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Gold Medal Bridge

This is the covered bridge over Fitzsimmons Creek in Whistler, BC.  It’s right in the middle of Rebagliati Park – dedicated to Whistler’s very own gold medalist (snowboard in Nagano).  I think we made about three dozen trips across this bridge over the weekend – it was the shortcut to Whistler Villiage.  I was playing […]

San Diego Dawn

You’ll want to be sure to click on this image – it is absolutely loaded with detail once you enlarge it! This is a panoramic shot of the San Diego cityscape taken moments before dawn.  Jon Cornforth and I were set up on the ferry pier at Coronado Island across the bay from downtown.  We […]

Pfalzgrafenstein castle

Taking this picture was the strangest bit of Deja Vu.  I’ve been looking at this exact scene my entire life without knowing what – or where – it is.  My grandparents had a large poster of this castle (drawn with pencil sometime back in the 50’s or 60’s) hanging in their basement.  I hadn’t really […]

Hey! That tower isn’t straight!

This image is of something that is sort of famous – the Leaning Tower of Pisa.  The first thing you notice is that yep, it’s really leaning.  Actually, that’s the second thing you notice.  The first thing you notice is that the area around the tower is surrounded by sleazy vendors peddling junk.  Fortunately they […]

The Olympic Black Tusk

I’m sure this statue has a name – I just don’t know what it is.  What I do know is that it’s the Olympic Logo statue that is located at the peak of Whistler Mountain.  Whistler is going to be the site of all the skiing events for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics – so […]

Jaws of Death

This is a pretty iconic shot from one of the most ghastly places on the planet – Birkenau (Auschwitz II).  Auschwitz I had a strangely college campus feel about it – but not here.  Everything about it was unpleasant – and we were temporary visitors.  If the former tenants could see out of their cattle […]

Burg Eltz

Burg Eltz, in the region where the Rhine and Mosel intersect, is considered by Rick Steves to be the grandest castle in Europe.  It’s amazing – and so is the view when you approach it.  Since it’s down in a valley, you get a fantastic view of it as you walk down the road to […]

The Flavian Ampitheater – Part II

I love this shot of the Colosseum in Rome for a bunch of reasons.  First, it’s a night shot.  That’s cool by itself.  Second, due to the time of day and the long exposure – no people are in the shot.  That’s pretty rare for the Colosseum.  We were walking home from dinner at Da […]

Brain Melt Number Two

I warned you three weeks ago that I’ve shot this sign a bunch of times – it’s just a couple of blocks from my office for Pete’s sake.  Once again, I’m steadfastly refusing to do it straight up – this time, it’s post-processed to make it sort of a cool red/green/black tri-tone.  I love the […]

Where’s the Mouse?

The family and I spent a lovely day at Disney World last weekend.  With a 2.5 year old, I didn’t expect we’d be able to spend the entire day there.  As the day went on, both kids were in a great mood and were having a fantastic time – even little 8-month-old Elizabeth loved walking […]