Hawaii Big Island
|U.S. Supreme Court on an unusually quiet day.
Protesters abound during most controversial sessions.
Castle. First stop on a fantastic adventure of discovery. We trekked
through at least a dozen museums.
||The Statue of
Freedom underwent an $800,000 restoration in 1993. The first time down off
the U.S. Capitol rotunda in 130 years.
|Yoshiko, her brother, and I hiked from East
Glacier Park Lodge to the Continental Divide. I took many photos during
||The World Trade Center south tower
observation deck. We enjoyed a memorable dinner in the north tower at Windows on the
World restaurant. An immense tragedy.
||On top of
the Empire State Building, I took this photograph of the canyons of
Midtown Manhattan, looking north. Central Park and Harlem are in the
distance behind Midtown.
|A three-story street sculpture outside St. John the Devine
Cathedral (one of the largest in the world) near Harlem in Manhattan.
||The Temple of Dendur c.15 B.C.. Deconstructed
in Egypt and pieced back together inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
||View of the Statue of Liberty as
seen from an approaching tourist ferry ship. It is 305 ft. from the base of
the granite pedestal to the tip of the gold leaf plated torch.
|The north slope of Mt. Rainier looming above
||The Hoh Rain Forest on the Olympic Peninsula
in Washington State.
||The Hotel Chateau Frontenac is built upon the
highest precipice in Old City Quebec in Quebec, Canada.
|From the observation deck of World Trade Center One,
looking past the north tower and into upper Manhattan.
||Photomerge panorama taken from
the observation deck of the south WTC. The Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, Queens,
the Financial District, and the south tip of Manhattan are seen from left
||The majesty of the twin World
Trade Towers rising 110 stories above south Manhattan's Financial District and Battery Park's waterfront area. I hope they rebuild them,
bigger and better.
|The Jefferson Memorial on the Potomac River Tidal Basin.
||The south lawn of the White House.
||The Vietnam Memorial Wall, which is cut below the grade of
the National Mall lawn.
|The Washington Monument as background to the park-like
||Our terrestrial home, after the
hard work of landscaping, fencing, and sprinklers. Located north of
||Before the hard work was even
contemplated. If only I had known!
|Two Medicine Lake, Glacier Park,
||Glacier Park. We hiked through
the Two Medicine Valley to the Continental Divide. I turned around and
took a photo of the valley.
||Scenery typical of eastern
Glacier National Park.
|Glacier Park trail through Two
Medicine Lake valley, leading to the Continental Divide.
||Taking in the scenery on the Two
Medicine Trail in Glacier Park, Montana.
||Glacier Park's Two Medicine
Valley looking back from the high country trail.
|Panorama of Mt. Rainier, a
dormant volcano in Washington State. Taken from the north side of the
mountain at Sunrise Lodge.
||The Grand Coulee Dam located in
central Washington State. Started in 1933, it is 550 ft. high and over a
mile in length.
||Deep in the Hoh Rainforest on
the Olympic Peninsula in western Washington State. It receives on
average 140 inches of rainfall every year.
|Yoshiko and brother out on the
dangerous high trail in Glacier Park near the Logan Pass summit. We
grasped a garden hose anchored to the cliff wall for safety.
||From the Going to the Sun
Highway going east toward the Continental Divide and Logan Pass
Summit in Glacier National Park.
||Typical view from the highway in
southern Glacier National Park. This area is known to be mountain sheep
|The U.S. Marine Corp Memorial is
north of Arlington National Cemetery. It memorializes the flag raising
on Iwo Jima's Mt. Suribachi.The statue overlooks Washington D.C.
||The eternal flame and final
resting place of President John F. Kennedy at Arlington National
Cemetery, an incredibly beautiful place.
||A panorama of Washington D.C.
taken from Robert E. Lee's House on a hill in Arlington National
Cemetery. In the center of the photo is the Washington Monument on the
National Mall. The people are viewing President Kennedy's grave.
|The Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers
at Arlington National Cemetery. An honor guard marches eternally around
the clock in respect for all those killed in war. The Old Guard
barrack's serve as a visitor's viewing stand.
||The National Air & Space
Museum. In the foreground Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis which made the
first solo Atlantic flight in 1927. In the background, Chuck Yeager's
X-1 "Glamorous Glennis," which broke the 700 mph sound barrier
||The National Mall in Washington
D.C., surrounded on all sides by Smithsonian Museums, National
Monuments, and government office buildings.
|The west face of the U.S.
