In 2019 we took a cruise from Barcelona to Rome. One of the biggest surprises of the cruise was the wonderful island of Elba. One of the biggest surprises of Elba was the little village of Porto Azzurro. Every place we had been to had been fairly crowded. Even the port town in Elba of Portoferrio was jumping. However the little village of Porto Azzurro was very relaxed. A lovely place for lunch and a leisurely stroll.
On our way to the Flight 93 Memorial we noticed some signs for covered bridges. Somerset County has a number of historic bridges. There are over 200 covered bridges in Pennsylvania and ten of them are in Somerset County.
The Trostletown Bridge is a historic covered bridge in Quemahoning Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1845, and is a 104-foot-long that crosses Stony Creek.
This was taken at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City in June of 2013. I can see these two like myself riding the Wild Mouse when we were young. Now just glad to be out in the sun, walking and remembering what Atlantic City once was. I worked one summer during the 60’s in Atlantic City driving a Blue Chair on the Boardwalk.The city is constantly reinventing itself, I hope it survives. It has a great beach and boardwalk .
I miss visiting the Phipps Conservatory of Pittsburghthis year especially in the dead of winter in the dead of winter. When your skin is dry and you are cold and chilly it is wonderful to spend an hour or two in warm humidity smelling the blooms of orchids and other fragrant flowers. It’s almost as good as a spa treatment. I have no idea what the actual name is of this orchid but it brought me joy in the cold of winter so to me it is Winter Joy.
One of my favorite birds to watch is the pelican. I probably wouldn’t feel the same way if I was a fisherman. This group was hassling a fishing boat off Captiva Island.I think the fishermen would have shot them if they thought they could get away with it. Apparently they like to eat the bait.
As a photographer, I was “on fire” when I visited Prague. I recorded a lot of images and over the last few years have published many of them and exhibited some prints in exhibition. Every time I visit the archive I find images that I like and have never edited or published. Here are a few more color images. I tend to see Prague more in monochrome but it is also intriguing in color.
I keep revisiting my photos of Praha (Prague). During our five days in Prague I took as many photographs as I did in the previous ten days of our trip. I found the city and its people to be fascinating. This is a reflection in the base of a fantastic dynamic sculpture of Franz Kafka by artist David Černý.