Category: Travel

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The Spirit of St. Louis

Hanging high in the Smithsonian National Air and Space museum is the Spirit of St. Louis.  This plane is best known for being flown by Charles Lindbergh on the first solo non-stop transatlantic flight from New York to London on May 20-21st, 1927.

International Spy Museum Mechanical Dragonfly

At the International Spy Museum located in Washington D.C. there are many interesting things that can be found.  Here is a graphic depicting a mechanical dragonfly that could be used to listen to conversations or take photos without being detected.

International Spy Museum Micro Camera

At the International Spy Museum located in Washington D.C. there are many interesting things that can be found.  Here is a graphic depicting a micro camera.

The United States National Archives

Went to the United States National Archives to see the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights.  I wanted to take a photo of the Constitution, however when I got there they had signs up stating no photography.  After inquiring why they informed me it is because the light affects the actual …

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The Viking Lander at the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Museum of Air and Space located in Washington D.C. is the host to many free exhibits that are the culmination of different major events throughout history for both flight and space travel.  The Viking Lander shown here is one of those exhibits.  The Viking Lander is best known for being the first U.S. …

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Universal Studios Hollywood Jaws Movie Set Tour

While at Universal Studios Hollywood it was a wonderful experience to take the movie set tour to see where all the movie magic was made.  Here are some photos of the Jaws movie set tour.  You might notice some familiar things from the movie.

International Spy Museum Army Cipher Device

At the International Spy Museum located in Washington D.C. there are many interesting things that can be found.  Here is a graphic depicting an Army cipher device.

The Wright Brothers at the Smithsonian

At the Smithsonian museum of air and space is an exhibit featuring the Orville and Wilbur Wright.  The Wright brothers exhibit features the aircraft in which they first flew at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina and the vertical four-cylinder engine that powered their aircraft.

International Spy Museum Hidden Shoe Compartment

At the International Spy Museum located in Washington D.C. there are many interesting things that can be found.  Here is a graphic depicting a hidden compartment in the heal of a shoe.

Meteor Crater near Winslow, Arizona

Winslow, Arizona is the home to a gigantic hole in the earth called Meteor Crater. This hole is so big it could fit downtown San Francisco in it.  Here are a couple photos that I took with different camera equipment.  The second photo I had to stitch multiple photos together to fit the whole crater …

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Doc Holliday’s Room in Tombstone

Doc Holliday, friend of Wyatt Earp, room here in Fly’s Boarding House and Photography Gallery.  Big Nose Kate, Doc’s girlfriend, had come for a visit.  On October 26, 1881 five cowboys gathered outside of Doc’s room in the vacant lot next door, probably waiting to confront Doc.  Wyatt Earp and his brothers, Virgil and Morgan …

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The United States Supreme Court

Posters of Geronimo

Geronimo was an Apache Indian who was born in New Mexico 1829 and died in Fort Sill, Oklahoma in 1909.  He was popular in the south west and is a prominent figure of Native American history in the United States.  These posters can be found and purchased in Tombstone, Arizona.

Ryukyu Island Lacquer Tray Gift to the State Department

Diego tree wood, lacquer Okinawa, Ryukyu, Japan. Arching above the choppy waves, the dragon on this tray emerges from his home, the ocean depths near the Ryukyu Islands. He seems fierce as he extends his three-clawed tiger paws at his side, but unlike the fire breathing terrors of European lore, this Asian dragon is benevolent …

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United States Capital Building

Walking around the Capital Building in Washington D.C. I was able to take one of my favorite photos.

The Great Seal of the United States

Man and the Expanding Universe

In the south courtyard of the Harry S. Truman building, which is the headquarters of the United States Department of State, is a sculpture that was created by Marshall Fredericks entitled “Man and the Expanding Universe.”

Andrew Jackson Downing Urn

Luxury Flying

No One is Above Suspicion

Bavarian Town Built in 14 Million Year Old Meteor Impact Crater.

Bavarian town of Noerdlinger built in a 14 million year old meteor impact crater.

Inside a FedEx Boeing 757

Eugene Shoemaker’s Sketch of Meteor Crater

Video Explaining How Meteor Crater Was Created

Here is a short video illustrating how Meteor Crater was formed.

Video of Meteor Crater

Here is a video of the meteor crater located near Winslow, Arizona.  The land was flat around the area, but near the crater it was very windy.

Holsinger Meteorite

This is the largest piece of the Holsinger Meteorite that created the meteor crater. It was believed to be 150 foot meteor that came from the east and created the crater in about 10 seconds.  The pressure from the impact left tiny diamonds in the area.

Velociraptor Skull

While visiting the meteor crater in Winslow, Arizona they had a velociraptor skull on display.  This was definitely something very cool and unexpected to find.

Prehistoric Fossils

While visiting the Meteor Crater near Winslow, Arizona they had these fossils both on display and for sale.  Some of them are quite pricey, so I just took some photos.  It was certainly very cool to see what types of creatures were alive so long ago.