Viña del Mar meaning “Vineyard of the Sea”), is a city and commune on central Chile’s Pacific coast. Often referred to as “La Ciudad Jardín” (“The Garden City”), Viña del Mar is located within the Valparaíso Region, and it is Chile’s fourth largest city with a population of 324,836 (according to the 2012 census). Viña del Mar is also part of the Greater Valparaíso area, the country’s third largest metropolitan area, after the Metropolitan areas of Santiago and Concepción. The Greater Valparaíso Area is home to 5 municipalities: Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, Concon, Quilpue, and Villa Alemana. Click on the pictures.
A view for the senses , that’s what one would see strolling Giralda Plaza in Coral Gables, Florida. This street turned to pedestrian is the latest creation in this city, attracting thousands of visitors. Named ” The Umbrella Sky Project,”it is really a fascinating site. A number of tourists and local spectators have already invaded Instagram with thousands of pictures in different shapes and formats.
I visited this sanctuary couple of years ago while vacationing in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. It’s a long ride from the Park to Sanctuary’s location. But it was worth the long drive. There are a number of Sanctuaries in many states and even in my home state of Florida. However, there is something special about this one and the attention and care brought to the rescued animals. I will not bore you with the details except to say that the animals in this place are well taken care of. It was an educational experience. You may Google their site for further information.
The Sanctuary needs help however and my share although insignificant makes a great deal of difference.
An elevated boardwalk of about one and a half mile from beginning to the end allows spectacular view of the animals and the landscape.
These spectacular images leave you with the feeling of something unreal or otherwordly.
Montpelier became the capital in 1808, when the first State House was built. Second State House , built in 1838 was destroyed by fire in 1857, similar to this third structure on the site completed in 1859.
In search of covered bridges in a road out of nowhere with scenic views.
The beginning of the fall season in Vermont. Either way, it is a beautiful site and the reflection in the blue water speaks for itself.
In full bloom this tree would show the totality of its leaves in red.
The river flows through the 165-foot-deep (50 m) Quechee Gorge. The U.S. Rt. 4 bridge crosses over the gorge and provides good viewing down into its depths.