Aug 26, 2020

Bassano Dam in Southern Alberta

Opened in 1914, the Bassano Dam in Alberta is part of the Eastern Irrigation District where water is diverted from the Bow River to feed numerous canals and reservoirs. The construction of the dam was a massive undertaking and provides irrigation for roughly 1.5 million acres. 

Bassano Dam Alberta

Bassano Dam Alberta
Bassano Dam Alberta



Bassano Dam Alberta
Bassano Dam Alberta



Bassano Dam Alberta
Bassano Dam Alberta
Bassano Dam Alberta





Aug 23, 2020

Inside the Crown of the Statue of Liberty

An incredibly tight spiral staircase, a 20 story climb, and a surreal perspective from inside one of the world's most recognizable landmarks - this is the experience of ascending through the girders and copper framework to reach the crown of the Statue of Liberty in New York City

Inside Crown Statue of Liberty NYC

Inside Crown Statue of Liberty NYC
There are a few things worth pointing out. 

The Statue of Liberty is smaller than you think. No more than 10 people can fit in the crown at any one time, hence the need for timed entries that (in most cases) require booking months in advance. There is also no elevator to the crown so be prepared for a climb. And finally, despite the lookout there's actually not much of view considering the statue faces away from the skyline.

All that said, it's an unreal experience to see the landmark this way. To see the framework of the statue up close, to see the island below, to realize where you actually are for a moment. As part of a series of distinctly New York travel shoots I was doing, this one ranks pretty highly.

Inside Crown Statue of Liberty NYC
Inside Crown Statue of Liberty NYC
Inside Crown Statue of Liberty NYC




Inside Crown Statue of Liberty NYC
Inside Crown Statue of Liberty NYC
Looking up into the framework of the Statue of Liberty.
Inside Crown Statue of Liberty NYC

Inside Crown Statue of Liberty NYC
Inside Crown Statue of Liberty NYC
Inside Crown Statue of Liberty NYC
Inside Crown Statue of Liberty NYC


Inside Crown Statue of Liberty NYC
Inside Crown Statue of Liberty NYC
Inside Crown Statue of Liberty NYC
Inside Crown Statue of Liberty NYC
Inside Crown Statue of Liberty NYC
Inside Crown Statue of Liberty NYC

Inside Crown Statue of Liberty NYC