Posted on October 14, 2014
Posted on August 7, 2013
Posted on July 19, 2013
Random photos of Greenwich Village
with a title inspired by my favorite sign at Gray’s Papaya
Posted on April 22, 2013
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.
Posted on November 9, 2012
Seemingly insignificant doors that lead to centuries-old passageways… Christian ruins that date back to the 2nd century… Beef Street…
Vieux Lyon has it’s share of fascinating stuff. I guess one of the reasons I love visiting old towns like this is that I never get over the fascination. I come from a city that can barely keep up it’s buildings from the 1900s, so when I’m walking down a street that’s been there since Roman times and eating my daily baguette in front of a cathedral built before Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue, I find it all perpetually amazing.
Places like this capture the imagination. What was life like here in the 2nd century? Who was sneaking down this passageway 600 years ago? Has the steak always been this
great on Beef Street?
So much to ponder when wandering through history…
Posted on October 29, 2012
Posted on April 17, 2012
One of my favorite things about travel is connecting with the locals. Even if it’s just a brief moment or simple conversation, those are moments I remember. Unfortunately I cannot say that I speak many languages, but when I can fit it into my schedule, I have been studying Spanish and Polish. On a trip to Krakow my very limited Polish paid off.
We were walking through the Planty (a beautiful park that encircles the Old Town) at dusk. I stopped to take a picture as the street lights were turning on and noticed a little lady in my viewfinder hiding from my camera. She was selling small bouquets of little red flowers and I approached her to buy one after I took this photo. To my surprise and delight, I understood everything she said, and I’m pretty sure she understood me as well. I walked away with not only a picture, but some pretty flowers, a smile, and a moment I will always remember.
Posted on March 18, 2012
I took this photo from inside the chapel in St. Florian’s Gate, which over looks Ulica Florianska, a fun and lively street full of cafes, shops, and pubs. At the other end of the street is the beautiful Mariacka Basilica. Down this street alone, I purchased a lovely piece of amber jewelry, had an amazing plate of pierogi, found a Krakow Christmas Creche (nativity) to take home, and enjoyed some great live jazz at an underground club…. yes, I did see other parts of the city too.