Images and impressions from our travels near and far… Each Spring Holland celebrates its famous tulips with an event called The Keukenhof. An opportunity for its tulip growers to show off their creations, The Keukenhof is virtually a Worlds Fair of tulips. Located outside Amsterdam amidst the growers tulip fields, The Keukenhof attracts visitors fromContinue reading “Photo Essay • Amsterdam’s Keukenhof”
Photographic impressions from our travels near and far… The Athens Acropolis • Most people relate the Acropolis with Athens but an acropolis is actually a Greek word meaning a citadel or a fortified section of a Greek city. It is typically built on high ground or on a hill. Most Greek cities in the fifthContinue reading “Photo Essay The Acropolis In Athens”
Photographic impressions from travels near and far… One of cruising’s great experiences is transiting the Panama Canal. Over one hundred years old the canal remains one of mans greatest engineering accomplishments. Coming into the canal ships are lifted eighty-five feet above sea level by a series of locks to Lake Gaton. After transiting the lakeContinue reading “Photo Essay • The Panama Canal”
Photographic impressions from our travels… Seabirds glide overhead as whales breach and penguins appear as fast moving black torpedos everywhere in the water. Sailing into Paradise Bay in Antartica with mountains rising in the background and icebergs drift around us. Moving nearer the coast you see it rimmed with massive ice shelfs grounded in theContinue reading “Images Sailing Through Antarctica”
Photographic impressions from our travels… Literally where civilization ends. The only thing south from Terra del Fuego is Antarctica. The stark scenery is amazing and the incredible amounts of wildlife are unbelievable. The lighthouse in the Beagle Channel, a body of water that cuts through South America from the Atlantic to The Pacific. The channelContinue reading “Images From Terra del Fuego”
Photographic impressions from our travels… One of our favorite cities, Savannah is a very walkable place. Historic, vibrant while very laid back. Evenings in Savannah are magical with locals and visitors strolling the walking malls and parks and sitting at outdoor cafes.
Photographic impressions from our travels… The light is stark and the sky is a flawless expanse of bright blue. The streets and alleys of old Jerusalem are a maze, alive and teaming with people. Jews, Muslims and Christians alike are drawn to these narrow streets, each seeking to find and feel the presence of God.Continue reading “Images On Jerusalem’s Streets”
Photographic impressions from our travels… Above: Grand Prismatic Springs. Right: The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and the lower Yellowstone Falls. Mammoth Hot Springs one of the most unusual formations on Earth The Boiling River heated by large hot springs that pour into the Gardner River Above: The Upper Geyser Basin at dusk near Old Faithful.
Photographic impressions from our travels near and far… “When I die Dublin will be written in my heart.” James Joyce Dublin is big, varied, historic and a whole lot of fun. If pub hopping is your thing you can’t do any better than this fantastic city. If you’re looking to walk around Dublin, the goodContinue reading “Walking ‘Round Dublin”
Photographic impressions from our travels… Above: A Kelp Gull flies over a colony of King Cormorants nesting in the Beagle Channel at the tip of South America. Right: A Rock Shag, a species of cormorants, sometimes called Magellanic shags. They are rarely seen but can be encountered around the Falkland Islands. This one was photographedContinue reading “Images Of Animals In The Wild 1”