Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Once again...ten more tries for a 'dream'

Perhaps you've heard of the "Dream Trip" contest sponsored by Condé Nast Traveler's a big one--the grand prize is $25,000 for whatever travel-itinerary you can dream up! this month's magazine, on page 18--here's the announcement:
They're doing it again!

Last year, I was honored, and my wife and I thrilled, to have been one of the twenty-five finalists...honored, thrilled, and then, it must be honestly said, disappointed that we didn't win...(S. was pleased, though, that all finalists received a Clairsonic skin care system...and I also got a SeaLife underwater digital camera...snorkeling in Tucson, anyone?)

So...for what it's worth--below are my ten submissions.
(any guesses on which one(s) were taken on my iPhone?)

I am hereby shamelessly requesting your votes...
and submit your own photos...

looking out from the Museu d'Historia,
Roman marble framing a guy on his smartphone
in the medieval Plaça del Rei

Urban angst, from the hills of Park Güell, Barcelona

--this streetscape in Seoul's Bukchon district reminded
me of a Hopper painting; 
on my last night in Korea, this scene
pulled me in for a memorable dinner

the ancient Bong-eun-sa temple faces 
Seoul's now (in)famous Gangnam district

stark and vibrant side-by-side

Goat Lake in WA's central Cascades;
after the seemingly endless grey of winter and spring,
summer beckons; a friend and I hiked out of the woods
into this ethereally-lit glacial-lake-scape, 
meeting forest service workers there to clear the trails

a summer morning's maintenance 
in the gardens of Versailles

 Benches require napping on a summer afternoon in Paris

On one last walk through the Jardin des Tuileries this summer,
this guy caught my eye:
sunbathing in front of a carnival-ride
while on his cell phone during his lunch hour--

If anyone is so inclined, clicking on the link under the photo will take you to the photo on the Conde Nast site...where you can vote! Once a day is all it takes...Merci!

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