Tree Trunk Contrasting with a Smooth Wall

Walking around a Caribbean island means lots of sun and shadows. Pair that with bright, colorful walls, and you have a recipe for contrasts between light and shade. When the sun is shining through leaves, shadows play across the wall. You…

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Kayaks Stacked on a Wharf

A stack of kayaks wait on the wharf in Victoria, BC, for customers to come by and take them for a spin around the bay. This being the Pacific Northwest, people care a lot about the environment. Not only do people like…

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Blue Sky Building

Washington, DC, doesn’t have many tall buildings. Many are like this one, brick, with several stories, and accessible in a way that skyscrapers aren’t. This building is in a quiet part of the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Because most buildings aren’t…

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Shadow on a Wall in Curaçao

Curaçao is a colorful place. Literally. Like much of the Caribbean, color is everywhere. Greens. Blues. Reds. In this case, the wall and window in the western hemisphere’s oldest surviving synagogue are a pleasing mix of yellow and brown. For this photograph, the…

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Canada Dry Bottling Plant

Canada Dry built the plant in 1946, shortly after the Second World War. Other manufacturers built as well. As a result, Silver Spring became an economically important part of the Washington, DC, area. Since then, it has followed the rest of the…

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Window Shutters on St. Croix

The shadows across the wall and window shutters belie the warmth of the day in Frederiksted on St. Croix, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Locals offer walking tours of the town. Most of the commercial district is along the…

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Broken Pot with Plants

The town of Oranjestad is walkable and fun to explore. A trolly runs through the shopping district. While visiting the Historical Museum of Aruba, we came across these succulents in a broken pot nestled in the corner. The museum is in…

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Castillo San Felipe del Morro Through a Door

This photograph is from Castillo San Felipe del Morro, also known as El Morro.The fortifications of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, are a maze of passageways. Give yourself a full day to get to know them. Take your time. You…

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