Monday, March 13, 2017

Shoot Nine - Plymouth at Night

Mais oui, Montreal! Elaine, Carol, Mariann, Peyton, Jim, Michelle, Joani, Mike, and Doris all knew it was the city to the north!

"Traffic at the Rock!"

I belong to two camera clubs and two photographic meet-up groups. I find the meet-ups offer unique photo ops and most of them are within an hour's drive from home.

On this night we met in America's hometown, Plymouth, MA! The group started in the downtown area as we shot the store windows and the architecture of the town.

After twenty minutes the group of twenty had split up into smaller wandering bands of tripod-toting photo buffs.

Eventually I found myself on the hill opposite Plymouth Rock. Since it was well after sunset, the surrounding area was devoid of people. I thought this was a good time to focus on the passing vehicles and long exposures. The red streaks are the tail lights of passing motorists.

For those of you who have never experienced seeing Plymouth Rock - it can be viewed in a pit just beyond those tall columns!

Where in the World?

Better get out the atlas as this year I will be featuring some of the more famous cities of the world! Here are some interesting facts about one of them. Just what city would I be visiting? 

this world class city is located right on the coast of the Pacific, and is one of the largest desert towns of the world.

It is a city of contrasts. There are shanty towns that mark it being a third world country, but there are also modern skyscrapers, resorts, colonial mansions and shopping malls.

When visiting this capital city, make sure to stop by the following sights and attractions:
Blue Hill – It is the oldest public space in the city

The Cathedral – built in January 18, 1535, the cathedral was originally a modest temple built by Jeronimo de Loayza.

Plaza de AchoServed as the city’s main bull ring. Many celebrations are held here each year, including the famous Lord of Miracles Festival in October.

El Malecon – the City Walk offers a scenic boardwalk, brightly colored mosaic floors and spectacular views of the bay.

One more clue if you remember your world history – an area named after one of its famous residents - Plaza Bolivar.  

A Word to the Wise. . .

"Change is the law of life. 

And those who look only to the past or present 

are certain to miss the future." 

~ John F. Kennedy

Murphy's Laws. . .

Travel Axiom:

He travels fastest who travels alone... 
but he hasn't anything to do when he gets there!

It's Cartoon Time. . .

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