The Caryatides

Again, a long delay between posts.  Sorry about that!  My work and professional life have been super busy.  I’ll try to be better, but I don’t expect things to slow down until the end of July.  

Anyway, today’s photo is The Caryatides (Maidens), which is the most interesting part of the Erechtheion on the south Portico.  The six statues are an example of excellent craftsmanship.  This great structure (art) is part of the Acropolis in Athens Greece. 

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Simpson Bay

Tonight’s post is a sunset from Simpson Bay in St. Maarten.  I attended a sunset cocktail party on the rooftop of our hotel.  That gave me an opportunity to capture this great scene as it happened.  I’m ready to go back to the Caribbean.  At this point, I don’t have any future trips booked.  That will have to change soon.

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Dubrovnik

Our day in Dubrovnik Croatia was a cloudy over cast day.  Regardless we made the best of it and it helped with photography, which is normally very hard during the bright sun during the middle of the day.

Dubrovnik is a beautiful walled medieval city.  I loved it and would go back in a heartbeat.  This view is from the top of the medieval wall looking across this small bay at another costal fort.

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Red Frog Pub

Like all of our cruises, I usually take one or two mornings and get up at around 5am.  I do that just to photograph the ship with no one else around.  That’s how I captured this photo of the Red Frog Pub on the Carnival Breeze.  I love how these pubs are designed on the Carnival Cruise ships, but honestly I’ve never stepped foot in the pub while it is open.

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Valletta Harbor

This stop in Malta was amazing.  I’d put Vellatta on my “return to” list in a second.  Although next time, I want to see more of the country.  This city had everything you’d want.  Clean, safe, historical, beautiful, and just a whole lot of fun.  I hope you like the photo that can’t do justice to actually standing there viewing it with your own eyes. 

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The Beautiful Gustavia

Last December we had a great trip to St. Maarten.  During that trip, we took a day excursion over to St. Barts.  What a great little island…expensive, but fun.  We hiked up a hill to get this great view of Gustavia.  Boy it was worth the walk.   

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Carnival Vista

On our most recent trip, we did a Carnival cruise around the Mediterranean.  It was the cruise for Carnival’s new ship.  The interior design of this ship is different from their other ships including the unique lobby, which included this massive funnel shaped video system.  I took this photo at around 5am in the morning to make sure I could capture it without dozens of people in the way.  It gave this photo a ghost ship type feeling.

Regardless, the Carnival Vista was an amazing ship.

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Trevi Fountain

During our trip to Europe, one of our many stops was in Rome.  No trip to Rome would be complete without a stop at the Trevi Fountain….at least that’s my opinion.  The fountain was designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi.  The construction started in 1732 and was completed in 1762.  What an amazing location…..its a must see!!

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Acropolis - Athens Greece

Unfortunately, MJ didn’t get a chance to visit this site with me.  It is never as fun to experience something without her.  But I did my best since she wasn’t feeling well.  I climbed up a large hill that gave me an unobstructed view of the Acropolis.  It was worth the climb.

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Sorry, Sorry, Sorry

I am very sorry that I’ve been absent for a few weeks.  There are a number of loyal followers out there who visit my website every day.  I truly appreciate you and am sorry I left you stranded recently.  All I can say is that life (work, travel, volunteer projects, etc..) have gotten in the way.  So I’ll say it again.  I’m Sorry.

Today’s photo is from Marseille France.  We went to the top of this giant hill over looking the city to visit this amazing church called the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.  I’ll share photos of that at another time.  But while we were at the top, I saw this telescope and ran over to photograph it.  MJ called it one of my “artsy” photos.  I hope you like this artsy pic.  

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Larry Fitzgerald

What a great person, football player and humanitarian.  I’ve enjoyed watching him play for years and it was nice getting to meet him last season.  After watching some of the NFL Draft last night, it had me longing for the 2016 season to start.  And that got me posting this photo tonight of the great #11.

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East Liberty Presbyterian Church

Last weekend, I got a chance to photograph the inside of this wonderful church with a few other photogs.  This great facility is an architectural wonder.  If you’re in East Liberty, it is worth a visit regardless of your religious beliefs.

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Abstract - Glow Lights

Tonight I have something very different for you.  Brad, Dave, Blair and I spent some time yesterday in an abandoned building playing with light.  I created this photo with a couple of large glow sticks.  I hope you like this abstract photo.

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Wynwood Walls

If you ever get a chance to visit the Wynwood Walls area of Miami, don’t miss it.  The outside public gallery of graffiti art is amazing.  Wall after wall of great artist have contributed their talents to make this a wonderful outdoor exhibit.  Good stuff.

 

Here is a link to the official website for Wynwood Walls:  http://thewynwoodwalls.com/

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Sedona

Here is a photo from our Arizona trip last spring.  It is hard to believe it’s been a year since that wonderful trip with our former Neighbors.  I’m ready for another Neighbor trip to a fun location.

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