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A Walk Around New Mexico
For me, this photo has the quintessential qualities of Northern New Mexico, beautiful clouds, blue skies, and adobe architecture. Much of this trip was spent simply walking around Santa Fe and Taos, not necessarily on a photo trip, but still looking for great photographs.
Niagara Falls, Canada
The best view of Niagara Falls is of the American side viewed from Canada. The American Falls above are illuminated in the evenings and colored spotlights turn the falls all colors of the rainbow.
Blue-Footed Booby and Friends
The blue-footed booby is one of the more well-known species of birds in the Galapagos Islands. This booby is looking skyward and has apparently spotted a female, so he begins to strut and dance.
Dubrovnik, Jewel of Croatia
Beautiful turquoise water surrounds the Old Town section of Dubrovnik, Croatia, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Only after a severe rain storm the prior day were the waters stirred up enough to create the turbulence for the turquoise water appearance.
Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia
Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia is an all too popular spot for beautiful blue green lakes and numerous waterfalls. Summers visits must be brutal with the huge crowds. There is not a lot of room for tourists to spread out since 90% of the park is viewed on boardwalks the size of a normal sidewalk.
Cobblestone Streets of Sibiu, Romania
Sibiu, Romania is a charming maze of winding cobblestone streets, large open squares and fine restaurants. It was a very welcomed relief from the gritty streets of Bucharest. I had seen the above blue wall and cat scene photo posted by Vagabon and Dave sixty days earlier in their travel blog and instantly loved it. So I cruised from Texas to Spain, flew from Barcelona to Bucharest, rented a car to Sibiu just to see these beautiful blue tones….. Thank you Bonnie and Dave!
Park Guell, Barcelona, Spain (Good-bye Spain)
Gaudi Town, Barcelona Revisited
We had visited Barcelona, what I call Gaudi Town, for a week about 90 days ago as the termination point to our trans-Atlantic cruise. Antoni Gaudi has four wonderful architectural master pieces in Barcelona, including Sagrada Familia which still being built 120 years later, Casa Milá and Casa Batlló. We will now get to see a fourth major work by Gaudi, Park Güell. We are concluding a 90 day, clockwise visit to the Iberian Peninsula.
Seville, Spain Metropol Parasol Structure
Our Seville rental, or as the Spaniards say, Sevilla, immediately appealed to me since another Calatrava masterpiece would be in view from our balcony and immediately outside the front door. My mistake. As it turns out, this world’s largest wooden structure is not a Calatrava at all, rather it was built by some German unfamiliar to me, Jürgen Mayor.
Plaza de España in Seville, Spain
Although this large open square, Plaza de España, may look several hundred years old, it was built relatively recently, 1929, when Seville, Spain hosted the World’s Fair. Access to this plaza and the huge adjacent gardens is free and it is so large it is never very crowded. Great local music was being played and echoing around the tiled hallways as I explored this plaza.