Something inside me changes every time I travel. A new experience makes me appreciate life’s beauty and I feel so lucky given the chance to experience a new culture. The curiosity in me is satisfied when I learn about the history of the place and how the people coped up with the challenges thrown their way. We may come from different countries, different religions, different beliefs and cultures but we are all the same in a way – trying to find that one thing that makes our world a better place.
I have been lazing off this holiday season. Blame it on everything that involves the holidays – shopping, gift wrapping, online games, parties, food and booze. I am still in the middle of my holiday and enjoying it immensely. I hope everybody is enjoying their holiday as well. Happy Holidays everybody!
Chicago is the third largest city in the US and is located near Lake Michigan. Chicago is also known for its architecture and was the starting place for the skyscraper era. This photo was taken from the Skydeck located at the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower.
The Obelisk, also known as the Washington Monument, is a four-sided pillar which tapers as it rises with the edges meeting at the topmost tip. It is made up of marble, granite and gneiss and is considered as the world’s tallest stone structure.
Summer heat fizzles. Green leaves turn brown. Leaves fall. Temperature drops. Raindrops turn to snow. Snow melts and temperature rise. Flower blooms and leaves appear. These are the things that marks the changing of the seasons. The photo above shows the sun setting and illuminating the leafless trees scattered around the park. I stopped to take this photo to remind me of how amazing our world is and how lucky we are to witness miracles like the changing seasons.
The Washington National Cathedral, also known as Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, was built in 1907 and has a neo-Gothic design which is a mixture of the various Gothic designs in the Middle Ages. It has pointed arches, stained-glass windows and carved stones as decorations. It is the fourth-tallest structure in Washington DC and has the highest point as well which is the Gloria in Excelsis Tower at 676 ft above sea level.
The Capitol sits atop Capitol Hill and is the meeting place of the US Congress. It is the basis of the city planning and it divides the District into east and west. It has a Neoclassical design with its own reflecting pool. The photo above was taken on a windy day and I couldn’t take a clear reflection on the water.