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June 24, 2014

London: Kew Gardens


Inside the Palm House

Inside the Palm House

The UNESCO World Heritage designated Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is located along the Thames in southwest London. Pictures of the Victorian-era Palm House, Kew’s iconic structure, certainly draw in many tourists. Seeing the wrought iron and glass enclosed Palm House is worth the visit on its own.

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April 28, 2014

Las Vegas: The Neon Museum


The Boneyard Park at the Neon Museum

The Boneyard Park at the Neon Museum

The Neon Museum in Las Vegas is where good signs go to retire. Today some of Sin City’s classic lighted signs have been rehabilitated and are on display in the museum’s Boneyard Park and along Las Vegas Avenue. It is a fitting end for these quintessential pieces of Americana.

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March 15, 2014

England: Salisbury Cathedral and Stonehenge


Salisbury Cathedral has the tallest church spire in Britain.

Salisbury Cathedral has the tallest church spire in Britain.

Located in the south of England, the town of Salisbury is famous for its cathedral. Consecrated for more than 750 years, Salisbury’s Cathedral has Britain’s tallest church (more…)

March 4, 2014

Southwest: Lake Powell

Filed under: Photography, Southwest United States, Travel, Travel, Writing — Tags: , , — Becky Dave @ 5:17 pm

Near Wahweap Marina on the border of Utah and Arizona, Lone Rock, an island in Lake Powell, is seemingly on the verge of becoming part of the mainland.

Near Wahweap Marina on the border of Utah and Arizona, Lone Rock, an island in Lake Powell, is seemingly on the verge of becoming part of the mainland.

As of January 2014, Lake Powell, the second largest reservoir in the United States, is at 40% of full capacity.  The water level is 121 feet below the lake’s full pool height.  For (more…)

March 3, 2014

Arizona: Lower Antelope Canyon


Waves of Navajo sandstone in Lower Antelope Canyon

Waves of Navajo sandstone in Lower Antelope Canyon

Just outside the town of Page, Arizona State Route 98 passes over a water-carved gash the desert sandstone.  Ruts are common roadside features in the desert southwest; the (more…)

March 2, 2014

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument: Paria Rimrocks Toadstools


These hoodoos, high on the ridge above, really do look like toadstools.

These hoodoos, high on the ridge above, really do look like toadstools.

Between Kanab Utah and Page Arizona, on the north side of US 89 between mile marker 19 and 20, is a marked trailhead that is the start of a path to a toadstool rock (more…)

January 1, 2014

Pictures of the Year


Axl on his throne.

Axl on his throne.

In the spirit of the New Year, I’ve selected an arbitrary set as my favorite pictures of the year.  There’s no particular order to the pictures.  It was hard enough to the trim the possibles to twenty.

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December 28, 2013

France: Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou

Filed under: Europe, France, Paris, Photography, Travel, Travel, Writing — Tags: , , , — Becky Dave @ 12:31 am

Aménagement de l'antichambre des appartements privés du palais de l'Elysée pour le Président Georges Pompidou, 1974

Aménagement de l’antichambre des appartements privés du palais de l’Elysée pour le Président Georges Pompidou, 1974

Though I’ve seen the outside of the Centre Georges Pompidou several times, I only recently looked inside.  It’s worth a visit.  Visiting modern art museums is thought (more…)

December 25, 2013

France: Paris, Arc de Triomphe

Filed under: Architecture, Europe, France, Paris, Photography, Travel, Travel, Writing — Tags: , , , — Becky Dave @ 9:44 pm

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In Paris all roads lead to the Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile.  At least that’s what it seems like from the top of the monument.  And it looks that way on the map too.  Twelve roads (more…)

December 22, 2013

Ireland: Dublin, Guinness Storehouse

Filed under: Architecture, Europe, Ireland, Photography, Travel, Travel, Writing — Tags: , , , — Becky Dave @ 8:33 am

Looking up at the Guinness Storehouse

Looking up at the Guinness Storehouse

Dublin is a drinking destination.  For many, a visit to Ireland’s capital comes with plans to consume more than a few pints at the city’s pubs.  Beyond the colorful street-side (more…)

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