Bark Kruzenstern visiting Halifax Harbour during Tallships 2009

Barque Kruzenstern is one of the largest sailing ships in the world. Black hull is a feature unique to this vessel. The ship was built in 1926, Germany. Technical data:  length: 114.40 m,  beam: 14.02 m,  sails area : 3,400 sq.m. This sailing vessel visited Halifax during Tallships 2009 race. Some of the photos clearly […]

Some Amazing Architectural Landmarks of California

California is home to some of the best architectural landmarks, which attracts thousands of visitors to the state every year. Many of these landmarks are located in Los Angeles, which is know all over for architectural oddballs like giant hot dog, a giant chili bowl and a giant stack of records. One such popular landmark […]

Exploring the Walt Disney Animation Studios

Anyone who is interested in animated movies would want to visit the Walt Disney Animation Studios. With its headquarter in Burbank, California, this American animation studio was established in the year 1923 under the name, Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio. Later in the year 1929, the name was changed after it became a part of Walt […]

California missions – the Magnificent Old Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana

California missions are part of  catholic church history and historic landmarks that preserve important California history and Spanish architecture. When you plan a trip to California consider including a visit to California missions in your list of road trip ideas.  Not all Los Angeles attractions are created equal, road trips to museums or historical places  […]

A Glimpse of the DreamWorks Animation Studios

Located in the gorgeous city of Glendale in the state of California in United States, DreamWorks Animation is one of the leading animation studios in America. The company has two primary sites, the original feature animation studio in Glendale and the PDI studio located in Redwood City, both in California. This Fox studio has several […]

Taking a Tour of Hollywood Movie Studios in California

If you are fond of movies, then visiting the Hollywood movie studios must have been a source of fascination for you. After all, where can one see their favorite Hollywood stars in action all the time. The fabled gates of leading Hollywood studios are the place from where every star of Hollywood must have passed. […]

Roadside Sculptures- Depicting Novelty Architecture of California

Anyone who has ever been to California would definitely mention the bizarre and interesting roadside sculptures across the state. These amazing sculptures signify the novelty architecture of California, for which it is popular all over. The Watts Towers in Los Angeles is a  structure standing higher than 99 feet. The Towers were designated a historical […]

The Magnificent Architecture of Colorado Street Bridge

A historic arch bridge created from concrete, Colorado Street Bridge is a beautiful scenic spot in Pasadena, California, especially among architects. Designed and built by Waddell & Harrington Company in the year 1913, this architectural marvel spans the Arroyo Seco in Pasadena. The drive across this structure is less hectic than on freeway 134 which […]

Lake Shrine Temple and Retreat: A Peaceful Place for Self Reflection

Located in the beautiful Pacific Palisades in California, Lake Shrine Temple and Retreat is a great place for meditation and self-reflection. Popularly known as “the church of all religions,” this peaceful and serene place holds rich spiritual history and is loved by people of all faiths. Just a short drive away from Los Angeles, this […]

Salton Sea: Sad Icon of an Ecological Tragedy

Like a photograph reminding one of the old times, the Salton Sea awakens the memories of the great times filled with busy marinas, exciting water-skiing games, and concerts. Once a trendy holiday destination, the area now tell tales about the good old days of active tourism and vibrant party atmosphere. The motels, frayed walkways, and […]

Charismatic Fountain Hills in Arizona

The scenic town of Fountain Hills offers people a pleasant surprise with the amazing views and expansive desert terrain. As suggested by the name, the highlight of the town is the magnificent fountain that draws tourists from all over the world. The serene Fountain lake, and the centerpiece of this town, the fountain add character […]

Arizona Sunset Skies and Abstract Water Reflections in Central Arizona Project Canal

Arizona sunset skies are so picturesque that they are the the subject of many landscape photographs. Scottsdale, Arizona is a paradise for travelers escaping brutal northern winters. Scottsdale is surrounded by Sonoran desert and winters are mild with plenty of sunshine. Surprisingly for its desert location there are number of water features like Central Arizona […]

Rancho Los Alamitos: Where History Comes to Life

Rancho Los Alamitos is a great historic landmark and off the beaten path destination near LA. An escape from the urban life and a glimpse of the complexity and richness that shaped the history of Southern California, Rancho Los Alamitos offers quite a revelation. Located at Long Beach, California, a trip to this place will […]

Elegant Naples Island Long Beach: Canal and Residential Area

The descriptions about the charming water canals and the scenic town come to life when one visits Naples, California. The Naples Island, Long Beach, is separated by canals opening up into the bay. The lovely ambiance, friendly people, and the intricate water canals welcome tourists from all over the world. The tall palm trees swaying […]

