The area around the new World Trade Center brings back so many memories. The twin towers had been one of my favorite parts of the city, and I remember visiting them a year before the terrorist attacks which took them down.
The area around Hudson Yards is being purposefully revitalized from the rough, industrial zone it used to be, into an attractive spot for residents and businesses. Probably even more of a draw than Vessel, is a park called the High Line.
For the first time in its 36-year history, the Goya Awards were held in Valencia. The Goyas are the Spanish version of the Oscars, celebrating cinematic excellence, and just like the Hollywood event, has become a showcase for glamour and fashion. 2021 marked the centennial birthday of Luis García Berlanga -- widely recognized as one of the greatest ever Spanish directors. In his honor, the Goyas were relocated to Valencia, the city of his birth. The Palacio de Las Artes Reina Sofía served as a stunning venue for the award show.
The most common depiction of Stockholm is of old brick buildings, cobblestone streets, bridges, and water. Quaint, old-world Nordic realness. And that's definitely true! The city is full of the types of typical images you might associate with the old world (just look at the first set of photos we published, to understand what I mean).
Taking pictures at the Bangkok train station - After a very short visit to Chiang Mai, I found myself back in Bangkok. I arrived in the morning, and my flight back home wasn't until midnight, so I had some time to kill. Of course, I didn't mind at all -- a full day to snap some photos in one of the world's craziest cities sounded just fine.
I was only in Barcelona for ten hours, during a recent trip to take care of some paperwork, but couldn't resist the opportunity to check out the Sagrada Familia. This was my first visit to one of the world's most remarkable buildings, which is faintly embarrassing, having lived in nearby Valencia for so long