Sunday, June 27, 2010
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
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
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
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
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.]
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
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.]
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.]
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
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.]