A Trip to Incredible Elysian Park in Los Angeles

A stroll through a lush green Elysian Park in Los Angeles after a stressful day of work or studies can be a rejuvenating experience. This is exactly what the residents of Los Angeles, California enjoy when they visit the Elysian Park. This park is reputed as the oldest and the second largest park in the […]

The Delightful Canyon Lake Salt River Reservoir, 15 travel images

Traveling around Arizona and looking for things to do in Phoenix or Scottsdale? FPImages presents 15 images in this photo gallery taken just an hour drive north of Phoenix. Apart from usual golfing and visiting Grand Canyon, plan a trip to  Superstition Wilderness and have some fun at Canyon Lake. This is truly amazing place […]

Spectacular Superstition Mountains in Arizona Wilderness, 15 nature pictures

Superstition Mountains are within an hour drive from Scottsdale, Arizona. Looking for things to do in Arizona? Road trip ideas should include Superstition Mountains for great hiking and taking nature pictures. If you like outdoor adventures, plan a trip to Superstitions, take your camera and you will replenish your photo gallery with wonderful landscape photography. […]

Oil Rigs at Long Beach Crude Oil Production, 10 industrial images

Long Beach California and crude oil production these two do not go together right? Actually, oil rigs were pumping Long Beach crude oil since 1920-s. These oil rigs may take visitor by surprise when driving to the LAX along la Cienega boulevard or near posh Naples Island in Long Beach. To plan a trip to […]

Remarkable Architectural Photography of Walter Pyramid, Long Beach California

Distinguished by its cobalt blue exterior, Walter Pyramid is as a unique sports arena. It is in fact a university indoor stadium. Walter Pyramid is off the beaten path, when you plan a trip in Long Beach California you will not find it in any travel planners. It has however a remarkable architecture and offer […]

Hoover Dam Hydroelectric Power: Great Industrial Engineering Project

Hydroelectric power is a renewable source of electrical energy is priceless in the age of high fossil fuel costs and climate change. Engineering pictures of this post show details of great industrial engineering project – Hoover Dam. Falling water energy is converted to electricity via turbines and generators.  Moving water and does not produce any […]

Dates Grove Indio Coachella Valley: Meeting the Global Demand for Dates Fruit

Located in Southern California, the Coachella Valley is reputed for its resorts, spas and golf courses and is generally considered a playground for the rich. Not many people know that this area has a well developed agricultural industry and produces a lot of dates fruit.  The date is an oval or cylindrical shaped fruit that […]

Impressive Fort Ligonier Museum in Pennsylvania

Road trip ideas in Pennsylvania should consider visiting Fort Ligonier and traveling back to the 18th century. The majestic fort tells tales of the history and life centuries old. Located in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, it is very popular among history enthusiasts and museum experts. The carefully preserved original site of the Fort Ligonier with its reconstructed […]

IBM industry solutions center in La Gaude, France

La Gaude is situated in south of France near beautiful Cote D’Azur. This small town of about 7,000 boasts IBM high technology laboratory. It is an innovation center that is dedicated to providing dedicated business solutions and expertise. Building itself is an architectural gem and is protected. It was designed and built in 1970-s by […]

Classic Cars Photographs Chevrolet, Dodge and Ford

Old classic automobiles will be admired by us always. Old cars (sometimes known as antique cars or classic cars) possess some kind of special magnetism that draws peoples attention. Cars from different eras are collected restored and enjoyed by enthusiasts everywhere. The car designers study all old makes and models; some of the best new […]

Green Energy by Industrial Wind Turbines in San Gorgonio, California

Green renewable energy and renewable resources are the buzz words of today. There is no surprise that industrial wind farms are appearing everywhere. In USA alone thousands of windmills are being built,about 5,600 mega watts capacity will be added in 2011. Wind continues to be appreciated as a clean and sustainable source of green energy. […]

Water Abstract Pictures Ocean, Lake, Stream, Rain

Water provides numerous opportunities for taking abstract images. Lake ripples, ocean waves, atmospheric vapor, fog, rain, drops, mist, dew the list goes on. To photograph solid state of water one has to live in cold climate. Ice, icicles, snow and snowflakes will be a subject of another post. Taking picture of water liquid state represents […]

Winter Black and White Pictures using Diana camera

This is a series of analogue film photographs taken with Diana F+ camera. The film used was Kodak BW400CN. The result – soft focus dream like images. Winter is especially good time of year to take black and white photos. The cities and towns are grey and dull, skies overcast. It is pretty much various […]

Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge 2009

All of the photos in this series were taken during Tall Ships Halifax 2009. It was the start of Atlantic Challenge Race last leg from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada to Belfast, Ireland. This was also one of the best tall ships gatherings in years. This race was a joint venture between Sail Training International and Tall […]