Carnelian Treasure II
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McWay Tidefall 4
McWay Falls is an 80-foot-tall waterfall on the coast of Big Sur in central California that flows year-round from McWay Creek in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, about 37 miles south of Carmel, into the Pacific Ocean. It is a tidefall, a waterfall that empties directly into the ocean, A relatively rare thing, there are only approximately 25 tidefalls found across the globe. There are only six in all of North America. McWay Falls, shown here, is one of two found in California, the other being Alamere Falls.
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Shark Fin Cove III
Davenport Cove is locally known by several different names including Shark Fin Cove and Shark Tooth Beach because of the huge rock in the mouth of the cove that looks like a shark fin or tooth depending on where you are standing. When you see the fin coming out of the water, you will quickly realize where it got its name and will be transported into a magical world where things like this actually exist. This is a sandy beach in a small deep cove south of the town of Davenport. Another unique feature of this beach is the large rock arch tunnel that you can walk into. At low tide you can get all the way through it. On the way into the cove there is an old mining tunnel that looks like a deep cave.
Bixby Creek Bridge, also known as Bixby Canyon Bridge, on the Big Sur coast of California, is one of the most photographed bridges in California due to its aesthetic design, "graceful architecture and magnificent setting". It is a reinforced concrete open-spandrel arch bridge. The bridge is 120 miles (190 km) south of San Francisco and 13 miles (21 km) south of Carmel in Monterey County along State Route 1.
Shark Fin Cove II
Shark Fin Cove
Sunset on Rodeo Beach, located in the Fort Cronkhite area of the Marin Headlands, one of the most special places in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area with access to multiple trails, fantastic views, a dog-friendly beach, fascinating geology, and an interesting history. As a pocket beach, Rodeo Beach sands do not migrate up or down the coast. Instead, they are carried a short distance offshore in winter, tumble about in the surf, and then return to replenish the beach in the spring and summer. Thus, the sands of Rodeo Beach are native to the Marin Headlands and reflect the Franciscan geology of the closest hills and cliffs. This earthcache focuses on the abundant radiolarian chert and rare carnelian pebbles.
Goddess of Light
The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco, California, is a monumental structure originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in order to exhibit works of art presented there. One of only a few surviving structures from the Exposition, it is still situated on its original site. It was rebuilt in 1965, and renovation of the lagoon, walkways, and a seismic retrofit were completed in early 2009. In addition to hosting art exhibitions, it remains a popular attraction for tourists and locals and is a favorite location for weddings and wedding party photographs for couples throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Model Credit: Amanda Brown (@amandabrrownn)
King of the Fog
Salesforce Tower, formerly known as the Transbay Tower, is a 1,070-foot office skyscraper in the South of Market district of downtown San Francisco. It is located at 415 Mission Street between First and Fremont Streets, next to the Transbay Transit Center site. Salesforce Tower is the centerpiece of the San Francisco Transbay redevelopment plan. The plan contains a mix of office, transportation, retail, and residential uses. Upon its completion in 2018 it became the tallest skyscraper in the San Francisco skyline, with a top roof height of 970 feet and overall height of 1,070 feet, surpassing the 853 feet Transamerica Pyramid.
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The Marin Headlands is a hilly peninsula at the southernmost end of Marin County, California, United States, located just north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge, which connects the two counties and peninsulas. The Marin Headlands were home to the Native American Coastal Miwok tribe, who moved between the bay side of the peninsula and the ocean side seasonally, for thousands of years. The entire area is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The Headlands are famous for their views of the Bay Area, especially of the Golden Gate Bridge. In the waters surrounding the Headlands, harbor seals can be found year-round, gray whales can be seen in the spring and fall, and seabirds such as common murres and surf scoters swim within sight of shore.
Rialto Waves III
Rialto Beach is located on the Pacific Ocean in Washington state. It is adjacent to Mora Campground in the Olympic National Park near the mouth of the Quillayute River, and is composed of an ocean beach and coastal forest. The many miles of seaside topography offer views of sea stacks and rock formations in the Pacific Ocean. The beach was named "Rialto" by the famous magician Claude Alexander Conlin after the Rialto theater chain. Conlin had a home in the 1920s at Mora, overlooking the beach and ocean, until it burned in the 1930s leaving no trace as of 1967.
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S in Secret II
Secret Beach in Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor is appropriately named because it lies down steep and rough trails where it is secluded from Highway 101. This ocean beach has two sections to explore, each with its own small creek flowing through it. The best of Oregon’s seaside wonders are here, all nine miles of ocean-beaten shores lined with massive cliffs, giant spruce, and natural stone bridges hewn from black volcanic stone. Massive rocks shelter the beach from the brunt of waves and wind, and permit visitors to enjoy the spot in relative serenity.
