Worldly Vistas: Granada Cathedral

Cathedral of Granada, Nicaragua

Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral
Photographed in Nicaragua

The Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral also called Granada Cathedral is a neoclassical Catholic cathedral located in the colonial city of Granada.

The first cathedral temple was built around 1525. But by 1578, the church had already been burned twice.  The second temple was completed in about 1751. More renovations ensued. The cathedral as it stands today was completed in its entirety in 1972.

The cathedral dominates Granada’s main plaza.


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Worldly Vistas: Light the Sky

Northern Lights, Hudson Bay , Canada

Northern Lights
Photographed in Canada

Northern lights—aurora borealis—are caused by the interaction of charged particles from the sun with atoms in the upper atmosphere. These dancing lights are strongest in the winter months and are a joy to see. The downside? Yes! It was very cold, but worth being out on Hudson Bay’s tundra to watch this natural phenomenon.


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Worldly Vistas: Berber Village

Tamezret, Tunisia

Tamezret
Photographed in Tunisia

Tamezret is a  Berber village located southeast of the country, about 25 miles southwest of the Gabes—the capital city on which it depends. It is one of the first villages to deviate from the troglodyte dwellings in the region. Many residents here have resisted linguistic assimilation and still speak Berber within their families.

This is a fascinating place to see the past alive!


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Worldly Vistas: Icescape

Antractica - ice to the sea

Below the 60th Parallel
Photographed in Antarctica

Ice everywhere…at least for now. But the beautiful glaciers in Antarctica are at threat from global warming as warming temperatures, melting ice, and rising seas endanger this pristine ecosystem.

I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. Just sayin’


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Worldly Vistas: Snowscape

Snowscape, Hudson Bay, Manitoba Canada

At the 60th Parallel
Photographed in Canada

 

Hudson Bay, Manitoba is a glorious place, for polar bears, that is! It’s the second largest bay in the world, second only to the Bay of Bengal. And, it’s very cold even all year round, especially in the winter. Yet, it  is also beautiful in the way tundra, blowing snow, blocked sun and sparse trees have a beauty all to themselves.


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Worldly Vistas: Reaching for the sky

Andes rising over Lake Titikaka, Bolivia

Andes Rising over Lake Titicaca
Photographed in Bolivia

High altitude Lake Titicaca is located between Peru and Bolivia and at an average altitude of 12,500 feet above sea level. It is surrounded by beautiful, snow-capped Andean mountain ridges and slopes varying in altitude 13,100 – 13,800 feet above sea level. Beautiful!


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Worldly Vistas: Moonscape

Moon Valley, Atacama Chile

El Valle de la Luna
Photographed in Chile

Moon Valley is located in the Cordillera de la Sal (Salt Mountains) in the Atacama Desert. It is an interesting area with stones and sand formations that, for millennia, floods and winds have given it a series of amazing colors and texture. Given its rugged terrain, scientists tested a prototype for a Mars rover here.


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Worldly Vistas: Temple Ruins

Ta Prohm, Cambodia

Ta Prohm
Photographed in Cambodia

Ta Prohm was built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. and is a templae at Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

After the fall of the Khmer Empire in the 15th century, the temple was abandoned and neglected for centuries. In the early 21st century, when an effort to conserve and restore the temples of Angkor began, the École Française d’Extrême-Orient decided that Ta Prohm would be left largely as it had been found. But as of 2013, Archaeological Survey of India had restored large parts of the temple complex, mostly to protect the fragile ruins from the huge influx of tourists.

The trees that grow out of the ruins are perhaps its most distinctive feature. UNESCO inscribed Ta Prohm on the World Heritage List in 1992.


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Thanks for Another Awesome Year

Sunset over the Okavango Delta, Botswana © Ann-Rhea S. Fitch

Okavango Delta
Photographed in Botswana

 

It’s been a truly awesome year. Thanks for allowing me to share some of my travel adventures with you.

For those of you who’ve asked, YES! I am working on a new eBook — Destinations! It’s not going to be travel book. Nor will it a travel diary. We’ve been to over 100 countries on all seven continents plus lots islands in between. Many places are similar; others are unique in ways that fill volumes describing them. I didn’t feel the need to create yet one more travel/tour book. Instead, I’m taking a broader view. This book will celebrate our beautiful planet from a photographic perspective by destination type. I hope to have it on for sale on iBooks by mid year. Stay tuned.

And, here’s to a 2017 filled with more adventures!


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New Zealand: On the Ice

Tasman Glacer, New Zealand © Ann-Rhea S. Fitch

Tasman Glacier
Photographed in New Zealand

 

The Tasman Glacier, located on the South Island,  is New Zealand’s largest glacier. It is 17 miles long, 2.5 miles wide, and as much as 2,000 feet thick.

We flew from Mount Cook. As soon as we were airborne, the pilot cranked down the skis so we could land on this beautiful frozen snowfield. After a very cold walk, we boarded our skiplane and continued our stunning flight through the Tasman Valley


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