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”
Cee’s Black and White Challenge this week is Walking Paths and Trails.
The theme transported me back in time, to 2013, when I was exploring South America. I crossed the Andes Mountains from Argentina into Chile, but took some time to explore the Andes along the way. Continue reading “Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Trail”
An older memory but one that I think of fondly.
Eugene, Oregon, 2014.
We were taking advantage of the cool summer evenings with a summertime outdoor paint project. Pictured: my dear friend, roommate and travel buddy- she managed to turn herself into a canvas along the way.
The Torpedo Factory, located in Alexandria, Virginia, is a “WWII torpedo factory-turned-art center” that allows artists to display and sell their art in refurbished studios. Continue reading “Around Town: Torpedo Factory”
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.
love is here
wishing I spoke Georgian
outside an orthodox church
heart 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.
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”
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 took my camera out wandering around Washington, DC. It wasn’t until I was home and reviewing the photos that I realized a theme in so many of my photos: the color PINK. I am not sure why, but I was clearly drawn to that color…
Georgetown, Wisconsin Avenue
Pink brick and green ivy. I have taken pictures of this house on the corner during each season. I love to watch it change (the coloring, the foliage, the time of day) during different times of the year.
Wandering around town and… I found my design counterpart. Continue reading “Around Town: So much to love”
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”