This week's postcard features the opulent hotel formerly known as the Westin Europa & Regina overlooking the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy
Bonjour! This week’s carte postale is from Corsica (la Corse), the French island in the Mediterranean Sea. My dear friend in France sent me this postcard featuring the cities of Bastia (top photo) and Saint-Florent (bottom photo), which are located in northern Corsica. In the top photo, you can see the Old Port and the … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Bastia and Saint-Florent, Corsica
Bonjour! This week's carte postale features Times Square in New York City. The city is made up of five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island. According to NYCgo: the official guide to NYC, there are over 8.5 million residents! Did you know: the Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from France … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: New York City
At the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), a recent exhibition featured the work of over 20 international artists to illustrate how images have been created and sent out to the world from the 1880s to the present day. Here are a few snaps I took that I'd like to share from the "snap+share: … Continue reading Mail Art Exhibition at SFMOMA
Meaningful Photos is one of many science-based practices for a meaningful life curated by the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. For this mindfulness exercise, the how-to states: “[Take] 15 minutes per day for one week to take the photos.” Instead I did the following: From my phone's camera roll, I selected nine favorite … Continue reading Meaningful Photos: a Mindfulness Practice
A nostalgic mixtape of 90’s jams gets the party started inside the former office space (no pun intended, Mmm kay?) while energetic staff members highly encourage visitors to snap pictures with fun 90’s-themed displays
Bonjour! I got this week’s carte postale from a local used-book shop. Photographer Yvon (Pierre Yves-Petit 1886-1969) made gelatin silver prints into postcards. I tried to capture the sheen of Yvon's gelatin silver print postcard of Chambord, one of the Châteaux de la Loire: The year 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of Chambord. Until the … Continue reading Wednesday Postcard: Chambord, France
First of all, I mean no disrespect to all of you diehard fans of "The Godfather" movies. I know the true quote is: "Leave the gun, take the cannoli." But it's a bit too violent, wouldn't you agree? So just for fun, I changed gun to gum! I took this picture at a Whole Foods … Continue reading Leave the Gum, Take the Cannoli
Gyula Halász (1899-1984) was an Hungarian-French artist born in Brassó, Hungary (now Romania). He gave himself the name Brassaï because it means “from Brassó." What I found fascinating about his black & white photography, recently featured at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, was how Brassaï captured many not-so-pretty parts of Paris in the … Continue reading Brassaï Photography Exhibition at SFMOMA
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Here are a few pictures of food I’ve had while traveling. Who says airplane food is terrible? In the grand scheme of things, it’s all good!
France is known for having beautiful parks and gardens. At the Meudon Observatory Park, I got to see artfully trimmed trees, manicured lawns, as well as a splendid view of the Paris skyline.
One Butte-iful day exploring Montmartre and Sacré-Cœur in Paris!
With its street art, colorful doors, and famous square, it's easy to be charmed by the picturesque and historic Marais neighborhood in Paris.
Favorite memories of my trip to Paris and Toulouse, France. 🇫🇷