We visited Maine in late September and were fortunate to find lodging in a cabin right on the water. So every morning I awoke early and took as many sunrise photos as I could with the results below [and many more!]
I love this image, very abstract and yet very commonplace. Napkins stacked in a wooden box in a Paris restaurant.
For a quiet respite from the busy city, go to Lan Su Garden in Portland. This is an image of one of the calligraphy desks. A beautiful place.
I decided to take some of my images and print them to metal. There are others, but I'm going to post some now on display at the Gallery:
Just found time to go through pictures and pull out some of the enjoyably odd things we saw. I put them on Flickr. Flickr.com/VictoriaJZ
We had a wonderful time on a rainy day in Paris, France February 2011 discovering the "passages" through the city. I did some research on the topic on TripAdvisor and in other places and found a wealth of material. These are early 19th Century shopping arcades which have, fortunately, survived over the years.
When we were in Istanbul just recently, we found several similar passages, although not all had coverings and some mainly were a collection of restaurants. But wonderful to find nonetheless. The ones we visited were in the Galata and Beyoğlu areas. For further information on Galata, Istanbul, Turkey in WikiTravel, you can find an introduction here.
I went to Rovinj, Croatia [and Venice] with my photographer friend, Jackie, in 2008, and enjoyed it greatly. Unfortunately, we only were able to see a limited area of Croatia, but there's lots more to see and do there for the future.
Late one day in June, as the sun set in Perry, Iowa, at the Hotel Pattee, I especially liked the sheen on the brick of the walkway.