Photo of the Week: Golden Gate

IMG_20130908_130028505_HDRSan Francisco, USA

On our trip to San Francisco 4 years ago, I somehow forgot the battery for my DSLR at home, *gasp*! I managed to make do with my cellphone camera instead.  This picture was taken after we crossed the Golden Gate bridge, looking towards the downtown core.  The fog created a weird contrast between the bright colors in the foreground and the almost black and white buildings in the back ground, giving this photo a vintage feel.  

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Photo of the Week: Taft Point

IMG_1807Yosemite National Park, USA

Taft point is one of the lookout points at Yosemite National Park with an uninterrupted view of the valley below.  If you are brave, you can walk all the way to the edge and look over the precipice.  That little dot in the middle, sitting on the overhang is Fausto. Did I mention that there are no railings? Since this place is less crowded than Glacier point, we found a quiet place to sit and admire the breathtaking vista. 

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California: Yosemite National Park

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View of half dome from Glacier Point

A few weeks ago, while we were on the West Coast, we decided to rent a car and drive to Yosemite. It’s been awhile since we did a road trip in North America. We used to drive all the time to Canada, but due to the time constraints and cheap airfares, we end up flying for the most part now. I love road trips because I get to be the navigator. It’s very satisfying when you can figure out how to get from point A to point B. Mind you, it’s not too hard to do that here, but in a foreign country without a GPS, it’s a lot more fun.

Yosemite different from any park I’ve been to. For one thing, it’s massive, driving from one gate to another can take up to two hours. The scenery is breathtaking, from the majestic redwoods to the sheer cliffs at Taft’s point. Everywhere we looked, we were reminded that nature is magnificent and beautiful and we are a small speck in the grand scheme of things.

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