Just miles below the Arctic Circle, Iceland is a photographer’s playground. My husband, Anthony, and I got to experience the natural wonders of this Nordic island nation recently. We started our trek renting a SUV and driving to the Westfjords, a large peninsula in northwestern Iceland known for it’s dramatic landscapes. The ocean abuts tall mountain ranges that block the low winter sun, casting drastic shadows across the landscape.
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People gather at St. Mark’s square in Venice, Italy for the 2015 Venice Carnival.
Yaima Gonzalez Matos, 33, lost her job three years ago. So she joined the ranks of Cuba’s small class of entrepreneurs and became a wholesaler in the island’s new private flower business to support herself and her son, now 11.
On a good day, she earns about $28 after expenses, a little more than the average salary in Cuba.
NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, who was born and raised in the Baltimore area, recently completed a stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS). From May to November 2014, he literally had a window on the world as the space station circled in low orbit around Earth.
Now Wiseman is back visiting several locations in the region, including the Maryland Science Center, where he is displaying some of his amazing videos and pictures that he took during his stay on board the ISS.
Composition and balance, and his passion for Baltimore City, makes art director and yogi Justin Timothy Temple’s Instagram feed stand out.
Seventeen divers from 11 countries competed in two days of competition at the Red Bull Qualifier Cliff Diving World Series 2015 in Piscinas Panamericanas, Cali, Colombia. Five divers, Jonathan Paredes of Mexico, Jucelino Junior of Brazil, Andy Jones of the USA, Blake Aldridge of the UK and Michal Navratil of the Czech Republic qualified and will join the five pre-qualified World Series divers from last year in the 2015 season.
The houses sit on large, well-manicured lots. The neighborhood’s public elementary/middle school is one of the best in Baltimore City. Downtown is a quick drive down the JFX or a short ride from the Light Rail station. There are parks, a neighborhood swimming pool and a driving range, not to mention quality restaurants and bars, salons and boutiques.
Is there anything Mount Washington doesn’t have?
Zookeepers at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore provide animal enrichment everyday to keep them stimulated and doing things that come naturally. On special days, the animals and visitors get an added treat made possible by the zoo’s Enrichment Team. The team was formed in January 2006. The volunteers assemble once a month to make colorful paper maché animals, balloons and other containers that will be filled with meat or produce and given to the animals on “Enrichment Days.”