Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Letters S or T

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is designed for subjects that start with the letters S or T. I dug into my photo archives for this one… back to the afternoon in summer 2015 that I stumbled upon a group of swing dancers in Washington, DC’s historic Dupont Circle. Continue reading “Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Letters S or T”

Around Town: Blagden Alley

Tucked away in the Shaw neighborhood of Northwest DC is a pair of twisting alleyways that date back to pre-Civil War times: Blagden Alley and Naylor Court. The beautiful Victorian rowhouses on the outward-facing part of the block housed upper-class Washingtonians, while the alley-facing buildings housed mixed-race working class professionals. Continue reading “Around Town: Blagden Alley”

Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Letters C or D

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is designed for subjects that start with the letters C and/or D. Oh, the possibilities!

This is one of my favorite city views, in one of my favorite cities.

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CITY view, from COIT tower; San Francisco, CALIFORNIA

You can take an elevator to the top of Coit Tower to get 360 degree views of the City by the Bay. If you face West (as in the photo directly above), you are greeted by views of North Beach (Little Italy) and the Golden Gate Bridge. Face South (as in the very top photo) and see the Embarcadero, Financial District, and the Bay Bridge.

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. 

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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