we wrapped up the hottest summer of our lives in London. honestly. we were *dripping* all day. it was triple digits all. day.
Kraków is a lovely city and I really love being there honestly. it’s a metro with as lot of history and vitality as well. a thriving nightlife with a sense of serious business. we also endured a crazy windstorm. but like the train misadventure, these are the things you remember. 😅
Kraków is another city where you can take synagogue tours – I hate that I didn’t label them at the time…
I’ll probably try to have a separate page for Kraków. we spent the most time there and have family there as well. it was its own part of the trip.
I also feel like I want to give a heads up that this should have a content warning. there are Holocaust images from our trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau. I’m a photographer and I capture the beauty in the world around me but sometimes what’s around me is difficult to look at. continue at your own pace.
On a Friday morning we hopped on the TGV for what we hoped would be a beautiful weekend in Prague. it turned out to be a misadventure in European train travel, but we laugh when we look back. it all worked out in the end. and these are the stories you remember when you are old and grey and your grandkids ask you for stories…
the 3 below are from some of the synagogues. you can go on a synagogue tour of the historical synagogues of Prague but I didn’t label them (🤦🏼♀️) and now I don’t remember which one is which… they’re all really beautiful tho.
can we just talk about chimney cakes? they are so freaking delicious.
in 2019 we went to Europe… it was one of the hottest summers on record, honestly. like how did we do it?
the main event was to go to Poland on a Jewish heritage trip but we also went to Paris, Prague, and London.
please forgive me for my… delayed. posting during these ridiculous times. 🤦🏼♀️
I’m actually going to break these up into city by city because, honestly, they deserve it.
I give you: Paris.
life is messy and busy… and I am forgetful. here are some cherished moments of the cross country road trip in 2018
my family and I are embarking on a cross country road trip today.
we left late, but happy and excited.
we have a lot of hopes but are trying to limit our expectations. a challenge, to be sure…
I wish we were in a Nash Rambler…
our rental car is smaller than we expected, but we were able to fit all our gear for a month into the trunk and backseat without totally crushing everyone. the reality is that whether we were leaving for a week or a month, we’d probably have the same amount of stuff…
it’s crazy hot but we’re in the car, so I guess it’s ok. we’re lunching in Bakersfield of all places because it’s where we are and we are hungry. but ugh. Bakersfield… talk about a city down on its luck. I know this is a Photography blog, but there is literally nothing to snap here that doesn’t make me feel depressed.
once in the Mojave, it did become a little interesting out the window. purple mountain majesty and all that…
then there was this:
we got to our cabin on Hualipai Mountain around 8 and had dinner.
on to the Grand Canyon!
I’m not sure when or why it happened, but somehow I became obsessed with fences…
I recently drove from Seattle to Berkeley. did you know that you can drive along part of Redwood National Park for a while?! you can!! it’s called the avenue of the Giants.
I freaking love redwoods. they’re like no other thing in the world: ancient and beautiful, living and breathing. it’s incredible to stand in their shade. it’s like 25 degrees cooler there…
thank goodness I rarely go anywhere without my camera these days…
waterfalls, well, water in general, gives me such a feeling of serenity and calm unlike anything I’ve ever felt. on a recent trip to Oregon, we went down old route 30 to see some of the finest displays of falling water one can experience in such a short tract of road.
anyway, part 2 of this post will be other stunning water spots along the Oregon meander (that’s what I’m calling this trip).
enjoy, and go find a waterfall!