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Round Barn 1917
Tourist taking a picture with the Manhattan cityscape in the background.
Vivid colors along C&O canal towpath trail in Georgetown
Burrowing Owl
Rome in the Rain
Floating market in the morning
Hold on
Red
Inside the Colosseum
Small Netted Veins & Blue Sky
Lunch in Girona, Spain
The Golden Gate Bridge from a biplane
Lake Leopold at sunset
Aspen Mountain
Water runs through Girona
Farmers' Market Sunflowers
Cairns along Machame Route to Barafu Camp on Kilimanjaro
Stairway
Heaven from Montserrat
Living History Book
Autumn  Leaves
Gum Tree
Barcelona from on high
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The Golden Gate Bridge from a biplane

This shot really belongs in the wild hair category. It was the result of a completely random wrong turn on the way to my niece's wedding in Napa, I ended up driving by this airport that had vintage aircraft you could go up in. So I did. In the exact same plane that my father, a fighter pilot in WWII, had trained in, a Steerman biplane. He flew 41 missions over Germany and never talked about it. Being in the plane he flew first was incredibly moving, he died in 2008. I still get updates from his fellow pilots, there are so few left.

TAGS: California, Golden Gate Bridge, Nps100, Wwii

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2014
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Filed Under: The American Experience
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 15, 2016, 10:19 p.m.
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Camera Model: COOLPIX AW110
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Shutter Speed: 1/1000
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