Author Archives: Xandré Verkes

About Xandré Verkes

Structural Engineer - Amateur Photographer - Frustrated traveler - Closet Creative!!

Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina

Last year we visited North Carolina for a long weekend. If this sounds like a random choice, we were there for a wedding!! (Otherwise there are probably a few other places we would have rather gone!) With very little time, one of the must sees is obviously at least part of the Blue Ridge Parkway! It was still a little early for the bursts of autumn colours that it is renowned for, but we were lucky enough to see the start thereof!! …

Xandre Verkes - Blue Ridge NC-5

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TCL Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles

On the historic Hollywood walk of fame, you come across the TCL Chinese Theatre (this cinema has been renamed quite a few times over the years!). There are approximately 200 celebrity hand- and footprints and autographs embedded in the concrete in front of this theatre.

Xandre Verkes - Chinese Theatre LA-3

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Mission Murals, San Francisco

The Mission District in San Francisco (also know as the “Mission”), is home to wide variety of cultures. The most prominent of these being, Spanish and Mexican. Throughout the Mission, walls and fences are decorated with Murals. These murals were initiated by the Chicano Art Mural Movement in the 1970’s and inspired by the traditional Mexican paintings made by the famous Diego Rivera.

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Castro Theatre – San Francisco

A Historic Landmark in San Francisco and situated in the Heart of the Castro District. When we visited San Francisco in April this year, we stayed just up the hill from this landmark. Although the whole Castro street was under construction, it still stood out as a gorgeous building!

Castro Theatre

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Grand Canyon National Park – Fun Facts #1

In order for me to keep on track with posting every now and again, I have decided to do a fun fact/s with my photos that I share with you. We have been blessed to visit some dream-come-true destinations this year & I would love to share some of our highlights with you!

Canyon FF1-2

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