Sydney city skyline at dusk

Sydney Harbour at Night

It’s a good thing that the original English settlers of Sydney decided to move a little up the coast from their original base at Botany Bay. Where Botany Bay is flat and nondescript, Sydney Harbour–or Sydney Cove, as it was known at the time–is riddled with inlets, rocky outcrops, and…

American Builders Quarterly (Fall 2009)

The fall issue of the American Builders Quarterly includes a shot I did for one of Alexandria’s premier custom home builders, Bonitt Builders. They do some really stunning work that is an absolute pleasure to shoot–it’s no wonder they keep winning so many awards for their work. Check out their…

White House in the Snow

A Washington Winter Wonderland

Washington’s weather is best known for being hot and humid in summer, but the region also gets a good dose of each of the other three seasons. It doesn’t get anything like the regular snow of places further north, but it can still get some big dumps of snow. Most…

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Wild Oats XI 2009 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race Start

Start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2009

These are photos of the start of one of the world’s great ocean racing events, the 2009 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race in Sydney Harbour, Sydney, Australia. Hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia and starting every year on Boxing Day (26 December), the 2009 race was the…

Ek' Balam Tomb of Ukit Kan Le'k Tok'

Ek’Balam, Maya City of the Jaguar

It’s a deceptively hard climb considering it’s only 106 steps. The stones are old, worn, and uneven. It’s steep–surprisingly so–and there are no railings running along the side of the wide steps and nothing else at hand to hang on to. It might not be for the vertigo-challenged, but getting…

Towamba River Valley, a Beautiful Spot in the Australian Outback

Australia’s a big place. It’s roughly the size of the continental United States, give or take, but has a population not much larger than New York state. That leaves a lot to explore. On a recent trip I headed out to a beautiful corner of the country well off the…

Parliament House at dusk

Australian Parliament House, Canberra

Canberra is often known as Australia’s “bush capital” and has long had a poor reputation as a place to visit. The general perception is that it’s a place to be endured if you work for the federal government but not a place many people seek out. While it’s never going…

Vanity Fair on Travel – Prague

The new Vanity Fair on Travel (April 2010) has a 3-page feature on Prague that includes one of my shots from the golden and velvety interior of St. Vitus Cathedral that is part of the Prague Castle compound. You can see more of my photos from Prague here. You can…

Prague, Bohemia’s Capital

Prague (or Praha, if you’re Czech) is magical city. The former heart of Bohemia, capital of the Holy Roman Empire, and ground zero for spontaneous outbreaks of defenestration, the modern capital of the Czech Republic is one of the continent’s most charming historical cities and one of Europe’s most popular…

View at Point Lookout overlooking the beach at North Stradbroke Island (Photo)

North Stradbroke Island, Australia

Unless you live in Southeast Queensland, there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of North Stradbroke Island. Although it barely rates a mention in most travel guidebooks, North Stradbroke Island—”Straddie” to the locals—has an awful lot going for it. In a part of the world blessed with some of the…

Story Bridge at night

Australia’s Sunshine State Capital

The capital of the Australian state of Queensland, Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city and one of the fastest growing metropolitan centers in the country. Situated on a major river, it combines a warm weather outdoor lifestyle with the cosmopolitan appeal of a major city. Brisbane itself is slightly inland…

9/11 Commission Hearing 7

Seventh public hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9-11 Commission) held its seventh public hearing on January 26-27, 2004, in Washington, DC. The two-day investigative hearing developed facts and circumstances…

9/11 Commission Hearing 8

Eighth public hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States held its eighth public hearing on March 23-24, 2004, in Washington, DC. The two-day hearing investigated the formulation and conduct of U.S. counterterrorism policy, with particular…

9/11 Commission Hearing 9

Ninth public hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States held its ninth public hearing on April 8, 2004, in Washington, DC. The Commission heard testimony from Dr. Condoleezza “Condi” Rice, Assistant to the President for…

