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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park encompasses 414 sq mi with an additional 395 sq mi of U.S. Forest Service wilderness adjoining the park boundaries. The Continental Divide runs north–south through the center of the park, with rivers and streams on the western side of the divide flowing toward the Pacific Ocean while those on the eastern side flow toward the Atlantic. Wikipedia
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Point Sur Light Station

Point Sur Lighthouse is a lightstation at Point Sur 24.6 miles south of Monterey, California at the peak of the 361-foot rock at the head of the point. It was established in 1889 and is part of Point Sur State Historic Park. The light house is 40 feet tall and 270 feet above sea level. Wikipedia
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1880s South Dakota Homestead

An 1880s homestead complete with, corrals, barn, house and of course, outhouse. The nearby Dakota Hotel, built in 1910, it still carries the scars made by cowboys’ spurs on the staircase.
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Porch Art

Key West porches are, to my eye, works of art.
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Ely Nevada

Nevada's National Historic Landmarks Committee granted unanimous support to nominating the Nevada Northern's East Ely shops complex as a National Historic Landmark. The nomination was approved by the National Park Service on September 27, 2006.
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Barefoot Sunrise

Smooth water in the early morning bring out the pros. This lake has a waterski team that performs every Wednesday evening. I've seen as many as 23 skiers doing a 3 person high pyramid.
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The Long and winding road

Gold Butte National Monument is a wild geological wonder to explore. Numerous mining sites, rock art panels and outstanding colors, plants and quiet. A capable vehicle is highly recommended due to very rough roads. I carry a tire inflator when I'm in places like this so I can deflate my tires to about 1/2 normal pressure then re-inflate them when I get back on hard surface roads.
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Memorial Day

The "world's tallest tribute to freedom," is a 400-foot tall flagpole waving an American flag that's 7,200 square feet. The pole is about 100 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty, its flag is four stories tall and it stands at Acuity insurance company in Sheboygan WI. "The purpose No. 1 was to sincerely thank veterans." The stars measure 3.5 feet. Each stripe is more than 4 feet wide. The pole itself, weighing in at 420,000 pounds, required 500 gallons of paint. The foundation holds about 55 tons of rebar. Three pendulums ensure it can take vibrations while working as dampeners, and it can withstand the severe northern temperatures — prepared to deal with cold as low as -42 degrees. A 220-pound flag flies during normal weather; a 350-pound one for harsh conditions. Old Glory even has her own seamstress. The flag takes "at least a half dozen" people to raise and lower it.
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Glen Canyon Dam

Supplying Colorado River water and hydroelectric power to 5 states located in Page Arizona
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Truck Pull

Jefferson County WI Fair
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Old World Wisconsin

Original late 1800s homestead house. It was moved, furnished and repaired by the Wisconsin Historical Society.
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Sunset Key

An island that is accessed by a 10 minute ferry ride from Key West mainland. It is primarily a hotel but there are also about 50 private homes. I liked the layers of water, trees and clouds which would also look good in color but sometimes black and white is just more interesting.
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Pacific Coast

South of Carmel CA
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Aeromotor

Stumbled upon this abandoned small town with maybe 20 buildings and this wind powered water pump was still working. I did a little research and found this: "The first Aermotor was sold in 1888, with 24 windmills in total being sold in the first year. Aermotor soon became a strong competitor among its contemporaries selling over 20,000 of its windmills by 1892". And this Chicago company is still in business today making high tech windmills.
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Nothing Compares

Great Basin National Park. The Great Basin includes most of Nevada, half of Utah, and sections of Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon, and California. Great Basin National Park preserves a small representative piece of this entire region. NPS This "small" piece is the largest area of real estate I have ever seen. One stretch of the main highway was almost 90 miles long, had no intersections and we only saw 3 other vehicles the entire drive.
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Chicago B&W

Early morning sun begins to light up one side of the glass and steel canyon.
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Old World Wisconsin

Very old barn scene in Wisconsin's Kettle Moraine area which was shaped by the glaciers.
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Grafton UT

Original Morman homestead from the mid-1800s. Parks Utah is trying to maintain 1/2 dozen structures on the property within a few miles from Zion National Park
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Glen Canyon Dam Lake View

This is the Lake Powell side of the dam and when water levels are higher this area I'm standing on would be completely submerged. As of 9/1/2021 the lake is down 151 feet leaving it only 30% full.
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Say Cheese

Organic dairy farm in Stonebank Wisconsin. This farmer has quite the story but I didn't ask his permission to tell it.
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South Beach

South Beach, also nicknamed colloquially as SoBe, is a neighborhood in Miami Beach, Florida. It is located east of Miami between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The area encompasses Miami Beach south of Dade Boulevard. This area was the first section of Miami Beach to be developed, starting in the 1910. Day or night the colorful buildings are make for some beautiful photographs.
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Art Deco

South Beach hotels in Miami are very photogenic daytime or especially after dark.
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Chicago River

Downtown Chicago is a sparkling jewel of architecture, colors and people. Every summer I take the train to Union Station, spend the way walking till my feet hurt then the train back.
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Chicago IL

