Friday, February 8, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
In the shadow of the Segrada Familia, Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece in the heart of Barcelona. Towering cranes still hover over this life's work, like guardian angels. Busloads of gabby tourists disembark from the hop-on, hop-off buses to view the sandy colored cathedral, while Barcelona natives hang banner outside their apartment windows imploring quiet.
Yet, Barcelona buzzes with the sounds of motorcycles, day and night.
Posted by Nikki at 9:22 AM
Thursday, October 25, 2012
A city swimming in cafe's.
Thought there would be only a few Starbucks, not as many as....
This one, in the 1st arrondisement, not far from Notre-Dame, was full.
Nope, didn't partake.
What would Hemingway say?
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Love this bluesh photo Carolyn sent me from Victoria, British Columbia.
From a passing car?
It was a blue moon over picturesque Victoria, a little bit of England in North America.
And three stars above.
Friday, August 31, 2012
The little girl on the right is playing chess with her dad.
White Shirt Guy on the left is intense on his laptop.
And if you look closely, the word "Rethink"
running across White Shirt Guy, backwards.
Got to be a metaphor in that somehow, right?
Posted by Nikki at 9:44 AM
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A big chunk of Pearl Street is a pedestrian walkway, and there are no cars, but you might bump into an elk (?) moose (?) on your way to Starbucks...
Or a Buff fan, a cyclist, rock climber, power walker, marathoner or other sport enthusiast. Boulder's high altitude and Flat Iron mountain is picture perfect for those who want/need to seriously train.
Not an ounce of fat to be found in this lean, clean city.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Beverly Blvd and Robertson, congested, construction, photo red light cameras, you name it - this mid-city intersection's got it.
BUT.....this is L.A.'s interior design mecca, high-end Italian and French furniture design stores to drool and dream over....
Speaking of interior design...
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
New, wonderful, Middle Grade book by Jackie Hirtz and Marcy Winograd:
"Eleven-year-old Lola Zola panics when her parents announce, “We were laid-off.”
“Not fired, Lola, laid-off—from the auto plant.”
Either way, it’s bad news.
How will Lola rescue her parents and tail-less cat Bowzer from the jobless blues?"
Sadly, sooooo relevant in these hard times of layoffs and economic uncertainty. Available on Amazon.com
Posted by Nikki at 8:54 AM
Monday, July 30, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
What would i do without world traveler, Cathi R., who shoots pics for me?
I like the ornate balcony and shuttered window above, an open door, below, but no line.
Not one person in sight.
A sleepy street.
A blue sky peeking out behind wispy clouds to match the blue arrow, pointing,
Kind of early morning, dreamy.
There's a crazy tango waiting to be danced,
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
After all, we Angelinos spend a lot of time in our cars.
Don't you love it when the sign says "ONLY"
This Starbucks, at the intersection of Sherman Way and Whitsett, is in the wilderness of home improvement and contractor warehouse heaven, and a bunch of marble/tile stores added in for good measure.
It's got an interesting, artsy facade, though, but ONLY if you're looking carefully.