August, 2012 Archives

Plaza Miranda, Quiapo, Manila

August 21st, 2012 Permalink

Plaza Miranda, Quiapo, Manila, site of the notorious 1971 bombing incident.

Plaza Miranda Quiapo Manila

August 2010

In commemoration of the Plaza Miranda bombing, which happened 41 years ago today.

Auckland, New Zealand

August 20th, 2012 Permalink

New Zealand’s largest city on a brilliantly blue October afternoon.

Auckland New Zealand

October 2009

The skyline of Auckland, New Zealand — one of my very favorite locations on this here lonely ol’ planet.

Welcome to Hot Springs, Hometown of Bill Clinton

August 19th, 2012 Permalink

Welcome to Hot Springs, Arkansas, birthplace of William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States of America.

Welcome to Hot Springs Hometown of Bill Clinton

May 2008

Happy birthday, Bill.

Oahu Paddle Surfer

August 18th, 2012 Permalink

A paddle surfer enjoying Hawaii’s north shore.

Oahu Paddle Surfer

July 2009

Stand-up paddle surfing in Hawaii in the summertime. What more could ya want?

Civic Demonstration: Jakarta, Indonesia

August 17th, 2012 Permalink

Happy Independence Day, Indonesia.

Civic Demonstration Jakarta Indonesia

March 2010

Just what is going on at this gathering at the foot of the National Monument, on an average, ordinary weekday? Your guess is as good as mine, gang.

Alton Baker Park, Eugene, Oregon

August 16th, 2012 Permalink

One year ago today, in Eugene’s main urban park.

Alton Baker Park Eugene Oregon

August 2011

Eugene’s largest developed park “is home to dozens of recreational features and facilities serving the City of Eugene since 1959.”

Neon Aomen

August 15th, 2012 Permalink

Aomen Bandao that is — local tongue for Macau peninsula.

Neon Aomen

August 2010

Exploring downtown Macau at night, two years ago.

Cape Le Grand National Park, Western Australia

August 14th, 2012 Permalink

Cape Le Grand National Park is on the south coast of Western Australia, just east of Esperance.

Cape Le Grand National Park Western Australia

February 2010

“Wild coastal scenery, rugged granite peaks, and sweeping heathlands characterise Cape Le Grand National Park.”

Dawn on Lake Almanor, California

August 13th, 2012 Permalink

A foggy early morning in August, on the shores of Northern California’s Lake Almanor.

Dusk on Lake Almanor California

August 2011

A huge man-made lake, Almanor is really a reservoir created by the damming of California’s Feather River.

The Beach at Nha Trang, Vietnam

August 12th, 2012 Permalink

Nha Trang, Vietnam, future host of the 2016 Asian Beach Games.

Beach at Nha Trang Vietnam

March 2010

“Nha Trang is well known for its pristine beaches and excellent scuba diving,” says Wikipedia. And they’re right!