If you have visited Alcatraz, the island penitentiary about a mile off the coast of San Francisco, you might have heard a tour guide talk about how painful it was for the inmates to see and hear the sounds of San Francisco just out of reach.  When I last toured Alcatraz, I experienced what the guard […]

You may know the Burj al Arab from the photos of its tennis court high above the city of Dubai or you may know it as the world’s only seven-star hotel.  I was drawn to it because it resembled a massive, luxurious sailboat out on the Persian Gulf.  And now I love it because a […]

As a friend recently asked, “What is it about December that brings out the ‘year in review recaps’ and ‘predictions’ in all of us?”  I don’t know the answer, but I do feel myself being sucked in.  Because the “A to Z” series I incorporated into my 365+1 photo blogging project has been so well received, I thought I’d […]

This sculpture can be found in the Children’s Garden at the Overland Park Arboretum.  I love that the sprinklers were running when I was there, adding plenty of moisture into the shot of a boy setting sail to his toy boat and inserting a rainbow into the background. I have two versions of the shot […]

The ferry ride back from Toronto Island delivered some of the most beautiful views of the City imaginable.  While these photos aren’t dramatically different, there is enough unique to each photo that I had a hard time picking just one to share. What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below? Toronto City View […]