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50 of Our Favorite Photos of 2016

It was a bit of an odd year for us in 2016. While we did some trips around the Midwest in the first half of the year (and Kris went to Baja California by herself) we didn’t do much until June. Two reasons for that: we bought a small condo in Saint Paul, Minnesota, to […]

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The Night Skyline, Shanghai, China

If you can stand all the pushing and shoving of the millions walking along The Bund in Shanghai, you can get up to the riverside rail and get a photo of the colorful and architecturally distinguished modern Shanghai skyline. It’s right out of Blade Runner, if you ask me. The moisture, the pollution, the noodles, […]

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The Bund on a Holiday Night, Shanghai, China

The view from the Fairmont Hotel, Shanghai, down the river promenade known as The Bund. It was holiday week in China, and there were an estimated 5 million Chinese tourists in Shanghai. That’s on top of the 24 million who live there. And, as you can see from the photo, most of them were taking […]

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The Aljafería Palace, Zaragoza, Spain

After the reconquest of Zaragoza in the early 12th Century, the Aljafería, the palace of the Moorish king of Zaragoza, was transformed into a palace for the victorious Christian king of Aragon, Alfonso I and his successors. Originally begun in the 9th Century, the palace also served as a fortress both before and after its […]

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Tomb of Christopher Columbus, Sevilla, Spain

No matter what you might think of Christopher Columbus, or Cristobal Colón, as he’s known in Spain, you have to admit that he is perhaps the person who most affected the history of the world–for good or bad. Because, although evidence mounts that other Europeans reached the Americas before Columbus, he was the one who […]

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The Peristyle, Diocletian’s Palace, Split, Croatia

I hope you know the lengths I go to sometimes to get the best photo possible. Like this one. I’d been to the Peristyle area of Diocletian’s Palace three times in our two days here in Split. I went both evening and day, trying to get the right shot. But there were always people, or […]

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