Dubrovnik Day Trip

_DM33838

George Bernard Shaw called Dubrovnik “heaven on earth.”  This angelic city on the Adriatic Sea certainly lives up to this billing.  Pretty much the entire historic medieval part of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage site and its easy to see why.  It is one of the most beautifully preserved medieval cites in the world.  And HBO thinks so too as it chose this location for many of its Game of Thrones scenes in the fictional Kings Landing.

Continue reading “Dubrovnik Day Trip”

Surfing Christmas in San Diego

_MG_7979

Okay, the monkey gets that the weather is indeed frightful for most of the country.  Kongo spent last week in New Jersey with icy roads, snow, and starting off each morning scraping winter junk off the windshields so he has sympathy.  A lot of sympathy.   Sort of. But today in San Diego it was 72 at the Ocean Beach Fishing Pier and the monkey captured how a lot of residents in America’s Finest City spend their time while less fortunate baboons are caught in blizzards.  Read on.

Continue reading “Surfing Christmas in San Diego”

Scripps Pier

The Scripps Pier at sunset.  This research pier is located between La Jolla Shores and Black’s Beach in La Jolla.  Kongo snapped this image shortly before he moved beneath the pier to get the shot in the previous post.  He liked the reflection on the sand and the sandpiper who stood still long enough not to be blurry in this 3-second exposure. Travel safe.  Have fun. Related articles Under the Pier (travel-monkey.me)   Continue reading Scripps Pier

Under the Pier

Kongo took this image yesterday under the Scripps Pier in La Jolla, California about 10 minutes past sunset.  He mounted his Canon 7D on a tripod, used a EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens set at f22 for five seconds. Scripps Pier is a private research pier located between La Jolla Shores and Black’s Beach.  It is owned by the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Travel safe.  Have fun Related articles Ocean Beach Sunset (travel-monkey.me) Continue reading Under the Pier