Category: USA

World Heritage Sites

Fujisan, Japan

Yosemite National Park is a national park in eastern central California known for its grand waterfalls, impressive granite cliffs, towering sequoias, and vast wilderness. The bulk of visitors to Yosemite converge on Yosemite Valley, an 18 km2 glacier-carved valley where most of the park facilities and natural landmarks are located. On our visit to Yosemite last February 2013, we stopped at Tunnel View, a viewpoint at the end of Wawona Tunnel, where three of Yosemite’s prominent landmarks can be seen in one frame: El Capitan granite cliff on the left, Bridalveil Falls on the right, and Half Dome straight ahead in the center.

Cityscapes After Dark

Seattle City Lights

Shanghai was our first honeymoon stop back in 2011. This is the view of Pudong financial district across the Huangpu River. The tallest structures are the Shanghai World Financial Center (492m, the building with huge trapezoid hole on top), the Oriental Pearl Tower (468m, the tower with spherical structures), and the Jin Mao (421m, building to the left of Shanghai World Financial Center). Upon its completion in 2014, the Shanghai Tower (not yet in this photo) will surpass the Shanghai World Financial Center as the tallest building in China at 632m.