Posted on March 8, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Travel dreams …
The Burren, an extensive karst formation in northwest Ireland.
FRISCO — A quick spin to some far-flung corners of the globe for some armchair travel in today’s photo essay … from Europe to the Caribbean, back to the Balkans and finally Patagonia, which really is as close to the ends of the Earth that you can get. Hey, a vicarious trip is better than no trip at all, right? Check our online gallery at FineArt America for more landscape images. (more…)
Filed under: Austria, Europe, Morning photo, photography, Travel | Tagged: Albania, Austria, Jamaica, Karst, Patagonia, photography, Travel | Leave a Comment »
Posted on September 21, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Sail away …
The harbor in Ushuaia, Argentina. Ours was the smaller, blue-hulled boat, and we were thankful.
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — Long before railway stations and airports, intrepid explorers set out on their adventures from seaside cities where the port was the center of commercial, civic and cultural life.
In many coastal towns, harbors are still the hub, with roads and train tracks radiating outward to carry goods to inland destinations. It doesn’t take much in the way of imagination to conjure up exotic destinations when you’re standing at a quay looking at ships flying foreign flags. So it was fun compiling a few of my favorite harbor shots for #FriFotos. Join the fun by uploading your favorite harbor scenes, tagging them with #FriFotos and join in the Twitter conversation.
Dusk falls over the harbor of Cassis, France.
Filed under: Morning photo, photography, Travel | Tagged: #FriFotos, Albania, harbors, Naples, photography, Saranda, Travel, Ushuaia, Vlore harbor | Leave a Comment »
Posted on June 15, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
High above the rooftops of Gjirokastra, Albania. Click for more.
SUMMIT COUNTY — What with uranium milling court decisions, wildfires, global warming and drought here in Colorado, my day-to-day reporting duties have been keeping me quite busy. But I couldn’t resist a quick assemblage of some of my favorite rooftop views for the ever-popular #FriFotos Twitter chat, always a great way to end a busy week. Shout-out to @EpsteinTravels for the weekly dose of inspiration! (more…)
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Posted on February 4, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Bigger than a hamlet, smaller than a town …
The town square in Brignoles, France.
SUMMIT COUNTY — There are always some semantics involved when it comes to determining what, exactly, a village is. The dictionary is not much help, most often describing a village as “bigger than a hamlet, smaller than a town.” Can anyone name an actual “hamlet,” please? In the end, I think village-ness is more a state of mind that anything else … (more…)
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Posted on January 21, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Around the world with Summit Voice
Old Town Corfu, a world heritage district.
SUMMIT COUNTY — I often view cities and towns merely as portals to the countryside beyond, but some towns have a distinctively pleasant aura, inviting travelers to linger and explore. Some are well-known tourist havens, others are obscure settlements that just happen to be at a rail crossroads. Here are a few recent favorites from the Summit Voice travel archives.
The old town square in Frankfurt, Germany.
Filed under: Europe, Morning photo, photography, Travel | Tagged: Albania, Brignoles, Corfu, Frankfurt, Naples, photography, Slovenia, Travel, Ushuaia | Leave a Comment »
Posted on January 20, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
From Antarctica to Albania …
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota are filled with exotic orchids. Click for more.
SUMMIT COUNTY — For the time in a while, I was able to compile a short photo essay based on the theme of the popular #FriFotos twitter chat, founded by travel pro and all-around good guy @EpsteinTravels. This week’s theme is “exotic,” and I struggled a bit, because when I think about what’s exotic to me, it doesn’t include the places I’ve already been. Instead, I think Madagascar, one of my dream destinations — now THAT’S exotic! But since I haven’t been there yet, I don’t have any photos. So given that conundrum, I broadened my definition just a bit and had some fun with it. For example, the following picture, which shows belly dancers participating in a July 4th parade in a Colorado mountain town. I think that’s just as exotic as a ring-tailed lemur in Madagascar. Join in by searching Twitter for the #FriFotos hashtag and post your own pics. It’s a great way to end the work week and roll into the weekend. (more…)
Filed under: Colorado, Europe, Florida, Morning photo, photography, Summit County Colorado, Travel | Tagged: #FriFotos, Albania, Florida, orchids, photography, Travel | Leave a Comment »
Posted on November 29, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
A few places to visit …
Fishermen in the harbor of Saranda, Albania.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Since today’s Summit Voice features a couple of stories on European tourism, we thought we’d include a photo essay showcasing some of our favorite spots around the Mediterranean. Check out the related stories:
Europe tourism exceeds expectations so far in 2011
U.S. travel to Europe continues slow rebound
Filed under: Europe, Morning photo, photography, tourism, Travel | Tagged: Albania, Mediterranean, Naples, Sarandë, travel tourism | 2 Comments »
Posted on November 14, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
Here and there …
The Naples waterfront glows in this evening scene.
SUMMIT COUNTY — A few favorite scenes from the Summit Voice travel archives. Most of the images link to travel features, so have fun exploring a few interesting areas with us. (more…)
Filed under: Europe, Travel, world news | Tagged: Albania, Corfu, Ionian Sea, Mondsee, Naples, Salzburg, Sarandë | 1 Comment »
Posted on September 4, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
From the travel files …
South of Saranda, a seaport on the central Albanian coast, is Ksamil, a tiny seaside hamlet aspiring to become a destination beach resort. It has the beaches for it, but I'm glad I saw it while it was still a sleepy village.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Sorting pictures can be tedious, but pays off when you find some forgotten unpublished gems like this collection of images from Albania, a country that is rapidly emerging from a third-world slumber in a remote corner of Europe. Read about a leaky bus ride in Albania, more on the mountains and coast of the region and the country’s world heritage sites. (more…)
Filed under: Europe, recreation, Travel | Tagged: Adriatic Sea, Albania, Europe, Ksamil, Saranda, Travel | 9 Comments »
Posted on August 5, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
Hot, cold, wet, dry …
Ominous thunderclouds build over Gjirokastra, Albania. The storms knocked out power, so we packed for our early morning bus ride to Vlore by candlelight. Click on the image to read about the leaky bus, Middle Eastern techno-pop and more.
SUMMIT COUNTY — It’s Friday, and once again, I’m putting together a photo essay based on the theme of the popular #FriFotos Twitter chat, an online forum for sharing pictures and links to stories. This week’s theme is right up my alley. I love weather and firmly believe that it’s neither good nor bad — it just is what it is. (more…)
Filed under: climate and weather, El Niño, La Niña, seasons, Snow and weather, Summit County snow and weather | Tagged: Albania, Colorado weather, Dillon Reservoir, frazil ice, Rocky Mountains, snow, Twitter, weather, weather photos | Leave a Comment »