1. Sunflowers always remind me of Tuscany. Even when I find them in urban gardens in the middle of Brooklyn.

  2. Out on the Harbor at Twilight with our Lady

  3. Storm King Art Center and its amazing Lonely Tree

  4. that arch, in that park, named for that president

  5. I’ve spent the last week as guest photographer doing a Takeover of the Skyscanner Instagram account to celebrate their launch in the USA. I shared hidden gems and tips about places to visit in NYC and upstate NY. Now they’re running a contest. Regram your favorite photo + tip of mine from #SkyscannerNY and you could win a $200 Travel Voucher! Their account: http://instagram.com/skyscanner Terms: http://Skysc.nr/zXJm

  6. I basically flew to the opposite side of the globe just for this pool. Worth it. | Mulia Bali, Nusa Dua

  7. Inside an old warehouse in urban Ft. Lauderdale, in what’s considered to be the FAT Village area, lies Brew Urban Cafe. With an airstream trailer, photography studio/events space, plethora of books, beans by Intelligentsia and a staff that knows their way around every good pour over method — it’s a place you can come and stay for more than a while. BONUS: dope soundtrack, plus at night neighboring creative firm C&I Reach turns the space into a bar that serves craft brews on tap. Look no further for your day-to-night needs in Ft. Lauderdale.

  8. In the Columbia River Gorge there are so many trails and hikes, with waterfalls visible along most of the best. The trailhead at Horsetail Falls leads you past those falls and several others with convenient parking and ample shade + sun options. We intended to hike just that trail and ended up also seeing, aptly named, Triple Falls. I think we found the heaven of the PNW. (at Horsetail Falls)

  9. Portland is known as the “City of Roses” and it has an enormous International Rose Test Garden on a slope above downtown. It is the oldest continuously operating public rose test garden in the USA with over 7,000 plants of approximately 550 varieties. The roses bloom from April through October with the peak coming in June, depending on the weather. On clear days you can see the Cascade Mountains and even all the way to Mount Hood from the garden. The garden has just one full time gardener and the rest of the work is done entirely by volunteer gardeners. I could have spent all day wandering amongst the flower beds but I only had 15 minutes. Just another place I’ll have to return to one day! #FromWhereIStand (at International Rose Test Garden)

  10. As epic as you’ve always thought. But also the most frustrating place in the world for a photographer because of the crowds. // Upper Antelope Canyon, Page, Arizona

  11. Spring in NYC. My favorite season.

  12. charlotteisnotmyname:

    Life Magazine motto 
    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

    THIS. The reason I am self employed and don’t live a conventional life.

    (Source: a-place-to-mend-hearts)

  13. In contrast to the Stumble Stones and the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, the preserved part of the Berlin Wall that has come to be known as the East Side Gallery can seem downright cheerful on a sunny day when you don’t look too close. It’s a canvas for muralists and graffiti artists but its best pieces still echo the tragedy that Berlin is not trying to sweep under any rugs, that is always there as a reminder that humanity must continually strive to do better, to replace hate with love. 🎨 One mural in particular had this quote and it is one that will always stay with me: “I painted over the wall of shame, so freedom is ashamed no more. Inferno ruled too many years, until the people chose the light. I put my faith in you Berlin, and give to you my colours bright! - Fulvio Pinna” ☀️ (at East Side Gallery)

  14. Another somber place in Berlin, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, designed by Peter Eisenman. There I could not think of anything but this quote: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” (at Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas | Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe)

  15. When I was a teen, learning European history, in secondary school, the World Wars were all facts, figures and abstract stories that meant little to me — who had never been discriminated against because of my race, religion or otherwise. I was intrigued by history and it was one of the things that caused me to want to travel yet I never fully “got it” like I did today standing in front of the Stumbling Stones here in Berlin. The stones all over the city, mark the places where Jewish people were forcibly removed from their homes, most to never return or be heard from ever again. Each plaque lists a name, the date of their removal, the camp they were taken to, the transportation and the date of their death. Some plaques list less info if the history could not be fully traced. They’re small but if you’re open to being moved as I was, incredibly sobering and powerful. So many people died to see a world built where people wouldn’t have to fear this happening. Yet still we live in a world where people die every day because of hate and intolerance….. (at Berlin)