‘Spirited Away’ to Juifen apparently the inspiration for the tea house in Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away although Hayao Miyazaki has denied it. Regardless, it is a pretty little town side village to enjoy strolling through and a great surrounding to drink another bubble tea in 🙈 #jiufen#teahouse#ameiteahouse#spiritedaway
The Hut: 🏔🌲🍺🧀🥖 In the heart of the #Berchtesgaden National Park is nestled a small mountain hut.
A small wooden building in a sea of green pasture.
The cow bells rattle and echo across the valley.
The beer at the Bindalm is cold - a fridge was installed last summer - and the bread and cheese are freshly made.
And the views are extraordinarily stunning.
Im going back to the start of my China trip. I hadn’t worked out my VPN at this stage & by the time I had, I posted all the big ticket China sights!
🇨🇳 This is the Lingering Garden in Suzhou. A classical Suzhou garden & recognised as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
🇨🇳 I love oriental gardens, the fusion of water, foliage & timber is very calming. I’d love to row out in that boat with a good book & just relax in such a calming atmosphere. #suzhou#lingeringgarden#china#explorechina#visitchina#unescoworldheritage#unesco#ilovechina#beautifulchina
🇨🇳 This was day 1 & Suzhou is about a 2 hr drive from Shanghai. It’s also a very affluent area of China.
There’s a two-story pizzeria just off the highway in Baltimore’s Riverside neighborhood that Forbes once called “one of the best restaurants in America.” There’s a large outdoor patio where diners can enjoy plates of pickled summer toast with housemade ricotta, chewy crusted pizza, and buttered corn doughnuts. Their bar program mixes a fine negroni and chills one of the best hard ciders in market (@ekrispers). Stopping here is now a tradition driving from NYC back to DC.
So many little alleys with great food! Ramen, Sushi and so much more! 😋
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Although small, Holgate Glacier is active.
On a recent catamaran tour of Kenai Fjords National Park from Seward, I was able to capture several images of this glacier calving small icebergs (known as growlers and bergy bits) into Ailik Bay.
Holgate Glacier is both a mountain and a tidewater glacier, meaning it fills a valley between two mountains, and it terminates in the sea, as shown here.
Incomprehensibly massive sheets of ice, the flow and calving generate an incredible amount of sound, not unlike artillery fire, followed by large splashes. To get a sense of scale of the glacier shown in this image, look to the lower right third of the image for three birds that are flying away from the calving portion.
Better yet, take an opportunity to go visit Kenai Fjords National Park. There are several options to experience this environment originating from Seward, Alaska.
EOS 5D Mk III | EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM | 130mm | AE | 1/3200 | f/8 | iso 400
The sun begins to set behind the Sleeping Lady as seen from Point Woronzof.
There are a number of legends that surround Mt Susitna, featured prominently here. The Dena'ina native people of Alaska call the mountain Dghelishla, or 'little mountain.' And several of the popular legends refer to a young woman of a Giant People that lay here in repose on the banks of the river she loved. In some legends she is awaiting her great love to return from war, in others she was but the first of many in her family to lay down and take the form of mountains throughout Alaska.
On this, my last evening of my first trip to this amazing and enchanting place, she served as the final, peaceful focal point of a bright, sunny 16-hour summer day, as if to invite me to return and enjoy the majesty of Alaska again, soon.
EOS 5D Mk III | EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM | 105mm | AE | 1/640 | f/8 | iso 400 | Cokin EVO filter holder | LEE .6 ND soft grad filter
Congratulations to Jeff Miller - his amazing photo of the jade iceberg pictured here won the 2019 Beaker Street Photography Prize People’s Choice Winner sponsored by Pennicott Wilderness Journeys. We can't wait to see what pictures Jeff takes on one of our wilderness cruises.
Credit: Jeff Miller - Jade Iceberg with Lone Adelie Penguin
Typically white or blue, some icebergs are a remarkable jade green. New research suggests that the green colour may be due to iron-oxide minerals in seawater freezing to the bottom of some ice shelves. Glacial ice flowing off Antarctica forms floating ice shelves. Seawater freezes to the bottom of an ice shelf, forming marine ice. If this marine ice contains large enough concentrations of red or yellow material (iron-oxide or rust), when combined with the blue of the glacial ice, the resulting colour (i.e. the wavelength of least absorption) is green. [Penguin is on the slope to the far right].
16 52523 August, 2019
Valpo es único 😍😍😍
Quinta región de valparaiso, a pesar de lo nublado al ocaso del día un magnífico atardecer