Microcosm on 23rd

Microcosm, Chelsea, NYC

Chelsea, NYC

Lights On

Detroit

Detroit

Detroit

Detroit

Detroit

Detroit

Nouveau

 

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

 

Eventually

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Holešovice

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

From High Above

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

From the top of the Frauenkirche, standing on wooden beams with enough give to make my stomach drop, I took in the views of Dresden. Along the river there was slight evidence of damage from the recent floods, although it was nothing compared to the destruction from the war. Old palaces and churches now repaired, brand new structures made to look old (even the Frauenkirche itself was recently rebuilt), and from high above you’d never know the difference.

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany

Powder Gate Redo

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

I ventured to the top of the Powder Gate during my first trip to Prague, so I wasn’t planning on doing it again this time… but… after breakfast one day, I noticed how beautiful the sky was… and being only around the corner from the Gate, I couldn’t resist a quick trip to the top.

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

I’m so glad I did it. Even though the scenery is the same, my original photos had a dreary, overcast sky. Not only did I get a “redo” of this gorgeous view, I had an amazing time soaking in the scenery.

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

Sometimes I worry that when returning to a city I’ve visited before, it won’t live up to the memories. For this trip to Prague at least – and even this trip to the top of the Powder Gate – that was definitely not the case.

Things’ll Be Great

New York City

New York City

New York City

New York City

New York City

New York City

New York City

New York City

New York City

New York City

New York City

New York City

New York City

New York City

Petula Clark got it right. Things are pretty great downtown.

Back from the Big Apple

New York City

New York City

I’ve just returned from one of my absolute favorite places, New York City. As usual, I brought back with me a new “I heart NY” shirt (this time in turquoise), a Metro Card with money left on it (one more reason to go back), a few extra pounds (darn you Minetta Black Label burger!), wonderful memories, and about a thousand new photos.

While I still have a ton of editing to do, I wanted to share an image of my favorite building in the Big Apple, the majestic Chrysler Building.

*please click on image to see larger version

The Sunday Crowd

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Spring showed up yesterday. You never know if it’s going to stick around these days, so I decided to get outside with my camera before it started snowing again. As quiet and desolate as these photos may seem, I actually saw more people hanging out downtown than usual. I guess a nice spring day really brings out the crowds.

Views of New York City

Statue of Liberty, New York City

On my most recent visit to New York City, I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge for the first time. Seeing the Statue of Liberty so small next to the giant skyscrapers, it seemed the perfect depiction of my view of the city. New York can be so overwhelming, but if you take in one small piece at a time, there are such amazing treasures to be found.

Manhattan Skyline

I could stare at the Manhattan skyline for hours, not only taking in the magnificent architecture (I love all things Art Deco and admit to having a somewhat strange obsession with the Chrysler Building), but also imagining all that’s going on in the city. So many people, so many places, so many ideas, significant events, and conversations taking place. I love the endless possibilities of New York City.

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