Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cent' anni!

A little vicarious trip to Italy
by way of Virginia:
prosecco + Aperol + seltzer
= uno spritz.

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

Monday, July 28, 2014

Love those antioxidants

Delicious, dusky blue berries for
sale at the local greenmarket.

[Linking back to Blue Monday and Macro Monday]

Sunday, July 27, 2014

inSPIREd Sunday

The incredibly beautiful Sainte Chapelle.
I could spend hours in this place
(and I have—twice I've been to a musical
performance here on a summer evening, when
the sun doesn't set until almost 11 p.m.).

[To see more churches from around the world, go here.]

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Weekend in Black and White

Hidden in the fog is the new trade tower,
and this will be the entrance to the
subway station that feeds it.

[To see more monochromes, visit Dragonstar's meme.]

Friday, July 25, 2014

Gunpowder River

I rode the train from Virginia back to
NYC earlier this week.  All I remembered
about this shot was that I took it
somewhere between DC and Baltimore.
But iPhoto very kindly informs me that this is
the Gunpowder River, an inlet of Chesapeake Bay.

[To see more Skywatch shots, go here.  To see
more Weekend Reflections, visit James's meme.

Also linking back to Orange You Glad It's Friday?.]

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thursday Challenge—"reflections"

I took this shot a couple of weeks ago of
the brand new (and highly reflective)

4 World Trade—right now, this building 

probably has the best view looking down 
on the newly opened 9/11 Memorial.

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

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

ABC Wednesday—B is for place de la Bastille

. . . where you'll find the Colonne de Juillet,
put here where the Bastille once stood
to commemorate the July 1830 Revolution.  
It's topped by "The Spirit of Freedom"—
in one hand he holds a torch, in the other
the remains of his broken chains.
I was surprised to learn that there is a
columbarium in the base of the column that holds 
the remains of 615 victims of the revolution.

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]