9/11 Commission Hearing 10

Tenth public hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States held its tenth public hearing April 13-14, 2004, in Washington, DC. The two-day hearing examined the performance of law enforcement and the Intelligence Community prior to…

9/11 Commission Hearing 11

Eleventh public hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States held its eleventh public hearing May 18-19, 2004, at New School University in New York City. The two-day hearing examined the response of local and federal…

9/11 Commission Hearing 12

Twelfth public hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9-11 Commission) held its twelfth and final public hearing June 16-17, 2004, in Washington, DC. The two-day hearing focused on two distinct…

9/11 Commission Final Report

The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9-11 Commission) released its final report at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 22, in Washington, D.C. Thomas H. Kean, Chair of the Commission, and Lee H. Hamilton, Vice Chair, presented the report at a live, televised…

Virginia State Capitol

The Virginia State Capitol building, completed in 1788, is the seat of the oldest legislative body in the United States, the Virginia General Assembly. Believed to have been designed by Thomas Jefferson, the building is modeled on a Roman temple in Southern France, the Maison Carrée. Set on expansive grounds…

Sydney Opera House at Dusk, Australia

Sydney Opera House, Australia

The Sydney Opera House, dominating Bennelong Point on Sydney Harbour next to Circular Quay, is one of Australia’s most recognizable landmarks, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the two main architectural icons of Sydney along with the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It serves as the venue not only for…

Delta Queen at night

Chattanooga and Ruby Falls

I recently had reason to venture out to Chattanooga, Tennessee, and although I didn’t have a lot of time to look around, I was quite impressed with what I saw. It’s clearly a city that puts heavy emphasis on being “livable,” and so far it seems to be doing a…

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El Castillo at Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza’s Maya Ruins

The symbol of the feathered serpent–the body of the rattlesnake, covered with the plumage of the quetzal bird–was to this civilization what the Cross was to the Christian and the Crescrent to the Saracen. Under this symbol the culture her Kuk-ul-can (Feathered Serpent) of Yucatan, Quetzacoatl of the Aztecs and…

Valladolid's Cathedral of San Gervasio and Main Square at night

A Colonial Town in the Heart of Maya Yucatan

Valladolid is a place to stop and savor. A charming Spanish colonial town in the center of the Yucatán Peninsula, it’s within easy striking distance of Cancun and Merida. It makes for a pleasant, laid-back place to stop for a few days in its own right, but an added appeal…

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English Telephone Box at Trafalgar Square at night

London by Night

These days, the streets of downtown London at night are a far cry of the days of dim, flickering street lamps fueled by whale blubber and Jack the Ripper lurking in the foggy shadows. Like other of the world’s great cities, London really comes alive at night. It’s one of…

Eiffel Tower in Paris on a Sunny Spring Day

The Iron Lady of Paris (The Eiffel Tower)

It’s probably the world’s most over-exposed landmark. La dame de fer, as Parisians would have it, or “The Iron Lady,” has become an iconic symbol of Paris, even more recognizable than much older landmarks like Notre Dame de Paris. It has also become a global symbol of travel. It is…

Baltimore's Inner Harbor

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is a manicured, safe, and family-friendly area of an otherwise hardscrabble city. It’s a world apart from the rough and tumble city portrayed in The Wire. Adjacent to downtown and rimming an inlet of the waterfront, Inner Harbor includes restaurants, tourist shopping, and the excellent National Aquarium….

