Last Monday I played the role of tourist with a trip to Staten Island. The original goal of my trip was to have a taste of Sri Lankan food. (Who knew that the largest community of Sri Lankans in the US reside just across the water in the St. George area of Staten Island?) But […]
I hope all of my fellow New Yorkers have had the chance to go play in the snow this evening! We were walloped with 25 inches (and still waiting for the official count) of snow starting at around midnight last night. I went out this evening at 8:30 p.m. to check out the status of […]
Two weeks have passed, and thus far I have kept my new year’s resolution to do more personal photography. This week I focused on using my 50mm macro lens at a 2.8 aperture. A 50mm lens is basically how your eye sees the world (as opposed to a telephoto lens that allows you to get […]
It’s the start of the year, and like everyone else, I have some new year’s resolutions which I would like to complete. My goals for this year are to work on my personal photography projects and to try and achieve more of a life/work balance. I started today by taking the entire day off — […]
Hi everyone! Memorial Day weekend starts today, and that usually means a bit of holiday travel for most folks. In anticipation of the fun weekend ahead, I thought I would tempt you with photos from my trip to Sarasota, taken during my Florida sojourn this past winter. To those of you going somewhere relaxing, I […]
Of all the wacky fairs I have attended during my visit to Florida, the Pasco County Fair was by far the best. A cute baby contest, full rodeo, and wild amusement rides — need I say more?
Saturday night was party night in Tampa where the annual Knight Parade made a triumphant return down 7th Avenue in Ybor City. The parade is one of the final events for Tampa’s Gasparilla pirate festival. As a reminder, Gasparilla is a bit like Mardi Gras, and as with the ‘crews’ in New Orleans, this parade […]
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.
Hi everyone! The Gasparilla 2015 Pirate Parade was held today in Tampa, and I am pleased to say I was there to catch all the action. The festival has been going strong since it was first held in 1904. With a look and feel a bit like Mardi Gras in New Orleans, the premise of […]