6 Photos in this post. Click on any to see full size. Several are stitched panoramics.
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.
A pastoral spot on the South Island… View the panoramic shots full size.
Mt Cook Village is a popular spot. I could only book one night there.
8 photos in this gallery. The place is so beautiful I can’t add much with words.
I expect to be making regular visits to the Bay Area and Northern California in the future.
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.
Costumes have become a big part of the art car parade so here are some people in costume.
This was the last stop on the Southeast Asia trip. The town is full of tourists because it is near Angkor Wat.
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 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 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.
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.
These photos are from Oakland, San Francisco and Marin County, California. Try to view the pano’s full size.
These photos were taken at the Castle Hill Graffiti Park and 6th Street in downtown Austin.
I was recently in Colorado. Aspen groves had turned to gold and the first snow fell at high altitudes.
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The lead image is a stitched pano.
These photos are from the annual Houston Japan Festival held in Hermann park. As usual there are lots of people in traditional Japanese clothing and Cosplayers. My favorite is the French Maid. She works in sales. The gal in blue is a designer for a large company.
Punta del Este is a gem of a beach town in Uruguay. There was a loft apartment for sale there priced at US$3.5 million. The hand sculpture is a famous landmark. There are also a few photos from Montevideo in this gallery.
8 Photos in This Gallery
Just a few odd shots I took last month.
8 Photos in this gallery
The first 5 photos are from the Tierra del Fuego Mational Park, the last three are from the ships departure from Ushuaia.
8 Photos in this gallery
After docking at Ushuia I boarded a catamaran to view the wildlife inhabiting small islands in the area.