Auron Ski Resort, summer 2018

Summertime hiking at Auron Ski Resort in Mercantour National Park, southern France. The base camp — not shown in the photo — sits at 5,250 feet (1600m) and some of the 43 runs rise nearly 3,000 feet above that, so skiers and snowboarders (and hikers and bikers in the summer) have a lot of terrain to […]

Winter market, downtown Budapest

Winter market in Vorosmarty Square, Budapest. Although local arts and crafts and Christmas knick-knacks are sold in many stalls, the main focus here is on food. From goulash in bread bowls to pigs’ knuckles to fresh garlic cheese flatbread, the food is hot, hearty, and heavenly.

Monte Carlo F1 Grand Prix qualifying heat. May 2018

A race car passing the spectator stands during the Monte Carlo Formula 1 Grand Prix qualifying heats. The race includes 78 laps on a course laid out on the narrow streets of Monaco. Each driver makes roughly 3,666 gear changes during the race, where top speed on the straightways can reach 183 mph (295 km/h). […]

American jeeps with pin-up girls parading through the streets of Villefranche-sur-mer. July 4, 2018

American jeeps with pin-up girls parading through the streets of Villefranche-sur-mer on July 4. The US 6th Fleet was based in Villefranche from 1948 until 1966. As a result, the community has long had close ties with America. Every American Independence Day, they host a day-long series of events to honor that friendship. Visitors can […]

Burning of a fishing boat during the Festival of Saint Peter, Nice France

Burning of a fishing boat during the Fete de la Saint-Pierre (Festival of Saint Peter), Nice France. Held on or around June 29, which is the feast day of Saint Peter, the patron saint of fishermen, the festival begins with a marine parade and the blessing of the fishing fleet. Afterwards, a procession of religious […]