Our World: Future of Flight Aviation Center

If you have a kid who has a fascination for machines that fly, Future of Flight Aviation Center in Mukilteo (a few miles north of Seattle – Washington ) will be an interesting and informative place to visit. Aircraft enthusiasts will find a lot of displays, some of them interactive, … Read>>

One evening in SeaTac

Evening light, SeaTac Airport

Sunrises and sunset are always magical. I’ve said that before, haven’t I? Let me say it again — whether it is a seaside sunset or a hill top sunrise or dawn or dusk in a wooded or a concrete jungle, there’s something special about it. When that show of light … Read>>

PhotoFeature: Portland Japanese Garden in Winter

I seem to have an affinity for Japanese Gardens. Landscaped with rich greenery and dotted with stone and bronze sculptures not to mention the ponds in them, these gardens seem to have a soothing effect on me. When I walked in through the gates of Portland Japanese Garden, it became … Read>>

Our World | Vancouver Lake

Vancouver Lake Regional Park, Vancouver, WA

Vancouver Lake Regional Park in Vancouver, Washington, is a pleasant place for some family-time outdoors. It is not exactly one of those touristy places; more like a place where the locals like to hang out on a sunny day. Vancouver Lake Regional Park Lying in west of Downtown Vancouver, Vancouver … Read>>

Our World | Oldest starbucks store

Look at the crowd here. You might wonder why people are taking pictures of a Starbucks cafe, and why the ‘Starbucks Mermaid’ looks different. Those who are from Seattle or who have been there will tell you that this is not just any ‘Starbucks’ store. The guidebooks and brochures call … Read>>

Our World | Mt. Hood

You don’t have to go all the way to ‘Mt. Hood’ to see Mt. Hood. It is tall, imposing and unmissable. With its clear cut form and its elevation, this mountain is visible from most of Portland, Oregon and it’s surroundings. Standing at 11, 249 ft, Mt. Hood is also … Read>>

Astoria from Astoria Column

I told you a bit about the Astoria Column and showed you a little bit of Astoria. Now let me show you Astoria from Astoria Column, which is over 600 ft above sea level. Being in that seaside town where the voluminous Columbia River meets the Great Pacific, called for … Read>>

Astoria: Charming, picturesque and historical

Our trip to Astoria, Oregon started at Vancouver, Washington.  Now, anybody who is familiar with the Portland-Vancouver Area will tell you that you just have to cross the river and you will find yourself in the neighbouring state. True, but this time we had to take Interstate 5 and drive … Read>>

Monday Mural | Found in Seattle

Seattle Mural Going further up north, we find ourselves in the city of Seattle, today. I stumbled upon this mural inside a multi-level parking or was it a basement parking, I forget. This place was between Pikes Place Market and Seattle Waterfront, that, I’m sure. Did you notice the Space … Read>>

Monday Mural | Found on Astoria Column

Last week on Monday Mural, I showed you some murals from the seaside town of Astoria.  Let me tell you that there’s more to see, here. So today I’ll show you what you can rightly call some ‘must-see art’ here in this city-by-the-Columbia-River-and-the-Pacific-Ocean. It was in this coastal town that … Read>>