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New Zealand, Queenstown Area

6 Photos in this post.  Click on any to see full size.  Several are stitched panoramics.


Milford Sound, New Zealand

Seven images in this post.

This famous landscape is normally wet with hundreds of inches of rain each year.  These were shot from a moving boat.

 


On the Road on The South Island

All of these are stitched panoramic shots.


Dunedin, New Zealand

A pastoral spot on the South Island…  View the panoramic shots full size.

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Mount Cook, New Zealand

Mt Cook Village is a popular spot.  I could only book one night there.


Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

8 photos in this gallery.  The place is so beautiful I can’t add much with words.


The Big Island of Hawaii

I was on the Big Island of Hawaii in February.  A month after I left the earth tremors started and subsequently the volcano erupted.  Ironically, there was so little going on with the volcano during my visit that I did not bother to go see it.

 


New Zealand Landmarks

Four buildings on the South Island:

 


Spring 2017 Part V

The final installment, for now of last spring’s trip.

 


Spring 2017 Part IV

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Spring 2017 Part III

 

More picture postcard charms.  My life has become a Travelogue.

 


Spring 2017 Part II


Spring 2017 Part I


San Francisco and Carmel

I expect to be making regular visits to the Bay Area and Northern California in the future.

 

 

 


Houston Gay Pride, 2017

Houston’s Gay Pride Festival was held for the second year downtown in front of City Hall in Houston.  This time the police made no attempt to keep participants out of the reflecting pool.   There were far more women there than men although I suspect the numbers reversed in the evening for the parade.  Temperatures were kept reasonable by rain and clouds making it only almost as hot as hell rather than hotter.  The girls were wilder this year than in the past with several sporting pasties.


Anime Matsuri

20 photos of people in costume from the 2017 edition of Anime Matsuri in Houston, Texas.

16 photos in this gallery:

 


Houston Art Car Parade 2017

Costumes have become a big part of the art car parade so here are some people in costume.


Siem Reap, Cambodia

This was the last stop on the Southeast Asia trip.  The town is full of tourists because it is near Angkor Wat.

 


Luang Prabang, Laos

After leaving Viet Nam I spent a few days in the Luang Prabang area. Although it was fun, I would only recommend this stop if you have a lot of time.

 


Maui 2017 Part 2

 

Maui is known for its endless beaches and the volcano Haleakala.   The shot above is a stitched panorama of the crater taken from a location only accessible on the way down the mountain.

 

 


Maui 2017 Part 1

 

Maui is known for its endless beaches and the volcano Haleakala. This trip I didn’t bother with the twisty road to Hana.   The shot above is a stitched panorama of the crater.

 


A Day in Hanoi

 


Hanoi Night Market, Viet Nam

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There is a lake at the center of old town in Hanoi.

 


Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam

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12 Photos in This Gallery

This famous scenic bay is a 3 hour car ride from Hanoi.  It’s not far, but the roads are slow.