Photographing Florence

Best Views of Florence, Italy

Julie Italy 6 Comments

Are you planning a trip to Florence? Sure, you can’t miss Michelangelo’s David, the Ponte Vecchio, Italian food and gelato, and the galleries of Renaissance Art, but you also cannot miss the best views of Florence. No trip to Florence would be complete without a climb up the Duomo or a view from Piazzale Michelangelo. Where to Get the Best Views of Florence The Duomo …

Street Valparaiso Chile

Photographing Valparaiso, Chile

Julie Chile 1 Comment

Valparaiso, the second largest city in Chile, is a colorful coastal city. It is one of the South Pacific’s most important seaports and was once called “The Jewel of the Pacific.” For tourists, Valparaiso’s big draw is its colorful buildings, its maze of chaotic, hillside streets, and its graffiti. Numerous funiculars, or “ascensors” as they are called here, carry passengers up and …

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi

A Visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi

Julie United Arab Emirates 4 Comments

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi…most beautiful building in the world? The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is literally blindingly, brilliantly beautiful. We know from experience!! Both Tim and I had both lost our sunglasses just two weeks before our visit to the UAE and never had time to replace them. Tip #1! Bring your sunglasses on your visit …

Zhangjiajie China Photo

Photo Tour of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Julie China 21 Comments

Zhangjiajie, China…a place you may never have heard of but have seen if you watched the movie “Avatar.”  When we learned that there was a place on earth that served as the inspiration for one of its most scenic landscapes, we put it at the top of our list. Zhangjiajie…the Inspiration for the landscape in “Avatar” This place is Zhangjiajie, …