John Muir, founder of the Sierra Club, was instrumental in establishing Yosemite as a National Park. I recently climbed to Clouds Rest, one of the summits in the park along the John Muir Trail. Incidentally, being a bit higher in altitude, this is the best view of Half-Dome you can get. Here are a few [...] More →
The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken in 1990 by the Voyager 1 space probe from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles) from Earth. The Voyager 1 spacecraft, which was leaving the Solar System, was commanded by NASA to turn its camera around and to take [...] More →
A pictorial journey through creativity, community and craziness.
“This is the most beautiful museum in the world”, I keep thinking as I move from one space to another. The island of Naoshima ??? is 15 km2 nestled in the Seto inland sea among other neighboring islands. Over the past few decades, its development as a contemporary art destination has been encouraged by the [...] More →
The outline of the island we had moored by for the night was barely visible when I wake up this morning. I get out of bed, swallow a cup of Vietnamese cà phê, and join the guide to the kayaks that are already waiting for us by the side of the junk. The air is [...] More →