Monday, June 26, 2017

The Avengers in Tennessee

A photo of the Avengers, Earth's mightiest heroes, at Ripley's Believe It or Not in Gatlinburg, TN. The iconic heroes draw in massive amounts of tourists each year.

The Avengers are a fictional team of superheroes appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The team made its debut in The Avengers #1 (cover-dated Sept. 1963), created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist/co-plotter Jack Kirby, inspired by the success of DC Comics' Justice League of America.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Optimus Prime

Standing tall, outside the Ripley's Believe It or Not themed museum in downtown Gatlinburg, TN, Optimus Prime draws in crowds of children and Transformers fans from around the world. Some say he's just a replica, but I think I saw him move...

Transformers, robots in disguise, is a childhood classic. Transformers is a series of American science fiction action films based on the toys created by Hasbro and Tomy. Michael Bay has directed Transformers (2007), Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Dark of the Moon (2011), and Age of Extinction (2014).

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Head Over Heels

This inverted bust is located in a downtown section of Amsterdam, Netherland's capitol city. Sitting upside down amidst a plethora of other interesting statues and sculptures, this one definitely takes the cake for most unique and visually appealing.

Friday, June 23, 2017

World's Largest Pedestrian Bridge

Erected in 1891, the Walnut St. Bridge is the world's longest pedestrian bridge. It connects downtown Chattanooga to the north shore. It is a favorite of residents and visitors alike.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sun King Kaleidoscope

They say if you stand under this kaleidoscope structure, when the sun hits the apex of its frame, you'll be endowed with all the powers of the Sun King (for a whopping .47 seconds), and you will know your true name. Alas, after the sun passes this specific point, all is forgotten, and you go on wandering the world in search of meaning not to be found.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Corinthian Columns

Cool columns of alabaster white hold up this marvel of modern architecture in Chattanooga, TN. While the pillars are a symbol of the past, they present a dazzling display for the present. Their ingenuity helped spark an entirely new era of architecture across the ancient world.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Doe and Fawn Nuzzle

Hiking up the mountain to Rainbow Falls, Tennessee, we stopped abruptly to watch as a family of deer crossed over the path right in front of us. We became motionless, emitting waves of peace and calm. The deer were seemingly unfazed by our presence. They grazed nearby, slowly getting closer as the minutes passed. At their nearest, they were probably five feet away from us. The fawn was the bravest, with mother carefully eyeing us from behind. The baby just watched us, as we watched it, fascinated by each other's form and expression of life. After about ten minutes, they moved on, deeper into the forest, and out of our sights for the rest of the hike. Seeing them was an expansive experience. It was as if they brought with them a sense of tranquility that lasted with us the rest of the day.