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.
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”
My initiatory Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge post takes me back to last summer, when I visited Charleston, South Carolina in the dead of summer.
A short drive out of downtown on the way to Folly Beach, you’ll find (what is suspected to be) the oldest living tree in the U.S., the Angel Oak Tree. The Angel Oak Tree is estimated to be between 400 and 500 years old. Find more facts on the tree here. The visitors, like me, stood back and marveled at the tree before moving in closer between the intertwined branches for a closer inspection.
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On the Road [or in my case, On the Tracks]. I took a long overnight train ride from Washington, DC to Boston, channeled my inner Jack Kerouac along the way.
“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” – Jack Kerouac, On the Road
Continue reading “On the Road”