Cambodian Sunrise

Angkor Wat in Cambodia is a stunning ancient wonder. The unique architectural beauty of the Khmer Empire stands in stark contrast to many other ancient wonders. For those who have never visited this place, Angkor Wat’s main temple complex is what is often photographed with the small reflecting pool in front, but the Angkor Wat…

Light at the Edge of the World – The Waipapa Point Lighthouse

The Waipapa Point Lighthouse has been a guiding light at the edge of the world for over one hundred and thirty years. Waipapa Point is located on the southern tip of New Zealand’s South Island. The lighthouse opened in 1884 after a passenger steamer went down on the Waipapa Point reef costing 131 people their…

Old Bedlam

This building, “Old Bedlam,” is the oldest structure still standing in the state of Wyoming. Built in 1849, Old Bedlam was a cornerstone of activity at the military outpost of Fort Laramie which lies along the Oregon Trail. The outpost is now a national historic site and, for those of you who like your history,…

Trees of Red

This eerie looking path full of trees covered in red ribbons is actually a forest full of hopes and dreams. This path is a part of Tianmen Mountain in China. Tianmen is a holy mountain to the Chinese people. In the Chinese culture the color red represents happiness or jubilation. They write their wishes on…

Te Rewa Rewa Bridge

The Te Rewa Rewa Bridge is one of the most recognizable landmarks in New Plymouth, New Zealand and a great example of functional art. I have read that the arcing support structure is meant to resemble a whales rib cage. I love the way that it frames the Mount Taranaki volcano in the distance. The bridge is a…

Trevi Fountain

This is the famous Trevi Fountain found in the heart of Rome. An ancient source of water for the Romans, this fountain’s current facade was finished in 1762. That is old for sure, but the water has been flowing in the location for over two millennia, making it the oldest water source in the eternal…

The Lift Off of the Hot Air Balloons

The hot air balloons lift off again from Colorado Springs this morning for the last day of the annual Labor Day Lift Off. I hope you all have had a great Labor Day weekend and an amazing Labor Day today. I will be at Prospect Lake once again in Memorial Park celebrating Labor Day and…

Many Faces of Bayon

The Bayon Temple in Angkor Thom is an amazing feat of architecture from the 12th century Khmer Empire.  The ruins from the Khmer make it obvious that they held art in the highest regard when constructing their temples. The ancient ruins are filled with thousands of hand carved reliefs. The amount of labor and dedication…

Cherry Creek Bridge

This is a different angle of the Cherry Creek Bridge, looking back towards Castlewood Canyon. I took this image with my drone. It is strange to see this landscape from the air. It looks relatively flat, but when you are in the canyon it is anything but. Castlewood Canyon is a Colorado state park and…