Classic San Francisco Images

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge as seen from Marin County, looking across to the city of San Francisco California

I couldn’t spend time in my favorite city without snapping a few classic San Francisco images.  My favorite is still a few years old, shot on our last visit: More classic San Francisco Images: A few of the classic San Francisco images that I already blogged about:  I know we missed a few, like Lombard Street and […]

Capilano Suspension Bridge Challenges my Fear of Heights

The Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver Canada

Spanning 140 metres (450 feet), the Capilano Suspension Bridge sways 70 metres (230 feet) above the Capilano river canyon, daring us to walk across. The other side pleads with tree top adventures, a nature walk, and just the thrill of having crossed a bridge that has existed in some from since 1889. It wasn’t all that long […]

Azure Waters and Swing Bridge at Hokitika Gorge, New Zealand

Hokitika Gorge in New Zealand

Hokitika Gorge, on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand is one of those magical places I will remember forever.  Just in case, I took some photos: We didn’t go farther as around the next bend we noticed a ceremony releasing ashes into the water.  I can see why someone would want […]

Zig Zag Bridges in China ~ #AtoZ AmaZing Photos

Zig Zag Bridge in Suzhou, China. The bends stop the evil spirits from following.

Zig zag bridges are common in China, not because they are beautiful (although I think they are), but rather to keep away evil spirits who can only travel in a straight line.  They often lead to serene islands, symbolically taking followers from the chaos and bustle of a city to a peaceful spot. Possibly the […]

Hoover Dam, An Engineering Wonder ~ #AtoZ AmaZing Photos

Water Intake for Power Generation at Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam is a huge concrete arch-gravity dam on the Colorado River at the border between Arizona and Nevada in the USA. It gave 1000’s of people work during the great depression. Construction starting in 1931.  The Dam was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. We missed the tour as we […]

Heidelberg Castle and Luxembourg City in a Day

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I am pretty well convinced that some of our best days are those that are unplanned, like today’s visit to Luxembourg. We started the day with a hike to Heidelberg Castle and then intended to head north to take a few hour cruise on the Rhine river. The views of the ruins of the Heidelberg castle nestled […]

Canal du Midí is a Bridge of Water over River Orb: Béziers France

Bezier France pont canal

The world is filled with so many interesting things, and the bridge of water in Béziers, France is one of them.  I really wanted to see this strange bridge called a pont-canal or Orb Aqueduct. This particular one carries the Canal du Midí over the River Orb in Béziers. So the effect is a bridge […]

The Guggenheim is the Highlight of Bilbao Spain

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

I instantly fell in love with most of the cities, towns and villages we have visited in Spain. Each seems to have it’s own charm, it’s own heart-beat. Generally I know as soon as we arrive, it is another special place. That didn’t happen when we arrive in Bilbao.  No particular reason.  After two nights […]

Giants Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Bridge, Dunluce Castle-N. Ireland

Giants Causeway

We heard about Giants Causeway, the Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge and Dunluce Castle, but nothing could prepare us for actually seeing them. After an uneventful ferry crossing into Northern Ireland we headed straight up to the North Coast.  Here we found the Giants Causeway, a destroyed bridge built by giant Finn McCool to walk to Scotland.  […]

Long Summer Days in Inverness, Scotland

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A change in the plan and we are now in Inverness a city in the Scottish Highlands, much farther north than we ever imagined we would be whilst still in the UK.  We are getting close to both the summer solstice and to the arctic circle, so the days are getting longer. The weather is […]

Our Classic London Photos: Cathedrals, Parliament, Palace, and O2

london photos

So much history, and so many classic London icons. We tried to see as many as we could, intermixed with markets, modern buildings, movie premiers, candy shops, and of course Harry Potter. Regardless of where we went, I was glad to always have a camera in my hand. Despite the weather, I think classic London shines through. Or […]

Portobello Market, Tate Modern and Some Random London Fun

London photos

If we ignore the cold, rainy weather, the hideously expensive food, the crowds and construction everywhere (for the upcoming Olympics), I would have to say we are having a bunch of London fun. Seriously, the weather hasn’t been too nice but that is what rain jackets are for. Our first day was actually quite nice.  […]

Prague Photos: Charles Bridge and Prague Castle

prague pretzels

It’s a good thing our schedule is very flexible.   Apparently there was a major festival going on in Munch, so there were no rooms available, at least none that we could afford.  So we stayed in Prague an extra day, added a night in Regensburg and then a visit to Dachau and finally on to […]

Entering the Sultanate of Oman – An Amusing Delay at Immigration

oman bridge

We arrived in the Sultanate of Oman and the crowd split between returning residents and a queue to pay for your entry visa. We followed the foreigners, purchased our 10 day visitor visas and went on to immigration. When we reached the front hubby handed the officer our passports, and we patiently waited as they […]