Rugged coastline in Australia

Australia’s Rugged Coastline

Australia has an immense coastline. 25,760 kilometers, or a little over 16,000 miles. But because most of it is continental, with only a relatively small number of islands along the coast, it pales to the sizes of the coastlines of some other countries. It pales behind Canada’s, which is astonishing…

Zihuatanejo Fish Market

Zihuatanejo’s Fish Market

What’s not to love about a local fish market? With some notable exceptions like Seattle’s Pike Place Fish Market that cashes in on its “world-famous” fish-tossing performing fishmongers, fish markets have little place for niceties or pretension. With freshness being everything, the trick is to sell quickly and get top…

Washingtonian Magazine: Insider’s Guide to Baltimore

The latest Washingtonian Magazine has some great ideas for day trips from Washington, DC. The Insider’s Guide to Baltimore includes one of my panoramas. You can see more of my photos of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor here. The original photo: Panorama of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, with the USS Constellation docked at…

Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate

Over several years, I’ve spent quite a bit of time on matters Berlin, and I’ve long been fascinated by the Brandenburg Gate (in German: Brandenburger Tor), Germany‘s most recognizable landmark. While the Eiffel Tower probably scores higher in terms of universal recognition, there are few landmarks that are so symbolic…

Aerial view of Lady Elliot Island

Up Close and Personal with the Great Barrier Reef

Ever fancied a pre-breakfast swim with turtles and manta rays? If you’ve ever had a hankering to get up close and personal with Australia’s extraordinary Great Barrier Reef and are willing to forgo some of the mod cons of fancy resorts, there aren’t many better ways than a trip to…

British Airways Highlife Magazine: Mayan Attraction

To coincide with the November launch of British Airways’ new twice-weekly non-stop flight from London Gatwick to Cancun, BA’s August issue of Highlife Magazine focuses on Mexico‘s Yucatan Peninsula and includes one of my shots from the ancient Mayan ruins of Ek Balam. You can see more of my photos…

Space Shuttle Enterprise

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

One of the world’s most visited museums, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has an incredible array of original artifacts from the history of flight and space exploration. During its visitor numbers heyday in the late 1990s through the early 2000s, the Smithsonian‘s National Air and Space Museum in…

Mexican Beach Resort

Excellence Playa Mujeres Luxury Beach Resort, Cancun, Mexico

For something a bit different, I thought I’d share some panoramas I shot a while back at the Excellence Playa Mujeres resort, a luxury, all-inclusive resort on a quiet and lovely stretch of beach north of the traffic and bustle of Cancun. It’s certainly a great place if you’re looking…

Washingtonian Magazine: Best of Capitol Hill

The October 2010 issue of Washingtonian Magazine includes one of my shots from Eastern Market, DC’s oldest farmers market, as the title page for its “Best of Capitol Hill” feature. I particularly like how they laid out the title banner and table of contents….

Australian War Memorial at night

Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial in Canberra has real personality, and it has a fascinating and important story to tell. Why would you want to go to Canberra? That’s a fair question, and one that’s been asked more than once. For good reason, Canberra doesn’t have a great reputation as a…

Cicero – Magazin fur Politische Kultur

In an article looking at the American political landscape leading up to the November mid-term election, German magazine Cicero – Magazin fur Politische Kultur used one of my shots from Glenn Beck’s August 28 “Restoring Honor” Rally at the Lincoln Memorial….

Sunset at Zihuatanejo panorama

Zihuatanejo, a Gem on Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Zihuatanejo is one of those places you just wish you could get stranded in for a very long time. As I’ve said before, there’s much to love about the place. It’s a small fishing village on Mexico’s Pacific coast, and it’s just bursting with local flavor. Just up the road…

Brightly colored lights for sale in Istanbul's Grand Bazaar

Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar

The dance of the Turkish carpet salesman begins, gently at first. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. The welcome of a long-lost friend followed quickly by an oh-so-polite offer to join him for tea. Like that, a runner appears with a silver tray of tulip-shaped tea glasses with sweet…

Mosque against the setting sun in Istanbul

Istanbul’s Beautiful Mosques

“The beauty I see in Suleymaniye Mosque is in its lines, in the elegant spaces beneath its dome, in the opening out of its side domes, in the proportions of its walls and empty spaces, in the counterpoint of its support towers and its little arches, in its whiteness, and…

Assorted spices at the Spice Bazaar Istanbul Turkey

Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar

You can get much more than spices at the Spice Bazaar, but spices are the stars. They’re stacked high in mounds that are not at all like the boring little jars we get in our supermarkets. You just know that they’re going to taste better. And what colors! If you…

