This bridge is known as "Little Golden Gate of Arkansas." Bryce and I happened upon this lovely jewel when driving off the beaten path from Eureka Springs, AR to Dogwood Canyon in Missouri. The bridge is found along Arkansas Highway 187 just northwest of Eureka Springs. Its official name is Beaver Bridge but is well know as the Little Golden Gate by locals. This was not on my list of must see places during our weekend in the Ozarks but it was one of the best surprises we encountered while exploring. It has a way of surprising you while driving through the winding roads and has an interesting air about itself. If you are doing some scenic driving in the area, definitely put this on your must see list!
- Mendenhall Lake, Juneau, Alaska
Date taken: 8/7/15
Mendenhall Lake is located in the Mendenhall Valley, 3 miles North of the Juneau City and Borough Airport in the Coast Mountains. The lake is included in the Tongass National Forest and Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area.
In the background of the photograph you can see the Mendenhall Glacier. The glacier and surrounding landscape is protected as part of the 5,815 acre Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area, a federally designated unit of the Tongass National Forest.
I had the pleasure of getting to spend one day in Cambridge last year. A friend told me to check out the market square and it ended up being one of my favorite places I visited during my first trip across the pond.
My roommate from college was on this trip with me and we had decided to explore Cambridge on foot. It is a wonderful place to do so, around every corner is something to admire, We both lit up when we approached the market. The vibrant colors and wonderful fragrances of warm bread, fresh flowers and fresh produce welcomed us as we entered the colorful tents. We did a quick walk through and decided we would come back here to eat lunch and do some more shopping after we explored more of Cambridge.
There is plenty to see in Cambridge and you don't have to spend much to do so. Great St. Mary's Church, The Michaelhouse Centre, and the Cambridge Arts Theater are all just a few blocks away. Not to mention the University of Cambridge, the Cavendish Laboratory, the King's College Chapel and the Cambridge University Library. The list can certainly go on.
With most of the population of this wonderful city on bicycle or foot, I greatly enjoyed the hustle and bustle of Cambridge. For lunch, we made our way back to the square and each walked from booth to booth choosing what we wanted to try. I enjoyed an amazing freshly juiced drink and a carton of strawberries. We also shared some delicious sausage, cheese and bread.
The market is open everyday from 10a.m.-4p.m. with stalls selling a wide range of goods including foods from local farmers selling organic produce, plants, clothes, jewelry, books, mobile phones and accessories. Also, the market features some of the region's most talented artists, potters, sculptors, craftsmen and photographers.
Name: Emerald Lake
Located on the South Klondike Highway at kilometer 117.5 (mile 73.5), measured from Skagway, Alaska
This lake in southern Yukon is notable for its intense green color, the color derives from light reflecting off white deposits of marl, a mixture of clay and calcium carbonate at the bottom of the shallow waters.
I wish I was able to spend a little more time here but I was happy that the tour bus driver pulled over and let all of us out that wanted to photograph this beautiful, unique Lake. I was also fortunate to have great weather on this trip which helped me give justice to the stunning green water.
This was one of my favorite scenic images from my railway trip through Alaska and the Yukon. I loved it so much, I featured it on my Christmas card for the year!