WPC: Symbol

The weekly photography challenge theme is Symbol. We all have seen so many symbols by which we show our love. But today I am gonna show what shouldn’t be used as a symbol of love. Carving names on tourist places, especially archaeological sites. There is something called Sustainable and Responsible tourism, that every one of us should follow.

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Fort Bragg & Mendocino Botanical Gardens

Long pending post of my photographs from the latest California trip. I am too lazy and consumed with other things, to even make an effort. But then better late than never. Here are some of the photographs of Fort Bragg’s Skunk Train station , which was unfortunately closed when I was there, and my trip to the Mendocino Botanical Gardens, which is a pleasure to walk, even if it takes around 2-3 hours minimum.

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Point Cabrillo Lighthouse

When I was in Fort Bragg, I decided to visit this light house called Point Cabrillo which was within the city limits. Went there by around 3.30 pm and spent a while there. According to the lady there, who was so happy to receive a visitor from India on her tour of light houses, this one has the third order Fresnel lens where as the Point Arena (which was already in my list of to-visit places) has the 1st order Fresnel lens. There was this one squirrel who was roaming the place and gave me company during my visit there. I have tons of pictures of that little friend. I did hope to catch some whales, but they had already done their visits in the morning. Around 8 pairs were spotted during the first half of the day, according to the lady at the gift shop.  Not my day to catch them I guess. But as usual, felt at peace and enjoyed the nature and the cold winds before I decided to head back after 6 pm.

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