We were transported to the 19th century French Quarter as we walked inside the hotel, a historic mansion. Completed in 1839, its main hall and the adjacent double parlor remain much as they were in their early days. Antiques and period artworks decorated the hallway. An ornate chandelier hanged above the main hall. A vintage red sofa sat against one wall sandwiched between two end tables with decorative lampshades. Paintings adorned the wall over the couch, and a large mirror occupied the opposite wall. The hallway floor was tiled marble, while the double parlor was all wood. We felt that we turned back time and stepped into the antebellum era of New Orleans when it was the wealthiest city in the nation.
I kept looking back and kept my ears open as I made small steps on the tracks. I was ready to get out of the way in case a train came through. The reward for a little wild walk on the active tracks was a beautiful waterfall, Mossbrae Falls. Water drips on the mossy canyon wall into the Sacramento River. Mossbrae Falls is arguably one of the most beautiful and scenic waterfalls in California or anywhere. It flows into the Sacramento River in the Shasta Cascade area in Dunsmuir, California. Springs feed the falls that course down the canyon wall into
San Francisco, California, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. It is the 16th most populous city in the United States and the fourth most populous in California. Colloquially called The City, it has a mix of eclectic architecture and several iconic landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Fog (known as Karl) often rolls in and adds a cool element to the view. Here are some of my favorite spots for night photography in The City. 1. Saint Ignatius Church. The Catholic Church on the University of San Francisco, a Jesuit University, is
The Kilauea volcano, the youngest of the five volcanoes that form the Big Island of Hawaii, first erupted in 1983 and has continually been spewing lava ever since. One of the most spectacular ways to view this natural phenomenon is at sea, where the lava drips into the Pacific Ocean. Fortunately, for the tourists, it’s also the most accessible. Lava Ocean Tours is one of a few operators with a permit to navigate close to the lava flow. The company offers a lava sight-seeing boat tour throughout the day, but the dawn tour provides the most beautiful views of the