Finding Street Art in Georgia

Finding street art in Georgia … lucky, it isn’t hard to do. And it only adds character to an already vibrant cultural center. Last week, I posted some *heavenly landscape shots of my recent trip to Tbilisi. Here are some favorite art scenes from same that heart-stealing adventure.

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Georgian_Script_Artwishing I spoke Georgian

Georgian_Art_Catoutside an orthodox church

georgia_art_heartheart in hand

I saw this street art six months ago, when I visited Tbilisi in December 2016 (and posted it here). It stuck with me. So I was delighted when I came across it again during my recent trip. Last time, I saw it at dawn. Here it is again, this time at dusk.

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Tbilisi and Steinbeck

During the Cold War (1947), John Steinbeck visited the Soviet Union, alongside photography Robert Capa. Steinbeck wrote about their travels, and Capa photographed them. One of their stops along the way was Tbilisi. Steinbeck described their time in Georgia (and 70 years later it is still true), writing: Continue reading “Tbilisi and Steinbeck”

Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Baku Modernity

I’m fresh off the plane after a one week adventure in Moldova, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. While I get back on a regular sleeping pattern and sort through my photos, here are some snapshots of an architectural highlight from my trip:

The Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Center was designed by Zaha Hadid and was completed in 2012.

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The Center is a symbol of modernity surrounded by a green public space; standing in front of it, staring up, I couldn’t help but feel like I had been transported into the future. Continue reading “Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Baku Modernity”

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: Doors of the City on a Hill

I traveled to Boston recently and took a lot of pictures (see previous post for more on the City on the Hill). The doors in Boston were much like the people that call the city home: bold, full of character, and a little rebellious.
boston_reddoors_bigandlittleBeacon Hill, Human Door and Hobbit Door?

boston_doors_backbay_blueNorth End, Hull Street #36 / Back Bay #78

boston_multi-doorsBack Bay #13

bostondoors_backbay_orangegreenBack Bay #35 / Beacon Hill #28

boston_found_hotelFound Hotel. Okay fine, those are windows. But they are emergency doors. 

boston_rowhousesBack Bay #53, 51, 49, featuring icicles.