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”
Tbilisi at Dawn, December 2016.
Taken during a 36-hour trip to Tbilisi, Georgia. My short time frame forced me into walking the city at dawn.
I’m looking forward to returning in a few weeks. I have been given a second chance to explore and experience this beautiful place.
Do you like a good ghost story? What about tales of Blackbeard and pirate duels? Civil War battle reenactments? Live music?
What are you waiting for? Visit Charleston already. Continue reading “Charleston Continued: Can’t Get Enough”
Last August, in the dead of summer, I took a weekend getaway to Charleston, South Carolina. As a proud “born and raised” Californian, this was one of my most authentic southern experiences to date. The hospitality was unrivaled. Continue reading “Weekend Getaway in Charleston, SC”
When I need a vacation but cannot get away, I find myself reminiscing on photos from the Greek Isles, from a trip I took in summer of 2014. (It’s time for another one).
I spent one day in Corfu Town, the city of motor scooters, sapphire-colored waters, and clotheslines dropped with brightly colored towels. Continue reading “Corfu Town, Greece”
I am starting a new series of posts, highlighting some of the colorful places I have been. I’ve found that the presence of bold complimentary colors transcend cultural and country borders.
Complimentary Colors: Bubblegum and Forest Green
Laundry Day / Burano, Italy, 2014
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.
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.
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.