Photo of the Week: Blossom

IMG_3150New York City, USA

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and somehow we found ourselves without any travel plans.  This is pretty rare since as you know, we usually plan our travel to coincide with national holidays to maximize our work vacation days.  Seeing as how we are in the city on this gorgeous weekend, we decided to do some of the things we don’t normally do – like go boating in Central Park, and visit the Brooklyn museum.  Sometimes it’s nice to play tourist in your own city.  

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Photo of the Week: Sunday Afternoon

IMG_2096New York City, USA

It’s been raining here a lot lately, so when there is a sunny afternoon, I try to spend it outdoors. I’ve got to bask in that warm sun whenever I can, right?  My favorite hangout in our neighborhood is undoubtedly Riverside Park. Here you’ll find lots of people running, bike riding, or just relaxing on the park benches.  I usually grab a book, my headphones, and enjoy a few hours in the park.

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Photo of the Week: Sakura

IMG_2003Brooklyn, USA

My parents came over to visit this past week and we went to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to see the cherry blossoms.  Even though we were not there during the Sakura Festival, the park was still full of people out enjoying a beautiful spring afternoon. The promenade of cherry trees in full bloom is  sight to behold.  They even insisted on taking a few selfies in front of the delicate flowers. I managed to sneak in a picture of them while they were doing it. 

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Photo of the Week: Windy City

IMG_1073Chicago, USA

The one hundred year old Navy Pier is not just a fun place to spend the afternoon, but it is also a historic landmark.  It is over 3000 feet long, jutting into Lake Michigan; from the pier, you have a great view of the Chicago skyline with the prominent John Hancock Building with its double antenna.

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Photo of the Week: Gorge

IMG_8087Atlanta, USA

This week, I dug up some photos from our trip to Atlanta a few years ago.  Since we rented a car, we decided to drive out to Tallulah Gorge for a short day-hike.  This beautiful destination, filled with waterfalls, rock outcrops, and river cascades is one of the most popular trails in Georgia.  The easy to follow 2 mile trail takes you across a suspension bridge, down towards the gorge and back out again. 

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Photo of the Week: NYC

IMG_1750New York, USA

I love walking, that’s probably the biggest reason why I love living in New York.  If you have the time, you can walk from the top to the bottom of Manhattan and explore the different neighborhoods that are constantly changing.  This past weekend, we decided to take a walk across the iconic Brooklyn Bridge on a lovely sunny day.  From the bridge you can see the Manhattan skyline across the East River.  You can also see the Empire State Building as well as the Chrysler Building in this photo.  

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Photo of the Week: Mosaic

IMG_0599New York, USA

It was a nice afternoon, so we decided to go for a walk to the Bethesda Fountain, our favorite place in Central Park.  The sun was filtering into the subterranean arcade lighting up the distinctive ornate interior.  The details of the magnificent Minton Tile ceiling have attracted many visitors to this spot over the years.  The  interior, filled with 15,000 colorful tiles, also has brilliant acoustics.  The place is always filled with beautiful music since there is never a shortage of performers.

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Photo of the Week: Power

IMG_9019Washington, D.C.

This past week, all eyes were on our nation’s capital as the transition of the presidency occurred ushering in a new era.  I usually steer clear of politics, opting to stick to things I enjoy, like travel and photography.  But as we all watch Donald get sworn in, I can’t help but wonder what he will make of this position.  There is a lot of uncertainty, hurt feelings, and divisiveness that came after a highly contentious presidential race, but what I do know is that we can not just sit back and expect Washington to solve the problems.  We can no longer be silent bystanders, because it’s our country too. We need to work together and try understand each other’s point of view without resorting to name calling to have our voices heard.  I am going to end with a quote from MLK- The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

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Photo of the Week: Palm Trees

IMG_6608_thumb20Kauai, USA

My family is heading to Hawaii this week and I am stuck here in the grip of Old Man Winter.  There is more snow in the forecast for this weekend, and it feels like this winter season has stretched on forever and we are not even half way through.  Can you tell that I have the winter blues?   I am looking at this picture of palm trees swaying against the sunset sky and hoping it’ll cheer me up. Do you love winter or are you hoping for an early spring like me?

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Photo of the Week: Hiatus

20161208_210800-ANIMATIONMilford Sound, New Zealand

Why, hello there! I’ve been gone for awhile, but I swear, I have a good reason.  We were road tripping around New Zealand in our campervan for 3 weeks driving from Auckland to Queenstown.  I am still sorting through my notes and photos, but can’t wait to share our experience with you guys. 

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