Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ponte Vecchio

I imagine that everyone who goes
to Florence hikes up to Piazzale
Michelangelo and takes this exact
picture of the Ponte Vecchio, with
the Santa Trinita, alla Carraia, and
Amerigo Vespucci bridges beyond.
But, of course—who could possibly
resist such a view? (This is probably
#1 in a series—I have many, many
pics of this beautiful bridge!)

[See more bridges here, chez Louis la Vache.]

Friday, June 25, 2010

Weekend Reflections

These beautiful peonies graced my
windowsill for more than a week
(and are still pretty even now that
they've dried, so I haven't tossed
them yet).

[You can find more Weekend Reflections here.]

Monday, June 21, 2010

Mosaic Monday

Got a new camera, and I've been having
a little fun playing with the color values
in some of my photos.
[You can see lots more Monday Mosaics at
Mary's lovely little red house, here.]

Sunday, June 20, 2010

a bridge with no name

This one's in Italy's Cinque Terre. My
friend Lori (that's her) and I were on
the trail from Manarola to Corniglia
(visible in the background). Think I
got this shot just in time—after I
took the picture, some kids ran onto
the bridge behind me and began to
make it sway like crazy!

[You can see more bridges here
chez Louis la Vache.]

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Weekend Reflections

This guy was stuck in traffic in the middle of the
Brooklyn Bridge. Those of us on the pedestrian
walkway above didn't have that problem—though
it can happen there too. New York gets millions of
visitors and sometimes it seems as though they're
ALL on the bridge at the same time (usually when
I'm there too & just trying to get home). :~}

[See more Weekend Reflections here.]

Friday, June 18, 2010

2 things Challenge: Fringe/Focus

I love this lampshade with the beaded fringe,
but I don't want to shoot it with any more
light than the little lamp provides—so it's
hard to get a shot that's completely in focus.

[You can see more interpretations of
this challenge here.]

Friday Sunset

This chemical-laden sunset over
New Jersey was captured from the
west side of Manhattan.

[You can see more sunsets (or post one
yourself) in the Weekday Photos Challenge
meme, here.]

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ponte di Rialto

Both shots were taken from the vaporetto
as I passed underneath the beautiful Ponte
di Rialto, Venice's first stone bridge—designed,
appropriately, by Antonio da Ponte.

[See more bridges chez Louis la Vache.]

Friday, June 11, 2010

Weekend Reflections

This statue of George M. Cohan in
Duffy Square—directly facing Times
Square—was dedicated in 1959,
and he's been giving his regards to
Broadway ever since.

[See more Weekend Reflections here.]

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Mosaic Monday

I was born just a mile (20 blocks) north
of the Chrysler Building—and now I work
right across 42nd Street from it. For me,
it's still New York's most beautiful skyscraper.

[You'll find more Monday Mosaics at Mary's
charming little red house.]

2 things Challenge: Said/Done

Sometimes there's a place for civil disobedience.
And sometimes it's just best to follow what's
obviously good advice (and/or also the law)!

[See more interpretations of this 2 Things Challenge here.]

Ponte Sisto

Named for (and commissioned by) Pope Sixtus IV,
this is the only bridge built across the Tiber
between the fall of the Roman empire and
the 19th century. Much of the material
used to build it came from the Colosseum.

[Go see more bridges, or join in the fun
yourself, chez Louis la Vache.]

Friday, June 4, 2010

Weekend Reflections

Mimi Vang Olsen started out painting people, but
switched to animals when she realized how much
New Yorkers love their pets. I read that a 30" by 40"
oil painting of a dog or cat starts at $2,500. Business
must be good because this storefront studio has been
here for a long time—and she's able to close up the
shop from June to September.

[See more weekend reflections here.]