Photo a Week Challenge: From Above

This week’s theme over at Nancy Merrill Photography is “From Above“. There is something special about the perspective that being above it all gives us – no matter where we are.

We start close to home – from outside our apartment window:

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Last week we had a big storm come through at the end of the day. The clouds and fog made for a stunning sunset.
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Being as high up as we are, we can watch the weather approach. Here comes a snow squall!
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Our view in the middle of winter.
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It isn’t often but sometimes we catch our cats looking out the window.

Let’s go a little further from home. In 2016, my work took me to Louisiana a lot. Over the course of the year I spent a total of more than three months there, commuting back home every 2-3 weeks for a break.

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As you approach New Orleans, the Mississippi River gets pretty wide and you can see how it is still a lifeline of shipping for the country.
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Especially in the southern part of Louisiana there are lots of swamps. Part of my trip from the airport to the hotel takes me on a nearly 15 mile trip through this swamp. The road is elevated on a bridge above the swamp. On one trip, I watched an alligator slowly cross the road in front of me.

I saw a lot of India from above as well.

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On one outing near Mumbai I went to the Elephanta Caves, a nearly 1500 year old UNESCO World Heritage Site with amazing caves filled with carved images. This visit, in and of itself, deserves an entry of its own.
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These pilgrims are having their heads shaved next to the Ganges river in Varanasi
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I would often go to the rooftop of the guesthouse I stayed in there. Here we are above the monkeys who are above the city which is above the Ganges river.
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Above the boats that take you out on the water. Looking at this photo I remember how hot it was down by the river even in late October.

 

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