February 2015 - Photoblog. Traveling across America.

Bristol Renaissance Faire

Bristol Renaissance Faire

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Each Bristol Renaissance Faire day reproduces a period when knights were respectable, house keepers were cheerful and turkey legs were titanic. When you enter the gateway doors, you make a trip back in time to the year 1574, and you’ve strolled directly into an energizing town celebration day. Also what are we celebrating? Ruler Elizabeth, Herself, […]

Chicago Botanic Garden

Chicago Botanic Garden, Spring

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The Chicago Botanic Garden opened a little more than 40 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world’s great living museums and conservation science centers. In 2014, more than one million people visited the Garden’s 26 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on 385 acres […]

4th of July Lakefront Fireworks

Navy Pier Fireworks

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Navy Pier is the destination for spectacular fireworks perfectly synchronized to music on Lake Michigan. Don’t miss our twice weekly fireworks shows all summer long, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day! Be sure to check the schedule for additional shows added throughout the year. Whether viewing from the dock or on board an evening cruise, […]

Northwestern University Lakefill

Northwestern University Lakefill

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The Northwestern University Lakefill is an area of land that was reclaimed from Lake Michigan in 1964-1969 from landfill materials made available by the construction of the Port of Indiana. The Lakefill resulted from the university’s need to expand the campus’s physical footprint; Northwestern President J. Roscoe Miller received permission from the town of Evanston […]

Boerner Botanical Gardens

Boerner Botanical Gardens, Milwaukee Wisconsin

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Boerner Botanical Gardens are botanical gardens located on the grounds of Whitnall Park in the village of Hales Corners, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. The gardens are named for Alfred Boerner, who designed the original five formal gardens. The Annual, Perennial, Rock, Rose and Peony Gardens were constructed in the 1930s. Later additions included trial, herb, lily […]

Milwaukee County Zoo

Milwaukee County Zoo, Wisconsin

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The Milwaukee County Zoo began in 1882 as a miniature mammal and bird display in Milwaukee’s Washington Park. The display proved to be a very popular attraction, and by the turn of the century it grew to over 800 animals on 23 acres of land. During the next one hundred years, the Zoo experienced near-constant […]

Silver Lake State Park

Silver Lake State Park – Michigan

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Silver Lake State Park is an almost 3,000-acre park in Oceana County along the Lake Michigan shoreline. This area includes both dune country and acres of mature forest. The dune ridges and valleys are mostly windblown sand and lack trees, scrub brush and dune grass. The dune area is sometimes compared to a desert. Silver Lake […]

Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains: Tail of the Dragon, Cherohala Skyway, Blueridge Parkway

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Great Smoky Mountains – Tail of the Dragon The Great Smoky Mountains are a mountain range rising along the Tennessee–North Carolina border in the southeastern United States. They are a subrange of the Appalachian Mountains, and form part of the Blue Ridge Physiographic Province. The range is sometimes called the Smoky Mountains and the name […]