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State Fair

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A Beautiful Walk

Boca Chica Naval Air Station (Key West) is just over the far mangroves. I love to walk the coast here as the water depth varies from a few inches to a few feet depending on tides. There are birds, sea creatures, plants, coral and F18 Super Hornets to keep my interest as I walk.
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Downtown Las Vegas

a.k.a. The Fremont Street Experience
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Think Blues Brothers

Chicago
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Glen Canyon Dam

Glen Canyon Dam, rising 710 feet above bedrock within the steep, rust-colored sand-stone walls of Glen Canyon, was constructed in 1956 to harness the power of the Colorado River in order to provide for the water and power needs of millions of people in the West. BLM
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SoBe

South Beach, also known as SoBe, is a neighborhood in Miami Beach, Florida. It is located between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, and in 1910 was the first section of the beach to be developed. In 2009, the Miami New Times described it as "Until the 1980s, Miami Beach was a peculiar mix of criminals, Cubans, and little old ladies. Then the beautiful people moved in." Today, it is considered one of the wealthiest and most prosperous commercial areas on the beach with 65% of residents speak Spanish as a first language.
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Casa Marina Hotel

On New Year’s Eve 1920, Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, opened its doors as Key West’s most glamorous destination. Conceived by American railroad tycoon Henry Flagler, the resort was intended to accommodate wealthy customers of Flagler’s Overseas Railroad, which spanned from Key West to the Florida mainland.
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Chicago River Sunday

I love to go on a weekend because the city is relatively quiet. Sightseers vs workers in a hurry.
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Hoover Dam

I'm standing 726' atop Hoover Dam looking down at the Colorado river with Lake Mead behind me. Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the US by volume when full. It is located near Boulder City, Nevada, a municipality originally constructed for workers on the construction project, about 30 mi southeast of Las Vegas. The dam's generators provide power for public and private utilities in Nevada, Arizona, and California.
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Gold Butte

Gold Butte National Monument covers nearly 300,000 acres of remote and rugged desert landscape in southeastern Nevada, where dramatically chiseled red sandstone, twisting canyons, and tree-clad mountains punctuate desolate stretches of the Mojave Desert. The brightly hued sandstone provides a stunning canvas for the area’s famously beautiful rock art. per BLM
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Cana Island Lighthouse

Built in 1869 for $12,792.55, Cana Island Lighthouse’s tower, made of cream city brick, was the tallest building in Door County WI. Verified by telescope during the first year of operation, 4,862 ships passed the station during daylight hours.  Keepers filled the oil and kept the beacon shining until the lighthouse was automated in 1944.  It remains a functioning navigational light of the Great Lakes. Door County Historical Society.
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Architectural Tour

Ride a boat on the Chicago river as they point out the beautiful architecture that sprouted on each side.
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Chicago Downtown

Chicago with a camera, the best.
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South Beach Miami

It is beautiful during the day but a whole new color wheel at night.
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Wisconsin 1870

Old World Wisconsin historical buildings are wonderful to photograph with wildflowers and partial cloudy skies.
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Key West

This shot comprises the Western side of the city including the harbor (owned by the US Navy), old Ft Zachary Taylor in the foreground, and Sunset Key to the top left. Half of the rest of what you see is owned by some branch of the military.
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Chicago

A must do in Chicago is the architecture tour by boat where you hear the stories about 50 buildings along the Chicago River. Hear how Chicago grew from a small settlement into one of the world's largest cities in less than 100 years.
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Chicago River Sunday

Quiet Sunday
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Scenic Highway 89

On the road up to Cedar Breaks and Bryce Canyon from Cedar City UT
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Bean II

The structure is made up of 168 stainless steel plates that are welded together. The polished exterior has no visible seams, making it completely smooth. The inside is largely made up of a solid wooden structure. It measures 33 x 66 x 42 feet, weighing in at 110 short tons. So, it’s pretty big. When in Chicago I have no problem taking lots of photos. If you see a little guy way off to the right with a camera & tripod, it bean me.
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More Bean

The structure is made up of 168 stainless steel plates that are welded together. The polished exterior has no visible seams, making it completely smooth. The inside is largely made up of a solid wooden structure. It measures 33 x 66 x 42 feet, weighing in at 110 short tons. So, it’s pretty big. When in Chicago I have no problem taking lots of photos. If you see a little guy in the middle with a camera & tripod, it bean me.
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Conch Republic

When you deplane in Key West this is what you see when you walk towards the terminal.
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True Patriot

Nothing unusual for Key West's Duval Street.
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Milwaukee

The City of Milwaukee, is both the most populous and most densely populated city in Wisconsin. It is the second largest city on Lake Michigan's shore behind Chicago. The Art Museum is centermost in the photo.
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Old homestead house

Near Kodachrome State Park Utah
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Lifeguard

Miami Beach lifeguard station.
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Love these colors

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WI 1800s Barn

Original barn moved onsite by the WI State Historical Society
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Eagle Wisconsin

Authentic 1800s homestead
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Spinning Wheel

Taken through a window of an authentic 1800s home which was moved to an area in WI along with other structures. Very detailed and photogenic so I try to get there every couple years.
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Old World Wisconsin

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Arrivals & Departures

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Key West Aquarium

Built in 1932
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Mackinac Island

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Chicago

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Wisconsin Fair Food

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Detroit Skyline

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Success in the Keys

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Chicago River

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Off The Main Street

Bar in Key West
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