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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 […]

Extreme sailing catamaran series sailing photos from the Promenade

This photo gallery showcases sailing photos of Multihull World Series 2011 – Act 7 Nice France. This nautical event draws thousands of spectators to the famous Promenade des Anglais. Extreme Catamarans had to race in light winds and perhaps this was a challenge for the teams, but for the general public watching from the beach, […]

Simple Provence pleasures – farmer’s market in Nice

Farmer’s market on Cours Saleya in Nice offers a variety of products and traditional French foods – flowers, plants, fresh produce, fine cheeses and meats. There are vendors of traditional Provence items – lavender and lavender oil, soaps, perfume; olives and  olive oil from certified regions. You can find freshest seafood – shellfish, lobster, crab, […]

Nova Scotia Road Trip Ideas Include visit to historic Shelburne

Nova Scotia road trip ideas are easy to find and plan if you use Doers & Dreamers guide. Town of Shelburne  is about 3 hours drive from Halifax, NS, Canada. Its waterfront district has many old buildings  creating fill and look of 18-th century and is a great location for architectural photography. In fact many […]

Fort Point Lighthouse park in Liverpool Nova Scotia

Liverpool is a small town in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. It is situated in the region known locally as South Shore that has lots of picturesque lighthouses. About half way from Halifax to Yarmouth, Liverpool is a good destination for a road trip and to stop and have a break. Plan a trip […]

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 people’s 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 the USA alone thousands of windmills are being built, about 5,600 megawatts capacity will be added in 2011. Wind continues to be appreciated as a clean and sustainable source of green […]

Pictures of Flowers – Tea, Shrub, Floribunda and Other Roses.

Series of pictures of flowers – roses, botanical family Rosaceae, a rose plant produces a beautiful rose flower that is always welcomed in any garden. One of the brightest red roses is crimson red English rose  L.D. Braithwaite developed by David Austin Roses. This shrub rose is very hardy and will make an excellent border […]

Close up pictures of flowers and of flowering trees

These pictures of flowers were taken in various places – gardens, parks, and streets in Southern California. Usually, this area gets most of its rainfall during winter and early spring. This is the best time to visit – it is not too hot to walk around, there is less smog and no smoke from wildfires. […]

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 a solid-state of water one has to live in a cold climate. Ice, icicles, snow and snowflakes will be the subject of another post. Taking pictures of water liquid state […]

Rose Parade Tournament House and Wrigley Gardens in Pasadena, California

Wrigley Mansion – as it was once known now houses permanent headquarters of Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, California. Wrigley Gardens are part of the property and are opened to the public. The building, the grounds and the gardens are beautifully maintained and are well worth the visit. The building is located on South Orange […]

Turkish eating – recommended street food, cafes and restaurant reviews

Istanbul offers a great variety of choices when it comes to restaurants and street food. Seafood is quite often overlooked. When people mention Turkish food – fish does not come to mind. However, Istanbul will surprise a visitor with excellent seafood dishes, without hesitation you can call Istanbul – a seafood city. Fish markets are […]

Flower pictures of succulent desert plants at botanical gardens

Succulent desert plants usually bloom in the spring and their flowers are very spectacular and very colorful. These pictures of flowers were taken in the month of April at botanical gardens of Huntington Library near Pasadena, California. There is always something blooming here. April is the best month if you want to see desert plants […]

Turin (Torino) Architectural Landmarks, Piemonte, Northern Italy

Turin architectural landmarks are perfect for architectural photography. Architecture of this city is quite remarkable and has a long history. Although Torino dates back to Roman times, the city center as we see it today was developed during XV century when Savoy dukes moved in.   Torino architectural landmarks can be seen if you walk […]

Rose Parade – Marching Bands and Colorul Flower Floats

The Rose Parade began in the 1890s to promote the warm winters of the west coast. The parade preceded various sporting events in order to attract attention and spectators. The first American football game was played in 1902 and the proper football stadium was commissioned in 1920 and completed by 1923. The Parade and Tournament, […]

Modern Architecture Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles

Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles is an excellent example of contemporary architecture by Frank Gehry. Situated in downtown at Grand Avenue this building is a true architectural marvel that is just asking to be photographed. The amazing modern California cityscape is perfect in any weather, at any time of day. This famous landmark […]

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 […]

Architectural Design Legacy of Palm Springs

The architectural design legacy of Palm Springs is a great feature of this small town. If you are interested in and enjoy looking at nice architecture plan a trip to Palm Springs. Palm Springs, California is a short drive from Los Angeles. This small town has a rich architectural design heritage. A lot of famous […]

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 […]


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