I do not travel too often. But when I do, it's never without my camera. There's is always something to see, something to capture... Someone interesting to the eye. Then there are the days when there is absolutely nothing to shoot. (Can't get lucky all the time)
A WALK IN PHILLY
Last time I visited Philadelphia was when i had to take my medical exams before heading out to Parris Island for Marine Corps bootcamp. During my short 2-3 hour visit to downtown Philly I had the pleasure to experience a somewhat familiar environment.
I love Coney Island. Or as my grandmother used to call it, "Carni" Island. Because of the all the weird and abstract that used to define the uniqueness and "Funness" of Coney Island. Coney Island is not just about the Hot Dogs and Boardwalk it's about the unique people that walk in it and around it. From the Hasidic Jews to the Happy Rasta at the aquarium.
Brooklyn Bridge. This is where brawn and brains came together and built possibly, the most popular and beautiful masterpiece known around the world. Where the islands meet and the crowd walk or ride from one side to the other. I live in MA and rarely do I get the chance to go back home to NJ/NY. But when I do, I make it a point to visit all my favorite spots and this bridge is one of them. If you're driving the bridge, unless you're driving a cab or riding a cab, you're not from around here.... Real NY'ers walk, ride or run the bridge if they're not taking the train. All in all a must visit for anyone.
It's beautiful to see couple holding hands and falling in love on the highline. The Highline. Probably the best use of abandoned architecture. Once a route for trains turned into a garden and walkway for people to lounge and enjoy the new of the city or as the sun goes down by the Hudson.
A view from the highline is fantastic and worth the visit or just a place to meet up with friends before going to some great places like BUBBIES or the Ed Hardy shoppe near by. But looking down... You can almost see the other side of Manhattan.
What I love about MPD is the fashionistas are everywhere. From the bikers wearing heavy leather, in what feels like 80 degree weather to that tall skinny blonde that looks like she's going to sizzle under the sun. Fashion is everywhere and that is why I look up to street photographers like Bill Cunningham
When in NYC not eveyone comments on the variety package that MPD offers. From the food and wine to the eye candy that catches your attn. Follow the herd... That's where the party is at.
Boston: Fishermans Feast
Each August since 1910, the Feast has been held in Boston's historic North End on North and Fleet Streets, making it the North End's oldest continuously running Italian festiva.
The Fisherman's Feast is an annual event that began in Boston in 1910 and is based on a tradition that goes back to the 16th century in Sciacca Sicily. The Feast is based on the devotion of the fishermen from Sciacca to the Madonna del Soccorso (Our Lady of Help).