“I love writing, but hate starting. The page is awfully white and it says, ‘You may have fooled some of the people some of the time but those days are over, Giftless. I’m not your agent and I’m not your mommy: I’m a white piece of paper. You wanna dance with me?’ and I really, really don’t. I’ll go peaceable-like.” – Aaron Sorkin
This post was born out of my staring at a white screen for way too much time, thinking about a topic for last week’s blog. I couldn’t keep the number of photos low enough to fit in a single post, so at least I didn’t stare at a white screen this week, right?
Machu Picchu. I ended last week with an inaccessible location (St. John), and opening this week with another. There’s a reason that Western Civilization couldn’t find this place until 1911. It is truly beautiful though. Love the clouds in this photo.
This photo is of Venice, Italy, an amazing city which doesn’t actually have streets, but rather canals full of (somewhat smelly) water. It’s a fascinating experience and a great place to spend time.
The Sea of Alaska, 2001. This photo was shot from a kayak, shortly before we got buzzed by a shark. The guide said it was a salmon shark, we were just looking for shore. I stare at this one every time it makes it onto my desktop though; the water is stunning.
I’ve driven up and down the coastal road that links Northern and Southern California six times. It’s one of my favorite places in the world, but unfortunately I’ve never gotten “the photo” from those drives. But here’s one that’ s close from Point Lobos National Park. This is one of the top road trips in the world, without question.
I’ve got a lot of photos of London, and this one doesn’t even really say London overtly, but it’s still my favorite because it most feels like London. The sky is just about perfect here, and you can clearly see the mix of the old, new and quirky that makes up the city.
One of the best places to go for scenery in the United States, but a place that few of heard of, is the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington State. This photo was shot from the top of Mount Constitution in Moran State Park on Orcas Island in 2007.