The conventillos of Buenos Aires are community living spaces. They were originally occupied by waves of immigrants. In this conventillo photo essay, you’ll enter this closed-off community and learn some of its secrets, meet some of its residents and discover its charm in San Telmo, the heart of Buenos Aires’ historic center. Argentina’s Immigration Wave San Telmo Conventillo Photo Essay Dr. Rawson And The Overcrowding … Continue reading San Telmo Conventillo Photo Essay Tour
Part of our Women’s History Month series: Female heroes! It’s difficult to imagine a 19th century woman traveling the world, alone. Even today, female solo travel remains a popular blog topic. So back in 1889, when two women with adventurous streaks set out at the same time, in different directions, to circle the globe, you can imagine the interest they generated in the public! This … Continue reading Female Solo Travel: An 1889 Race Around The World
Edward Hopper’s paintings are full of lonely scenes, even when there are people together, and somehow your imagination always fills in the story. He didn’t paint what he saw, though; we discovered that he painted his trademark theme, Edward Hopper: loneliness and isolation, no matter what he was looking at. Our lust for adventure this day immersed us into the real-life world of Edward Hopper! … Continue reading Edward Hopper: Loneliness & Isolation; We Stepped Into His World
Google real haunted house and you’ll find a lot of spooky, abandoned houses, but spirits live in occupied homes, too. The haunted house I’m talking about, at 1 Laveta Place in Nyack, NY, forced lawmakers to write a new law, and the New York State Supreme Court upheld it! People live there… but not for long. They move in and out of this one, and … Continue reading A True Haunted House, According To New York State Law
One photo goal has been to get a sky full of seagulls, but you don’t see them over the water in NYC. I was inspired by my Insta-friends from Istanbul who always post exciting shots from the back of the ferries. The Department of Environmental Conservation put nest boxes for peregrine falcons at the top all NY bridge towers because these falcons are an endangered … Continue reading The Mystery of the Missing Seagulls
For many people, the price of fame has always been worth the risk! In 1885, just two years after the Brooklyn Bridge opened, spectators boarded a tugboat to witness Robert Emmet Odium jump off the Brooklyn Bridge in his quest for glory! He would be the first to ever attempted such a stunt! Odium had an excuse for his dangerous jump. He was going to … Continue reading 19th Century Daredevils and The Brooklyn Bridge!
Warning: this is an Instagram myth breaker post. If you love your feelings of FOMO, then do not read any further. Two years ago driving to Nice in the south of France, I saw signs for Aix-en-Provence and thought, I have to visit this town Continue reading Aixa-en-Provence: Instagram Myth Breakers In The Lavender Fields! Goodbye FOMO
On July 22, 2014 people noticed the American flags on the 276-foot Brooklyn Bridge towers were missing, replaced with what appeared to be white surrender flags.Continue reading “A Modern Brooklyn Bridge Mystery”
Tapping a ♥️ is easy, but can an Instagrammer’s beautiful post influence you to buy something or stay somewhere special? Continue reading How easily can I influence you?