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,…

Bridging Oceans

You are looking at a crossroads between land and sea, ocean and ocean, and really the world. The bridge in the background is the Centennial Bridge that allows Panama City, Panama’s traffic to cross over the historic Panama Canal. From this road you can eventually explore all of North America (given the proper visas anyways)….

Aircraft Cross

The Air Force Academy Chapel in Colorado Springs, Colorado is an amazing structure. The architect, Walter Netsch, was a visionary. He undertook creating a facility out of aluminum as it is the construction material for Air Force jets. He also wanted the triangular shape of the structure to reflect the trinity. The 1″ thick stained glass lights…

A Stari Plunge

I’m not sure which I find more fascinating, the guy whose job it is to jump daily off of this perfectly good bridge into shallow water filled with dangerous debris or the crowd that watches this for entertainment. After-all, there are only two outcomes; he lives or he dies a horrific death in front of…

Black Gold at Rainbows End

and The Brooks Range in Alaska is a remote and nearly pristine wilderness. During the summer months the sun doesn’t even set on these arctic lands. As Alaska’s northernmost mountain range this is the last hurdle before the land known as the Northern slope makes its way into the Arctic Sea. Humans have had little…

Echo Park Homestead

This old homestead can be found on the Colorado side of Dinosaur National Monument. This area is known as Echo Park and is very close to where the Green and Yampa Rivers converge. To get here take the Echo Park Road on the Colorado side of the park. The drive down is a gorgeous drive…

Dubrovnik Colonnade

This gothic-renaissance arched colonnade is a part of the Rector’s Palace in the ancient city of Dubrovnik, Croatia. Europe is full of amazing architectural feats and in this regard Dubrovnik could be considered a hidden gem. This city, which is a Unesco World Heritage Site, suffered damage in the 1990s during the Yugoslav Wars. Its…

Good Shepherd Sunset

This is the Church of the Good Shepherd on the edge of Lake Tekapo on New Zealand’s South Island. The church was originally built in 1935 and still has regular services. According to meckenziechurch.org, all the stones for the church were sourced within a 5 mile radius, yet none of the existing stones or bushes near…

Cardboard Construction

This is a look at the ceiling of what has been affectionately called the Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand. Christchurch was hit by a devastating earthquake in 2011 that damaged a nearby 150-year-old Anglican church. It was decided to put up this temporary facility, the roof of which consists of cardboard concrete tubes sitting on…