Built from Bohemian sandstone, with Charles IV allegedly laying the first stone himself, the Charles Bridge (Karlův most) is one of the most known bridges in Europe. Since I’m sooooo not a morning person, it was hard to get up and visit the bridge at dawn, but I managed to do so one of the […]

Built in the 1600s, the Kastellet in Copenhagen is one of the best preserved fortresses in Northern Europe.  Over the years it helped Denmark deal with invaders from England and Germany, but today it is primarily a pubic park and historic site.  This is a view of the King’s Gate, which faces the city of Copenhagen. […]

I feel like I’ve talked about the Japanese Tea Garden at Golden Gate Park in my other posts, so without further ado, here are three more photos of one of my favorite spots in the City by the Bay. What about you?  Do you have a favorite photo below? Japanese Tea Garden Photo #1.  Oh, […]

The seagulls along the piers behind the Ferry Building all the way up to Fisherman’s Wharf tend to be pretty trusting of people, probably because they are fed by tourists or have plenty of dropped items to dine upon.  This guy posed nicely in front of the Bay Bridge and let me get in nice and […]

There are two bridges that cross man-made Stow Lake to Strawberry Hill Island in Golden Gate Park.  This is Rustic Bridge, built in 1893 for the opening of the Midwinter Fair the following year.  In a testament to sound engineering and materials, the bridge survived the 1906 earthquake. Today, its double arches still span the tranquil lake where boats […]

The Point Bonita Lighthouse is only open for three hours each Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  If you have a chance to visit it during these limited hours, you’ll walk through a hand-dug tunnel and across a suspension bridge (the only one in the United States that leads to a lighthouse) to see the second oldest […]

After taking these photos last Spring, I was excited for another chance to photograph the Golden Gate Bridge in August.  Unfortunately, it was a little foggy, but that is often the case in San Francisco. Here are three more photos of the Golden Gate Bridge.  What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below? Golden […]