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South Point

Wind Blown Tree

Wind Blown Tree

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South Point is about 60 miles South of Kona.  It is the Southernmost point in the USA.  Some believe the Polynesians landed here 3,000 years ago.  The wind blows a lot and in the same direction as you can see from the shape of the tree.  Stay tuned, I have more photos from this field trip.

 

 


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Macau

Grand Lisboa Sunrise

Grand Lisboa Sunrise

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The Grand Lisboa is easily one of the strangest buildings in the world standing in contrast to the gritty jumble of Macau.


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Xi River and Other Delights

Red White and Blue

Red White and Blue

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Please take the time to view the thumbnails large on a black background.  Just click on any small photo and travel with me.

I stayed at the Sofitel, a large hotel right on the river.  The high up room had an impressive view, but photography was usually better from a patio on the 6th floor where no glass was in the way.  The river has a distinctly industrial look.  The Sofitel had a large casino packed with Chinese gamblers.  Although there were bars in the casino, nobody was drinking.  There was a counter where free Cokes, tea, coffee and water were dispensed.  Other than gambling, no entertainment was offered.  Of course there were no US style barmaids in skimpy outfits.  Chinese take gambling seriously.


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Macau in Densisty

Sunset Over Jinwan

Sunset Over Jinwan

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Please take the time to view the thumbnails large on a black background.  Just click on any one and travel with me.

Macau is gritty compared to most western cities, or even nearby Hong Kong.  Some of these photos illustrate the crowding found in much of Asia.   The area mostly lacks the skyscrapers and high rise apartments so prevalent in Hong Kong.  There are massive gambling casinos, but the atmosphere is nothing like Las Vegas .


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Madrid Revisited

One Quarter Busted

One Quarter Busted

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I was in Madrid during the original Puerta del Sol demonstrations; streets were packed and everything was a bit on the crazy side.


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Lisbon Revisited

Ron Snaps 2 Girls

Ron Snaps 2 Girls

 

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These are from a 20112 visit to Lisbon, Portugal


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The Fish and the Cube

Koi 1

Koi 1

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These are photographs from the Westside Omni Hotel where I spent new year’s eve dancing the night away.  In the morning children were feeding the koi their special mix that the hotel gives out in little envelopes.  If you look carefully the fish are visible in one of the interior images.  These interior photos were captured with an ancient Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 AF lens.


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