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Weekend in Philly

A couple of weeks ago my cousin Sabrina came to visit me during her Spring break and we took a bus to visit Philly and of course have a Philly Cheesesteak.:)In true New York fashion we walked all over the city!

Philadelphia City Hall

Philly LOVE sign!

Independence Hall behind me, another view of City Hall and the By George cheesesteak that didn’t stand a chance!

Independence Hall is where the declaration of independence was signed. So much history in Philly!

And of course a lot of American pride!!

Great city and still lots to do. Will be back for more history, art and a cheesesteak!:)

 

Weekend in Stockholm

Last November I took a trip to visit my brother in Copenhagen and meanwhile we visited Stockholm and Prague. It was a great bonding experience to travel just the two of us as adults. I am so proud of the man he has become. They say you don’t really know someone until you travel with them, well just in case I needed more confirmation about how responsible and thoughtful he can be..I got it.

Here are some photos from Stockholm.

The Nordic Museum

The Vasa Museum

Vasa, the ship wrecked in it’s first voyage.

The Blue Gate on the island of Djurgården, which was once a royal hunting ground.

The view across the bridge on a street called Strandvägen in Central Stockholm.

And for lunch of course we found the one place that somewhat remotely reminded us of home…Texas Longhorn.

 

Memories in film

A few Christmases ago my brother gave me a really cool gadget called a Holga, a plastic film camera. When I moved to New York the first time around in the fall of 2012 I brought it with me and would occasionally take photos with it. I would also take pictures with my “real” camera just in case they didn’t come out. Let’s say that not all of them did come out, some were double exposed and some were not very clear. Despite all the imperfections I have a soft side for them. I hadn’t worked with film since high school and having to wait for the film to come back developed was an interesting sensation. One that I hadn’t experienced since digital came along. I love the grain and fuzziness in them.

The New York Public Library is one of my favorite places in the city.

The Wollman Rink in Central Park.

Manhattan Bridge view in DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass).

Oh New York, you make my heart flutter.