A Long Weekend in LA

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Exploring Los Angeles for the First Time

It may be hard for my West Coast friends to believe, but until this fall I had never been to Los Angeles. (Except through the airport, which we all know doesn’t count.) Earlier this year at a baseball game in Seattle Ben and I got vouchers from Alaska Airlines for 50% off plane tickets. The destination options and travel times were limited, but we aren’t ones to pass up a good deal on plane tickets so we booked a long weekend in LA.  Continue reading

Block by Block: 1st Ave Between Wall & Battery Streets

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BLOCK BY BLOCK: 1st Ave Between Wall and Battery Streets, Belltown, Seattle, Late Afternoon on a Wednesday

Block by Block is a photo essay series meant to capture moments and moods in Seattle one city block at a time. I choose blocks at random while I’ll walking my dog or on my way somewhere–I want to capture normal, everyday things I see around the city and not go out of my way for anything special or touristy. 

There are raindrops on my camera lens. Leaves are falling and it feels just like September should feel. I’m walking to get a cup of coffee. I see several umbrellas, so you know it’s raining pretty hard by Seattle standards. I’ve got my raincoat on and my hood up. If I had an umbrella I’d be fumbling around with my camera and probably decide it’s too much trouble to take photos, so there are raindrops on my camera lens. Continue reading

Layover in Seoul

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Layover at the Seoul Incheon International Airport, South Korea

The Transit Tour: Escaping the Airport with Ease

Layovers usually feel like wasted time. On the way home from Vietnam Ben and I had a 16 hour layover in Seoul. Neither of us have been to South Korea before so we planned on using the time for a quick trip into Seoul, though we were a little nervous about figuring out where to go and getting back to the airport with a really limited amount of time. After lots of google searching I found out that the airport has free transit tours to help you make the most of a layover, so we didn’t have to worry about getting around by ourselves–brilliant! Continue reading

Block by Block: Thomas St. between 1st and 2nd Ave, Uptown

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Block by Block: Thomas St. between 1st and 2nd Ave, Uptown (Lower Queen Anne), Seattle, 11:30-11:40 AM

Block by Block is a photo essay series meant to capture moments and moods in Seattle one city block at a time. I choose blocks at random while I’ll walking my dog or on my way somewhere–I want to capture normal, everyday things I see around the city and not go out of my way for anything special or touristy.  Continue reading

Block by Block: Broadway between Harvard/Madison and Union, Capitol Hill, Seattle

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Block by Block: Broadway between Harvard/Madison and Union, 5:45-6:45 PM

Block by Block is a new series meant to capture moments and moods in Seattle one city block at a time. I plan to choose blocks at random, probably while I’ll walking my dog or on my way somewhere–I want to capture normal, everyday random stuff and not go out of my way for anything special or touristy.

I’ll be hanging out on one block for about 10 minutes and sharing snapshots and short lists of things that catch my eye. This one is from the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Seattle. Continue reading