Disney California Adventure Park Travel Pictures
These pictures were taken the day after Radiator Springs Racers opened in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park. The lines here were absolutely crazy, three hours to get on the ride itself. There were lots of people waiting in line to see the characters, so many that they were getting turned away. And the parade was absolutely crazy.
The parade was pretty cool though, and a great twist on the one across the way at Magic Kingdom.
Sully rides a huge drum!
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Sunset at Newport Beach
Taken in early February 2013 during one my numerous trips to Newport Beach California. My hotel was just across the street, when I saw this sunset I couldn’t resist.
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Bahia Honda State Park
Bahia Honda State Park is on one of the Keys along the Overseas Highway, south of Miami headed towards Key West Florida. A very popular kayaking and camping spot, the park also has a bit of history. Bahia Honda is Spanish for “Deep Bay.” The bay itself is on the North side of the Island, and was the deepest channel between the Keys before man started dredging.
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Black and White Grapes
Taken during the summer while at my brother’s house for his daughter’s second birthday. It’s interesting how a random snap shot can turn out so good.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Back in April of 2012, I had my first chance to go to New York City for work. Among the many things I did while I was there, was to go through Central Park, and to The Metropolitan Museum of Art right next door.
I can honestly say that right up until that moment I did not really “get” art at all. I could look at a piece and go “that’s nice, but it doesn’t invoke any emotion in me.” Or “what a ugly piece of junk. Who would want that around?” But going into The Met changed all of that. The piece that started it for some reason was this one.
I did not think to get much information about it at the time unfortunately. In fact I really enjoyed the Greek Art section a lot. This next piece though changed my thoughts around art of any kind instantly.
Titled “Ugolino and His Sons.” This piece by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux portrays Ugolino (who was a real person) in Dante’s Inferno.
In addition to the hundreds of paintings that I viewed, not to mention tons of sculptures, entire rooms from different eras, armor and weapons, an Egyptian Temple stood inside the museum. Surprisingly, it’s not quite as large as one would really think it should be considering some of the Egyptian peoples other works.
But I did find the hieroglyphics on the side to be interesting. Wish I could read them!