Monday, February 28, 2011

Loiza, Puerto Rico

On a sunny day in Loiza, Puerto Rico I walked with my son to the beach to find seashells...instead, we saw the crystal blue waters from behind the palm trees and decided we had to capture it's beauty. Loiza is a small town west of San Juan which was populated by freed or escaped African slaves during the town's first years. Years later, many in Loiza still live below poverty levels...yet the beauty of the beaches is truly a beach lover's dream.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Creuse , France

The Creuse is a department in the Limousin region of central France. Most people know the name Limoges from the pottery, but this is the countryside about 40 miles to the east, very rural and hilly with plenty of woodland. In spring the fields come alive with swathes of yellow dandelions, as bright as any canola fields. In this photo they are dotted with flowering cherry trees, with a tiny hamlet in the distance.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Cape San Blas, Florida

This is the beach side view of an impressive dune walk at Cape San Blas on Florida's Gulf Coast. Great spot for the kids to play in!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Boussac, Creuse, France

The medieval town of Boussac in the Creuse, Limousin, France. Parts of this town, which is home to one of the few castles in the Creuse, date back to the 12th century. Here the photo shows an old well decorated with wrought iron, and purple, pink and white petunias.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Charleston, South Carolina

This photo was taken on a quiet side street in the historic area of downtown Charleston, SC in the "off season". A seafood restaurant tempts visitors with the info that it's cool inside, the building slightly shaded by SC's state tree, the Palmetto.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Toll End Works bridge , UK

I've always found beauty in some of the early industrial scenes.
In the heart of the iron making and coal mining area (not called the Black Country for nothing!) on the outskirts of Birmingham in the UK, this is a striking grade two listed black and white iron footbridge with the name Toll End Works cast into it - the name of the iron works that made it. The bridge was built in the mid 19th century and the surrounding area is now a nature reserve. In the background is the derelict Cobbs Engine House, also a listed building, which was built around 1831 and used to pump water from the mines into the canal. The steam engine it used to house is now in the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Nassau, Bahamas

A few blocks in from the busy straw market and other tourist shops on Bay St., is the heart of Nassau, New Providence, in the Bahamas. Wander a bit and you may come across little details like this, outside the Public Library in the shadow of tall Palms.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sumava national park , Czech Republic

The Šumava National Park, in the SW Czech Republic near the border with Austria, is the source of the river Vltava - the river that runs through Prague. In this view, near Nová Pec, it forms lake Lipno, not far from the world heritage site of Český Krumlov.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Rotterdam, Holland

Former head office of the Holland America line, now Hotel New York. Rotterdam, Holland.
From this place the ships of the Holland America line once set sail to Ellis Island in New York. For many European immigrants in the USA, this quay is the last place in the old world that they visited. Many bid their final farewell here to their family and friends.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Buried Village, Rotorua NZ

This is taken at Rotorua's Buried Village (NZ), the site was completely covered by a volcanic eruption in 1886. Since the 1930s this site has been gradually getting excavated and you can visit it, learn the history and even go inside the buildings.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Postcard Tournus France from

Tournus France in spring what a wonderful time to visit, the blossom of the lilac and flowering prunus, just an absolute delight.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

South Jetty, Florida

A lonely surfboard was sitting on an eroded beach on the South Jetty Beach, Florida. The erosion does make a convient shelf, but wrecks havoc on the sea turtles....

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Boracay, Philpines

White Beach, Boracay, Philippines
Boracay island is a tropical paradise in the Philippines. Sun, sea, palm trees, pristine white beaches: It has everything you expect from a tropical paradise island. Boracay's best beach is the aptly named White Beach, pictured on this postcard.

Monday, February 14, 2011

St. Lucie, Florida

A picture taken in a St. Lucie County, Florida cypress swamp. This is what a Florida winter looks like! Cypress are one of the few trees that drop their leaves here in Florida in the winter. This was taken in an undeveloped area, so this is the "real" Florida.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Route 66, California, USA

This view is looking towards the interstate 40 from 0ld Rt. 66 in Ca. Next time you travel the interstate, drive Rt. 66 which runs alongside the interstate for a good distance,for a nostalgic experience of yesterday.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

St. Lucie, Florida

Out on a bonsai expedition, I came across this glorious Bald Cypress in a swamp. Florida isn't all beaches! This was taken somewhere in St. Lucie County, I had been walking so long I'm not really sure where I was at that point!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Devils Wall, Germany "Teufelsmauer"

These rocks are part of the 'Teufelsmauer' (Devil's Wall). A geologic formation northeast of the Harz mountains in Germany. It is several miles long and looks like ruins of a giant wall. Local legends say there was a bet between god and devil. The devil was allowed to keep all land which he could surround by a wall within one day. The devil was too greedy and did not finish his work in time. So he got no country on the surface and what you can see now are remains of this partially finished wall.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Fort Pierce, Florida

Florida has many beautiful beaches. This is a scene from Fort Pierce, FL after I had walked down to the water..when I came back out I saw the footprints I left and took this shot! Florida east coast beaches have a different sand than other coasts, perfect for footprints and sandcastles.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Amarillo, Texas

Amarillo is a great place to visit, with some of the friendliest people you'll ever meet. A must-see for a lot of travelers is the 'Big Texan' Steakhouse in Amarillo, Tx.,but you better bring a big appetite! If you can eat a 72 oz.steak,it's free. Ya'll come!

Saturday, February 05, 2011

San Joaquin Valley, California

San Joaquin Valley,Ca.
An abundance of fruit all year round, & the Sequoia Redwoods & coast within a short distance, makes the Ca.'s central valley a wonderful place to live or visit.

Friday, February 04, 2011

Healy Pass, Ireland

Glanmore Lake from Healy Pass, Ireland.
This postcard features a scenic view of Glanmore Lake, Beara Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland. This photograph was taken from Healy Pass (R574). Glanmore Lake is near Lauragh and Ardgroom, and the Caha Mountains.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Dodge City, Ks. Postcard from

Dodge City,Ks. is a town rich in history.Visit Boothill & front st. & Watch the staged gunfight show,& stroll the shops along the boardwalk. Don't forget to try some of the best fudge you'll ever taste at the fudge shop, and pop into the 'Long-branch Saloon for some sarsaparilla!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

My love of architecture always takes me to Old San Juan. On days where it seems there's nothing else to do, a trip to walk the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan transports me to a different time. Walking the streets, with it's beautiful old & elegant Spanish style buildings is truly a photographer's & historian's paradise. A quick stop in a Spanish restaurant for a "cafe con leche" (coffee with milk) makes the day complete.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Barnegat Inlet, New Jersey

Barnegat Lighthouse, known to locals as "Old Barny" was designed in 1855 by George Meade who later commanded the Union army at Gettysburg. Located on the Barnegat Inlet along the Jersey Shore, it is a favorite winter destination for birders looking for wintering sea ducks.