With the coldest air of the season beating down on New York City, I thought sharing photos from one of Tampa’s most serene spaces was in order. Welcome to the Wat Mongkolratanaram of Florida, a Buddhist temple located alongside the Palm River near Brandon. The ‘wat,’ or monastery temple, was established in its present location […]
Yesterday, my mother and I visited the Florida State Fair. For a city girl like myself, this was an introduction to the country life, complete with livestock competitions, homemade concoctions, and everything you would ever need to decorate your house à la Little House on the Prairie.
Enjoy these photos from the 2015 Gasparilla pirate festival in Tampa, Florida.
Happy new year, everyone! I hope you all are enjoying a little ‘down time’ — I certainly am. I’m spending time with my family in Florida, and we recently took a trip to Jacksonville to visit with my aunt and cousins. The trip was great, especially the side trip to a little town called Micanopy. […]
Happy holidays to everyone! With all that is going on in New York at the moment, let’s take a moment to remember the best of the city. I can think of no more magical place than NYC at Christmas. Enjoy this local’s perspective on the holiday.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday. While you are feasting on turkey (or perhaps tofurkey), enjoy these pics I took last night from the Macy’s Day ‘Inflation Celebration’ — that is, the pre-Thanksgiving balloon inflation on the Upper West Side. It was miserable weather last night, but I have to […]
The live oaks in New Orleans’ City Park exist as they have for hundreds of years.
While walking the streets of the French Quarter, I peered through the following windows.
For every experience during my trip to New Orleans, there was good and bad. The French Quarter was quaint, but the city overall felt unsafe. People were kind and approachable, but there is a definite undercurrent of racism. On and on it went. While my perspective is limited to that of a tourist, I make […]