Capitol and grounds. A group of Civil War Monuments are on the left.
||East face of the U.S. Botanic
Gardens, which is located near the Capitol on the National Mall.
||The Capitol Columns at the
National Arboretum. In 1828 they were on the east portico of the
Capitol, but removed because they were too small in scale for the final
U.S. Capitol dome.
|From the top of the Empire State
Building in central Manhattan looking at southern Manhattan's Financial
||Reality of urban ghettos in
America. The South Bronx, where burnt cars and garbage fill the streets,
and people actually live in these buildings.
||From the safety of an elevated
subway, view of a couple strolling the mean streets of the South Bronx
in New York.
|Two children play on rusted bed
springs in a South Bronx playground.
||Trinity Church's 17th century
cemetery in Manhattan's Wall St. Financial District.
||Manhattan side of the Brooklyn
Bridge pedestrian walkway.
|Oil leak surfaces near the gun
turret of the USS Arizona Battleship Memorial in Pearl Harbor near
||Taken from the Diamond Head
promontory, a panorama of Waikiki Beach and Honolulu.
||A talented Samoan Fire Master
waves a torch before the crowd at the Polynesian Cultural Center in
|Marble sculpted names
memorialize those who lost their lives aboard the USS Arizona on December
||A 300 lb. Grouper swims straight
toward the glass at the 3-story Oceanarium Restaurant inside the Pacific
Beach Hotel in Waikiki.
||Diamond Head, an extinct
volcanic crater, looms above Waikiki Beach. It is a moderately strenuous
hike to the top, but the view is spectacular.
|Looking down from Diamond Head
at palatial oceanfront estates. Probably some of the priciest real estate
||A Fiji Island man at the
Polynesian Cultural Center. College students from Pacific Island nations
work at the cultural center while attending school.
||Eastern Waikiki Beach and the
vast expanse of the blue Pacific Ocean.
|In Waikiki, the Atlantis
Submarine takes tourists down over 10 stories below the sea surface to
view ocean inhabitants, sunken ships, and manmade reefs.
||This is a panorama of the
Diamond Head Crater, which is an extinct volcano that eons ago lost its
top to a violent volcanic explosion.
||Punch Bowl Cemetery in north
central Honolulu is the final resting place for many heroic combatants of
the Pacific Theater during World War II.
|Our house and street during
record snowfall of 2008 / 2009 winter. Snowed 63 inches in 2 weeks in
||Record snow fall sent these
Moose down from the high country to forage for food in residential areas.
This field is right across from our house and near the local Elementary
||Closeup of Moose foraging for
food in a field across the road from where we live.
|Riverfront Park in Spokane,
Washington. Looking downstream at the Howard St. pedestrian bridge.
||Riverfront Park in downtown
Spokane, Washington. A view of the RFP Pavilion and north gorge of the
||Riverfront Park in downtown
Spokane, Washington. View downstream of the north gorge. Anthony's Seafood
Restaurant is in the distance.
|Finch Arboretum is a fall color
showcase in southwest Spokane, Washington.
||The Bowl and Picture area in
Riverside State Park near Spokane is a wonderful spot for hiking and
||Finch Arboretum in southwest
Spokane showcases many indigenous plant species native to the eastern
|The Riverfront Park Clock tower
in Spokane next to the Washington St Bridge. The tower is a remnant of an
old railway station that was demolished to make way for EXPO '74.
||A pedestrian bridges crosses the
north Spokane River channel with the city's western skyline in the
||Panorama of Howard St Bridge
area that spans Riverfront Park. From left: the Howard St Bridge, the City
Courthouse tower, a new condominium, and the Old Flour Mill merchant and
|The Spokane Riverfront Park
south river channel is a pleasant location just north of downtown. The old
railway clock tower is on the left, the Doubletree Hotel City Center at
middle, and Convention Center on the right.
||The Loof Carrousel is only one
of a handful of 100-year-old blend of art and machinery that still exists
today. It is a centerpiece of Spokane's Riverfront Park.
||Spokane River Upper Falls with
blocky Washington Water Power production facility to the right. The
Pavilion and Clock Tower of Riverfront Park are in the background.
|Sunrise at the Spokane River
Upper Falls basin. The Post St Bridge and downtown Spokane are on the
||View of the south channel of the
Spokane River and Riverfront Park's main meadow area.
||The entire expanse of the Upper
Falls Spokane River basin shows the north and central river channel,
Anthony's Seafood Restaurant at left, condominiums at center, and
Washington Water Power production facility and Riverfront Park in
background at right.
||The Upper Spokane River Falls at
Night. The flow of the falls is seasonal with peak flow at spring runoff
in April and May.
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