Monday, January 31, 2011

Architectural Delight

I had the rare opportunity to attend a private rehearsal for the New World Symphony before the grand opening at the newly designed building by Frank Gehry. Upon entering the new building, right behind the old one on Lincoln Road, I couldn't help but want to explore. It has been under construction for so long and having the ability to see it before opening night was a real treat. Of course, the symphony itself was also remarkable, and it had been some time since I last sat and enjoyed a musical performance like this. I was only able to snap a few photos of the interior on my iPhone, but it truly is an architectural sight.

Inside the theater where the symphony plays

The downstairs bar

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

All you need is...

“Love” is one of the most complex four-letter words in the human language. It’s a word that can be dangerous because of how much meaning it carries. Throughout history, love has been the be all and end all of famous stories and tales, battles and wars. We express it any way that we can- whether through art, song, novel, poem, or other creative medium. Sometimes, people don’t express their love for one another enough and regret it in the end. Other times, people throw the word around too lightly and its meaning becomes lost or undermined from overuse.

And that's just a little excerpt from something I wrote recently... that might possibly end up being published. We'll see.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


This is the biggest "puppy" I've ever seen. He's a beautiful Harlequin Great Dane pup I saw while strolling Lincoln Road and couldn't resist stopping to photograph him.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Back Behind The Lens

(Taken through my sunroof while driving)

A few weeks ago, my mom had a roll of film (yes, good ol' fashion 35mm) to finish on her Canon Rebel and gave it to me to do the task. This camera and I have had some good times and taken great photos, from back in high school when I took every photo class I could then did an "independent study" and just continued using the darkroom, to my class in college with one of my best friends, Cassie. It had been a while since I used any camera other than the one on my iPhone, let alone one that takes film. After getting over the initial awkwardness, I was back behind the lens capturing beautiful things. I had to take the film to get developed and while I miss the darkroom, there was an exciting anticipation as I awaited to see the mystery of how it all turned out. Perhaps because it wasn't instant, the gratification was all the more significant. I'm going to keep it up-- I already loaded another roll and am nearly finished.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

So this is the new year...

As it is now a few days into 2011, I have reflected on the past year and all its ups and downs. So much has happened in a year: from getting my AAS degree, moving from NYC to Miami (with my mom following and leaving our Pennsylvania home behind), having my first apartment to myself, visiting South America for the first time, Christmas on the beach for the first time in years, first time both my parents are living in the same city in 12 years, turning 21, putting my dog down, my grandma's memorial service and family reunion....

For 2011, there is much to look forward to and I've made some resolutions like to spend more time on my creative side (photography, writing, etc), continue practicing vegetarianism (cook more from the new recipe book I bought!), put myself first more than I do others, volunteer with animals, and keep in touch with long-distance friends more, and to back-up my computer so I don't loose all of my music from 2010 (yes, that just happened).

So here's to a fresh, new start and all the promise it holds! Good luck to you!