Meet the tallest building in Seattle, the Columbia Center:
Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, the Space Needle dominates the Seattle skyline, even though it’s not the tallest building.
Here is the Space Needle from every angle:
The stretch of California coast known as Big Sur was crisp and sunny on Christmas Eve, though the previous day’s rain left puddles all around.
Art students from around the world flock to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and one of the most popular cities in the world for studying abroad.
A little more than an hour’s train ride from Rome, it’s also hugely popular among tourists.
The streets near the transit center are packed with tourists. They thin out as you get lost in the maze of stone and water streets, but fill again if you approach Piazza San Marco, the main square (some Venetians want tourists to disappear).
To work its charm, Venice required nothing of me. Not even a gondola ride. Just that I walk, explore. Get lost, as is the popular advice.
Local drivers along the steep coastline of Italy’s Cinque Terre honk before going around tight corners.
Since the road is barely wider than a single car in some spots, that honk lets you know not to round that corner.
It was rainy the afternoon we drove through Cinque Terre, a popular region of northwestern Italy that includes a national park and a cluster of towns on a jaw-droppingly beautiful portion of the Italian Riviera. Continue reading
I had the opportunity to visit New York City this past week. Here are a few unedited photos from my journey: