Corfu Town, Greece

When I need a vacation but cannot get away, I find myself reminiscing on photos from the Greek Isles, from a trip I took in summer of 2014. (It’s time for another one). 

I spent one day in Corfu Town, the city of motor scooters, sapphire-colored waters, and clotheslines dropped with brightly colored towels. Continue reading “Corfu Town, Greece”

Boston: The City on a Hill

I took an overnight train to Boston from Washington, DC (photos here), determined to take in as much history and culture in a 72 hour window as possible . Boston is a city rooted in rebellion and revolution, which is a continued source of pride. It is also the city of nicknames: Beantown (baked beans) , The City on a Hill (John Winthrop), The Hub (Oliver Wendell’s The Hub of the Universe), and America’s Walking City. Here are some suggestions for visiting the oldest city in America.

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In Review: 2016, Year of Antithesis

2016, Year of Antithesis. The highs brought out the best of humanity- love, progress, and cooperation. But the lows- and there were many- illustrated the visceral ills of society. I choose to ring in the new year with thoughts for a productive and positive year ahead. I saw beautiful sights (Cherry Blossoms in my nation’s capital), traveled to new places near (Charleston) and far (Moscow), and learned stories from new friends. I am sharing four photos from four seasons.

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The View From Up Here

I am a big fan of vantage points when exploring a city, whether it is a new or well-known location. It provides perspective and understanding of a city, its people, and its culture.

Here are some of my favorite “rooftop” shots. Continue reading “The View From Up Here”

Keepin’ Austin Weird

Greetings from Austin Mural

I took a recent trip to Austin, Texas, which I briefly illustrated in my last post. A significant portion of my trip involved me stumbling across numerous beautiful murals throughout the city.

These eclectic murals capture the city’s diverse identity that has been shaped by it’s leading role as a hub for politics, education, and the arts.  They express faith, identity, community, and mandates, like “SMILE! Even if you don’t want to.”

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