The monuments in DC look impressive during the day, but they become sublime when lit up after darkness falls.

Rubicon Trail along Lake Tahoe affords majestic views.

I found this arresting symmetry featuring the Transamerica Pyramid while hiking along the Embarcadero in San Francisco.

Tourists can swarm through the corpse of the once-thriving town of Rhyolite, Nevada, gawking at desiccated and dilapidated husks of buildings and automobiles.

Cars leave light trails across the Golden Gate Bridge as they flit between San Francisco and Sausalito.