Newfound Gap

Newfound Gap is a route through the Appalachian Mountains, located on US Highway 441 on the Tennessee-North Carolina border. The Appalachian Trail passes through this same point. At an elevation of 5,048 feet, it is the lowest mountain pass through the Appalachians. This photo was taken at 3 PM. Thought for the Day: The man … Continue reading Newfound Gap

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Vernon, France

Castle Ruins Walking around the charming village of Vernon, France I found the remains of a medieval castle wall and tower. Surrounded by gardens now, it was a pretty sight. The old town center is near the Seine River, where it's been since William the Conqueror marched through. It was an easy walk from the … Continue reading Vernon, France

Helsinki Cathedral

Helsinki's skyline is dominated by the Helsinki Lutheran Cathedral.  It rests on a hilltop overlooking the harbor, city centre and state government buildings. Completed in 1852, it was named the Church of St. Nicholas, but after Finland's independence from Russia in 1917 it was known as the Great Church.  When the Lutheran Diocese of Helsinki … Continue reading Helsinki Cathedral

Glacier Point at Sunset

I hung around all day at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park to photograph the sunset. Not so great, is it. No, but the thermal inversion made for a spectacular shot.  The thick cloud layers below my feet looked like a giant feather bed inviting me to jump.  The crazy guy on the rock must … Continue reading Glacier Point at Sunset