Day + A Half trip = A few sites off my to-visit bucket list.
Locations: Zion National, Bryce Canyon, Horshoe Bend, and Antelope Canyon
Just being in the presence of these desert sculpture interiors and landscape, you start wonder, then ponder if heaven can even feel as godly to these all-natural wonders.
An oasis of intersecting textures, rich stone colors, and monumental geometries, the tools used to carve these masterpieces: water, weather, and just a few thousand years of time. What if Bernini carve a narrow cave opening and the walls were to move like fabric? Yea that also sums up what the Antelope Canyon water-carved walls felt like.
FYI please visit during spring and fall when the temperature promotes happiness for all living things. Winter temperatures (speaking from experience) can be painful and hiking will be limited. Stay hydrated and sun-blocked over summer.
This past summer I had the opportunity to spend 5 weeks in Fontainebleau, France, consuming myself with classical French architecture and music. It was one way to be funemployed!
There’s something about French objects that are so irresistibly quaint and romantic. Maybe it’s the soft linens, the art-nouveau steel construction, parquet flooring, or the pastel colors contrasted with their perfectly green foliage of gardens. And oh how I miss the perfect weather made for strolling, farmers market of fresh produce, the scent of fresh buttery pastries.
It was very crowded.
Having said that, here are a few polaroid samples where I attempted to fade out the crowds of Chinese people.
Yichang > Three Gorges Dam > Danning River > Three Gorges > Fengdu + Jade Snow Cave > Chongqing
Selection of photos from my study abroad adventures in Northern to Southern Italia (except Rome, she has her own album)
Collection of photos from my study-abroad in Rome, January to May 2009
Magnificent keyhole views to magnificent marble works, this place is the ultimate Architect’s mecca.