Mokuleia, Oahu, Hawaii

Mokuleia Beach

Bumblebee nestled in with purple crinum lily bulbs

Bumblebee on Lily Bulb

Anole lizard on a plumeria branch, Mokuleia, Oahu, Hawaii

Anole on Plumeria

Polo Players start up the second half of the game.

Polo Game, Mokuleia

Polo players thundering down the field during the game.

Polo Game, Mokuleia

Devon Dailey and a female player riding down the field during the game.

Polo Game, Mokuleia

Juneau and Gastineau Channel, from the Mount Roberts Tramway

Juneau, Alaska

Mulholland Highway is a very curvy road and an excellent motorcycle ride.

Curvy Mulholland Highway

Motorcyclists on an epic curve between Seminole Hot Springs and Kanan Road.

Mulholland Highway

Mulholland and Seminole Hot Springs

Mulholland Highway

Central Park West, Manhattan

Central Park

Central Park, bridge, Manhattan

Central Park

The Great Lawn, Central Park, Manhattan

The Great Lawn

Lower Manhattan, Financial District, Brooklyn from the Empire State Building

Lower Manhattan

A rope ladder on the way up to the first peak

Hiking Olomana

Paku’i & Ahiki Peaks of Olomana, with Waimanalo in the background

Paku’i & Ahiki

Underside of the Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

Trocadero from the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France


Los Arcos, Rock Formations near Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Los Arcos

Rim of the World Highway near between Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear Lake.

Rim of the World

Rome, Italy

Capitol of Rome

Full View of the Flavian Amphitheater, Rome, Italy

Coliseum of Rome

Forum of Rome, Italy

The Forum

Cedar Creek in San Diego County, California

Cedar Creek

Pacific Park Ferris Wheel & Roller Coaster

Pacific Park

Mariachi Band Escorts Summer to the Church

Mariachi Band Escort

Pacific Coast near Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

Coast near Sayulita

Cobblestone Driveway on the Trail to Malpasos Beach from Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

Cobblestone Driveway

This iguana lives in a tree in a house across from my sister’s casa in Sayulita. The owner of the house, a pleasant Mexican gentleman, explained in Spanish that every day the lizard saddles along the wall from the tree to this decorative courtyard gateway and peers out this little window.

Iguana in Sayulita

Downtown Seattle

Downtown Seattle

Canyons, Buttes, Red Rock of Sedona, Arizona : via Helicopter

North Sedona

Scenic red rocks, Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, Arizona

Schnebly Hill Road

The summit of Seneca Rocks from the park below

Seneca Rocks

This is the thing which created the reservoir called Shasta Lake. Before they put this thing in here there was a town called Kennett and lots of land occupied by the Winnemem Wintu indians. Shasta Dam generates a big wad of electricity for millions of people, helps irrigate vast tracts of land and provides flood control for the Sacramento River.

Shasta Dam

The Smith River Falls plunges a spectacular three feet. All along the road the river spreads into swimmable pools. This area is a great spot for a family picnic. Nearby are excellent campgrounds.

Smith River Falls

Dry Creek Valley Vineyards of Sonoma County, California

Vineyards of Sonoma

Dry Creek Valley Winery of Sonoma County, California

Dry Creek Valley

Classic Mexico somewhere in the desert of Sonora

Classic Mexico

From Our Hotel Room, the Cliffs of Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento, Italy

Fire performer at SpinJam, Honolulu, Hawaii


Noah, Fire performer at SpinJam, begins his show, Honolulu, Hawaii


Trunk Bay, St. John, USVI

Trunk Bay

Ruins of Stonehenge, near Bath, UK


The main temple in the Mayan ruins at Tulum, Mexico.

The Main Temple

Universal City and Burbank

Universal City

Driving into Zion National Park, Roadway

Zion Nat’l Park

Green mountains and glacier near Valdez, Alaska

Mountains near Valdez

The Valdez Oil Terminal, across Port Valdez from town.

Valdez Oil Terminal

Worthington Glacier a few miles outside of Valdez on Richardson Highway.

Worthington Glacier

Grand Canal, Venice, Italy

Grand Canal

Canals of Venice, Italy, and the Hotel Cavalletto

Hotel Cavalletto

The Facade of St. Marks Cathedral, Venice, Italy

St. Marks, Venice

A bridge over Vincent Creek near the campground of the same name.

Vincent Creek

Beautiful Waimea Bay and Beach on the North Shore of Oahu, with the rock in the foreground.

Waimea Bay

Waimea Falls at Waimea Falls Park, Oahu, Hawaii

Waimea Falls

Whale Tail

Whale Watching

Whittier & Passage Canal from the ferry Aurora.

