WPC: Satisfaction

The theme of this week’s photo challenge is Satisfaction. What brings me satisfaction?

Witnessing and capturing a dramatic sunset over the Pacific

Stepping into the cool waters of the Pacific Ocean

Art! Colors! Chagall’s Blues!

Sipping iced coffee on a summer afternoon, listening to music and browsing though photos

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

One of the most unusual things I’ve seen in my life was this tree, whose fruits (or something rambling fruits) hung from the trunk! Not a very pretty sight… And I couldn’t find out anything about it. (Photo taken in Santa Barbara, CA)

The very unusual (at least to me) Pink Melaleucas, or Western Tea Myrtles, natives of Australia, whose trunks spread on the ground. Unlike the tree above, these are very beautiful. (Photo taken at Palisades Park, Santa Monica, CA)

And the quite unusual “Eisbach,” a small channel of the Isar River that runs through Munich’s central park. People line up to surf the continuous, ice-cold wave that rolls through the channel all day long. Unusual to me who come from a culture of sea surfing. (Photo taken in Munich, Bavaria, Germany)

For Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage

Old Route 66 had its western terminus at the edge of the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica, on a palm-lined bluff a few blocks north of the city’s landmark pier. This collage is outside an old shop that sells Route 66 Paraphernalia at the Santa Monica Pier.

Barcelona, Spain.

Postcards. Lyon, France.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage

Weekly Photo Challenge: Bridge

I have many images of bridges from around the world, but for this week’s Daily Post Challenge: Bridge I’m featuring the bridge for which I have a special fondness and that I had a chance to photograph again a couple months ago: San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge.“The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait, the one-mile-wide (1.6 km), one-point-seven-mile-long (2.7 km) channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean… The bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and the United States. It has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.” (Wikipedia)

WPC: Transient

Transient

Scene. The sun will disappear in minutes, the crowd will disperse thereafter, and that bird will be gone way before any of that happens… 

People. Moving constantly, no place is home. Here today, gone tomorrow.

Weather. The dark clouds over the small town will be gone after the rain.