World Heritage Sites in China

We visited China about ten years ago in 2007.  We first toured Yunnan Province in southwestern China and afterwards spent 10 days in Beijing to tour all the tourist spots in the area, including Chengde Mountain Resort.  Here is the picture of the Great Walls […]

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World Heritage Sites in Italy

My first visit of Italy was in 1998 and that was before the digital camera become popular. I still remember taking fifteen rolls of Kodak 36 exposure film and coming back for developing and printing and sadly throwing away half of the prints (what a […]

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World Heritage Sites in Croatia

We had a very nice visit to Croatia in December of 2008. That was many years ago before I established my website (blog) and before I ever heard of the term “World Heritage Site”.  We were most impressed with the old southern town of Dubrovnik […]

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National Zoo of Washington

I like to visit National Zoo in Washington, DC – it’s part of Smithsonian Institutes and  free of admission, like all the Smithsonian Museums in the National Mall. However, the parking fee is pretty steep, $22 unless you are a member of FONZ (Friends Of […]

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Lotuses and Water Lilies

During the last week of June and first two weeks of July, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington, DC becomes the paradise for lovers of lotuses and water lilies. Literally, thousands of these beautiful aquatic flowers in numerous ponds will be blooming during this period. Knowing […]

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A Day of Exploring Namib Desert

It was a full day of exploring the most striking landscape that I have ever seen in the area of Sesriem and Sossusvlei in Namib-Naukluft National Park in Namibia. We left our camp, Le Mirage Desert Lodge near Sesriem bright early before sunrise in order to […]

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Sossusvlei Sand Dunes, Namibia

One has to see to believe the extent of amazing sand dunes from Sesriem to Sossusvlei area. I took hundreds upon hundreds of photos of these incredibly beautiful sand dunes even from the moving bus on the bumpy gravel roads. I did post a few […]

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More Home Orchid Images

We have six orchid plants in our house and every year they bloom beautifully. I took out two plants and shot these images with my Nikon D600 with Tamron 90mm macro lens. Click any image below to start slide show:  

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