Those on Facebook will be familiar with the latest trend – ‘name ten albums/movies/travel photos that influenced you/impacted you’. The idea is that you post ten of something, over ten days, without explanation and also nominate someone to do the same.

This week, I posted Ten Most Influential Movies and Ten Most Influential Albums. Today, I’m posting photographs.

I tried to assemble ten photos and realised that it was impossible to choose just ten from the World. I then tried just USA and there were still too many. So yesterday, I chose ten photos taken in the USA East Coast. Today USA West Coast – all taken on an iPhone. Each photo is clickable and links to an article on

Luke Bryan – live at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, California


Alcatraz, San Francisco, California


Muir Woods, Mill Valley, California


The Gamble House, Pasadena, California – Doc Brown’s House in the movie Back to the Future


Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, California


Ghostbusters Fan Fest at Sony Picture Studios, Culver City, California


Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, Yosemite


The Grand Canton, Arizona


Mike Baxter’s House from the TV Show – Last Man Standing


Hearst Castle, San Simeon, California, USA