Robert Simon Memorial, Lake Ann, Reston, Virginia
       
     
PMC Camper at Mass Maritime Academy
       
     
Holocaust Memorial, Berlin, Germany
       
     
Bicycle Planter, Gdansk, Poland
       
     
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St Petersburg, Russia
       
     
Jefferson Memorial, Cherry Blossoms and the Tidal Basin, Washington, DC
       
     
Robert Simon Memorial, Lake Ann, Reston, Virginia
       
     
Robert Simon Memorial, Lake Ann, Reston, Virginia

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.

PMC Camper at Mass Maritime Academy
       
     
PMC Camper at Mass Maritime Academy

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

Holocaust Memorial, Berlin, Germany
       
     
Holocaust Memorial, Berlin, Germany

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

Bicycle Planter, Gdansk, Poland
       
     
Bicycle Planter, Gdansk, Poland

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.

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St Petersburg, Russia
       
     
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St Petersburg, Russia

This Church was built between 1883-1907 on the site where Emperor Alexander II was fatally wounded in March 1881. 

Jefferson Memorial, Cherry Blossoms and the Tidal Basin, Washington, DC
       
     
Jefferson Memorial, Cherry Blossoms and the Tidal Basin, Washington, DC

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.