Where We Live It’s a beautiful world. What can we do to keep it that way? Great Falls National Park Great Falls National Park includes the old C&O canal which opens to a small lake called wide water. This pristine view is a few miles from the seat of government in Washington, DC, View of Hong Kong Winner of Life Framer Competition, December 2021 link https://www.life-framer.com/face-of-the-earth-2021 Dubrovnik A center of world trade and tourism for 1000 years, it was bombarded by former Yugoslav countrymen, in a brief war, as recently as 1992. HUDSON YARDS, NEW YORK: The open staircases were built recently as part of a commercial development, merely as an attraction for tourists. The “Vessel” works for this purposes, and visitors get unique views of this part of the city. Pea Island, Cape Hatteras, NC Palouse Farms Eastern Washington state is remarkably different than the western, more urbanized part of the state. PITIGLIANO, ITALYA hill town, was built layer on layers of street and floor slab. The lower layers were carved out of the tufa, solidified lava, from relatively recent (500,000 years) volcanic actions. Beyond the walls of the city, an extensive array of streets called ‘vie cave’ were carved in the tufa and are still open, as they were in the Etruscan era, 2500 years ago. There is evidence that the vie cave exist below the many layered city as well. 5000 Years Home: On Main Island, Orkney, Scotland, an ancient group of communal type stone dwellings, known as Scara Brae, were unearthed by a storm. The builders of the18th century home, were not aware of the existence of this ancient ‘settlement’, predating Stonehenge and just about everything else in the British Isles. 3 MILES OFF THE GRIDWhat is the real cost of living the way we choose to live? Eerie Lake ErieOne of the five Great Lakes shared by the US and Canada, was once considered a “dead lake” due to eutrophication and pollution. It is now recovering, but retains an unearthly view in some locations, as in this image. Skyscraper DreamingThis image of some new structures at the WTC in New York shows a reflection of the new trademark One World Trade Center. The reflection covers the side of another ‘diminutive’ skyscraper, thus leading to the acronym “Skyscraper Dreaming” ostensibly of its neighbor……as skyscrapers are known to dream of their superiors.