Zabriskie Point – Death Valley, California

Zabriskie Point

These dramatic landforms were created by eroded sediments from a lake that disappeared five million years ago.  Zabriskie Point, named after an early 20th century Death Valley mining company executive, has been the setting for movies, novels and musical compositions.

A Family’s Portrait

Villagers - Vietnam 1992

A family in a village along the Mekong River, south of Ho Chi Minh City – 1993

Houses on a Venice Canal

Venice Backstret

A quiet “back street” in Venice.

Sunset on a Pompeii Street

Pompeii Street

A street in Pompeii, a city buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE and rediscovered centuries later, with excavations ongoing to the present day.

Matera Cathedral – Italy

Matera Cathedral

The town of Matera in the Gravina River valley is one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in Italy.

Grand Canal, Venice

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The Grand Canal with the domes of the 13th-century Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute in the background.

Alberobello, Italy

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A street in the town of Alberobello, in the wine-growing Apulia region of southern Italy.  The whitewashed houses with conical roofs—trulli—are characteristic of this area.

Second Temple of Hera – Paestum, Italy

Temple of Hera - Paestum

The Second Temple of Hera, in Paestum, Italy was built around 560-550 BCE and is one of the best preserved early Greek temples.  The town of Paestum was largely abandoned in the early middle ages and rediscovered in the 18th century around the time the Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum were rediscovered.

Afternoon on the Italian Coast

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On the southern Italian coast between Sorrento and Amalfi.

Sculptures- Angkor Wat

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Originally dedicated to the Hindu god, Vishnu, the great temple complex in Cambodia was transformed over time into a Buddhist temple.

Abandoned Orthodox Church – Saskatchewan

Insinger, Saskatchewan

The abandoned Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Descent of the Holy Ghost in the… ghost town of Insinger dates from 1942.

Sunrise in the Dunes

Death Valley Sunrise

The rising sun highlights curves and angles among the sand dunes of Death Valley.

Big Bend, Texas

Big Bend Sunset

Dramatic atmospheric effects accompany a sunset in Big Bend National Park on the Mexico-US border.

Badwater Basin, Death Valley

Badwater Basin, Death Valley

Sunset at the lowest point in North America – 282 feet (86 meters) below sea level.  Occasional rainstorms leave highly salty water pools on the desert floor.

Lake Annette – Alberta, Canada

Lake Annette, Alberta

This lake was created at the end of the last ice age when the great glaciers retreated from this beautiful alpine valley.

A Game of Go

Game of Go

Korean men enjoying the ancient game of Go in a park in Seoul.

Ghost Town Cemetery – New Mexico

Alma NM

This rural cemetery is near the ghost town of Alma, New Mexico, where the famous  outlaw, Butch Cassidy, lived along with members of his gang, The Wild Bunch.

Old Horse Springs, New Mexico

Old Horse Springs

An abandoned homestead in the high grasslands of western New Mexico

Phuket Sunset – Thailand

Phuket Sunset

A Thai fisherman ends his day as a coral-tinged dusk settles over the Andaman Sea.

Cathedral Valley – Capitol Reef-Utah

Cathedral Valley -Capitol Reef NP

Sedimentation, uplift and erosion create fantastic sandstone shapes in this desert valley.

Water Towers – VA Hospital, Albuquerque

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An iconic industrial design that forms an abstract sculpture against the desert sky.

Sandstone Buttes – Monument Valley

Monument Valley Buttes

Red sandstone buttes that remain after the desert has eroded around them over long millennia.

 

Budapest on the Danube

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The Danube River as it flows through Budapest

Vimy Ridge Memorial – Pas-de-Calais, France

 

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The memorial commemorates the Canadian Expeditionary Force and its valiant actions in the WW I Battle of Arras.  The Canadians suffered 10,600 total casualties.  The memorial was designed by Walter Allward.

 

 

Devil’s Garden, Utah

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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Park.  As the sandstone of this region is shaped by weathering and erosion, it creates a natural architecture of fantastic shapes.