Sandy Beach of Hawksnest Bay St John US Virgin Islands

The Beautiful Beaches of St. John

It’s no real wonder that the Virgin Islands were a favorite hangout of pirates, buccaneers, and privateers (ever a fluid distinction). With their numerous nooks and crannies to park a ship to ride out a storm or lay in waiting for ships passing along the many trade routes, they provided…

Interior Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal

Montreal’s Notre Dame Basilica

When it was first built in the mid-19th century, Notre Dame Basilica (or the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal, in French, still the primary language of Québéc) was the largest church in North America. It has since been eclipsed in terms of square footage by the modern evangelical mega-churches in the…

Joplin Globe: Bonitt Builders

The December 19, 2010, Joplin Globe, included a great article on Murray Bonitt of Bonitt Builders, a Joplin, Missouri, native who has established an award-winning and thriving custom home construction business in the Washington DC area. The shot of Murray was taken on site at a stylish new restaurant they’re…

Aya Sofya interior with tourists

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul’s Byzantine Jewel

The first questions every stranger asks as his steamer rounds Seraglio Point from the Mormora or descends the Bosphorus from the Black Sea are: “Where is Sancta Sophia?” “Which is Sancta Sophia?” To catch the earliest possible glimpse of its outline the eye of every traveler is strained… . In…

An Oasis in Texas

“How many Austinites does it take to change a light bulb? Four: One to change the bulb, and three to talk about how cool the old one was, before the yuppies came along and changed it.” [Joe Yonan, “Austin, Tex., Keeping It Weird,” Washington Post, 14 January 2011.] Austin is…

Washington DC Fire Fighters Association Local 36

I’m very pleased that the Washington DC Fire Fighters Association Local 36 has chosen one of my panoramas of the US Capitol at night for the header of its newly redesigned website. You can check out their newly redesigned site at: http://iaff36.org And you can see the original of the…

Nuclear missiles

National Museum of the United States Air Force

The National Museum of the United States Air Force on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio, is the oldest and largest air force museum in the world. It’s not exactly convenient to a major population center, but it’s well worth the trip from Dayton. Among the highlights of the…

Catedral Metropolitana on Parque Central in Guatemala City

Guatemala City’s Zona 1

Guatemala City, or Guate to the locals, isn’t what you’d call a pretty city. Nor, for that matter, is it an especially safe one. Your first clue of that will be the guards with pump-action shotguns outside every store, followed closely by the prodigious amounts of razor wire strewn over…

A Deserted Gas Station in the Middle of Nowhere

I came across this deserted gas station while driving along the endlessly straight and flight Highway 70 on the way to Topeka, Kansas. I saw it on the way past and actually turned around and came back. There was no-one around at all. The station had evidently been closed and…

Rynek Glowny in Krakow

Krakow’s Rynek Glowny at Night

I’m a big fan of Krakow, Poland’s royal capital. From my first visit to Poland about 15 years ago on my way to Russia, Krakow instantly became one of my favorite European cities. I visited again about a decade later and it was clear that tourism had definitely picked up,…

Ocracoke Island Lighthouse

Ocracoke Island Lighthouse on the Outer Banks

Ocracoke Island isn’t what you’d call a buzzing metropolis. Fewer than 1,000 people call it home permanently, although the population swells significantly during the summer as tourists pour into town. On the southernmost point of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, it’s a sliver of sand now connected by a road running…

Yuri Gargarin Monument Moscow

Yuri Gagarin Monument in Moscow

Yuri Gagarin is a Russian national hero. At a time when the space race was a bellwether of national prestige in the Cold War, then 27-year-old Gagarin became the first person in space on 12 April 1961, beating American astronaut Alan Shepherd beyond the stratosphere by almost a month. Soviet…

