Street art of Rome

When thinking of Rome, what comes to mind are images of the Colosseum, Vatican City with it’s St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Piazza di Spagna, Fontana di Trevi… the list is pretty much endless, given the long history of this beautiful city, the Urbe. A lesser known aspect is the presence of a […]

Fall colors in Mono County

Autumn is the season of the warm colors of turning leaves. The Eastern Sierra here in Mono County, California, provides a wonderful backdrop for this seasonal display, with its variety of landscape, featuring vegetation, mountains, lakes and blue skies. Vegetation in particular provides an amazing display of contrast of the yellow and orange colors of […]

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

When visiting Death Valley National Park, you should not pass the opportunity to walk on the fine sands of the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. If you have never been on sand dunes, this experience will project you into all the One Thousand and One Nights tales. By all means, these dunes are not as extended […]

Death Valley National Park

After over four years, this last July I went back to Death Valley National Park. This time it was during a two day road-trip bringing me back home from Las Vegas, going through Death Valley and Mono County, on which I will have a post soon as well. Differently from last time, going in July […]

Climbing the Cinder Cone in Lassen Volcanic National Park

A visit to the Lassen Volcanic National Park cannot be considered complete unless you also cover its northern area, and see with your own eyes the marvels of the Cinder Cone, the Painted Dunes and the Fantastic Lava Beds. And if you are up to the challenge, even climb up the Cinder Cone. The trail […]

Summer stroll at Lassen Volcanic National Park

Slightly off the beaten path, Lassen Volcanic National Park is a gem that I visited for the first time last June, and I was truly amazed. You will have to go north of Sacramento, and might as well make a stop on the way in Redding , and maybe pay a visit to Shasta Dam […]

Palace of Fine Arts at night, San Francisco

The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco is a wonderful structure used by many as a backdrop for engagement and wedding photographs, and also as a nice relaxing place to enjoy a warm afternoon walk by the Marina. Needless to say, the Palace of Fine Arts in itself has compelled […]

Sunset over Point Bonita Lighthouse, San Francisco

Point Bonita Lighthouse in San Francisco sits in a very strategic place for wonderful sunset pictures. When visibility allows, you can take pictures of the Point Bonita Lighthouse from pretty much anywhere on the western side of San Francisco. One of my favorite spots for these sunset pictures is around Battery Marcus Miller: pretty much […]

38th Annual Carnaval San Francisco

The 38th Annual Carnaval in San Francisco had today its last day of parades and events in the city, over this Memorial Weekend. Beautiful weather with clear sky, mild temperatures and a pleasant wind blowing in the streets. Still hot in sunlight and especially for our friends in costumes dancing in the middle of the […]