Some snapshots from my recent June trip to Baku, Azerbaijan. I spent an afternoon wandering The Walled City of Baku, the archaic part of the city positioned on the edge of the Caspian Sea and surrounded by a 12th century wall. Continue reading “Baku, The Walled City”
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.
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”
I played “tourist” in my city of Washington, DC this week, and re-visited some monuments on the National Mall. I’ve visited the Lincoln Memorial no less than a dozen times, each time noticing new details with a fresh eye, like the Angel of Truth Mural above Lincoln’s engraved speech. Continue reading “Around Town: Remembering History”
Complimentary Colors: Fuchsia and Lime
Chinatown / San Francisco, California, 2016 Continue reading “Complimentary: Fuchsia & Lime”
The cherry blossoms were supposed to bloom today in Washington, DC. Needless to say, they did not. Instead we were greeted today by Winter Storm Stella.
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.
Beacon Hill, Human Door and Hobbit Door?
North End, Hull Street #36 / Back Bay #78
Back Bay #13
Back Bay #35 / Beacon Hill #28
Found Hotel. Okay fine, those are windows. But they are emergency doors.
Back Bay #53, 51, 49, featuring icicles.
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.
Washington, DC, near Dupont Circle. Rowhouse goals, succulent goals.
Visiting Moscow, in December. When not in meetings, I was exploring, camera in tow, with a scarf layered up to my nose. I’m still reviewing photos- more to come from my time in Moscow, Tbilisi, and Ankara. In the meantime, here is a photographer favorite.
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”