Monday, October 27, 2014

Autumn out my front door

I believe I have posted similar shots of my view out the front door before, but in winter or spring. It is autumn and I need to get back to making new pictures rather than processing and posting photos from China. Fall is really a great time of year here in Western New York and it does't last that long, so I need to take advantage.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Luxury

Stairway to the second level of an upscale shop in Beijing. I don't remember which top designer, but the name and store would be right at home on Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Light in the window

I said I was done with my pictures from China, but as I wade through the many photos captured, I have found a few more to share. No stories, just pictures.

Well, there may be some stories too.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

South of Seneca

South of Seneca Lake is Montour Falls. I took a look at the high rock face cascade but found the view across the street more interesting. The pillars on both buildings are round but made of brick, which is unusual.The larger building is the Montour Falls municipal offices and the smaller was originally a bank but now serves are the public library.

Also south of the lake but closer to shore is Watkins Glen, which my previous post addressed. The autumnal picture below is another view from the park trail.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Glen

Watkins Glen State Park is said to be the most popular state park in New York... and I guess it is for good reason. Walking the glen is pretty easy and also pretty rewarding.

There are 19 water falls within the couple of miles of trail. But also more than 800 stone steps... each way. And also a lot of eroded rock.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Farewell China

This marks the end of my China posts (OK, there may be a few more at some point) but this is number 17 in the series... more than I anticipated at the start.

At the beginning of this series I promised to not include the typical tourist photos, but I am not sure I have succeeded.  Undertaking a trip like this means focusing your time on the "must see" sites, which does not allow a lot of time for more interesting, beyond the obvious, picture taking.

It was a fantastic experience, a once in a lifetime, that I will forever remember,