CYPRESS SLOUGH

The Cypress Slough (pronounced “slew”) in Fort Myers, Florida is home to a diverse population of plants and animals. A portion of the 11-mile-long preserve has an elevated boardwalk allowing visitors a glimpse of nature’s beauty without stepping into the swampy terrain. When I passed through this section of the preserve, I noticed the trees were all bare like remnants to an apocalyptic tragedy….

LE TIBRE

This statue, which experts analyzed to have been made around AD 80,  was discovered in 1512 and is a personification of the Roman river Tiber.  The statue is accompanied by Rome’s legendary twin founders, Romulus and Remus, who were supposedly left to die but was carried to safety by the river and was found and suckled by a she-wolf. This photo was taken at…

US INTERSTATE-95

US Interstate 95 (I-95) is the main highway of the US East Coast parallel to the Atlantic Ocean running between Florida and Maine towards the Canadian border. In my home city of Fort Lauderdale, the highway runs beside the Fort Lauderdale International Airport and during my return flight last month, I took this photo a few seconds before the plane landed. Gladly, I snapped…

QUEUE OF THE SHADOWS

In 1682, Versailles opened its doors to anyone wishing to visit the palace and view its extravagant splendour.  Lines of visitors were screened by guards who made sure that no one carried weapons. Visitors were also required to observe proper palace etiquette including wearing a hat and sword, which were available for rent. To this day, people continue to line up by the thousands…