It was late in the afternoon when I walked out of the Mestre train station in Venice. There weren’t many tourists, and I quickly bought a ticket for the vaporetto which would take me to my hotel next to the Rialto bridge. As the boat pulled away from the pier, I took a deep breath […]
If you have been following my blog for a while, you will have noticed that I regularly post a black and white photo. I have had a love affair with black and white photography for what feels like forever. My first black and white photos were taken in my teens, and I even spent time […]
One of my goals for each year is to see the larches in autumn. I love the way they turn a beautiful golden color, and if the sky is blue they really shine. The past times we’ve gone for a weekend or a week-long hike, there has been snow in the mountains. But this year […]
A few weekends ago we spent the day driving and walking through the Thuringian Forest in Germany. It was at peak foliage and it was a wonderful feeling to be bathing in that golden light that only exists at this time of the year.
Pt. Reyes National Seashore is a place which has given me many happy memories over the years and it was only natural that I wanted to visit it again. I have seen it with the sun shining brightly and in thick, moist fog, and always the wind tousling my hair. It was there I took […]
About half a year before my trip to the US, I was listening to NPR and happened to hear about Lotusland, a large garden in Santa Barbara. It sounded interesting and after looking it up online, I asked my aunt if she had ever been. She answered she hadn’t even heard of it and would […]