Here you can explore my travel photos. Photography is a passion for me. It allows me to change my perspective, see the beauty in the everyday, “focus” on the moment at hand. Photography provides a sense of purpose to my other great love, traveling to distant lands and cultures, as well as more local jaunts just roaming around my “back yard” of New England.
While I can’t resist shooting the grand panoramas I come across, it is often hard to do those justice . . . the shots that bring me the greatest pleasure are capturing the small details that somehow speak to me about a culture, as well recording the essence of the diverse and always amazing people I meet. The photographs featured on this site span a spectrum of cultural traditions from the Parachico festival of Chiapa de Corzo in Mexico to the leelo choirs of Estonia’s Seto people and the Good Friday procession of Malta. There are images from every ecosystem: tropical islands, deserts, plains, glaciers, volcanic mountains and coastlines. This gallery displays travel photos from locales that span from Alaska to Belize and Iceland to Malta and lots of regions in between!
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Visions of Alaska
From majestic Mount McKinley or Denali (Koyukon Athabaskan for “The High One”) to the grand expanse of massive glacier fields, the Land of the Midnight Sun inspires awe and humility.
Visions of Amsterdam
Amsterdam is a colorful city of canals rimmed with 17th century architecture, and abounding with bicycles and bouquets of vibrant blooms.
Visions of Arizona
Sedona is ablaze in color with the rich shades of its red rocks, and ancient First Nation culture abounds, from the architecture of Montezuma’s Castle to the petraglyphs of V-Bar-V Heritage Site.
Visions of Azores
An autonomous region of Portugal, the Azores are a chain of nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic with characteristics that call to mind Hawaii, Iceland and Ireland.
Visions of Belize
Belize offers the best of both worlds from the West Coast’s lush and verdent jungle, with blue butterflies and Maya monuments to Ambergris Caye, with hammocks swinging under palm trees.
Visions of Big Sur
Big Sur spans 72 miles from Carmel to San Simeon and is packed with attractions that offer a feast for the eyes, nourishment for the body and soul, and plenty of trails on which to work off any extra calories.
Visions of Block Island
Block Island lies twelve miles off the southern coast of Rhode Island — its 9.7 square miles is home to 1,010 year-round residents and twenty percent of that is set aside for conservation.
Visions of British Columbia
British Columbia’s Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation people’s philosophy of “everything is one” is in evidence throughout this majestic and awe-inspiring Canadian province
Visions of Charleston
South Carolina’s Lowcountry is both a geographic and cultural designation. Charleston is home to antebellum architecture, swamp gardens and stunning plantations, including Middleton Place and Magnolia
Visions of Chiapas
Chiapas is one of Mexico’s 31 states, located in the country’s southwest. It is home to Mayan ruins and one of Mexico’s largest indigenous populations. The area’s ecological wonders range from Tacaná Volcano, Sumidero Canyon and the lakes of the Parque Nacional Lagunas de Montebello.
Visions of Colombia
Colombia is a country of rich diversity and vibrant contrasts, exemplified by the capital city of Bogota, perched on a high plateau in the Andes mountains and Cartagena, a steamy tropical Colonial enclave on the Caribbean.
Visions of Curacao
The isle has a rich cultural heritage that includes sherbet-colored Dutch architecture; the oldest Sephardic Jewish community in the Western hemisphere; and the joyful songs of Tumba, a form of music with its roots in slavery.
Visions of Cyprus
A stepping stone to three continents, Cyprus’ counts among its charms tiny painted churches, ancient mosiacs, sea caves carved into cliffs and a wealth of traditional arts and crafts.
Visions of Denmark
Denmark’s capital of Copenhagen and region of Northern Jutland both have a fairy tale quality, befitting the home of favorite son Hans Christian Anderson.
Visions of Dominican Republic
Visions of Emilia Romagna
Emilia Romagna is a region in Northern Italy, and one of the wealthiest areas in Europe–due not only to its GDP but its rich heritage as a center of thought, culture and gastronomy.
Visions of England
The town of Arundel in England’s county of West Sussex straddles the river Arun, and its skyline is dominated by a Norman Castle that dates to 1068 and a 14th century Gothic Catherdral.
Visions of Estonia
This Baltic state in Northern Europe features the medieval architecture of its capital of Tallinn, remnants of its former occupation by the Soviet Union and a rich history of ethnic cultures and folk traditions.
Visions of Greece
This cradle of civilzation is imbued with a magical quality of light, casting its ruins, maze-like alleys, clifftop cities and secluded coves in golden hues.
Visions of Guatamala
Guatemala is rich with Mayan and Spanish Colonial culture and history that encompasses the mysterious ancient ruins of Tikal, the stunning vistas and the vibrant traditional costumes of Lake Atitlan, and the Baroque architecture of Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visions of Hawaii
From the beaches of Oahu to the vast chasms of Kauai’s Waimea Canyon, Hawaii’s breathtaking natural beauty is spectacular.
Visions of the Hudson River Valley
The dreamy, bucolic landscape of the Hudson River Valley inspires artist & nature lovers. Gallery walks, historic homes, hiking trails abound in Hudson, Kingston, Saugerties,and Woodstock.
Visions of Iceland
Iceland is located on a rift between the Eurasion and North American plates, and as a result has unusual geologic formations that create spectacular, otherwordly scenery.