Underwater photo of school of large fish

Batfish in Blue

There’s a reason the waters of the South Pacific are so renowned for diving. They are simply stunning. I’ve always liked this shot of a school of batfish silhouetted against the sun. These fish certainly aren’t shy. In fact, they decidedly curious, and they came right up to our masks…

Students at Mayan Ruins of Coba

Coba’s Mayan Ruins on the Maya Riviera

As you wander over and around the Mayan ruins of Coba, now very weathered and overgrown with forest vegetation, it’s hard to imagine that before the Spanish arrived, going back 1,300 years, upwards of 50,000 people lived here. And while the full extent of the city is still not fully…

Boston city skyline at night

Boston’s City Skyline at Night

I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Boston over the past 15 years or so. I’ve never actually lived there–and I’m not sure I’d hold up through the long, snowy winters–but I like the place a lot. I took this panorama of Boston’s city skyline at night from the…

Surfers Paradise skyline panorama

Australia’s Picture Postcard Beach

Surfers Paradise might have a terrible name, but it has a fantastic beach. It’s exactly what you think of when you think of a Queensland Beach (Tourism Queensland has obviously done something right there!). Because it’s well south of the bottom of the Great Barrier Reef and there are no…

Icefields Parkway in Canadian Rocky Mountains

Icefields Parkway in the Canadian Rockies

It made for a stunning winter wonderland in the Canadian Rockies. This shot was taken part way along Canada’s Icefields Parkway between Banff and Jasper. At the time, we were the only people around to enjoy it. It was snowing solidly when we set off from Banff, one of the…

Fireworks in Chichicastenango Guatemala Fire Wheel

Fireworks in Chichicastenango

Periodically, rockets streaked up from the busy street below, carrying the prayers of worshippers skyward. The Indians often hold these homemade rockets in their hands until they literally tear themselves from their fingers and soar into the blue, trailing six-foot tails of cane, to end in loud pops and puffs…

Cenote Xkakah

A Beautiful Underground Oasis at Cenote Dzitnup

If you’ve ever driven inland on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, you’ve no doubt noticed how straight and flat the roads are. There aren’t many hills, and the few that are there aren’t very tall. That’s one of the things that encouraged the Maya to build pyramids in their cities–the tops of…

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Chicken Buses Antigua Guatemala Painted

The Chicken Buses of Central America

North Africa and the Middle East is where old Mercedes cars have their afterlife. And Central America is where American school buses go to retire. In the balmy tropical climes of places like Guatemala and Honduras, they’re given a new lease on life. Their engines are removed and replaced with…

Photo of Tulum Beach at Mayan Ruins on Mexico's Mayan Riviera

Tulum, The Original Maya Riviera

They don’t call it the Riviera Maya for nothing.1 Seven hundred years before all-inclusive beach resorts, ice-cold mojitos, and someone decided that a perfectly good beer needed a wedge of lemon, the Maya built a city with a stunning ocean view. There are many Maya civilization sites on the Yucatan…

Children playing in Antigua, Guatemala

The Town that Defied God and the Government

If God and the government had their way, Antigua would no longer exist. Once the capital of colonial Guatemala, it has been repeatedly toppled by earthquakes. After another series of earthquakes in 1773, the government got fed up with having to rebuild the town and decided to relocate the capital…

Chichicastengo market fruit and vegetables wide-angle

Market Day in Chichicastenango

Who knew I had so many friends in Chichicastenango? And they’re such a friendly lot to boot. Which is odd, come to think about it, since I’d never been there before. But everywhere I turn I’m greeted with an enthusiastic “hola amigo.” And to a man, woman, and child, they’re…

Flores Guatemala Boys Fishing From Canoe on Lake

A Caribbean Island 100 Miles from the Sea

It feels like the Caribbean. It’s hot. It’s humid. The locals are laid-back. And in every direction, you’re surrounded by water. It’s easy to forget that you’re 100 miles from the sea. Flores is a tiny island in Lake Peten Itza in the trunk of the Yucatan Peninsula, not far…

