Big Sur Bixby Bridge

One of the most beautiful places in the world. Big Sur.

Click me!!!

Posted in Big Sur, California | Tagged | 11 Comments

Pentagon City

Month or so ago I was staying at the Ritz Carlton at Pentagon City. Yeah, the Ritz. Once in a while they have steep discounts and very affordable prices, maybe during the time when government in DC is not in session or some other reason, probably mainly to low influx of business travelers to the area during that specific week. This is the only Ritz I have ever stayed. It is nice. Rooms are equipped with nice furniture, comfortable business desk to work and all kind of little things that make your stay and room much more enjoyable than pretty much any other hotel that I had a chance to stay at. Not sure when and if I ever stay at this one or any other Ritz again. I read somewhere that Ritz customer service prides themselves by knowing all of their customers by name and when you arrive at the check-in they greet you by name and have everything ready for you. Well, not at this one. They didn’t know my name. Maybe it is not the super fancy shmancy Ritz like in some other places.

But I’m talking about Ritz? Well, it is about two hundred feet to the right of the entrance to this metro station.

Click me!!!

Posted in Pentagon City, Virginia | Tagged | 2 Comments

Friday Mystery Photo

Hiking in high mountains with very few people around is very rewarding experience. It is time when you disconnect from everything that is out there in the civilized world. Time to breeze fresh air and not worry about a thing in the world. Just be there for one hour or more, enjoy the beauty of this world. Need more of it.

Self portrait day on the Friday Mystery Day. That is me, there is no mystery there. The mystery is the name of the hike. Don’t think any search engines would provide an answer for this one, but I can tell you that this was one of the most beautiful hikes I have ever done.

Weekend Update: I was guessing that this one will be a tough one and no one would get it. This is in Washington state, North Cascades mountain range, the hike around Lake Anne. Beautiful spot to spend a day.

Click me!!!

Posted in Lake Anne, North Cascades, Washington | Tagged | 11 Comments

In French Quarter

Couple days before New Years eve this place was really calm and clean, away from the Bourbon street, washed off by some rain. I like to take photos during the rain or immediately after, even so it is very hard to take it during the rain, but reflections and all the sparkles are worth every effort.

Click me!!!

Posted in Louisiana, New Orleans | Tagged | 12 Comments

Somewhere in Everglades

House Work

The last two weekends we were power washing outside walls of our house. So much work, get really wet and I’m whooped by the end of each day. Most of it is done. But now we’ll need to do some painting. Lots of it. The joys of owning a house.

Everglades Calmness

This was taken on one of the side roads from the Miami to the Marco Island. We tried to find some drives through the everglades away from the main highways. Didn’t see much of the wildlife, some birds here and there, mostly empty water pools of still water with perfect reflections.

Click me!!!

Posted in Everglades, Florida | Tagged | 4 Comments

DuPont Circle

I have been to DuPont Circle a few times, but never spend any time there, always on the go. This time I decided to go there around sunset and check it out. I took a few photos from each side, trying to find an interesting view. There is so much going on around, people walking in every direction, runners speed by, some folks trying to hand out some kind of little propaganda pieces of paper, which seems like no body wants to take. Friends and couples, and what seems like folks on a date all over the place. A few homeless linger around. Even occasional helicopters appear and disappear in matter of a few seconds.

Life is busy at DuPont Circle!

Click me!!!

Posted in Washington DC | Tagged | 8 Comments

Friday Mystery Photo

Today is the last Friday of September, so I decided to put two photos instead of one. Instead just call it a draw bridge, we can actually see it sort of in action. It is down. Then it is up. Not that it provides any clues of where it is.

Weekend Update: Thanks all for stopping by! Detective skills of kazg10 proved to be excellent as always, she figured it out – it is in St Augustine Florida. And Lori D as well was on the right track.

Posted in Florida, St Augustine | Tagged | 14 Comments