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Photo of the Day: Colosseum from Palatine Hill

Looking down on the Colosseum from the Palatine Hill above the Roman Forum. From here you can get a sense of how much it once towered over the rest of the city (to a large extent it still does). You

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Photo of the Day: Venice Grand Canal, Revisited

This is a photo of the Grand Canal in Venice from my 2011 Eurotrip. I had previously posted it as a pseudo-HDR experiment (i.e., HDR from a single image), but as my photo-processing skills have improved in the two years

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Photo of the Day: Florence Cathedral Dome

This is a view of the Florence Cathedral’s dome as seen from the top of Giotto’s Campanile (a.k.a., Giotto’s Bell Tower), overlooking the beautiful city of Florence and out toward the hills beyond. Somewhere in those hills stands the villa

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Photo of the Day: The Pantheon in Rome

This is a shot from inside the Pantheon in Rome, Italy. It is one of the best preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings, and its dome is the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome. Because of the Pantheon’s size and circular

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Photo of the Day: Looking Toward the Madonna dell’Orto

It’s been a while since I’ve revisited Italy. Here’s a shot from Venice looking down a canal toward the Madonna dell’Orto church. This photo also features my reflection in the water as I snapped the photo from a bridge, and

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Photo of the Day: Rome Night Traffic

I took this long-exposure photo from the balcony of my hotel room in Rome, Italy. Related Posts: Eurotrip 2011, Part 3: When in Rome You can view more featured photos at my Photo of the Day Collection.

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Photo of the Day: Lucca, Italy

Lucca is a charming Tuscan city still surrounded by medieval walls and featuring several towers that you can climb to get a bird’s-eye view. This photo was taken from the top of one of those towers. You can view more

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Photo of the Day: Pisa Cathedral

This is the cathedral at the heart of the Piazza del Duomo in Pisa, Italy, taken during my 2011 Eurotrip. My favorite feature of this photo is the tiled walkway. Behind the cathedral sits the famous Leaning Tower, but I’ll

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Photo of the Day: Arno River in Pisa

I was heading back to Florence from Cinque Terre when my train stopped in Pisa for a short layover. There was just enough time to make the 30-minute walk to see the Leaning Tower, so I ventured out. On the

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Photo of the Day: Beautiful Florence

This was taken during my 2011 Eurotrip after my long climb to the top of Giotto’s Campanile (a.k.a., Giotto’s Bell Tower) in Florence, Italy. Once at the top, you are rewarded with a splendid 360-degree view of this historic city,

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Mud Volcano Area, Yellowstone National Park - August, 2017 Sour Lake, one of the few fairly calm (as in gently simmering rather than overtly boiling) bodies of water in the Mud Volcano region of Yellowstone. #sourlake #landscapes #mudvolcano #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #Travel #UnitedStates #Wyoming #YellowstoneNationalPark
Mud Volcano Area, Yellowstone National Park - August, 2017 There is still some beauty to be found amid the unforgiving landscape of the Mud Volcano region of Yellowstone. Featured here is a butterfly (lower right) and a bee (upper left). . #mudvolcano #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #Travel #UnitedStates #Wyoming #YellowstoneNationalPark #insects #butterfly #bee #flowers
Mud Volcano Area, Yellowstone National Park - August, 2017 A hot spring in the Mud Volcano Area of Yellowstone featuring some fiercely boiling water. Definitely not a pool you'd want to take a swim in. #hotsprings #mudvolcano #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #Travel #UnitedStates #Wyoming #YellowstoneNationalPark
Grand Canyon: South Rim, Arizona - August, 2018 A squirrel I encountered during my hike of the Bright Angel Trail at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. He seemed annoyed that I interrupted his afternoon meal--you can see pieces of food hanging on his body. #americansouthwest #animals #arizona #grandcanyon #nationalparks #roadtrips #squirrels #Travel #wildlife
Grand Canyon: South Rim, Arizona - August, 2018 A bird winding its way through the Grand Canyon. #americansouthwest #animals #arizona #birds #grandcanyon #nationalparks #roadtrips #Travel #wildlife
Grand Canyon: South Rim, Arizona - August, 2018 A bird soaring through the Grand Canyon. #americansouthwest #animals #arizona #birds #grandcanyon #nationalparks #roadtrips #Travel #wildlife
Grand Canyon: South Rim, Arizona - August, 2018 I encountered this bird during my hike of the Bright Angel Trail at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. #americansouthwest #animals #arizona #birds #grandcanyon #nationalparks #roadtrips #Travel #wildlife
Grand Canyon: North Rim, Arizona - August, 2018 An elk I encountered along the Bridle Path on my way back to the lodge from hiking the Transept Trail. She had no fear of humans, probably would have let me walk right up to her, but I kept a respectful distance. Her children hung back across the street and rejoined her after I moved on. #americansouthwest #animals #arizona #elk #grandcanyon #nationalparks #roadtrips #Travel #wildlife
Zion National Park, Utah - August, 2018 A philosopher pondering the larger questions in life. Shot on the Riverside Walk trail. #americansouthwest #animals #nationalparks #roadtrips #squirrels #Travel #utah #wildlife #zion
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah - August, 2018 A chipmunk on the floor of Bryce Canyon: "Are you talkin' to me?" (shot along the Navajo/Queen's Garden loop trail) #americansouthwest #animals #brycecanyon #chipmunks #nationalparks #roadtrips #Travel #utah #wildlife
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah - August, 2018 A chipmunk on the floor of Bryce Canyon. Shot along the Navajo/Queen's Garden loop trail. #americansouthwest #animals #brycecanyon #chipmunks #nationalparks #roadtrips #Travel #utah #wildlife
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah - August, 2018 A chipmunk in his three-point stance and ready for some football, on the floor of Bryce Canyon. Shot along the Navajo/Queen's Garden loop trail. #americansouthwest #animals #brycecanyon #chipmunks #nationalparks #roadtrips #Travel #utah #wildlife
Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park - August, 2017 Lone bison walking in Lamar Valley. #animals #bison #buffalo #NorthAmerica #Photography #roadtrips #Travel #UnitedStates #wildlife #Wyoming #YellowstoneNationalPark
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