Help from kelp

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Venice Beach, Los Angeles, California

I don’t know what the emergency was on Venice Beach that fall morning back in 2013, but these folks were busy sending out an SOS with help from the native vegetation.

Rippling reflection

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Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, California

A nighttime view of the amusement park on Santa Monica Pier, from my visit to Los Angeles and area back in 2013.

Patterns overhead

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Sony Centre, Berlin, Germany

This is the visually striking roof atop the Sony Centre in Berlin, as seen on my visit there in September 2015.

Keep calm, carry on

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London, England

Another snapshot from my fall visit across the Atlantic Ocean … here’s one of the lions on Trafalgar Square, London, framed with Big Ben in the background.

Bicycles at the market

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Market outside City Hall in Leipzig, Germany

Just a friendly gathering place at the market outside Leipzig’s city hall, when I passed through in September.

Unfamiliar London

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Modernity, London skyline

I’ve yet to wander into the newest, shiniest parts of central London — an unfamiliar skyline populated with skyscrapers and cranes. Perhaps on my next visit …

This view was snapped from the observation deck of the Tate Modern in September 2016.

Campus

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Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany

This modern university building in Leipzig, Germany, mimics what stood there previously. Snapped this photo back in September.

Under the dragon’s watchful eye

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Chinatown, London

This ornament greets visitors from high above a street in London’s Chinatown. Seen on my visit there in September 2016.

Greetings from your friendly neighbourhood tree

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Balestrand, Norway

Found this tree branch flashing a smile back at me as I wandered around Balestrand, Norway, back in August 2014.

Rail corridor

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Deutsche Bahn sleeping car

This is a view of the sleeping car hallway as we rolled down the track from Köln to Berlin … as seen with my smartphone camera through the peephole in the door. Shot on my travels through Europe this past September.