Pacaya Volcano Tour Group at Summit

Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala

Oddly enough, the side of an active volcano turns out not to be the safest place to live. The last major eruption of Pacaya Volcano, not far from Guatemala City and Antigua, caused considerable damage to nearby villages and reshaped the summit. It scattered volcanic ash over much of the…

Capri's Marina Grande

The Marina Grande Waterfront in Capri, Italy

Capri is one of those places I can’t wait to go back to. It’s been several years since I was there, but I loved everything about the place from the winding walkways through the village and along the tops of stunning cliffs over the Mediterranean (there are virtually no cars…

Gallows Point Resort

Gallows Point Resort is a great place on a small headland on the south-western side of Cruz Bay on the beautiful St. John in the US Virgin Islands (not to be confused with St. John’s, which is in Antigua and Barbuda). It’s one of the few places around that is…

Hoa Lo Prison Hanoi Hilton Conditions

The Hanoi Hilton

In case you’re tempted to think you’re in a place of sweetness and light, the ominous music playing over the sound system as you walk through the rooms is a not-so-subtle hint that this place has seen some misery. Southeast Asia is not renowned for the comfort of its prisons…

Photo of Painted decorations of the Three Storied Pagoda at Shinjouji Temple

Narita-San Temple

The Narita-san Temple is a 1000-year-old Shingon Buddhist temple complex in the heart of Narita, about 40 miles east of Tokyo. Also known as Shinsho-Ji (New Victory Temple), it isn’t a single building but rather a large complex of several buildings spread across scenic parkland on top of a hill….

Sunset at 1770 Queensland

Town of 1770

It’s an odd name for a town, but then Australia has a lot of unusual-sounding place names (see: Woolloomooloo, Wagga Wagga, Bong Bong, or Humpybong). It’s sometimes listed officially as “Seventeen Seventy,” but locals often write it as “1770”, which gives a better hint as to the history behind the…

Three Lao children in village

The Rugged Charm of the Top of the Land of a Million Elephants

Bumping Along Road Number 13 It’s bumpy, windy, and dusty. And since the road, known only as road number 13, is in much need of repair in many places and makes for such slow-going, you’ll have plenty of time to admire the view. And what a view it is. The…

The River Outpost of Nong Khiaw

We’d arrived late at night, after about eight hours of driving on bumpy, dusty, windy roads through the mountains of the northern Laos provinces of Luang Namtha and Oudomxai. In the dark, there hadn’t been much to see–it’s not exactly lit up like Times Square. There was a bridge. Somewhere…

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Vietnam’s Perfume River

I’m standing right above the middle of the river, 25 feet above the water surface. And I don’t smell a thing. Well, that’s not entirely true. There’s that vaguely humid, dusty smell that you find in so many areas in the tropics. And the exhaust fumes from the thousands of…

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Guards at entrance

Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum

Even Uncle Ho needs a holiday. Mind you, and as much as I like the place, I can think of more picturesque places than Moscow as that city heads into winter. Each year, in October and November, Ho Chi Minh, not exactly under his own steam, ventures to Moscow for…

Photo of Shells on display at War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Vietnam’s War Remnants Museum

You don’t have to be in Vietnam long to see the scars of the decades of war the country has endured. Here the war isn’t known as the Vietnam War. It’s variously referred to as the “US War Against Vietnam,” the “US War in Vietnam,” the “US Aggressive War in…

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Photo of West Lake (Ho Tay) Fisherman on Floating Platform

The Lakes of Hanoi

Hanoi has a lot of lakes. The city, built on lowlands between rivers, is even sometimes known as the “city of lakes.” They provide a scenic and tranquil respite from the crushing traffic and incessant bustle in other parts of the city. Unfortunately, as you’d expect from a bustling, industrialized…

Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam was one of the great engineering feats of the Great Depression of the 1930s in the United States. And impressive it is. At its base, the massive concrete wall is 660 feet thick, so thick that the concrete is still curing. That means that unlike most constructions…

