Hoover Dam

Only a few hours from Vegas, we headed out to the Hoover Dam early in the morning. The sunrise in Vegas from our hotel room was just spectacular.   After a nice drive through some pretty terrain, there it was, the breathtaking Hoover Dam. The structure itself is amazing even for an engineer like me. … More Hoover Dam

Bhutan on the Border

I’m just in love with the beautiful Bhutan-inspired architecture on my university campus! We fondly call our campus Bhutan on the Border. I was teaching in the classroom building on campus on a particularly stormy night, and the orange of the lights and the blue of the storms caught my eye. The Franklin mountains do … More Bhutan on the Border

The Vegas S(trip)

Ah the Vegas strip! I’ve been there many times, but this time I wanted to take some nice low-light (yeah right, with all the neon) pictures with my new Fuji X100. So here it goes. Caesar’s Palace is my favorite casino for its interior. Wonder who designed it…Caesar himself? People were kinda numb at the … More The Vegas S(trip)

Fiery Park

Well, we were not really happy with just visiting the Vegas strip – gets boring after a while. So, we rented a car and headed out to the Valley of Fire State Park. And what a trip it was through the Mojave desert and the mountains. The road stretched for miles onward; very few people, … More Fiery Park