A photo journal of this year's travels by Steve Brookwell
It started with a bang! New Year's Eve. A sixty four story burning inferno, the worlds tallest building exploding with fireworks, and a live interview on BBC TV Breakfast News
Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates It is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the country. Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the only two emirates to have veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country's legislature
The names of those who were lost during 9/11 inscribed on the 2 memorial walls in view of the Freedom Tower, in Liberty State Park
One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston
Rockport and Gloucester, Massachusetts
Miami Beach is a coastal resort city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. It was incorporated on March 26, 1915. The municipality is located on a variety of natural and man-made barrier islands between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, the latter of which separates the Beach from Miami. The neighborhood of South Beach, comprising the southernmost 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) of Miami Beach, along with downtown Miami and the Port of Miami, collectively form the commercial center of South Florida.[
Memorial Weekend on Ocean Drive
Urban Beach Week is a hip-hop festival held in Miami's South Beach over the Memorial Day weekend since the 1990s. Urban Beach Week has been likened to a de facto continuation of Freaknik's cultural activities. The event has become known for its over-the-top parties and fashions.
Views over LA from Griffiths Observatory
Venice was founded in 1905 as a seaside resort town. It was an independent city until 1926, when it merged with Los Angeles. Today, Venice is known for its canals, beaches, and the circus-like Ocean Front Walk, a two-and-a-half-mile pedestrian-only promenade that features performers, mystics, artists and vendors.
Sometimes, landscape photography comes with it's dangers. Caught in a sudden flush tidal bore, less than an inch of water became up to my neck in fast flowing water. My passport, wallet, camera, lenses and memory cards all submerged and damaged. I lived to to tell the tale, unlike the average 3 drownings a year.
One of France's most recognisable landmarks, visited by more than 3 million people each year, Mont Saint-Michel and its bay are on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.