Summer solstice sunset at 12100 feet high

We decided to see sunset on the longest day of the year from the closest highest driving spot, so quick drive to the Trail Ridge Road in RMNP was in order. It was cold, windy and by the time we were leaving, we were covered in the white fast moving cloud… at 12100 feet high elevation weather turns on a dime!

Not disappointing sunset. Don’t you think?

hot, Hot, Hot

Ohh man, we have another heat wave on the East coast. Yesterday my car was showing 107F,  and it is right around there, the official temperatures somewhere around 103-105F, so hot. Most of the flowers in my garden started to die, I had to do some heavy duty prolonged watering all around the house.

As you might guess, to fight the heat, I have a fairly cool, I mean, showing cool and cold environment, photo.  This is another one taken on the Mt Hood, nice cool sunset. Enjoy and have a great Sunday!

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Skyscrapers aka Небоскребы


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Небоскребы, Небоскребы (Skyscrapers)

I know that there are a few visitors to this blog who lived in Soviet Union in the 80th and 90th and will probably relate to this post. Every time I visit NYC or see movies with some action in Manhattan I think of a little verse from a song that goes like this in Russian: “ Небоскребы, Небоскребы, а Я маленький такой” which means “Skyscrapers, Skyscrapers, but I’m so little”. It was performed by the Russian immigrant to NYC and was very well known in Soviet Union. I don’t remember the rest of the song and actually as of today didn’t even remember the name of the guy who performed it. Today I had to see if it is available on youtube and hear it again. Sure thing, there are a few versions of it available, all pretty cheesy, here is one if you like to hear/see it.

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Seattle Lights

Another view of the great city from the Dr Jose Rizal Park. Enjoy.

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Friday Mystery Photo

It is somewhere warm so palm trees can grow and where some big ships can come, and if they happen to be enemy ships, they could be destroyed by canon balls shooting from the walls of this fort. Soo, my distinguished world travelers and search gurus, where is this place?

Update… There were a lot of guesses and half of them were just on the spot – St. Augustine, Florida. But looking through your comments, you brought up so many places that I have yet to visit. Better get some vacation soon and book some tickets, as your destinations look pretty nice:

  • Suez Canal, Egypt
  • Spain
  • Panama Canal
  • Caribbean fort but it could be anywhere in the Mediterranean
  • Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Old San Juan Puerto Rico
  • Havana
  • Tunis
  • Malta
  • Strait of Hormuz in Oman/UAE/Iran

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