During the 100th running of the Indy 500 I visited Indianapolis, IN. After enjoying the race I enjoyed food and drink at two of Indy’s finest establishments. The next day I explored downtown even further, visiting the Civil War Museum and climbing to the top of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument to view all of downtown in the distance. A short but sweet trip, Indy was a fun time!
Detroit, Michigan was the ultimate road trip! From thrift shops, sumptuous restaurants, speakeasy,Slows Bar BQ, Hitsville USA, graffiti art, Eastern Market, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit River, Belle Isle, Heidelberg Project, Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History and Sweetest Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Detroit is a must visit for any kind of traveler! It’s just that simple!!!
During my trip across the country to California in 2012 I was inspired by the art I found walking around in Hollywood, downtown Los Angeles, and Santa Monica. The street and public art was full of diversity in its range of subject matter, format, and placement in space. The works included sculpture, advertising campaigns, murals, graffiti and paintings, all hidden gems of art.
The vibrant colors, complex patterns, and interesting compositions could be found on main and side streets.
On my trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico I took lots of photos of the places and pieces that brought my trip to life. Santa Fe is full of inspiration, peace and color. Enjoy!
Vermont was full of beauty and wonder during my Fall visit in November. I visited the cities of Burlington and Waterbury, Vermont. My trip included stops to the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, University of Vermont in Burlington, Shelburne Museum, Lake Champlain Chocolate Factory, Burlington City Hall Park, The Church Street Marketplace, Robert Hall Fleming Museum, Magic Hat Brewery Company, Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Cabot Cheese Annex Store, Ben and Jerry’s Factory and Waterbury, Vermont.
My last trip of 2014 was to Cleveland, Ohio. Full of Midwestern sensibility and two amazing art institutions, I had a good trip.
Day 1: My first picture in Cleveland happened on the plane!
An aerial view of Cleveland, Ohio showed me lots of land and the manufacturing history of the city, which you can spot in the background with the train tracks.
Greeted at the airport with a huge “Cleveland” welcome!
The incredible sunsets across Lake Eerie were breathtaking!
Day 2: Food
West Side Market
Full of amazing eats and a ton of variety, I enjoyed browsing the vendors during lunch time and grabbing a bite to eat. The energy and smell was amazing!
Great Lakes Brewing Company
Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream
Sunsets over Downtown Cleveland, Ohio
Day 3: Art and Culture
Cleveland Museum of Art
Permanent Collection gems
Jacob Lawrence “Fulton and Nostrand” 1958 Tempera on masonite
Aaron Douglas “Go Down Death” 1934 Oil on masonite
Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity
The last photo I took during my trip and my final photo of 2014 was a gorgeous sunset over Lake Eerie with the docks and city in the background.