Category: Photo of the Moment

Birdwatching in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — One of Nashville’s more peculiar pieces of public sculpture is an ornament for passing bicyclists in Shelby Park, just across the Cumberland River from downtown. Shelby Park, with its bike trails, walking paths, lake and other amenities,

ASHLAND, Oregon — Always keep a few dollars of folding money with you. Otherwise, you’ll not be able to reward a sidewalk busker who manages to pluck a banjo and make a didgeridoo moan simultaneously. This talented busker was in

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Joyous Jumpers in Chicago

CHICAGO — The Bean, whose formal name is Cloud Gate, is one of the most joy-producing attractions in Chicago. It is a massive work of art (33 feet wide, 66 feet tall and 42 feet high) built with 168 stainless

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Looking Down on Crater Lake

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, Oregon — The serenity of a crisp autumn day, belies the origins of this stunningly beautiful lake fed only by rainfall and snowmelt high in the Cascade Mountains. National Park Service literature says the volcanic eruption

A Matter of Perspective

NEW YORK – Look for a good angle. That is sage advice from experienced travel photographers, even if it means lying on your back in the middle of a major city, as this tourist in lower Manhattan is demonstrating as

Dramatic Sky Over Barbados

BARBADOS, West Indies – A dramatic Caribbean sky seems to recall when Charles Fort helped protect this British outpost in the era of exploration and colonization. Charles Fort, built in 1650, actually predates the creation of the Kingdom of Great

Celebrating Chinese New Year 2019, American Style

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — It is the year of the pig on the Chinese calendar, and that is cause for celebration by pork lovers everywhere, but especially by pork lovers who know the proper way to put a pig to its

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Fans of Barbecue Understand This

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee — True fans of barbecue understand the message on this T-shirt without thinking twice or having their thoughts wander off into places they shouldn’t go. We’re talking delicately smoked, flavorful pulled pork butt here. In this case, the

Autumn at Abacela Vineyard in Southern Oregon

ROSEBURG, Ore. – Shades of red and yellow mix with lingering hints of green on the hillsides of the Abacela Winery and Vineyard in Southern Oregon’s Umpqua Valley. Winemaker Andrew Wenzl says the grapes throughout the 77-acre vineyard were harvested

Trading Providence for Venice

  PROVIDENCE, R.I. – You don’t have to leave the U.S. to get a ride in a genuine Venetian gondola (serenade included). Two of the three gondolas you see gliding along the Providence and Woonasquatucket rivers in downtown Providence were