Saturday Scenes: Kiev’s Independence Square

Independence Square

Kiev has been in the news quite a bit lately due to the increasingly violent protests against the government – popularly referred to as Euromaidan, the hashtag that quickly spring up on Twitter. I spent […]

Saturday Scenes: Stolby Nature Reserve

Stolby Nature Reserve

The Stolby Nature Reserve is located in the heart of Siberia, just outside of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Known for fascinating rock formations like the one above, it made for an interesting and exhilarating day hike – […]

Saturday Scenes: The SkyDeck Ledge at the Willis Tower

Skydeck Ledge, Willis Tower, Chicago

I visited the SkyDeck at Chicago’s Willis Tower last summer, an experience that included checking out the infamous SkyDeck Ledge for the first time. While I took my time getting up the nerve to step […]

Saturday Scenes: Swayambhunath (The Monkey Temple)

Swayanbhunath monkey

Possibly my favorite site in all of Kathmandu was the Swayambhunath stupa – better known to many as the Monkey Temple. We climbed up the steep stairs to the stupa while it was still dark, […]

Saturday Scenes: A Different Chicago Skyline

Chicago skyline

Most pictures you see of the Chicago skyline come the east or north, zoomed in on downtown. But the Windy City is a huge city and is much more than just the Willis Tower, John Hancock Building, Trump Tower and other downtown office buildings. I took this shot during a helicopter tour of the city as we hovered just north of Wrigley Field (bottom left), looking south to downtown, with Clark Street dividing the frame.

Saturday Scenes: Himalayan Flower

Himalayan flower

Saturday Scenes is back! After a several month layoff, I am bringing back my weekly photo feature. To start things off, and to counter the foot of snow expected in Chicago in the next 24 hours, here is a shot I took while trekking in the Nepal Himalayas – dew drops on a colorful flower along the side of the trail as we did a day hike from Namche Bazaar.