Photo of the Week: Skylight

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The Palau de la Música Catalana is a well-known classical concert venue in Barcelona, and long considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world.  From the facade to the stage, the design of the Palau is ornate and rich in organic motifs that symbolize Catalan culture.  

The music hall is illuminated by natural light that shines through the intricate stained glass ceiling pictured above.  This masterpiece of creativity and imagination was designed by Antoni Rigalt to represent the sun and the sky.

 

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Berlin: East Side Gallery

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I love street art. So when I was in Berlin, I couldn’t pass up a chance to explore the stirring art of East Side Gallery that has come to represent Germany’s turbulent history between East and West. This large open-air gallery is an international symbol of freedom. It is the longest remaining part of the Berlin Wall at 1.3 km long and located along the banks of the river Spree in Friedrichshain borough. After the Wall was brought down in 1989, artists came from around the world to transform the gray barriers into 105 paintings, each a testimony to victory of the human spirit. Continue reading

Autumn in New York

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Growing up, I did not like Fall.  It signaled the end of summer and the start of a new school year.  It also signaled the end of warm weather and the start of snow and frost.  Even as an adult, I was not fond of this transitional season.  With daylight savings time in effect, the days get shorter and shorter, and before you know it, it’s dark out most of the time.  It’s not until I moved to New York that I learned to embrace Fall.  If you’ve ever visited the city in the summer, you know it’s a sweltering hot mess.  The humidity and the heat make most of New England almost unbearable, but in the city, it’s an incubator for all the horrible smells that just cling to you.  In August, when the smell of urine and garbage get to their most unpleasant point, you become happy to embrace the cold brisk air that ushers in the Fall season.

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Hiking Delaware Water Gap

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This past weekend when my aunt in New Jersey asked if we wanted to go hiking, we jumped at the opportunity.  Even though it’s Fall, in the city the leaves are still green from the warmer weather, so I couldn’t wait to see the changing foliage in the mountains.  Since we don’t have a car, this is also a chance for us to explore other hiking trails further away from the city.  We are definitely making the most out of our hiking shoes! Continue reading

Photo of the Week: Beach Day

IMG_6625Koh Khai, Thailand

It’s really hot here in New York, which makes me wish I was at the beach.  So today’s picture of the week will hopefully transport me and you to the beautiful Koh Khai island, Thailand.  This tiny piece of paradise is where the blue sky meets the soft sand and crystal clear water.  In fact, the water was so transparent, you can see the school of fish mingling with people that wade in the water.  On the beach, colorful umbrellas and chairs were set up for tourists to visit for the day.  

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Photo of the Week: Spices

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This picture was taken during our stroll through the spice bazaar in Istanbul.  The bustling marketplace was filled with a multitude of stalls selling spices, teas, and a variety of dried goods.  As you wander around the ancient corridors, you are taken in by the rich colors of the spices, originating from all over the world. It is easy to see why Istanbul was once the center of the spice trade.

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