Saturday, November 22, 2014

early morning

I loved this view of the Manhattan Bridge 
(looking past Dumbo from the Brooklyn Bridge),
before the East River fog had lifted.

[To see more of The Weekend in Black and White,
visit Dragonstar's meme.  Also linking
back to the B and W Photography Project at PODcast.]

Friday, November 21, 2014


. . . which means "to our health!" in Hungarian.
This glass of rosé was enjoyed at the Ari Kupsus
Gallery, in Budapest, where I bought a (very) small 

painting by my favorite Hungarian artist, 
Maté Orr, a lovely and very talented young man.
(I was introduced to Maté by my wonderful
new friends, Jane and Lance Hattatt, who
featured him on their own blog.)

[To see more Weekend Reflections, visit James's meme.]

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thursday Challenge: "architecture"

I dug deep into the archives for this shot
of the Parthenon
(I took it 26 years ago,
with Kodachrome—remember that?).
As I recall, we weren't allowed to get much closer than this.
Even so, I was lucky to capture it without any people in the frame.
  Or maybe everyone else
 was smart enough not to be out 

in the blazing sun, on a treeless Greek hill, in July, at noon.

[To see more of the Thursday Photo Challenge, visit Dale's meme.]

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

ABC Wednesday—S is for "Szimpla Kért"

That's Hungarian for "simple garden"—though there's 
really nothing simple about this funky place, 
which was the first of Budapest's ruin pubs.
In 2012, Szimpla Kért was voted the 3rd-best 
in the world on the Lonely Planet website (1st place went
 to A38, a floating bar that's also in Budapest).

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

la porte rouge

Day before yesterday, I showed you a building on
boulevard Saint-Germain.  Well, this place is right
next door—but they've injected a bit of color.

[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.]

Monday, November 17, 2014

downtown autumn color

Haven't been able to get out of town lately,
so I've been doing my "leaf-peeping" on the way

to work, within sight of some spectacular buildings.

[Linking back to Monday Mellow Yellows
and to Mandarin Orange Monday.]

Sunday, November 16, 2014

along the boulevard

The trees cast dappled shadows across
the façade of this elegant building
on boulevard Saint-Germain.

[Linking back to Shadow Shot Sunday
and to Today's Flowers.]