February 26, 2009

La Sagrada Familia

This past weekend I got a chance to tell the story of the hunt to find this exquisite cathedral in Barcelona, La Sagrada Familia. This and other architectual wonders by Antoni Gaudí were some of my biggest motivators to visit the old Capital. This picture, or any other picture, does not do it justice. Trust me, friends. I literally felt like a dinosaur was hovering over me when I stepped out of the metro, map in hand, looking for this beauty. All I had to do was turn around and - BAM! There it was!

What made my experience a little more awesome was watching the lucky team of architects and engineers working on the final phase of the cathedral to complete Gaudís vision of La Sagrada. I won't forget a white-bearded man, cigarrette pressed between his lips, working over some blueprints on a table and shaping some sort of stone-piece.

February 23, 2009

Real Stuffed Pizza

I should admit that I secretly want to be a food photographer, so if my postings seem to lean towards the food porn arena, this is my disclaimer. Let's talk pizza. And I don't mean sissy-thin crust vegetarian pizza (which I happen to love) but come on people, that has NOTHING on the awesomeness that is Chicago Stuffed Pizza. Ye-owzers! Check our this sinful pie from Giordano's, right off the Magnificent Mile and feel free to read my brief review on yelp.

February 17, 2009

Dear Cyclists, Please Share the Road

Ok... let's take a look and examine what is going on here. I am in my car, trying to get to work ON TIME and lo and behold, this person is neither on or off the AUTOMOBILE lane. I cannot pass him! I must bite the bullet and wait. And since I am RIGHT BEHIND him I get to watch all the other cars pass me, and pass him, and get in front of him so they can go on their merry way. You know what I'm talking about. I'm all about cyclists and bicycles and sharing the road, but... I don't think that this is one of those instances; it should not apply on 6th St. during rush hour traffic. Not like this anyway. Please, pedal on the sidewalk or on your own bike lane (which are usually on the RIGHT hand side anyway). Bad form, cyclist John Doe! Bad form!

February 5, 2009

Don't Forget Me!

Ok, so I am walking down a path with shops all around me, and this store name catches my attention. Is it telling me to remember my friends who are not with me on this little trip to F-burg, or is it telling me to remember to go into this store? Either way - I laughed. I laughed at the cute desperation in the name.

For extra kicks, if you are ever in the area, make sure to stop by and grab something sweet at Rather Sweet. I had this chocolate goodness and they even have gluten free desserts!

But don't just take my word for it, check out their national media coverage spread - and this is only one wall!

February 3, 2009


I always wanted to do something with this photo. It's one of my favorites from my trip to Barcelona in 2007. I love the length and narrowness of the street and the closeness of the buildings. The green dress the woman is wearing makes me think more of the Indian culture than Spanish, which I think is a nice touch. And, the bike is classic.

This one I just find appropriate because it was the first thing I saw when I stepped foot in Spain. I just love the way the sun is peeking out of the clouds!

February 2, 2009

Vino Décor

I saw this at a Texas wine (not my fave) shop in Fredericksburg and I really want to make one. Well, maybe I want someone to make me one :) I think it would make for great outdoor decor!

Introduccíon y Bienvenida

Hello and welcome to my blog, my photo blog. I am not a professional photographer, nor do I want to be, but I take "good enough for me" pictures that I hope you will also enjoy. I love pictures, but I love most what they do - they provide a glimpse into someone and their life and enlighten you to a place you've never seen before. They invoke memories and peak curiosity. They can sometimes capture perfect moments.

I wanted to do something more with my pictures than just create online albums that can be too personal to post for the entire world, or too specific to matter to all. I thought this blog would be the perfect way to share what I want, when I want, without any rhyme or reason. Well, maybe some.

I thought it fitting that the first picture be of me!

I am God knows how old (I really don't have a clue, 2 years old? I mean, it doesn't even seem like I can stand on my own) with my uncle, "Tato". Estamos en México, probablemente en el rancho de mis abuelos. Don't you just love the shoe accessories?