My Photographic Journey Around America

Archive for April, 2015

St. Louis Cemetery #1

This is St. Louis Cemetery #1 on a beautiful spring day. St. Louis #1 is one of the “Walled Cities of the Dead” in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Soggy Dollar Chairs

The Soggy Dollar is one of those great Caribbean bars that you must visit at some point. I love these colorful beach chairs and seek one out as soon as I get to Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands.

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White Beach

This is another great beach scene here at White Beach on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands.

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Jost Van Dyke

You know that song by Jimmy Buffett “One Particular Harbor”? For me, White Beach on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands is it. The only place in the whole world that I can spend one day on and it feels like a whole vacation.

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Anegada Beach

This is the beautiful beach on Anegada in the British Virgin Islands.

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Anegada Beach Chair

Anegada is a far flung island in the British Virgin Islands. Because it is a coral island instead of a volcanic one, it is flat as a pancake and a nice contrast to the other Virgin Islands. It is very quiet and very secluded. I love it out here.

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Marina Sunset

This is the sun setting behind the Cruz Bay Marina. I do like boats, even when they are at rest.

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Cruz Bay Sunset

This is sunset from Cruz Bay on St. John in the US Virgin Islands. Tranquil, no?

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Cruz Bay Shop

I do love the colors of the Caribbean. They just make you feel good. This is a little shop in Cruz Bay on St. John in the US Virgin Islands.

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Cruz Bay Beach

Even where the ferry pulls up, you know St. John is a very different place than St. Thomas. This is a beautiful sailboat on the beach in Cruz Bay.

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St. Thomas Sunrise

I am officially on vacation for the next little while. I am back on St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. I lived here for a while and it is wonderful to see old friends and see some of my favorite places. This is the sun rising over the Caribbean from my old apartment’s balcony. Not a bad view.

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Geno’s Steaks

I know all of my Philly people will tell me this place is “just for tourists” and they know a better place. But every time I’m in Philly, I stop by Geno’s for a delicious Philly Cheesesteak.

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Washington in Bloom

These delicate cherry blossoms provide such a wonderful contrast to the crisp angles of the Washington Monument here in Washington D.C. I love this time of year.

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Cherry Blossom Time

It is the most beautiful time of the year here in Washington D.C. The cherry blossoms are in full bloom and their delicate blossoms are the most telling sign that spring is truly here.

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Three Memorials

These three memorials in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia always stick out to me because they are things I remember not from a history book, but from watching them on the news. They are memorials to the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster from 1986, the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster from 2003 and the Iran Rescue Mission of 1979. They stand in a prominent place in the cemetery between The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the USS Maine Memorial.

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Spring at Arlington Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia is always a somber place. Row upon row of tombstones, many of young men and women killed in the prime of their life shows the high cost of war. The springtime bloom makes me feel good that they are resting in a beautiful place.

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Wreath Laying

This is a wreath laying ceremony at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. It is an impressive and emotional thing to watch.

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Guarding the Tomb

This is a member of the 3rd US Infantry Regiment, or “The Old Guard”, an elite unit of the US Army tasked with, among other things, guarding The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. The precision of this unit is admirable to say the least.

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Arlington House

These two are dressed in their Civil War era best and standing in front of Arlington House, the Custis Lee Mansion, in Arlington, Virginia. They were there to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War.

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Federal City Brass Band

This is the wonderful Federal City Brass Band, one of the country’s best Civil War era bands, playing at the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War in Arlington, Virginia.

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