It’s spring in Atlanta and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate then by taking a stroll through the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
I loved looking at the flowers and plants through my camera lens and experimenting with different angles and perspectives. I hope you enjoy the images that I compiled in the photo gallery below.
Wherever you live, look up your local garden and make a point to stop in soon. It’s a great way to say goodbye to winter and welcome in the spring season!
In honor of Valentine’s Day, I snapped a few pictures of the sights at Dublin’s Ha’penny Bridge.
Ha’penny Bridge was built in 1816 and crosses over the River Liffey. In years past, the bridge was covered in ‘love locks’. However, Dublin City Council began removing them in 2012 due to maintenance concerns. They asked people not to put locks on the bridge but as you can see, rebels persist.
On January 21, 2017 Civil Right’s icon, John Lewis, led the charge at the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women saying, “When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just; you have a moral obligation to say something, to do something. We cannot afford to be silent.”
Silent we were not. It is estimated that approximately 60,000 people marched alongside Representative Lewis to denounce the words and actions of the newly sworn in President and his administration.
I don’t have the time or energy to list all of the egregious things that Trump has said and done so I’ll just refer to the Huffington’s Post’s ‘Editor’s Note‘ that they used during the Presidential Campaign as it sums it up quite well:
Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.
Check out the Photo Gallery below.
I decided to trek into Downtown Atlanta and check out the Dragon Con Festivities this year. While I’ve lived in this city since 2008, I’ve never ventured into this particular event before. I’ve always figured that it wasn’t my thing.
However, I quickly realized that Dragon Con can be enjoyed by everyone. While I didn’t recognize many of the characters, it was cool seeing how passionate people were about dressing up. It was kind of like Pop Culture-themed Halloween. I especially loved seeing how excited the kids were to see there favorite Super Heroes walking down Peachtree Street.
This small island near Venice boasts street after street of colorful houses and shops. Famous for its lace, Burano is a shoppers dream and is easy to explore. You need just a few hours to explore this whimsical island.
Paris during Christmas is a whimsical place. Holiday markets dot the streets peddling sweets, mulled wine and pretty much any other food you can imagine. At night, the city twinkles with millions of lights. Top it off with ferris wheels, carousals and, of course, the Eiffel Tower and it’s quite clear why Paris the perfect city to explore during the holidays.
If you ever find yourself in Buenos Aires be sure to head to the neighborhood of La Boca where everything is loud, especially the soccer fans. This is where you’ll find colorful buildings, tango in the streets and open-air markets. Sure, it’s a bit touristy but you’re a tourist so just go with it.