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.
Continue reading “Around Town: 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.
Continue reading “Boston: The City on a Hill”
Washington, DC, near Dupont Circle. Rowhouse goals, succulent goals.
Continue reading “Around Town: District Rowhouse Details”
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.
Continue reading “Moscow, in December”
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”
Georgetown in Fall. Before the 20+ mph winds stripped the trees of their fall leaves.
Continue reading “Around Town: Sunday Stroll through Georgetown”