Houses in Nassau

Rick Architecture, bahamas, clouds, cruise, island, SonyAlpha, travel 0 Comments

I was on a tour boat when I snapped this row of houses in Nassau. It was my first time to the Bahamas and it pretty much lived up to expectations. At least as far as what I saw on the tour, which included some amazing waterfront homes. Daily Image Our tour took us to a beach where we sat under umbrellas and watched the waves. I know that sounds great, and it was, but I’m from Florida and I get that at home. Since then I decided to visit places unlike where I live. Nonetheless, what I saw is …

Red Light District

Rick alaska, Architecture, HDR, travel, Urban 0 Comments

Back in the days of the gold-rush this was the red light district of the town of Ketchikan. Those days are long gone but naturally there are recreated saloons and bordellos along with souvenir shops. There’s a lot of history in towns like this. All I know for sure is that the early settlers of Alaska had to be heart when you consider the hardships required to get here and then make it though a winter. It’s no wonder many spent their money here. more images I was here in the summer at the peak of tourist season, but I’d …

Ancient Village

Rick Architecture, B&W, France, photography, travel, Urban 0 Comments

This is the ancient village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert in southern France. Walking the cobblestone streets I was stuck by how old everything was, yet the people living here seemed quite normal. That sounds ignorant of me, but it’s hard to imagine this setting in the modern world, yet here it is and people live their lives here, one foot in today and another in yesterday. A paradox of sorts I suppose. A selection of other monochrome images in the gallery For instance some people have satellite dishes and iPhones and MacBookPros. Yet the door to their home could be three-hundred years …

Markets of Collioure

Rick Architecture, France, HDR, photography, travel, Urban 0 Comments

The markets in Collioure are on narrow streets that lead to courtyards filled will shops. This is a fishing village along the mediterranean that’s also a destination for French and Spanish vacationers on the account that its close to the Spanish border. In fact its part of Catalonia, a region with a separate language and customs that crosses the borders and envisions itself as an independent state. More travel related images here The border crossing between France and Spain is up a mountain road at the very top. As I drove past I mistook the boarded up buildings for a …

Dawn Across the Pond

Rick Florida, Landscape, Manatee County, photography, Urban 0 Comments

A view at dawn across the pond at a development known as Riviera Dunes. This morning I was driving around at dawn and noticed this scene, I’d seen it before but this time I had my camera. The pond is home to fish, egrets, herons and of course ducks. I’ve also seen water moccasins along the edges and, there may even be an alligator, if not in this pond another one near by. Alligators are common here in Florida, the ponds are not for swimming. They’re known as retention ponds because their purpose is to retain the water from the …