Whittier, Alaska

Looking across East San Fernando Valley towards Glendale, Burbank and Los Angeles from Wildwood Canyon Trail. In the distance is Griffith Park, Studio City and Hollywood Hills.


Sun setting over San Vincente Mountain

Wildwood Canyon Trail

Passing another train heading down, at around mile 13.

White Pass & Yukon Route

White Pass Yukon Route Railroad

White Pass Yukon Route

Summit Lake and the Coast Mountains just past White Pass Summit.

White Pass & Yukon Route

Half Dome from the valley floor on Northside drive.

Half Dome

The ferocious cascade of Lower Yosemite Falls showered the whole area with a dense mist that was refreshing on a hot day.

Lower Yosemite Falls

The classic shot of Yosemite valley that everyone takes as they first come in. A rite of passage as a tourist. On the right is Bridalveil Fall, on the left is El Capitan, and in the back is Half Dome and Clouds Rest.

Yosemite Valley

The Korean Bell of Friendship inside the Belfry.

Korean Bell of Friendship

Jen on the Steps of the Pavilion housing the Korean Bell of Friendship

Korean Bell of Friendship

The Pavilion of the Korean Bell of Friendship Overlooking the Ocean

Korean Bell of Friendship

Big Lagoon from Redwood Highway

Big Lagoon from 101

Monterey Coast from 17-Mile Drive

Monterey Coast

Diamond Head and Kaimuki, University of Hawaii Manoa

Diamond Head and Kaimuki

Hot Air Balloon Inflating.

Hot Air Balloon

Clusters of Buildings in Wine Country of Temecula

Wine Country

Ground crew packing hot air balloon envelope up.

Balloon Ride

Orange groves from perhaps 500 feet up in a hot air balloon.

Orange Groves

Orange groves from 100 feet up.

Orange Groves

Orange Grove at about 20 feet up in a hot air balloon.

Orange Grove

Here we pass our sister balloon...


..and there she goes.

Balloon Ride

Brand New Vineyard

New Vineyard

Balboa Park Botanical Gardens Lily Pond

Balboa Park

Hong Kong from the Peak

Hong Kong

Des Voeux Road and Queen Victoria Street in Central Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Conduit Road, Hong Kong

Conduit Road Hong Kong

The Central Mall Rooftop at Night

Central Mall

Xiangqi Players in Charter Garden, Hong Kong

Xiangqi Players

Gazebo on Findlay Path. Photo taken from the Sky Terrace 428.

Victoria Peak Gazebo

Victoria Peak Garden

Victoria Peak Garden

Grassy Lawn near Gate Lodge

Victoria Peak Garden

Grassy Lawn near Peak and Pavilion, Victoria Peak Garden

Victoria Peak Gardens

Father and Son on the Yulong River

Yulong River

Fields Outside of Yangshuo


Lijiang Riverfront

Lijiang Riverfront

Li River and Karst Mountains, Yangshuo

Li Rver Karst

Musicians in Yangshuo Park

Yangshuo Park

Binjiang, or Riverside Road


Water Buffalo taking a Mud Bath

Water Buffalo

Popular West Street

West Street

Yulong River, near Yangshuo

Yulong River

Aqueduct and River-Driven Pump Station Yulong River

Yulong River

Scenic Lijiang

Scenic Lijiang

Cool Dragon Raft on the Lijiang River

Dragon Raft

Family Outing on the Li River

Li River

Old Factory on the Lijiang River

Old Factory

Ancient Limestone Formations in Ludi Wan (Reed Flute Cave)

Reed Flute Cave

Psychadelic Rock Formations in Reed Flute Cave


Strange-Looking Columns

Reed Flute Cave

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Jiuzhaigou Valley Colorful Pool

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Jiuzhaigou Valley Five Color Lake at Inlet Bridge

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Jiuzhaigou Valley Five Color Lake from Viewpoint

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Jiuzhaigou Valley Five Color Lake Inlet

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Jiuzhaigou Valley Five Color Lake Tree

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Jiuzhaigou Valley Nuorilang Waterfall from Platform

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Jiuzhaigou Valley Nuorilang Waterfall Up Close

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Jiuzhaigou Valley Primeval Forest_Young Bird

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Jiuzhaigou Valley Rhinoceros Lake

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Jiuzhaigou Valley Road from Huanglong Airport

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Jiuzhaigou Valley Shuzheng Lakes Falls

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Jiuzhaigou Valley Shuzheng Lakes Walkway

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Jiuzhaigou Valley Shuzheng Village Entrance

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Jiuzhaigou Valley Shuzheng Village Shops

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Jiuzhaigou Valley Shuzheng Village Stores

Jiuzhaigou Valley

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