I’ve recently booked a couple trips including my first ever stay at a Fairmont property @fairmontbanff for my birthday next week 🎈 and a trip to Seattle for my sisters @andreainalberta engagement 🎉 so excited for both of these and the photos I’ll be share in future 📸
"Today the works of the profesion of landscape architecture are often not 'seen,' not understood as having been designed and deliberalty constructed, even when the landscape has been radically reshaped. Many landmarks of landscape architecture are assumed to be works of nature of felicitious, serendipitous products of culture. This blindness prevents their appreciation as artful answers to knotty questions of conflicting envrionmental values and competing purposes." ———————————————————————
“He (Frederik Law Olmsted) proposed paths to shape visitors' experience of Yosemite by directing their movement and gaze. To enhance an individual's experience of this scenery without the distracting intrusion of artificial construction..." ———————————————————————
From Anne Whiston Spirn's essay "Constructing Nature: The Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted" in "Uncommon Ground" edited by William Cronon ———————————————————————
That is to say that many of the experiences that we have in "nature" or "wilderness" are heavily mediated by culture. Our experiences out there, whether it be Yosemite, your favorite local park, or like these photos from around smoky Banff, Jasper, and Yoho National Parks of Canada (Summer 2018), are carefully designed and planned. #canada#banff#jaspernationalpark#yohonationalpark#williamcronon#uncommonground @theofficialwilliamcronon
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⏰Our Leap Year One Day Sale is Saturday⏰ SAVE 25% on Esthetic Treatments
I've been planning this photograph since back in November. Had to wait for both the right month of the year and the precise time of the night to be able to capture these two galaxies setting behind one of Banff's mountain backdrops.
Stoked with the final image and it's now available to purchase from my print store in 16x9 format:
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Rocky Mountaineer is a bucket-list experience for so many Canadians. Imagine yourself training through the Canadian Rockies, stopping in small picturesque villages and iconic cities like Vancouver, Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper! @rockymountaineer
#DAILYHOOT#551 - back in south beach Miami 1 year later - still able to do some chin-ups!! Loving the free gym vibe. Free weights for everyone of all makes and models. So thankful that someone is doing it right #Miami#southbeach - #florida - thank you for helping what #owlpod is doing - bringing people together and helping us work together to build a happy #family To all of you who don’t believe - we are coming for you too. “Build baby build - learn baby learn so that we can earn baby earn”. #mlk he said it right. We must love one another and build. Put aside our indifferences and work together to try to build #oneworld - the future is waiting.
Finding time to step back, think, and reflect is challenging.
Yet, I’m gonna believe that there’s a rich reward and discovery which comes through the experience.
Thankful, grateful, & blessed for all my travels so far.
It truly changes you in more ways than one. How does travel change you?
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.” - John Muir
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New video coming. It’s not a vlog of Banff because I just didn’t really vlog much. So hopefully you guys enjoy it. It’s kind of an update on what I’ve been up too lately. Enjoy. #banff#albera#photography#vlog#video#youtube
Our new ‘Ambassador Program’ highlights the exemplary lives of those who take full advantage of their natural surroundings. Whether it’s using your community walking trail or big mountain skiing. .
Our first ambassador is Jack Steen (@jacksteen21). Jack is a Banff veteran known for his ‘send-it’ style in the parks and on the slopes. With an extensive skill set already, Jack is always reaching for the next level. Something we admire and value tremendously at NTC. .
HEY! It's Me!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Let's play a game 🤡
jk not that kind of game. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I'm gonna list 5 things about myself - 4 of them are TRUE & 1 is completely made up! Can YOU guess which one is false?
1. I have planted well over 150,000 trees
2. I went cage diving with sharks in New Zealand ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. I've stood 8 feet from a Male Grizzly Bear on the way down from a mountain - he stood on his hind legs to smell me and walked around me
4. I just met one of my first cousin's 2 years ago & her name is also Stephanie