April 18, 2013
Stopped for a night at Jalama Beach County Park,
about 30 minutes southwest of Lompoc, CA. One of my favorite places on the California coast. But April is windy season and it howled all night. I had to put big rocks in my tent to make sure I didn't blow away and couldn't sleep without Ambien. Oh, the joys of camping!
From the first annual SPEAK UP! contest, June 23, 2018, Muhanga, Rwanda
Syracuse Archaeological Museum, Sicily
Proshyan School bathroom with water tank
Takar and Kataro are my favorite Armenia reds
School time in Armenia.
Garni Temple, Armenia
Big Sur from Soberanes Point
Artichoke Pickers by Henriette Shore
On the way to the beach
Jalama Beach, CA
Hello, little sea urchin!
Famous Jalama Beach Burger
Three by Peter Hessler
Spring time on the Big Sur Coast
Jalama Beach, CA
Motya Charioteer. Image from www.telegraph.co.uk.
Laboratory for Atmospheres, NASA
Homesick for Rome
Therme Vals in Switzerland
National Socialist Party poster from Vogelsgang
Image courtesy of Tylas at English Wikipedia
Vintage Naples Historic District
From Palm Cottage
Borobudur frieze; Buddha's life
Borobudur at sunrise
Shikellamy State Park in Pennsylvania
Tacoma Narrows Bridge
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Image courtesy of John Wehrheim.
Lotusland in Montecito, CA
Ganna Walska of Lotusland
Image courtesy of Flickr user ViaMoi.
Conques Church. Image courtesy of Flickr user Seligr.
Weiming Lake, Peking University. Image courtesy of Flickr user ImGump.
The Coral Casino at the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel near Santa Barbara
Agrodome, Rotorua, New Zealand. Image courtesy of Flickr user _gem_.
Vandalized images at Painted Rock
Painted Rock, Carrizo Plain National Monument
Mesa Verde National Park. Courtesy Wikipedia Commons user BenFrantzDale.
A map of Chicago, Illinois, imprinted in 1913 from the United States Geographical Survey’s historical topographic map collection. Image courtesy of the USGS.
Image courtesy of Flickr user hattiesburgmemory.
Cristo Redentor, Rio de Janeiro. Image courtesy of Flickr user alobos flickr.
Image courtesy of Flickr user joiseyshowaa.
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