I almost never fly United, so when I had a two hour layover at Chicago's O'Hare airport, I wasted no time in heading over to the tunnel between United's B and C concourse in Terminal 1. The tunnel, designed by Helmut Jahn is home to a light installation by Michael Hayden titled 'Sky's the Limit.' The installation is coupled with moving walkways and ethereal music that synchronizes with the lights. If you listen carefully, you can make out Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, a nod to the long standing usage of the tune across United's media.
On the second to last day of my trip to Europe, my DSLR had an unexpected appointment with the Swedish fjords. While I began the search for another camera, I started shooting on a Fujifilm X20, a high end point and shoot camera. I was incredibly happy with the results from such a small body and it turned out to be the perfect beach day camera.
I had the marvelous opportunity to get a tour of Union Press in Somerville with Scout. The press is run by the one man band of Eli Epstein who happens to be a Northeastern Alum. During the tour we had the opportunity to explore cabinets upon cabinets of wood and lead type and were able to even make our own prints! There was definitely a unique satisfaction in manually printing that doesn't come by pressing command-p and I will be revisiting the idea of manually printing very soon.
My most recent adventure took me to the city of angels. Los Angeles has an incredible wealth of history and iconic landmarks, but the Walt Disney Concert Hall is always the first stop on my list. With it's mesmerizing reflective panels shimmering like ocean waves, I always find new angles to capture the masterful work of architect Frank Gehry.
Hi there again! Back with another adventure, this time up the coast in Pismo Beach. While visiting family friends, we ventured out to the end of Harford Pier. Nestled in Port San Luis Harbor, the pier used to be used for shipping before the advent of the train. We then headed to Avila Farms, a nice little farm with a few stores and a petting zoo area. Until next time!
The warmer weather of Spring brings about a lot of changes, so I thought it only fitting that I started off my blog with photos from Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York. If you ever get the chance to visit in Springtime it really is breathtaking. Unfortunately the Botanical garden was closed, but the sprawling park is a sight in and of itself.