San Francisco is one of my favorite places to visit, specifically for the weather and terrain. I’ve been there enough over the years to appreciate the good along with the bad, which is why I no longer want to live there anymore. A fine place to visit, yes; to live, no. I had some friends that were long time residents of downtown San Francisco – having been there since the psychedelic paisley days of the late 1960s –whom decided to shutter their businesses, sell their home, and relocate far away from all of the crime, drugs, and homelessness that have inundated San Francisco in recent years. Which is a crying shame because it’s such a stunning city to experience.
Photo info: Golden Gate Bridge Fort Point National Historic Site San Francisco, California May 2003 Canon PowerShot G3 digicam
One of the treats to visit around Frederick, Maryland, is the Monocacy National Battlefield that is located just to the southeast of town. On the grounds of the working farms located within the battlefield can be found some original structures like this old stone barn, which is made from locally sourced materials. Sadly, the battlefield has I-270 completely cutting it in half, which can be seen in the far distance.
Photo info: The old stone barn Best Farm Monocacy National Battlefield Frederick, Maryland March 2014 Leica Tri-Elmar 16/4.0 ASPH lens Leica M240 digital camera
We decided to visit Newfoundland, Canada, by car back in 1992. Cindy was at a business conference up in Boston, so I drove to where she was staying, picked her up, then we continued onto Nova Scotia. From there, we took the ferry across to Newfoundland and spent a week exploring the island. This was taken within the L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, at the upper tip of Newfoundland, and is reputed to be one of the earliest European settlements in North America.
Photo info: Ancient fence line L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site Hay Cove Newfoundland, Canada September 1992 Kodak Gold 100 Zuiko 35/2.8 lens Olympus Stylus Epic Point & shoot camera