Skiddaw Mountain, Keswick, Cumbria

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Skiddaw is the sixth highest mountain in England.

D. H. Lawrence memorial, New Mexico

D. H. Lawrence memorial - New Mexico

The novelist and poet, D. H. Lawrence, and his wife, Frieda, briefly lived on the Kiowa Ranch (now the D. H. Lawrence Ranch) in the 1920s.  Years after Lawrence’s death in France, Frieda had his ashes brought to the ranch, where they were incorporated into the concrete of this memorial she had built on the ranch grounds.   The artist Georgia O’Keeffe spent time at the ranch, and one of her paintings depicts Lawrence’s favorite tree there.

Two Faces – Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Food vendor – Nha Trang beach, Vietnam (1993)

Great Park – Windsor Castle, UK

An impending storm hovers over the Windsor Castle landscape.Windsor Palace Grounds

Skateboarding on the Banks of the Seine

A skateboarder takes advantage of a sunny weekend in Paris.Skateboarder on the bank of the Seine

Children at Wadi Rum, Jordan

Jordanian children exploring Wadi Rum, JordanKids at Wadi Rum

Calm Ocean, Stormy Skies

A row of bungalows stretches out from a beach in the Maldives, as a storm gathers over the Indian Ocean.  Maldives

Windmill and Trees

A solitary windmill stands amid a splash of color in an arid landscape near Antelope Wells, New Mexico, a few hundred feet north of the U.S. – Mexico border.Antelope Wells, NM

Morning at Columbia Lake

The morning sun brings a burst of vibrant color at the headwaters of the Columbia River, British Columbia.

Columbia Lake

Dunes

The sinuous architecture of wind-formed sand dunes at White Sands, New Mexico.
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Rainbow, Mountains and River

A shimmering rainbow arcs over the Madison River, while storm clouds loom over the mountains outside Ennis, Montana.

Rainbow, Mountains and River

Sewing Lesson – Chiang Rai, Thailand

Very Large Array, Plains of San Augustin, New Mexico

Midnight in the Devil’s Garden, Arches National Park – Utah

Near Elkhorn Ranch – North Dakota

Highway 95 – Utah

Canyonlands Vista

Dripping Springs, New Mexico

Colt from a Herd of Wild Horses – Medora, North Dakota

Delicate Arch – Utah

Bison at Sunset – Medora, North Dakota

Doorway – Christ Church Cathedral – Fredericton, New Brunswick

Christ Church Cathedral

The cathedral itself is said to be one of the finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture in Canada.

Fairview Lawn Cemetery – Halifax, Nova Scotia

Ernest Freeman was reportedly the Chief Deck Steward on the Titanic.  He is buried in Halifax’s Fairview Lawn Cemetery along with 120 other Titanic passengers and crew–some still unidentified.  The number “239” on the tombstoneFairview Lawn -Halifax indicates that his was the 239th body pulled from the water during the recovery efforts.

Low Tide – Suva, Fiji

Lighthouse – Lubec, Maine

Cheticamp, Nova Scotia

On the Road to Marrakesh – Morocco

Linville Gorge – North Carolina

Lyndon Johnson Family Cemetery – near Pedernales River, Central Texas

Bridge and Cloud Formation – Colorado River, Arizona

Boat and Floats – Cavtat, Croatia

Freedom Summer Memorial – Philadelphia, Mississippi

A memorial at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, near Philadelphia, Mississippi.  Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner were in Mississippi during the summer of 1964 as part of a civil rights campaign to register African-American voters.  They were kidnapped and murdered by local law enforcement officials and members of the Ku Klux Klan.

A memorial at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, near Philadelphia, Mississippi. Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner were in Mississippi during the summer of 1964 as part of a civil rights campaign to register African-American voters. They were kidnapped and murdered by local law enforcement officials and members of the Ku Klux Klan.

Hernando de Soto Bridge – Memphis, Tennessee

Last Motel – Glen Rio, Texas