Extra! Extra!

Extra Extra

Walking around Ludwigshafen center, I passed by the offices of the Rheinpfalz, the local newspaper. I saw this man reading the daily paper and it struck me as quaint. There was  a time when many more people would have been stopping by to take a look and depending on the daily paper for news. Also, the angle struck me – while you can clearly tell this is a man, he is headless, with the paper covering his head. It stuck me in the moment.

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Papaya Dog

Papya Dog

Sometimes the best part of a visit isn’t the famous sights, but rather just soaking in the entire vibe of a city with people you care about. In September last year, I was in NYC with my parents and we were able to spend a full day wandering about the city. We saw and did a lot, but the walk uptown sticks in my head. The mood was good, we laughed a lot, and I turned and shot this picture.

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Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, PA

When I was young I loved looking at city skylines. While I was fortunate enough to see two great skylines (Philadelphia and New York) relatively often, I always wanted to see others. I had a set of puzzles of major US cities that showed these skylines. Two really caught my eye – San Francisco because of the Transamerica Pyramid and Pittsburgh.

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Den lille havfrue

Den Lille Havfrue

The Little Mermaid statue is one of Copenhagen’s landmarks. It is located a bit of a distance outside the center, along the waterfront and near a beautiful park. Tourists flock to see it, and often you cannot get a good picture of the statue without a bunch of other tourists in the way. People are often disappointed in how little the statue is.

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Streets of Stavanger

Streets of Stavanger

Stavanger is one of the wealthiest towns in Norway, given that it is the center of the oil industry. I was expecting something much more urban, given it is the fourth largest city in Norway. Instead, I found a cozy little coastal town. The old city is made up of white houses and is beautiful to stroll through. There are residences mixed in with tourist shops selling local goods. A quaint surprise of a town.

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