Everybody knows about the Amazon, the world's largest tropical rain forest. However there are several lesser-known temperate rain forests, such as the Hoh Rain Forest on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. The Hoh Rain Forest is characterized by extremely high densities of of plants and other vegetation. Per unit area the rain forest is most productive place on earth--the biomass in these forest is 500 tons/acre, while the tropical rain forest supports a biomass of 300 tons/acre. Additionally, there is more diversity of species in the temperate rain forest here than in the tropical forest. The rain forest serves to store a remarkable genetic diversity.
Amanda's Palace III
Hoh Rainforest II
Dancing on the Lines II (B&W)
The Embarcadero, along San Francisco's eastern shoreline, is home to several waterfront attractions. With its iconic clock tower, the 1898 Ferry Building is a major food lover's draw, featuring restaurants such as the acclaimed Slanted Door, plus gourmet shops and a popular farmers' market. A series of piers offers ferries to Alcatraz Island, science exhibits at the Exploratorium, restaurants and Bay Bridge views. Model Credit: Amanda Brown (@amandabrrownn)
Wizard's Light II
Wizard’s Hat is a natural rock formation that resembles a Wizard’s Hat, situated on the beach in Bandon, Oregon, USA, also near the famous Face Rock. Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint is a state park in Bandon, Oregon, United States, administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The rocks and tidal flats adjacent to the park form part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge.
Dancing on the Lines
Palace Mask II
Amanda's Palace II
To the Top
The Transamerica Pyramid in the Financial District of San Francisco, California, United States, is a 48-story postmodern building and the second-tallest skyscraper in the San Francisco skyline. The building no longer houses the headquarters of the Transamerica Corporation, which moved its U.S. headquarters to Baltimore, Maryland, but it is still associated with the company and is depicted in the company's logo. Designed by architect William Pereira and built by Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company, at 853 feet (260 m), on completion in 1972 it was the eighth-tallest building in the world. Because of the shape of the building, the majority of the windows can pivot 360 degrees so they can be washed from the inside. Model Credit: Amanda Brown (@amandabrrownn)
Reflecting Pool II
The calm side of Seal Rocks at sunset. Located south of Newport, Seal Rock State Wayside features large off-shore rock formations that provide habitat for seals, sea lions, sea birds and other marine life. The beach includes interesting tidepools as well as excellent ocean views and a sandy beach.
Between the Lines II
El Effee III
A river of fog rolls over the Golden Gate Bridge near Battery Spencer in California. Battery Spencer is about eye-level with the top of the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge. Back during the early 1900’s, Battery Spencer was one of the main protection points for the San Francisco harbor. It featured multiple 12” guns that were manned by the military and a few buildings for housing the generators and shells. It was operated on and off until World War II when a lot of it was scrapped for war efforts. A “Low Fog Event” or LFE as its often referred to in the San Francisco Bay Area is when the fog is laying so low around the Golden Gate Bridge that you can see the top of the bridge towers peaking out above it.
El Effee II
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Rainbow Room II
The Rainbow Room is a private event space on the 65th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Rockefeller Center, Midtown Manhattan, New York City, and is among the highest venues in the city. Opened in 1934, it was a focal point for the city's elite as well as one of the United States' highest restaurants above ground. In 2012, the Rainbow Room was declared a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. In 2017, the American Institute of Architects gave the Rainbow Room an award for outstanding interior architecture.
Vessel (TKA) is a structure and landmark which was built as part of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project in Manhattan, New York City, New York. Construction began in April 2017; it opened on March 15, 2019. The structure's name is a working title, noted in the TKA abbreviation, which means "Temporarily Known As". The structure owners have asked the public to give it a formal name and have a website devoted to naming it. Stephen Ross, the CEO of Hudson Yards' developer Related Companies, said that its unusual shape was intended to make the structure stand out like a "12-month Christmas tree." The copper-clad steps, arranged like a jungle gym and modeled after Indian stepwells, can hold 1,000 people at a time. Heatherwick said that he intends visitors to climb and explore the structure as if it were a jungle gym.
Bright Big Apple II
Times Square is a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center and neighborhood in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. It stretches from West 42nd to West 47th Streets.
Bright Big Apple
Between the Lines
Sandstorm at Ibex VII
The Ibex Sand Dunes are an isolated set of beautiful sand dunes set against the backdrop of the Saddle Peak Hills at the southern end of Death Valley. The Ibex Dunes formed from sand blown east from the floodplains of the Amargosa River. The Saddle Peak Hills, a small cluster of mountains provide the stunning backdrop to the dunes; they also provide a barrier between Highway 127, and the dunes. Because of their semi-remote location, and the inability to see them from a paved road, they are one of the least visited dunes in the park. The dunes and the area surrounding them have been declared wilderness, meaning, you are not able to drive on or up to the dunes. You are free however to do the roughly 1.5 mile hike out to the them.
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