Sunset over Bowling Beach Beach, Mendocino Coast, Califorinia

California, Landscape, Travel

Bowling Ball Beach Sunset

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Happy 100th Birthday National Parks!

The National Parks Service turns 100 years old today. National Parks are one of America’s great ideas. Preserving our natural treasures in perpetuity as publicly owned parks was a brilliant and revolutionary idea in the late 1800s and it changed the world. Countries all the world have adopted the concept and in doing so have created an amazing legacy for future generations.

I treasure the time I’ve been fortunate enough to spend in our National Parks. A huge thank you to all the members of the National Park Service. They take care of our parks. It’s a vocation that people choose because of their love and reverence for the parks and we all owe you a debt gratitude for your hard work and dedication to our parks.

Landscape, Travel

Happy 100th Birthday National Parks Service!

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Seattle Skyline

On our way back to the airport from the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, we made a quick stop at Kerry Park to see the Seattle skyline. Kerry Park has a fantastic view of the Space Needle and rest of the downtown skyline.

Travel

Seattle Skyline

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Illuminated Building Roofline, Manhattan

I spotted this illuminated roof line while walking to Penn Station one evening after dinner.

New York, Travel

On the Way to Penn Station

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Late Afternoon Light on Brick Building in Brooklyn Heights

Only a month out from the winter solstice, the sun especially at more northern latitudes radiates narrow but very warm colored light as it sets.  Here it illuminates historic buildings in Brooklyn Heights.

New York, Travel

Winter Light on Brick Buidlings

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Fire Escape on a Brick Building in Brooklyn Hieghts

A fire escape on a historic building in Brooklyn Heights

New York, Travel

Fire Escape in Brooklyn

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Ancient Egyptian Statue, Brooklyn Museum

This statue at the Brooklyn Museum is over 3000 years old but looking directly at it feels like you are in looking across space and time right into ancient Egypt.

New York, Travel

Looking Across the Ages

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Building In Brooklyn Heights

 

The fading sun illuminates a building in Brooklyn Heights

New York, Travel

Brooklyn Heights, Late Afternoon

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5th Avenue

5th Avenue in Manhattan is the center of the consumer commercial culture.  All the famous high-end American brands have their flagship stores on 5th Avenue.  In the foreground on the right is the roofline of Bergdorf Goodmans.  The building behind is the Crown Building which is a beautiful piece of 1920’s architecture and especially striking when lit up at night.

New York, Travel

Evening on 5th Avenue

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