WPC: Wanderlust

Photography

Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”
– Confucius

There is always one moment/location that captures my heart in every travel destinationI have been to. It is not necessarily the most famous tourist spot or even a known location.

These locations are embedded deep in me because I felt something open up when I experienced, a flow of energy perhaps? They are not just snaps to me, they are transcendental meditation. For when I do look at them, I feel like I am there.

Just how I feel right now, as I wrote this post, looking at this snaps, I traveled to these locations and now I am back home. That I guess is the spirit of Wanderlust.

 Some more responses, right here:

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Sunset in Mexico – Gingersnap photography

WPC – Wanderlust.. England Calling – Kiwiontheloose

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Gardens at Coppertop Weekly Photo Challenge: Wanderlust

thechangingpalette “The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring Tra La”

Firewing Photography Wanderlust

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wanderlust – magicandbeauty

Midlife Crisis Crossover! Our 2005 Road Trip, Part 6 of 10: Riverwalk Wanderlust

Blog Belalang Cerewet Weekly Photo Challenge: Wanderlust – BBC

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: WANDERLUST – Words We Women Write

Estelea’s Blog This strong desire to travel and explore

Inspired Wanderlust, Gosling-Style

Photo Challenge: Wanderlust Challenge – The flowing tales of a curios, me.

Third Person Travel Wanderlust

The Doors of Mastichochoria I – My Kitchen Witch

Beyond the Brush Photography

Photo Challenge; The Curse Of Wanderlust – Searching For Elsewhere

Anna Love Life ❥ That Cheap Backpacking Trips in North Luzon for 2 Weeks

The Reverse Bucket List on Travel – Living for Experiences

Bavarian Blueberries – Wind Kisses

Itchy feet – letting nature back in

Wanderlust. Alberobello, Italy. – Tasting the World

Albatz Travel Adventures My First Foreign Trip (But Not My Last)

Parenting: the power and peril of setting boundaries – Settle in El Paso

Wanderlust – Caroline: Post-Grad

Dr D in Oz Hula or hype? Waikiki beach

Mind Over Camera Wandering

I Never Unpack Wanderlust…It’s My Nature

Wanderlust – musings of a frequent flying scientist

A Momma’s View Wanderlust – #atozchallenge

Day of Adventure |

Zeebra Designs & Destinations Timeout for Wanderlust, Accidental Experiences – and a Little Art!

no destination – What does nelkumi think? ねるくみの頭の中

Travelling Lego Style – Travel with Intent

Mainline_Matter Nova Scotia Wanderlust

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wanderlust – Wishing My Life Away

Wanderlust – My Point of View

Another Remarkable Day Roots Plus Wanderlust

Dis Ekke WPC Wanderlust: Barefoot across the desert

wpm: wanderlust – meditative journey with saldage

Lillie-Put WPC: Wanderlust

the temenos journal lost & found wandering

MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO Wanderlust

THE ICONOPHILE In Hallucinatory Terrain

Weekly Photo Challenge: Antwerp – Ramblings from the Carrot Room

Sechseläuten, Zurich spring fest – MERCEDES CATALAN

Thankful Thursday – Momdeavor

Rewired and Retired in Nicaragua Wanderlust: A belly aching fire

sonja benskin mesher ..wander, not using the word lust ..

Right Steps & Poui Trees On a Mountain in Ecuador: Weekly Photo Challenge – Wanderlust

Photo 101, big: Cherry (Blossom) on Top

Photography, Travel

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The monument and the event need no introduction. D.C. is abuzz around spring because of the pink blossom. It takes me forty minutes to get to the Capital but during the blossom, it takes two hours. Yup, D.C. is packed like a tuna can during the festival. I was having a tough time finding an empty spot to set up my camera and take a snap or two.

Hope you enjoy this one, I was going for verticality with a point of view.

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Day 7 | Big & POV

CB&W: The National Christmas Tree 2015

Photography, Travel

 

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The White House Christmas Tree 2015, D.C.

The National Christmas Tree is an evergreen tree located in the northeast entrance of the White House in Washington, D.C. Every Christmas, it is decorated grandly in a selected theme and a lighting ceremony is organized as well. The locals/tourists pour into the park to enjoy the festive decorating and share the spirit of the season. The tradition of lighting the National Tree started in 1923.

For the CB&W challenge, I present the National Christmas tree that was decorated with shimmery gold and silver lights this past Christmas (2015). Given the original lighting colors, I decided to go with a sepia tone to preserve the hues as much as possible.  At the base of the tree are scale model trains that go around the tree in loops. The bridge you can see in this picture is meant for the Amtrak train to pass through.

Surrounding the National Tree is a circular path where individual smaller trees are decorated to represent each State in America. Below is the State of Virginia tree which is where I reside currently.

The State of Virginia Christmas Tree, D.C.

The State of Virginia Christmas Tree, D.C.