31 August 2010

Little one

These were the elephants at Disney's Animal Kingdom. If you embiggen and look to the right, you'll see the latest arrival standing partly behind a rock. Photo taken in August 2010.

30 August 2010

Sarus crane

This crane calls Disney's Animal Kingdom home. They have a lot of birds and other animals on display. It was quite interesting to see all the birds, as I doubt there's much chance I'd ever see them in the wild.

This photo was taken in Orlando, FL in August 2010. To see more birds from around the world, please check out Bird Freak.

29 August 2010

Disney Benches

The Disney parks are full of great benches. I love the way everything is designed to transport you to another place and time. These come to you from the far East section of Animal Kingdom. Photo taken in August 2010.

28 August 2010

Colorful castle

A nighttime view of Cinderella's Castle inside Orlando's Magic Kingdom. With a bonus double-dose reflection! Photo taken in August 2010.

Please visit Newton Area Photo to see more reflections from around the world.

27 August 2010

Fire in the sky

The Disney cruise ships have something you don't get on other boats - fireworks! The show was pretty amazing and lit up the sky over the blue waters of the Bahamas. Photo taken in August 2010.

To see more skies from around the world, check out Skywatch.

26 August 2010

One fish, two fish, red fish...

Blue fish! My husband, the world's greatest fish paparazzi, caught this man during our snorkel trip in the Bahamas. This guy was actually blowing on the sand to see what was underneath. The snorkeling at this site was fantastic, but this guy was definitely one of the prettiest fish we saw.

Photo taken in August 2010.

25 August 2010

The boat

The Disney Wonder parked in the harbor of Key West. It's really a beautiful ship and I had lots of fun. Photo taken in August 2010.

24 August 2010

Big man

One of the highlights of my trip was snorkeling in the waters outside Key West. I was just treading water and all of a sudden this beautiful sea turtle surfaced next to me. I could have reached out an touched him!

He was so big, I couldn't even get him in the whole frame. My husband (who was on the boat) said he had an arm span of at least four feet. Spectacular! Photo taken in August 2010.

23 August 2010

Amazon cargo

You see some really interesting things on the Amazon, like a boatload or two of sheep! Photo taken in January 2007.

22 August 2010


The Saint Lorenz Cathedral in Nuremberg, Germany. The old world has such nice, old structures. Photo taken in March 2007.

21 August 2010


A Picasso ceiling from inside the Louvre in Paris. Photo taken in March 2006.

20 August 2010

Fresh grilled

There's nothing like a fresh-grilled Amazon fish to whet your appetite after a long hike through the rain forest. Photo taken in the Amazon jungle, Brazil, January 2007.

19 August 2010

Eagle heart

This is the European driving symbol for "do not enter". But this particular rendition is rather heart-shaped, don't you think? I found this on the wooden doors in the Castle of Nuremberg. This photo was taken in March 2007. To see more random hearts, please visit Clytie's place.

18 August 2010

Terracotta army

The army of clay soldiers in Xian, China. Some of the statues have been removed from their original location for restoration. Others are just like always.

Photo taken in November 2008.

17 August 2010

University benches

A place to rest inside the Life Sciences Library at the University of Texas in Austin.

Photo taken in July 2010.

16 August 2010

Someplace in Bruges

I believe this is a church on the Market Square, but I can't figure out what it's called. This is another old scan from the archives. Taken in August 1994.

15 August 2010

Canal bridge

Another bridge over the Teltow canal in Berlin. Photo taken in June 2010.

To see more bridges from around the world, take a look at San Francisco Bay DP.

14 August 2010

San Marcos

You get some really impressive reflections inside the San Marcos Cathedral in Venice. This is an old scanned photo which was taken in July 1994.

To see more reflections from around the world, check out Newton Area Photo.

I'm going to be out of town for awhile, please enjoy the auto-posting while I'm gone.

13 August 2010

Olympic stadium

The structure was built for the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. It came to be under a terrible regime, but it's still a beautiful place. Photo taken in July 2005.

To enjoy more skies from around the world, check out Skywatch.

12 August 2010


There is always someone in Central Park to leave a tribute to John Lennon. Photo taken in October 2005.

11 August 2010

Fougeres castle

These are the water wheels at Fougeres castle which is just outside of Rennes in Brittany, France. I think everyone who's been to this castle has a similar photo.

Taken in November 2002.

10 August 2010

Buddhist temple

I don't recall the name of this temple, but it was a lovely place to visit. It's only sad the weather was wet and cold that day. Photo taken in Xian, China - November 2008.

09 August 2010

Round bench

Parts of this bench and tree were reflected in my reflection post last weekend. This little shopping square is tucked inside the Hackescher Markt area of Berlin.

It certainly looks like a peaceful place to rest your weary feet after some grueling shopping. Photo taken in June 2010.

08 August 2010

Buddhist bridge

A small bridge inside a Buddhist temple. Photo taken in Xian, China - November 2008. To see more bridges from around the world, check out San Francisco Bay daily photo.

07 August 2010

Shop windows

Reflections of Berlin in a shop window. I'll show you part of what's being reflected next week!

To enjoy more weekend reflections, please check out James' blog, Newton Area Photo.

06 August 2010

Wind farm

A wind farm outside Nuremberg, Germany. I find these machines really fascinating. And the blue sky and puffy clouds just make the whole scene better.

Photo taken in June 2010. Please visit Skywatch to see more beautiful skies from around the world.

05 August 2010

Friedrichstraße station

One of the lovely S-bahn stations in Berlin. In the old days, there were stops for both east and west Berlin in this station and it was a complicated maze. Today it's still a major hub for the U-bahn, S-bahn and suburban trains and there's a big shopping center inside too. My favorite part is the beautiful interior of the S-bahn waiting areas. How can you not be impressed with all that brick work and those windows?

Photo taken in June 2010.

04 August 2010

Iron leaves

A detail from a footbridge over the Teltow Canal in Berlin. Photo taken in June 2010.

03 August 2010


A statue honoring the Olympic games on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin. Photo taken in July 2010.

02 August 2010


Ruins from the old city of Carthage in Tunisia.

Photo scanned from an old point-and-shoot print taken in March 2002.

01 August 2010

I-10 Bridge

This bridge takes you over the mighty Mississippi on I-10. We crossed it when traveling eastbound on our way home from Austin, Texas. It was a very impressive old truss bridge.

To see more bridges from around the world, visit San Francisco Bay daily photo, home of one of the world's most recognized bridges.
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