Monday, September 29, 2014

i had the pleasure of visiting boston last year... just walking around the back bay and the south end was only scratching the surface. i really hope that one day i can go back and walk around at length. boston truly is a beautiful city. 

after making my way through the beautiful tree-lined streets and handsome brownstones, i found the SoWa market. i bought the most awesome spoon necklace from a super kind jewelry maker named Erin whose company is called sunshyne silverwear. her stuff is really beautiful and unique. check it out!

then on my way back to the hotel i turned into copley square. the boston marathon bombings had just happened two weeks earlier and the memorials were touching and the memories still too fresh. such a horrible event... but such an incredible outpouring of love and support.

what a city. what an incredible city, indeed. i hope to get back there soon!

Monday, September 15, 2014

9/11 remembrance on art hill

with all the success and brilliance of our US history, there are dates throughout each year that we remember the dark clouds that have passed over us as well. September 11, 2001 is one of them.

when i was a kid, i remember my mom saying, everyone remembers where they were the day that JFK was shot. i remember being oblivious to the magnitude of that statement. i suppose, for my generation, that unforgettable moment was the day the world trade buildings fell in new york, the pentagon was hit and a plane went down in shanksville pennsylvania as the passengers attempted to take back their hijacked plane.

it was a long and heartbreaking day that millions of us will never forget.

one this 13th anniversary, i had the honor of being on art hill and photographing a touching memorial. we lost a lot of brave and valiant people on that date--people like you, people like me. it was the date the flag of our United States of America took on a whole new meaning for me.

this is what i saw on 9/11/14.

full set of photos....