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Conrad Macao Review (Macau, China)

The Conrad Macao Cotai Central hotel is a 5-star luxury hotel located in Macau, China. At present, it is the #1 rated hotel (out of 82) on TripAdvisor for Macau. The hotel touts itself as a multi-award winning destination hotel in Macau, perfect for discerning travelers. It has a range of amenities from fine dining […]

Arc de Triomphe Streaming Traffic at Night

I’ve already shared how, on our first night in Paris, I foolishly stood in the middle of the road while photographing the Eiffel Tower. I apparently hadn’t learned my lesson a few nights later, because I did the exact same thing while standing on the Champs-Élysées, photographing the Arc de Triomphe.

At first it seemed fairly safe, as there was about 4 feet between the lanes, marked with white lines on the ground. Unfortunately, this area seemed to be the de facto “moped lane” and within a few seconds of setting up my tripod, I was again jumping out of the way as a moped zoomed towards me. (Here’s the long exposure taken while I jumped out of the way!) After that, I decided not to spend too much time trying for this photo…

Traffic Streaks Past London’s Big Ben

One of the great things we did in Europe was get lost. A lot. In London this mostly consisted of wandering around on foot without resources like Google Maps as a safety net. It was really a liberating experience, and something we’d recommend. Instead of rushing from one tourist spot to another, we wandered around, […]

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge at Sunrise

We were in San Francisco for a weekend earlier this year, and I had a couple of chances to photograph the sunset and sunrise. I knew I wanted to try both from the Marin Headlands, which is great vista in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area for viewing San Francisco from the other side of […]

Atlanta Skyline at Dawn

This is a view of the Atlanta skyline at dawn last Saturday. We had a great time in Atlanta. We toured CNN, visited the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coke, and headed out to Stone Mountain for sunset. My favorite thing was easily World of Coke. I’m acutely aware that World of Coke is one […]

The Crown Bean of Chicago

If you are Facebook friends with anyone who has ever been to Chicago, you are familiar with “the Bean.” (Someone who, I assume, had never seen the Bean named it “Cloud Gate,” so that’s its official name.) I’m fairly certain there’s a local ordinance that requires you to take a self portrait in the Bean […]