A Stroll Through Akumal

Some people practice meditation to help them find clarity in their life while others attend a temple or church once a week to find peace and be with their God. Me? I prefer to take a walk on a pretty beach somewhere while listening to some mellow tunes on my iPod with the sound of soft crashing waves in the background. Like this beach in Akumal, Mexico. I was walking along enjoying the view, listening to Manu Chao when suddenly I think it hit me…bliss. Either that or the mojitos finally kicked in.

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Francine FouquetMay 8, 2014 - 5:19 pm

C’est un régal toutes ces images

Francine FouquetMay 8, 2014 - 5:20 pm

C’est un régal toutes ces images !

The Glowing Huntington Beach Pier

This is how I spent my Super Bowl Sunday. Since the Bears did not even make the playoffs, I had no interest in watching a sporting event that is more famous for the commercials. And besides, I had the beach all to myself and the clouds were looking mighty fierce.

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Posing on the Malecon

This is my travel buddy Robert. We have been friends since high school and I have had the good fortune of sharing some of my most memorable trips alongside him. We have ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain on two separate occasions, celebrated many World Cup victories in Germany06 and France98, and in 2005 we hiked the Andes for 4 days until we arrived to Machu Picchu. The funny thing is we hardly ever see each other when we get back home. Sometimes we’ll go months without any communication. Having a Wife, kids and jobs will do that to you. But when we travel, he is like Harry Dunne to my Lloyd Christmas. Anyhoo, I am looking forward to being able to travel together more often. This photo was from a trip to Havana in 2012. I was taking photos of Havana’s famed boardwalk and asked him to pose for a shot. He is much more photogenic than I am.

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Victoria Beach Tower

If you want to avoid the crowded Southern California beaches, just head on over to this little hidden gem in Laguna Beach. It’s called Victoria Beach and it mostly known to the locals. To access it, you have to go down a long stairway tucked between a couple of homes. That’s right, it is in the middle of a residential neighborhood. Good luck finding parking. Once down there, you can enjoy the waves, take a walk and check out the out-of-place  Victorian tower built along the rocky cliffs. And if you are extra lucky, Rapunzel might let down her hair and let you up to her tower.

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Electric LA Blue

I posted this photo on Instagram and it was kind of a big hit. I had already posted the full color version before. Sometimes I like to mess around and convert my photos to Black & White and see what the results are. Now I am torn as to whether I prefer the color or BW version. Oh well, they probably both suck. Ha! Enjoy kiddos!

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Corona del Mar Beach Sunset

There was some lovely pink cotton candy clouds as the sun began to set over Little Corona Beach. Man, I am cursed. For as long as I remember, I have always longed to live on the beach. Problem is, living on the beach is mighty expensive. I have been fortunate to live in some beautiful beach towns and now I would like to add Corona del Mar to the list. The list that includes Manhattan Beach, Playa del Carmen, and Laguna Beach. Why did I have to be cursed with such expensive tastes?

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Disney Hall on Grand

I had a great time hanging out with a bunch of photographer friends I have met through Instagram. We just kind of hung out and went around shooting in Downtown LA after dark. Are you on Instagram? It is my favorite social network. I actually publish some images on Instagram before I publish them here. Leave me your Instagram profile so I can follow you. You can find my Instagram profile on @pixamundo.

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La Plaza de Trinidad

A nice view from above of the plaza in Trinidad, Cuba. It surprised me how easy it was to get access to buildings around town to try and get the best shot. The buildings and the plaza date back to the 18th century. This is such a laid back town I can see it still looking like this in the 23rd century.

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Welcome to Monte Alban

High above the valley of Oaxaca lies the ancient city of the Zapotec civilization – Monte Alban. Arqueologists believe that it was founded around 500BC but it was abandoned by the time the Spaniards arrived. All that was left was this magnificent city and its temples.

Mexico, Central America, and South America have so many of these ancient cities and exploring them is quite the adventure. I have already been to Chichen Itza (twice), Machu Pichuu, Teotihuacan, Tulum (many times), and Coba (twice). Still left on the list are Palenque, Tikal, Uxmal and Copan. And I’m sure there is a lost city of Amazonian super woman somewhere that is waiting for me to discover it.

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