This is the El Capitolio (National Capitol Building) in Havana, Cuba. The building, seen currently under construction, is notable for how strikingly similar it is to the United States Capitol building. In fact, construction was overseen by U.S. firm of Purdy and Henderson – which may have had something to do with the similarity. Finished in 1929, it was designed by Eugenio Rayneri Piedra. Currently it is home to Cuba’s National Assembly.
This curious upside-down house in Furnas, São Miguel really surprised me (as I drove by). I battled the relentless rain to try and capture this thing in the most interesting way. The house itself is located near Rua Dr. Frederico Moniz Pereira and is not actually a house – it’s an electrical substation.
A love lock is something lovers attach to a fence or bridge to signify their love. Often they include thier names on the lock. Here in Antwerp, Belgium and installation with a large letter “A” provides the perfect location for this expression of love. I happened upon this great installation on a long walk through this wonderful city and wanted to capture this feeling.
This incredible artwork is on Minkelersstraat Street, an area of Antwerp, Belgium that is widly known for graffiti. This and many other amazing creations run behind a large bus depot in the most unassuming way possible, but it works, even though it’s super difficult to find. Different pieces line the wall all the way around the block.
On our way back to Denver there was an incredible sight to our left. Elk had come out in substantiontial numbers to graze along the hill, so I stopped to try and capture this incredible sight. I had learned in a previous encounter (at a golf course) that elk can be very skittish. Since they’re quite imposing one on one, I didn’t think having an entire group coming at me would be smart if I startled them.
When you visit Iguazu falls in Brazil, the highlight of your tour along this walkway has to be this platform and the vista beyond it. I tried to capture it with no signs of people and get as much of the wonderful details I possible in the moment. You’ll really want to see this picture in full resolution detail to get a sense of what this looks like.
The beautiful Bear Lake in Colorado. The Rocky Mountain National Park area, with it’s litany of mountainous views, is full of opportunities to soak up rich scenery. Given that this location sits at an elevation of 9,450 feet, you have to do everything slower. It was a cold day in this shot too, but also clear enough for shooting this scene at the tip of a nature path that stretched around the entire lake.