Robert Simon was the architect of this town that bears his name. The sculpture in this photo is of him sitting on a park bench. Simon died in early 2015 and this impromptu memorial was created in his honor. Simon lived in the high rise apartment building behind his statue.
The Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) is the largest athletic charitable event in the world, and raised over $45MM for cancer research and treatment in 2015. Participants in this 192 mile bike ride overnight at the Mass Maritime Academy after the initial 112 mile day's ride. When dorm rooms and ship space fill up, many of the 6,200 participants camp on the grounds. 2016 will be my 5th year riding in this amazing event. To learn more or to support my ride, please go to www.pmc.org.com/es0193
Officially titled the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, this is one of those sites whose emotional impact can not be captured in words. To learn more go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_to_the_Murdered_Jews_of_Europe
I was prepared for Gdansk to be the industrial ship building site made famous by Lech Walesa and his fellow workers. What I was not prepared for was the beautiful Stare Miasto where this shot was take. This Old Town was originally built over 500 years ago, and was reconstructed after massive destrucution during WWII.
This Church was built between 1883-1907 on the site where Emperor Alexander II was fatally wounded in March 1881.
This is one of the prettiest locations in DC and is overwhelmed with tourists when cherry blossoms are blooming. Photographers know to arrive well before dawn on weekdays and to hope that the delicate blossoms are in bloom and have not yet been taken away by wind, rain or cold.