I took this picture shortly after I took the picture posted in “Baking in the Sun.” The contrast of an ancient church and Roman ruins, then turning around to see modern city life intrigues me. You would almost never guess the two pictures were taken minutes apart. I don’t recall what drew my eye to these two, but I do know they stood out from the crowd. I wonder is she asking him to play a song?
Crepes are one of my favorite snacks and always a highlight of visiting France. My favorites are cheese and ham as a savory snack, while a banana and Nutella crepe is my favorite sweet snack. I took this picture while visiting the Strasbourg Christmas market. The cheese and ham crepe being prepared was the one I ordered. It was yummy!
Times Square – fun, iconic, crowded, loud, rip off. It is a lot of things good and bad. I am fascinated by Times Square because of the transformation it has undergone over the past 30 years. I vividly remember my first time passing through times square, on a school trip. Times Square hadn’t been cleaned up and it was dirty, full of adult theaters, and sketchy characters on the streets. I remember thinking to myself, “where the heck are they taking us?”
I took this shot when I was outside on the street in Zadar, Croatia, near one of the old Roman gates to the city, enjoying the weather and scenery. A woman walking her dog caught my eye, they were milling about in the shade, and the light coming in over the gate made for an interesting contrast. I assume she lived in Zadar. Whenever I vacation somewhere, I find the people who live there interesting. I wonder what their lives are like and what their impression of their town is.
I have mentioned before that the contrasts in Berlin fascinate me. You can tell the city has been through a lot. But you often hear people who have been through tough times say that it made them stronger or into the person they are today. I think Berlin is like that – it wouldn’t be as cool or trendy or interesting or fun if it had not been through those rough times.