Tag Archives: Photography

Buenos Aires

“The City of Books” has one bookstore for every 4,000 residents. Theaters, museums, and opera halls dot this cultural metropolis, creating a vibrancy comparable to any major urban area in the northern hemisphere.

Buenos Aires Street Art

The streets of Buenos Aires contain a world class art gallery. Porteños, as well as local government officials, are customarily in favor of large murals.  With an abundant supply of high rises and industrial areas, it is not difficult for an artist to find a canvas. Building owners even contact prominent street artists in order to add some color to their walls. Historically, graffiti spiked around the 1983 transition to democracy, and then again, during the 2001 financial crises.

Depictions of Detroit

Where some see decay, others see potential.

Where some see decay, others see community.

Where some see the past, others see a future.

Doors of Tallinn

First we notice exterior shapes and colors. Then we guess what is inside; perhaps someone reading, a dog sleeping, a cold cup of coffee on the table.

Images from Vilnius

An excellent city to walk. Vilnius has varied architecture, a complex history, and a bright future. After gaining independence in 1990, traditional Lithuanian cuisine has become a way to commemorate a shared identity and culture. Old town is dotted with independent coffee shops and eateries.

Daughter of the Baltic

Helsinki was founded as a trading port by Gustav I in 1550. Today, the city embodies the best of Scandinavia; industrious people, and functional, neoclassical architecture.

Depictions of Warsaw

 

World War Two, Holocaust, Soviet occupation, John Paul II, European Union. A complex history unites a contemporary city that is a patchwork of ideas and identities.