Winter in New York

Winter in New York

Some cities suit a season. New York comes into its own in winter. It gets cold, but the sky is an electric blue, the sun shines, and when it snows it buckets down, no half-measures, covering the streets and parks in a blanket of serene white. The city seems suspended...
Bologna & Florence

Bologna & Florence

Bologna is the capital and largest city of the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. The city is famed for the oldest university in the Western world, lively student population, exquisite food, typical brick terracotta-roofed architecture and porticos, theatre and...
Rome

Rome

“Roma”, the Eternal City, the capital and largest city of Italy and of the Lazio region. The famed city of the Roman Empire, the Seven Hills, La Dolce Vita, the Vatican and Three Coins in the Fountain. Rome, as a center of power, culture and religion, has...
Street Vendors

Street Vendors

Street food culture is active in so many cities, and New York is the capital of street vending in the United States. Sidewalk entrepreneurship is gaining popularity in many areas around the city. The variety of offerings has definitely increased beyond the classic...
Back to Black

Back to Black

There’s something about these old photos of New York that continually draws me back. To me it is interesting to see how much the city has changed and of course, how it hasn’t. Indeed, black and white photography doesn’t attract with its play of colors. Instead, it’s...
Manhattanhenge

Manhattanhenge

Manhattanhenge – sometimes referred to as the Manhattan Solstice – is a semiannual occurrence in which the setting sun aligns with the east–west streets of the main street grid in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. The term is derived from Stonehenge, at which...