Capitol Stones, Remnants of the Past

Capitol Stones, Remnants of the Past.

Rock Creek Park Trail

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The Silver Lining

The Silver Lining (if there is one) to destroying my laptop and subsequently losing photos taken during the 2017 year, is that iPhones can take great photos too. (I’ve quite honestly been sulking.) Until I figure out the extent of the damage to the laptop and photos, here are some (iPhone) photos from my recent excursion to Boston, Massachusetts. I spent a few hours getting wonderfully lost in the  Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

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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”

Around Town: Remembering History

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”

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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