St. Mary’s Church

St. Mary's Church
St. Mary’s Church

Architecture

When I was a kid I always dreamed of being an Architect. I always thought it was amazing to put a passion inside your work that everyone would be able to see it in a building or structure. I took this photo at my sister’s wedding while in Alton, Illinois. It is from inside of St. Mary’s Church. I looked up at the ceiling and saw this amazing piece of work and thought, I had to share.

Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed the photo and the small story. If you are interested in more of my Architecture work, be sure to click on the Architecture Tag below.
Thanks for reading!

Semper Fidelis,

Manuel Perez

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Yosemite – El Capitan

El Capitan
El Capitan

Yosemite’s El Capitan

If you have ever been to Yosemite, then you are familiar with El Capitan. It is a very large mountain that sits in the middle of the park and is a remarkable site to see. It attracts thousands and thousands a year so that people can climb it and see its amazing view.

Rain Makes For Amazing Waterfalls

The recent rains has revived some amazing waterfalls that haven’t been seen in a very long time. Not to mention the amount of water in the rivers. If you get a chance to go up and visit the park, please be sure to be careful around the water, as we have already had a few incidents where people have drowned.

Conclusion

It has been a while since I have been up to Yosemite, but I was offered an opportunity to go with my daughter and her class. It was a great time to see all the kids working to get great shots. I can’t wait to see some of their work. I will continue to post some of my photos online, either on the site or somewhere on social media. Be sure to stay up to date by subscribing to all of my posts.

Thanks for reading!

Semper Fidelis,

Manuel Perez

The Jelly Man Lives

The Jellyman
The Jellyman

San Francisco

My family and I visited San Francisco’s Golden Gate park one day and I believe it must have been a holiday because we were trying to go into the Science Museum and the line was rediculous. We ended up wandering around the rest of the park, but a few months later we timed it right and went back to see the Science Museum.

The Science Museum

We were amazed of all the stuff that was in the museum. I had no idea the place had existed until we stumbled upon it. We came across the Jelly Fish exhibit and I have always been a fan of them. I snapped this photo while watching this guy swim around. I even came across what I recall as the Banana Spider from when I was in Okinawa, Japan back in 1999-2000. I will try to share the photo with you and the story of the encounter we had while we were in the Jungle.

Conclusion

I guess the moral of this story is that, make sure you plan your trips accordingly and don’t be afraid to go back again if it can be done.

Thanks for reading.

Sincerely,

Manuel Perez

New Idria

New Idria
New Idria

This is a photo of an old abandoned factory that is just outside of New Idria.  If you have not seen this place it is something to see at least once in your lifetime.  I had been there once when I was a kid and I had mentioned it to my wife and we drove up to see it.  I guess the place has been abandoned for some time now.  It used to be used for some old mining purposes.

San Pedro Sulas – Honduras

San Pedro Sulas - Honduras

I took this photo back in 2006 when my pastor asked if I would go with him and some other church members to Central America.  We flew into San Pedro Sulas, Honduras and stayed there for a couple of days and then we traveled over to Guatemala.  I must say that it was a very interesting trip.  It actually gave me the a view of what the United States Citizens or Population take for granted.  We visited some churches in the area and actually hosted a church revival out in the streets a couple of nights.  Some moments seemed pretty intense when they told us the stories about revivals from the past.  They said the area is crawling with people that will kill you for no reason.  We actually encountered no hostile or violent experiences but there were some interesting characters that we came across.  I will try to put some more photos from Honduras and Guatemala soon but for now you can click on the Honduras and Guatemala categories to view them all.

Meza Verde

Meza Verde
Meza Verde

I was recently in Meza Verde, CO and got to see some of these amazing creations that the park has to offer.  In the photo on the left you can see one of the old structures that Native Americans made to use for living and other purposes.  It is amazing to see how we have developed our architecture to develop the places we have today.

Thanks for reading.

Semper Fidelis,

Manny Perez

Dallas, TX

Bridge in Dallas, TX

While I was in Texas recently, I was in Dallas and noticed this beautiful bridge.  It was a little tricky to get to since there wasn’t any place to park nearby and get to a good location to photograph it.  I had to stop at a gas station and hike up a road nearby to get this shot.  The plan originally for this bridge and two future bridges is to build two more similar bridges nearby and when you look at them from an angle it will look like one bridge.

If you have more details about this bridge and anything else in Dallas, TX please feel free to share it with us.

Thanks for reading!

Semper Fidelis,

Manuel Perez