Monthly Archives: January 2012

Day #1492

Posted by Caz on Tuesday, 31st January 2012

Day #1492 Title: Portrait Of A Giraffe
Location: Disney Animal Kingdom, Florida
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GF1 / 45-200mm f/4-5.6 IOS
Notes: We had another fun day out today, this time at Disney Animal Kingdom. The first thing we headed for was the Afrian Safari where we were lucky enough to see leopards, elephants, hippos, white rhino and giraffes. This one posed rather well for me. As well as seeing the animals, there were also several excellent roller coasters to try out. See more images from Disney Animal Kingdom.
One Year Ago: Day #1127
Two Years Ago: Day #762
Three Years Ago: Day #397
Four Years Ago: Day #31

Day #1491

Posted by Caz on Monday, 30th January 2012

Day #1491 Title: Space Shuttle Atlantis
Location: Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GF1 / 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 IOS
Notes: Well, where do I start? We had a brilliant day at Kennedy Space Center today. It’s been 19 years since my last visit, and wanting to return was my main reason for coming to Florida again this year. We were just so lucky with our timing – since Atlantis landed for the very last time last year, tour buses have been stopping and letting visitors go inside the massive Vehicle Assembly Building to see the shuttle. But for around 10 days only, the VAB housed two shuttles – Atlantis AND Endeavour, before Endeavour gets shipped off to Washington for display. So we were able to have our pictures taken with both! And we met an astronaut who told us all about his 4 missions on board. The VAB may well be closed to visitors again for another 30 years very soon, when Atlantis gets put in its new museum at KSC which they have just started building, and they begin to prepare for NASA’s next space vehicle Orion. There was also the enormous Saturn V rocket display from the Apollo missions. All in all, a day to remember. I spent most of it with Neil Armstrong’s famous words ringing in my ears: “It’s one small step for man, one giant leap for Mankind”. What a picture to add to my collection for the Treasure Hunt theme #57 – An Inspiring Quotation. See more images from KSC.
One Year Ago: Day #1126
Two Years Ago: Day #761
Three Years Ago: Day #396
Four Years Ago: Day #30

Day #1490

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 29th January 2012

Day #1490 Title: Light On The Lagoon
Location: Epcot Resort, Florida
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GF1 / 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 IOS
Notes: After a lazy morning at the house, a few of us went to Fantasia Gardens to play crazy golf, and then had a wander around Epcot Resort. The light was just right for Golden Hour – perfect timing. See more images from Fantasia Gardens and Epcot Resort.
One Year Ago: Day #1125
Two Years Ago: Day #760
Three Years Ago: Day #395
Four Years Ago: Day #29

Day #1489

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 28th January 2012

Day #1489 Title: Gasparilla Festival
Location: Tampa, Florida
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GF1 / 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 IOS
Notes: The weather perked up today so we took a trip to Tampa via the University of South Florida. Then on to the annual Gasparilla Festival (lots of pirates) in Tampa Bay. I liked the flags fluttering from this galleon.
One Year Ago: Day #1124
Two Years Ago: Day #759
Three Years Ago: Day #394
Four Years Ago: Day #28

Day #1488

Posted by Caz on Friday, 27th January 2012

Day #1488 Title: At The End Of The Day
Location: Downtown Disney, Florida
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GF1 / 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 IOS
Notes: We awoke to rain and clouds this morning so spent a lazy few hours at the house. This afternoon, it picked up a bit so we decided to go to Downtown Disney for a look around. The others went and played arcade games in Disney Quest while I pottered about with the camera. At the end of the day it turned out to be the best light – this was made looking at the car park! See more pictures from Downtown Disney.
One Year Ago: Day #1123
Two Years Ago: Day #758
Three Years Ago: Day #393
Four Years Ago: Day #27

Day #1487

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 26th January 2012

Day #1487 Title: Bucky Ball
Location: Disney Epcot Center, Florida
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GF1 / 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 IOS
Notes: Another great fun day out at Disney. This time Epcot. The “Bucky ball” in the middle was designed by Richard Buckminster Fuller. It certainly stands out especially when lit up after dark. See more pictures from Epcot.
One Year Ago: Day #1122
Two Years Ago: Day #757
Three Years Ago: Day #392
Four Years Ago: Day #26

Day #1486

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 25th January 2012

Day #1486 Title: The Fairy Castle
Location: Disney Magic Kingdom, Florida
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GF1 / 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 IOS
Notes: A very tiring day at Disney Magic Kingdom but great fun. Lots of great rides, fun and games. And a fireworks display above Cinderella’s Fairy Castle to top it all off. See more pictures from Magic Kingdom.
One Year Ago: Day #1121
Two Years Ago: Day #756
Three Years Ago: Day #391
Four Years Ago: Day #25