Travel Photos

This website is where I post travel photos from my various travels. It is a random sampling of some of my favorite pictures and places, rather that a travelogue type of format. I prefer this site to be a photographic glimpse of places in general. I hope you enjoy. ***NOTE: I don't update this blog frequently any longer. If you'd like to see more of my photos you can check out my Flickr site here: My Travel Photos

Location: Camano Island, Washington, United States

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Railroad trestle in Northeast Washington, near the town of Metaline Falls. Posted by Hello

This is an abandoned Texaco gas station just west of Deming, New Mexico. I love finding old highway relics such as this. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

The Southern Oregon coast, near Cape Blanco. Posted by Hello

This is Fountain Court, one of the inner courts at Hampton Court Palace, just west of London, England. Posted by Hello

The side streets of Quebec City, Quebec are filled with wonderfully quaint scenes like this one. (Scanned print) Posted by Hello

Saturday, January 22, 2005

BC Ferry that goes to Denman Island from Buckley Bay on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Posted by Hello

This is Baker Street Tube Station on the London Underground. One of the world's first subway stations, it first opened in 1863. The lighted arches you see were originally open shafts to the surface to bring light to the station, and to ventilate the smoke from the steam engines.  Posted by Hello

Sunset in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, from the deck of the Rhapsody of the Seas cruise ship. You can see the outline and wake of a ship's tender returning from the port. (Scanned print) Posted by Hello

Monday, January 17, 2005

Burnaby Village Museum in British Columbia is a collection of historic buildings that are displayed to show life in the 1920's. This shot was taken inside the bank building. Posted by Hello

This picture was taken from the Ramparts at Mont St. Michel, France. Posted by Hello

World Famous Oysterville, Washington. Posted by Hello

Thursday, January 13, 2005

This is Wupatki Pueblo, the largest pueblo in Wupatki National Monument. This little known park north of Flagstaff, Az. is well worth a detour to. This pueblo is 800 years old, and up to 100 people lived in this complex. Posted by Hello

This was the view of the West End of Vancouver, British Columbia, taken from the balcony of our hotel. Posted by Hello

And here's a zoomed shot showing fresh snow on Grouse Mountain. Posted by Hello

Sunday, January 09, 2005

Digital Photographs

When digital cameras first came out, I wasn't too interested in getting one. We'd always put our pictures in albums, and took them with us when we wanted to show them off to anyone. I figured that with digital photographs you'd have to lug your computer around everywhere you went. But my wife talked me into getting one in late 2001, and I was instantly hooked. I love how the pictures look on a computer monitor screen. The clarity of the picture and the rich fullness of the colors made me a believer. I look back at my old 35mm prints, and can instantly see how inferior most of them were. The problem I have now is that a vast majority of my travel photos were taken before digital, either with a point and shoot 35mm camera or an SLR 35 mm camera. In order to add some of these older pictures to my web site, I've had to scan them. The quality of these travel photos aren't up to par with the newer digital stuff, but I have a lot of 35mm prints I like and want to add to this site. Below is the first set of Scanned Prints from 35mm. I will attempt to make a notation whenever a photo has been scanned. But it should be fairly obvious due to the inferior quality.

My favorite city in North America would have to be Quebec City, Quebec. We stayed at the Chateau de la Terrasse.It is a wonderful, historic property,perfectly located, facing the St. Lawrence River and adjacent to the Chateau Frontenac. This is a picture of the hotel. It's the one with the red roof. (Scanned Print) Posted by Hello

Here is the view from our room, overlooking Dufferin Terrace and the St. Lawrence River. (Scanned Print) Posted by Hello

This is what our hotel looked like from along Dufferin Terrace. (Scanned Print) Posted by Hello

...and this is the view looking the opposite direction along Dufferin Terrace. (Scanned Print) Posted by Hello

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Mendocino, California is a scenic little town that sits atop the headlands overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Posted by Hello

This is Thunderbird Park in Victoria, British Columbia. It showcases a collection a First People totem poles that are made on site by native craftsmen. Posted by Hello

Saturday, January 01, 2005

One of the best parts of travel to me is breaking away from the tourist hordes, and exploring the "local" side of where I am. I'm not saying don't follow the tourists and skip the guidebook locations. The tourists usually crowd these places for a good reason. The Grand Canyon and the Eiffel Tower are things you must see if you're in the neighborhood. It's just that my vacation isn't complete if I don't find an interesting place with nary a Hawaiian shirt in sight. A case in point was our last trip to London, England. We stayed in the Swiss Cottage area of London. I see you scratching you head, Swiss Cottage? And that's exactly what I found so appealing about staying there. We found it a wonderful, safe neighborhood, with many shops and restaurants. We stayed at the Swiss Cottage Hotel, which was a wonderful historic hotel, two minutes from the Underground. The day we arrived there after a 9 hour flight, my wife took a nap, and I went for a walk around the neighborhood. Come with me on this little photo journey of that walk, and you'll see what I mean about discovering the real character of a place by turning right when the tourists are turning left. This is the London that most tourists never see.

Swiss Cottage Hotel Posted by Hello

Swiss Cottage Posted by Hello

Belsize Village Square Posted by Hello

Crescent Fruiterers Posted by Hello

Princess Mews Posted by Hello