One year ago today…

Saumur, France

Last February, we went on a multi-city trip around Europe. Who knew this was going to be the last time we’d travel like this for a while. Nowadays, we don’t even travel outside of the county to visit my in-laws. I tell myself we will travel again.

Oh yeah…I was pregnant and did not even know it at the time.

The weather in LA today looks and feels like the weather when we visited Saumur last year. Just as cold, just as gray.

Life according to my first digital camera

The first digital camera I ever bought with money I earn from my first job was a Canon point-and-shoot camera. Before that I would buy a series of cheap point-and-shoot 35 mm cameras and one-time-use cameras with money I earned through meager allowances and babysitting gigs. The Canon camera was my first big purchase in my life — it was the first items I bought in my life that was more than $50 — actually I remembered it was around the ballpark of $250+ in the early 2000s. At the time, my Canon point-and-shoot was the most expensive thing I owned and I was devoted to taking care of it, hoping it would last me a long time. From my senior year in high school at 17 years to 23 years old, it had a pretty good lifespan. Here is where it took me according to my Canon:

Lens Artists #133– My Photography Journey

Bridges around the World

Wow, I had to dig really deep to find some photos of a bridges from my travels. There’s something so charming, pensive, or adventurous about bridges no matter what the size.

 

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Bridges in Italy (2015)
Top (from left to right): Cinque Terre, Amalfi Coast
Bottom: Florence, Amalfi Coast

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Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica (2016)

New York City Highline

Highline Park, New York City, USA (2012)

 

Bridges of Japan (2007)
Top: Shirikawa, Tokyo
Bottom: Kanazawa, Takayama

Somewhere in the California Central Coast (2006). This view along with a cup of coffee makes me feel pensive.

San Francisco (2015). This was from the Google San Francisco office.

From the top of the Eiffel Tower (2005)

And of course, home

Weekly Photo Challenge: Bridge