Travel: USA

Photos of various places where I have traveled.

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San Diego and around

A typical sunset in La Jolla shores.

Sunset in Coronado Island, on the beach in front of the famous Hotel Del Coronado where several celebrities, artists and politicians have stayed. Among them were Marilyn Monroe and L. Frank Baum who wrote much of his book, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, during his stay.

UCSD, where I worked many years of my life. In the background is the Geisel library, and on the right is the Fallen Star, an art piece consisting of a small house on top of the building. I took this photo during the last few days I was in San Diego.

San Diego downtown by night, view from Coronado Island.

A little lizard in Point Loma, San Diego.

The famous "Potato Chip Rock" near San Diego.

Seals chilling in La Jolla "Children's Pool", a popular spot for these animals.

View of Torrey Pines beach and north of Black's Beach, in La Jolla, San Diego.

Sunset on Coronado bridge, that links downtown San Diego to Coronado.

My favorite animals in San Diego Zoo: meerkats.

A little crab in Torrey Pines beach.

Trees on the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve hike near San Diego.

Now going a little further, east of San Diego.

The Anza Borrego Desert State Park, east of San Diego.

Various wildflowers in Anza Borrego desert. If the desert has got enough rain during winter time, then a lot of flowers bloom come spring. During my stay in San Diego, many years were too dry for flowers. However, I was lucky to have witnessed "super bloom" during particularly rainy years.

Inside an old gold mine in Julian, a little town near San Diego, famous for its apples and apple pies.

Majestic clouds in Anza Borrego desert.

Mapping the Arroyo Tapiado mud caves in Anza Borrego desert.

Los Angeles

The Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

A sidewalk on Hollywood Blvd.

People walking on the stars of Hollywood Blvd.

The city of Avalon on Catalina Island, south of Los Angeles.

A Joshua Tree in Joshua Tree National Park, east of Los Angeles.

San Francisco

The famous cable car in San Francisco. These cars are still manually rotated.

A photo taken in Bodega Bay where the famous Hitchcock's movie "The Birds" is taking place.

A photo of the Golden Gate bridge partially covered by the clouds.

More South California

The sun setting on the Mojave Desert.

All the way east of California, the Imperial Sand Dunes, where people like to ride all-terrain vehicles.

East and North of California

View of the badlands of Death Valley from Zabriskie Point.

Beautiful rock in the Golden Canyon in Death Valley.

A beautiful lake near Mammoth Lakes.

A snowy hike near Mammoth Lakes.

The typical landscape you can find around Mammoth Lakes.

Travertine Hot Springs, a little hot springs place north of Mammoth Lakes.

A little bird around Mono Lake.

Bodie State Historic Park, a preserved ghost town, north of Mammoth Lakes.

Hiking in Yosemite National Park.

Forest near the Fallen Monarch in Yosemite.

A squirrel overlooking Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe.

A beautiful waterfall in north California called Burney Falls.

Lassen Peak in Lassen Volcanic National Park.

A boiling pool in Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Oregon & Washington State

Crater Lake in south Oregon, with a view on Wizard Island.

Toketee Falls, a little north of Crater Lake.

A view of the famous Mount Hood in Oregon from Cooper Spur hike.

The Oregon coast, west of Portland.

A nice hike on Eagle Creek trail near Portland.

The view from Table Mountain in Washington State.

The view from Silver Star Mountain in Washington State.

Inside the Ape Cave, close to Mount St. Helens. The cave was actually formed from lava streaming down Mount St. Helens, about 2000 years ago.

The reflection from the public library in Seattle.

Nevada, Utah & Arizona

The large Hoover Dam near Las Vegas.

The canyon down the Colorado river, just south of Hoover Dam. Taken while kayaking around Arizona Hot Springs.

Slots machines in Las Vegas.

Zion National Park.

Bryce Canyon National Park under the snow.

The famous Monument Valley at the Utah/Arizona border, where many movies were shot, particularly movies from director John Ford.

Rocks at Horseshoe Bend.

The famous shapes and colors of Antelope Canyon.

The famous Grand Canyon. Impressive by how massive it is, although a photo cannot represent how particularly tall it really is.

The Canyon de Chelly National Monument in Arizona.

Petrified wood in the Petrified Forest National Park.

A cafe near Flagstaff on Route 66, a historic highway that crosses a large portion of the country.

The painted desert, featuring these very beautiful rock formations with red and white colors.

The Chapel of the Holy Cross, a chapel in the rock near Sedona.

U.S. North/East

New York City viewed from the Empire State Building.

New York City viewed from Ellis Island.

Charlotte downtown in North Carolina.

A hotel building in Indianapolis.


An alligator farm in the Everglades.

A seaplane on the gorgeous waters of Dry Tortugas National Park.