This giant ship was traveling along the Bosphorus strait. Its size amazed us, but is hard to capture in a photo. If you look at the small boat that’s traveling beside it, you can see just how large the ship is. Let us know in the comments if you know what kind of boat it is or what it’s used for. I’m thinking military. For more photos of Istanbul, Turkey.
The Bell Island Mine Museum was once an ore mine. It ceased operations in 1966, taking the majority of the island’s jobs with it. The tour is informative and enjoyable. For more information on the island and the museum, go to the Bell Island website. If you get lost down there, just go towards the light.
While sipping on a coffee, we watched a boat loaded with cabbage being unloaded. The cabbage’s only transportation off the pier was a small scooter. They couldn’t possibly fit all that cabbage on that scooter. Wrong! It probably wasn’t the safest move, but we couldn’t help but be impressed by this guy as he rode off to the market.
Ben Tre, Vietnam
Dragonfruit, or pitaya, or pitahaya, or thanh long, or a number of other names is a type of fruit commonly grown in Southeast Asia. When we travel we love to try the local foods. In Vietnam, we sampled a variety of fruits. We found the dragon fruit to be similar to a kiwi, light in sweetness, the seeds make for an interesting texture. In my opinion it is one of the most beautiful fruits I’ve ever seen. The white flesh with the black seeds is like reverse-outterspace.
There is nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked bread. When I walk into a bakery I get the urge to curl up into the fetal position and lie in a corner all day, taking in the smells and the warmth of the oven. Maybe a baker would be a good job for me — except I hate getting up early and I find hard work disrespectful. This photo was taken at Cliffside Hearth Bread Company, a nice little bakery in the east end of Toronto. Wherever you are traveling, be sure to stop and get some freshly made bread.
If the city you are visiting has an area called “the old town” there’s a pretty good chance that’s the area you want to visit. Bratislava’s old town is filled with beautiful buildings and lined with pedestrian streets to enjoy them. Some of the buildings have been neglected though. In this shot you see an old building that is in desperate need of repair. The night sky is black except for one spooky cloud that hovers over the building.
This is my first real time lapse video. I shot it with my Canon 60D, taking a photo every 3 seconds, plus hitting the remote to try and catch the forks of lightening (not easy). It was shot in Atenas, Costa Rica which was said by National Geographic to have the best weather in the world. Not on this day, NatGeo.
A trip to Poas Volcano in Costa Rica is a breathtaking affair… that is, if you can see it. Mist loves to hang around, blocking the tourist’s view of the crater lake. This photo shows the angled horizon as it falls into the crater. I made it black and white to match the gloomy feeling of being blocked off from the green plants and the bright turquoise lake.
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
As the sun sets, the water and sky become a beautiful pink colour and tell this boater it’s time to head home. Kota Kinabalu was one of our favourite places in Borneo. It was large enough that it would livable for us, but was still connected to the beauty of the area. For more information on the city, have a look at this post.
It’s about 8:00 at night. We just completed a 14 hour flight from New York. We have a 3 hour layover in Shanghai Pudong International Airport before jumping on a plane to Bangkok. We are tired, but when we enter the international terminal we perk up at the sight of this impressive airport. It seems to go on forever.