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Chicago

Chicago

Patience

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

We can learn so much from our beautiful furry friends.

Knock Yourself Out

Greenwich Village, New York City

Greenwich Village, New York City

Random photos of Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village, New York City

Greenwich Village, New York City

Greenwich Village, New York City

Greenwich Village, New York City

with a title inspired by my favorite sign at Gray’s Papaya

Greenwich Village, New York City

Greenwich Village, New York City

Greenwich Village, New York City

Greenwich Village, New York City

Greenwich Village, New York City

Greenwich Village, New York City

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.

History & Beef in Vieux Lyon

Lyon, France

Seemingly insignificant doors that lead to centuries-old passageways… Christian ruins that date back to the 2nd century… Beef Street…

Lyon, France

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.

Lyon, France

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?

Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon, France

So much to ponder when wandering through history…

Lyon, France

Lyon, France

WALK

Paris, France

Paris, France

You never know what could be right around the corner.

Talking Flowers in Krakow

Krakow, Poland

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.

Ulica Florianska

Krakow, Poland

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.