September 17, 2011


Lavender field in France’s Provence region

Lavender field in France’s Provence region

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September 6, 2011


The town of Annecy, in France, lies on the northern tip of Lake Annecy, 35 kilometres south of Geneva Switzerland.  The lake’s waters run through the town in a series of canals, bordered by picturesque buildings.  When the canal waters are extremely still, the reflections of those building become mirror like.

The town of Annecy, in France, lies on the northern tip of Lake Annecy, 35 kilometres south of Geneva Switzerland.  The lake’s waters run through the town in a series of canals, bordered by picturesque buildings.  When the canal waters are extremely still, the reflections of those building become mirror like.

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While taking this photo of the Hudson River in New York City (looking toward New Jersey) on July 4, 2010, there was an unexpected flyover of four fighter jets.

While taking this photo of the Hudson River in New York City (looking toward New Jersey) on July 4, 2010, there was an unexpected flyover of four fighter jets.

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The Hudson River in New York, facing the Jersey City, NJ skyline.  This photo was taken at dusk on July 4th, 2010, just prior to the start of the annual Macys fireworks display.

The Hudson River in New York, facing the Jersey City, NJ skyline.  This photo was taken at dusk on July 4th, 2010, just prior to the start of the annual Macys fireworks display.

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The harbor in Hong Kong separates Hong Kong Island from the island of Kowloon.  For many years Hong Kong was under British control but it was returned to China in 1997. 
The effects of the transfer, however, have been almost negligible as Hong Kong has been designated a Special Administrative Region (SAR) by the Chinese government.  As a result, the stringent controls evident in other parts of China are not seen here.
Pictured is a portion of the Hong Kong skyline including the picturesque Convention Center.

The harbor in Hong Kong separates Hong Kong Island from the island of Kowloon.  For many years Hong Kong was under British control but it was returned to China in 1997. 

The effects of the transfer, however, have been almost negligible as Hong Kong has been designated a Special Administrative Region (SAR) by the Chinese government.  As a result, the stringent controls evident in other parts of China are not seen here.

Pictured is a portion of the Hong Kong skyline including the picturesque Convention Center.

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This colorful building is on the island of Murano, a short boat ride from Venice.  Murano is known for the many glass factories there producing incredibly patterned Venetian glass.

This colorful building is on the island of Murano, a short boat ride from Venice.  Murano is known for the many glass factories there producing incredibly patterned Venetian glass.

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Shopping in Venice.  The small shops in this city of canals are a melange of colors and patterns.  In February, it is Carnival time, and colorful masks abound.

Shopping in Venice.  The small shops in this city of canals are a melange of colors and patterns.  In February, it is Carnival time, and colorful masks abound.

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A Tuscan villa on a dreary February day.  The grapes await spring’s warmth and sunshine.

A Tuscan villa on a dreary February day.  The grapes await spring’s warmth and sunshine.

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September 5, 2011


A black & white view from the town of San Gimignano in the Italian region of Tuscany.  The rolling hills and small houses sitting in pastures is typical of the region’s architecture.

A black & white view from the town of San Gimignano in the Italian region of Tuscany.  The rolling hills and small houses sitting in pastures is typical of the region’s architecture.


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St. Paul de Vence is a small, picturesque town in France’s Provence region.  It epitomizes what small Provencal towns are all about.  Narrow cobblestone streets, alleys to be explored and people who truly appreciate foreign visitors.

Best time to go is before or after the crowded summer season.

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