Visions of Italy
With its pastel-hued towns, city with streets of water, an island get-away of Roman emperors, and medieval walled citadels, Italy exudes an aura of romance.
Visions of Ireland
Ireland has both a sweet charm and a savage beauty, with faith and poetry in evidence everywhere.
Visions of Languedoc Roussillon region of France
From Cather castle ruins high in the Pyranees to the sherbet shades of Collioure, the “City of Painters” on the Mediterranean, to fields of sunflowers — everywhere!
Visions of Madeira
Known as the “Floating Flower Pot”, this subtropical volcanic isle in the Mediterranean is closer to Morocco than its Motherland of Portugal.
Visions of Malta
Located in the Mediterranean, south of Sicily, Malta is home to ancient temples that pre-date the pyramids by a millenium, and jewel-like harbors strung with brightly-colored boats.
Visions of Montserrat
Meaning “Serrated Mountain,” Montserrat is home to a monestary that first dates to the 9th century. One of the most important symbols of Catalonia, its heights are inspiring whatever your faith.
Visions of New England
The four seasons are what make New England special — the vivid colors of Fall foliage, the pristine beauty of newly fallen snow, the renewal of Spring blossoms, and sultry summer days at the shore.
Visions of New Orleans
A zesty gumbo of cultures and cuisine, music also cooks in N’Awlins, with ita annual Jazz Fest serving up dixieland, Gospel, Cajun, Blues and a smorgasboard of other genres.
Visions of Normandy, France
Tres belle — the charm of fishing port Honfleur, the grandeur of Rouen’s cathedral’s, the quirky Etretat seascape, mystery of Mont St Michel, and more!
Visions of North Cyprus
North Cyprus is bejeweled with charming Kyrenia, with its horsehow harbor and Byzanntine Castle, the Gothic abbey of Bellapais, and the clifftop castle of St. Hilarion.
Visions of Norway
Norway is the westernmost of the three countries comprising Scandinavia and its terrain is marked by spectacular fjords carved by glaciers. Norway has a rich cultural heritage with folk art painting, a strong boat building tradition, and colorful regional costumes.
Visions of Oaxaca, Mexico
View from the Pier’s Visions of Oaxaca photo gallery contains more than 1,000 images of this colorful, vibrant Mexican state. The Mexican state of Oaxaca is known for the cuisine and handicrafts of its indigenous people, of which the Zapotecs are the largest group.
Visions of Palm Springs, CA
Palm Springs, CA offers the sparse beauty of the Colorado and Mojave Deserts, the lush vitality of the Indian Canyons, as well as an eclectic mix of misfit attractions.
Visions of Portugal
Portugal is rich in history and mystery, from the Algarve region in its south, to the living musuem of Evora in the Alentejo plains, to the ruins of a Moorish castle in the Costa do Sol’s Sintra.
Visions of Prague, Czech Republic
Prague has been aptly described as an open air museum. Its architecture spans from the 9th century Prague Castle to 19th century Art Noveau architecture.
Visions of Puerto Rico
This Northern Caribbean island offers incredible hospitality and history, with pristine beaches, lush mountain forests, and sherbet-colored Spanish Colonial architecture.
Visions of Quebec
One of the oldest cities in North America, Quebec exudes Old World charm and French flair. Architecture here includes palaces, ramparts, spires, and seminaries spanning more than 11 different periods.
Visions of Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico
At the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, sunny Santa Fe is a cultural cross-roads, with pueblo architecture and centuries-old Hispanic villages.
Visions of Sardinia
Part of Italy, Sardinia is closer to Africa and is the second largest island in the Mediterranean. Sardinia’s culture spans Bronze Age stone nuraghes to avant-garde political graffiti.
Visions of Scotland
Bonnie Scotland is a wee county with Big Sky vistas, a grand history filled with inspiration and intrigue, and a rich cultural heritage encompassing Celts, castles and kilts, as well as Picts, pottery and poetry!
Visions of Sicily
A tasty and artful blend of Greek, Roman, Arab, Norman, Spanish and Italian cultures merge at this crossroads in the Mediterranean.
Visions of Slovenia
Slovenia is a small country but an important crossroad located at the heart of Europe. The country is rich in tradition and the diverse landscape ranges from the Julian Alps to the Soca Valley and Adriatic Sea.
Visions of Spain
A country of diverse cultures and imaginative art, from the grand plazas of Madrid, to the Modernist architecture of Barcelona, island charms of Majorca, and the fiery flamenco of Seville.
Visions of Stockholm Archipelago
The central part of Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, consists of fourteen islands that are part of the Stockholm archipelago which encompasses an amazing 30,000 islands and islets.
Visions of Tobago
Tobago has many idyllic beaches around its coastline, especially those at Pigeon Point, Castara, Bloody Bay, and Englishman’s Bay.
Visions of Trinidad
This twin island nation is an eco paradise that also is home to diverse spiritual communities — almost a quarter of the population is Hindu and a vibrant faith is practiced by Catholics, Shouter Baptists, Amerindians, and Muslims
Visions of Virginia
Virginia is the home of Monticello, the estate of America’s third President Thomas Jefferson, as well as the 105-mile Skyline Drive atop the Blue Ridge Mtns., and picturesque towns amid rolling hills.
Visions of Yosemite
One of the first wilderness parks in the United States, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, and much more.