I have curated seven photos for my next theme – Color.
This is the Canal St. subway stop. I was in New York City on business and met my parents. We had a very nice dinner and on the way back to the hotel the lighting, graffiti and subway stop caught my eye. I was lucky that a random person was going down the stairs when I snapped this.
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The mountains fascinate me. Majestic, powerful, foreboding, fun, beautiful – there are many ways to describe mountains. In 2013 I spent Easter weekend in the Bavarian Alps. I had previously only been there in the summer months, and it was (un)surprisingly a completely different world. The snow really changes the landscape and the mountains looked more beautiful than ever – when you could see them. It was cloudy most of the time, but the owner of the B&B said that if you drive through a certain pass to Grän, Austria, it would be less cloudy. She knew her microclimates because the mountains poked through the clouds and the sun did as well.
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This bridge has a lot of stories to tell. The Alte Brücke, or Old Bridge, in Heidelberg was first built in 1788 (actually making the bridge not very old), though other bridges have been located here since the 12th century. The Nazis destroyed the bridge in 1945 as they retreated across the Neckar. The bridge was then rebuilt a few years later. The bridge is beautiful and the view of Heidelberg Castle is amazing, making it a must-see stop on any tour of Heidelberg.
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It finally snowed a bit this week. It was only a few flurries, but it still brought a smile to my face. I love snow. I have a lot of good memories associated with snowstorms – listening to the radio to find out of school was closed, building forts in the snow, hot chocolate. To this day I still turn into a kid when it snows. And I even enjoy shoveling snow. I find winter to be so much more enjoyable when the landscape is covered in white, as the brightness of the snow takes away from the dreary darkness of winter.
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No matter how much one plans a trip, unexpected things will happen. More often than not, these have led to the most pleasant experiences in my travels. I have shared a few photos from Krka National Park in Croatia. I was so stunned by the park’s beauty, I am sharing another. Some days everything comes today. The light was perfect, the weather beautiful, and the park is gorgeous. That makes it easy to take good pictures. I normally wouldn’t have gotten this shot, either, but our little tour boat broke down. Since we were stationary, I was able to get this shot. I really like it because it looks like something from the set of a movie (actually this park was the setting for the Winnetou films).
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