There must be some truth in the fact that the place where you live is often times the most unexplored area or so I think. I’ve spent unlimited hours on the internet looking for “things to do” for all our past vacations. But in these last 8 years I’ve lived in Bay Area I never bothered to look for things to do here. Covering all the touristy spots made me feel I knew this place already. Until I was proven wrong and naïve this weekend when we landed in Mt. Diablo State Park, in close proximity to where we stay. Thanks to Super Moon and Google which directed me here for being the best nearby place to view the moon in all its grandiosity. I was in complete awe of the panoramic views of the Bay Area. So breathtakingly beautiful, especially the windmills. And even more captivating was the sunset in one direction while the moon rise in the other. Here are some pics of the tons and tons of pics we ended up taking. And needless to say that we are planning our next trip soon only this time it would be to camp in one of their campgrounds and view the sunset and gaze at the stars in the night. :-)
Ailsa has posted “Multiples” as the theme for this week’s travel photos and have seen such an amazing collection posted by others. Here’s my selection. Although they are multiples of the same object but not necessarily fill the frame but I had so much finding these pics from various albums that I’m posting them anyways! :-)
1. This is the ceiling of the Bellagio Hotel lobby in Las Vegas.
2. Now this shot captures a lot of multiples – People, Christmas trees, Lights and ofcourse that beautiful decor on the ceiling.
3. Ornaments dangling from the roof in one of the hotels.
4. What are the odds that you have all these Zebras looking straight into the camera for a shot?
5. I like how some of these Flamingos manage to stand on just one leg and balance themselves quite well.
6. The snow. The trees. And the lights. Had to capture this view.
7. These windmills and many more are very close to our home and almost every time I capture them. And they always end up being a very different shot.
8. Flower beds.
9. San Francisco snapshot as seen from Golden Gate Bridge.
10. And last but not the least, one of the side views of the Las Vegas Strip.
Hope you enjoyed seeing the pics as much as I enjoyed posting them! Thanks, Ailsa for this fabulous theme that allowed me to get into my past albums. :-)