Hanoi's Turtle Tower and Island on Hoan Kiem Lake Reflection

Hoan Kiem Lake, Home of Hanoi’s Giant Turtle

There’s a lot to be said for having a body of water in the middle of a city. Hanoi has a lot of lakes, but Hoan Kiem Lake is in its cultural and historic heart. It may not be big–it’s much smaller than West Lake–but the Old Quarter wraps around…

Photo of Cu Chi Tunnels Tourists in Tunnel Hole

Cu Chi Tunnels

“No one has ever demonstrated more ability to hide his installations than the Viet Cong; they were human moles.” –General William Westmoreland1 I don’t usually have issues with claustrophobia, but this isn’t fun anymore. I find it amazing that people could live down here, spending all day below ground in…

View of Paris skyline from Notre Dame de Paris panorama

Paris Skyline

For a big city–12 million people and counting–Paris doesn’t have the kinds of skyscrapers you might expect. Aside from a few carefully segregated clusters, most of Paris’s buildings aren’t more than five or six stories tall. That, of course, is quite deliberate. When the Tour Montparnasse was built in the…

Wall Mural Print of Night Panorama

Here’s another tear sheet with a difference. I’ve had several clients use my panoramas to make very large prints. One used my shot of the Paris skyline as a 30 feet wide wall mural in her redecorated apartment. My shot of London’s Thames River at night has been used on…

Locations on a Map

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Maple Syrup Taffy Lollipops being made in Quebec City's Rue du Petit-Champlain at night at Christmas

Winter Charms of Old Quebec City

If you were to build a model of a winter wonderland town at Christmas, it would probably look quite a bit like Quebec City’s old town. Towering over the town, on a cliff overlooking the Saint Lawrence River, is the grand Fairmont hotel Le Chateau Frontenac, a fairytale castle in…

Photo of Boys on a bike with sunset on the Mekong in Vientiane Laos (Viang Chan)

Vientiane, City on the Mekong

Laos might be landlocked, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have some great water views. Winding through the entire length of the country is one of the world’s great rivers, the Mekong. From the snows of the Himalayas, the river runs through six southeast Asian countries: Tibet, China, Burma,…

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The London Eye

The London Eye (or Millennium Wheel)1 is a bit like England’s version of the Eiffel Tower–a towering landmark that the city’s locals initially greeted with skepticism, showcasing some extraordinary engineering, and eventually becoming a iconic fixture of the city’s skyline. And both offer unparalleled views of their cities. It’s hard…

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Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle is certainly distinctive, with Gothic towers, a Georgian interior, and neo-Elizabethan tributes. It’s a whimsical mishmash of architectural styles that somehow adds up to the very picture of English aristocratic heritage. The castle sits on a thousand acres of rolling Hampshire countryside just a couple of hours west…

Harlech Castle Panorama at Dusk.

Harlech Castle

Men of Harlech, march to glory, Victory is hov’ring o’er ye, Bright-eyed freedom stands before ye, Hear ye not her call? “Men of Harlech” (Rhyfelgyrch Gwŷr Harlech) Harlech Castle has stood for 700 years so far. And there’s every chance it’ll stand guard over this corner of Snowdonia’s coastline for…

Tarangire National Park Zebras in the Water

Tarangire National Park

Although it’s not as well known as its neighbors, the Serengeti or the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park (pronounced Tarrangeeri, with those distinctive clipped vowels and the hint a rolled r’s of a Tanzanian or South African accent) is larger than the entire island of Zanzibar. But as large as…

Mt Kilimanjaro Lemosho Glades Trailhead Forest Trail

Lemosho Route / Day 1

Right, time to go for a bit of a walk. We’ve been talking about climbing Kilimanjaro for a couple of years. A lot of planning, ridiculous amounts of time and money spent at REI, and some long flights later, we’re here at the edge of Kilimanjaro National Park. The crew…