Montserrat, Spain

Montserrat

About one hour North West from Barcelona by train, Montserrat offers some of the most spectacular mountain views of Catalunya.  You can take a funicular to the top of the mountain, and from there you can choose a number of different walks through some of the most unusual rock formations, all with amazing views of the Catalonian countryside.

 

 

London, England

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I miss these vibrant, electric streets!  The moody skies were a perfect backdrop for the colorful vehicles and pedestrians on the street corner.

Supertrees

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The surreal Supertree Grove in Singapore’s Garden by the Bay comes to life at night and gives a new, jaw-dropping meaning, to vertical garden.

Beng Mealea Temple

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Siem Reap, Cambodia

Unlike many of the other Angkor temples, Beng Mealea (said to be the “blue-print” for Angkor Wat) has not been fortified or rehabilitated. This means getting in and around this, nearly one thousand year old temple, is a hands on activity. Piles of stone rubble litter the courtyard and lie haphazardly throughout the site. Vegetation runs amok! Gorgeous mosses cover large swaths of stone, and tiny saplings popping up from minuscule cracks, have turned into full-grown trees winding their way around and through the ancient ruins.

Fushimi Inari Shrine

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Southern Kyoto, Japan

You are bombarded with saturated colors and bold graphic shapes; visual interest everywhere!

Sayabashi Bridge

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This beautiful wooden bridge with a roof and arched like a sword, crosses the Kanakura River which flows through the town of Kotohira, Japan.

New York, New York

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It was 11:50 pm (note clock on Metropolitan Life Building) and we rushed to the entrance of the Empire State Building.  Visibility was quickly decreasing but I was hoping for a cloud break when we reached the top. This view lasted for just a few seconds.