Canadian Rockies: Moraine Lake

International Travel, Photography, Travel

My wife and I recently returned from a trip to visit the Canadian Rockies. While I edit photos and write up some Travel Tales, I thought I’d share a few early photos. There are many lakes in the area, but this one was my favorite. There’s a semi-steep climb up some rocks (moraine) to get this view that is well worth the climb.

D71_6914Moraine Lake, Banff National Park
(Nikon D7100, June 2016)

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Photo Friday: Beihai Park (Beijing)

Asia, International Travel, Photography

Beihai Park is an imperial garden to the northwest of the Forbidden City. First built in the 10th century, it is amongst the largest of Chinese gardens, and contains numerous historically important structures, palaces and temples. Since 1925, it has been open to the public as a park.

At the center of the Park is Qionghua Island. The Bai Ta (White Pagoda) is a 40 meter (131 ft) high stupa placed on the highest point on Qionghua Island. Its body is made of white stone. Destroyed in 1679 by an earthquake, it was rebuilt the following year and restored again in 1976 because of an earthquake which occurred at Tangshan, near Beijing.

Photos taken July 2012.