All posts filed under: Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: Tianmen Mountain, China

April 9, 2015 Would YOU drive on this road? Here’s a brief synopsis: – Heaven-linking Avenue: Actually it is the twisting mountain road from the foot of the mountains to the ‘Heaven Ladders’ of Tianmen Cave. The mountain road is only less than 11 kilometers but the elevation rises rapidly from 200 meters to 1300 meters. Ninety nine turnings decorate the holy road and it was built with over a hundred million of Chinese Yuan investment together with a 5 years hard working. The twisting road is like a white dragon lying on the mountains, this road is regarded as the most amazing mountain road in the world. This road is used for mountain bike cycle races, definitely it is interesting and exiting to ride bicycle at Tianmenshan, and bicycle lovers focus more on the beautiful sceneries along the road and the challenge to conquer such a mountain distance. Amazing, huh? Great road to ride a bike, huh? Until next time, y’all… ~ Hospitality Shero

Photo of the Week: Air Force Memorial & Honor Guard Sculpture

April 2, 2015 A continuation from our visit to Arlington National Cemetery on March 19, 2015….. If you’ve never been to the Washington, D.C. area (or, if you’re ANYTHING like me, if you have lived in the area for several years and still didn’t take the time to play tourist lol), then you might not know about this amazing piece of history. Amazing shot, right? See the rainbow??? A bit about it: The design of the Air Force Memorial symbolizes flight and the flying spirit with three stainless steel spires that soar 270 feet high and represent contrails of the Air Force Thunderbirds as they disperse in a “bomb burst” maneuver. “The sculptures act as a human complement to the overwhelming steel spires of the Memorial.” Annnnnnnd….we have yours truly (lil ol’ moi) staring up at the Honor Guard sculpture, which is in the same vicinity as the memorial. Thankfully, the rain had let up long enough for us to enjoy this beautiful moment! In all the years I lived in the metro D.C. area …

Photo of the Week: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

March 26, 2015 Last week, my boyfriend and I traveled to Washington, D.C. from Atlanta, GA, for business. Unfortunately we were both sick and unable to do much by way of sightseeing. HOWEVER, I had never been to Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. It was LITERALLY in the backyard of our hotel, the Sheraton. Needless to say, we both mustered up enough strength to make the extremely short drive over there. So glad we did! One of the first places I wanted to see, which ended up being the last, due to our wanting to see the “changing of the guards”, was the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. What an amazing and honored experience! Here’s a little bit of history: The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery stands atop a hill overlooking Washington, D.C. On March 4, 1921, Congress approved the burial of an unidentified American soldier from World War I in the plaza of the new Memorial Amphitheater. The white marble sarcophagus has a flat-faced form and is relieved at the …

Photo of the Week: Biggest Wave Yet?!

March 5, 2015 Wow! Just breathtaking! Have you EVER seen a “normal” wave of this size? I’m not talking about tsunami waves. Those don’t count, so don’t go there. Lol Seriously, is this cool, or what? For you daredevils and adventurers…can you imagine standing there, watching this wave get closer and closer to you? Does it give you a nice big thrill? For someone who can’t swim, and almost drowned at a young age, this both amazes and terrifies me! What do you think? Something you’d LOVE to get up close and personal with? Or, if you’re like me, would you rather be at a nice comfortable distance, enjoying the view? Until next time, y’all… ~Hospitality Shero PS Thanks to Diogo for drawing attention to the record-breaking surfer in the picture. Apparently, I missed him! Lol #shameful! He’s amazing, nonetheless.