I can’t believe its been a year already since I was visiting Rio de Janeiro. It always been on my bucket list after seeing the beauty portrayed in the Bond film Moonraker. It rose up my bucket list after visiting Sydney for the second time and being told that the Rio harbour was even larger.Read more “This time last year…”
Woke up before dawn yesterday to do the drive from Upstate New York to Bar Harbor, Maine. Commented that the 10 hour drive was longer than a flight to Europe.
It wasn’t so much a complaint, as I love Maine. It just explains why I haven’t been lately because going to Europe or Brazil is just as easy. Sure I could fly to Bangor, ME and then rent a car. You need a car to explore everything Maine has to offer.
Of course I picked up my beautiful Mercedes-Benz SLC300 in Germany 3 years ago, on Indigenous Peoples’ Day week. You can read all about my European Delivery experience.
Back to my trip… the drive was pretty uneventful, overcast. At the border to Maine at the Piscataqua River the sun started to break through. It got even sunnier the more I drove and I got some amazing sunset photos in Bucksport on the Penobscot River yesterday. Then last night I tried some night photography. This morning the clouds had travelled to join me, but I still got great shots from Acadia National Park with some sun peeking through. The afternoon then got rained out… it will clear tomorrow though my pandemic reservation up Cadillac Mountain may be too early.
Voted the best state park in the country, Letchworth is a jewel in Upstate New York. The park is 17 miles long and follows the Genesee River some 35 miles southwest of Rochester, New York. The deep gorge makes for some amazing photography and the fall foliage added colour. Take a look at these great shots.
It’s been a year of less, including photos. A beautiful day just before fall I went out and grabbed more shots of my town, Rochester. I started at Cobbs Hill where I got excellent shots of the skyline. I then parked new the Strong Museum of Play and took the Court St Bridge to the westside of downtown. I follow the Genesee River north and got another excellent shot of the skyline from the other direction. I went east on Main St and got a picture of a Frederick Douglas statue, an abolitionist. Read more “Rochester 2020”
Say hello to pure magic. The largest harbour in the world is found in South America and is the gateway to fun and relaxation. Welcome to Rio de Janeiro. From the famous beaches of Copacabana, to the Sugarloaf Mountain. From Christ the Redeemer to the sophisticated nightlife and city streets. Inclusive with an active LGBTQ+ nightlife.
I know it was always on my bucket list, but you can’t appreciate the beauty from pictures or stories. I tried to do it justice, but the beauty from the panoramic views from the mountains surrounding Rio are breathtaking. Then when you’ve taken it all in, you can relax on the picturesque and storied beach. English won’t get you far, but the people are so welcoming that it won’t matter.
The place I call home, these are shots from Downtown Rochester taken in June of 2018. You can see shots from the Genesee river, local murals, and of course the few skyscrapers. There really is a lot to gaze at when you are downtown. Rochester is an inviting and inclusive city.