In March of 2015, I visited the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site in NYC. I had not visited the area for many years, and it was not what I expected. The area felt more “touristy” than a place of tragedy. Still, there was no way to miss the magnitude of the location. I captured this photo of a single white rose set on the names of victims with the… Read More
I took this photo during an early morning market tour of Harmony Florida located in just outside of Orlando in Osceola County. Sadly, I was not playing golf that, just doing market familiarization research. Harmony is an interesting town. It is far from the center of “town” (closest city is St. Cloud) but built using many elements of Traditional Neighborhood Design (mixed densities, close lot lines, back alleys for parking, parks built into… Read More
Ah Paris, the international destination I had most wanted to visit since elementary school (this was due to my favorite teacher being French born and thus talked about it a lot!). This photo is of the iconic Eiffel Tower built in 1889 for the World’s Fair. Many residents and intellectuals of the time found it ugly and wanted it torn down. Yes NIMBYism (that’s Not In My Back Yard – ism) was… Read More
If you have visited Winter Park, Florida, you have undoubtedly walked some part of Park Avenue. But were you aware that just blocks away was an amazing chain of natural lakes? The Winter Park Chain of Lakes that is. There is a boat tour that leaves from Morse Avenue by Lake Osceola (where this photo was taken) that travels the narrow canals and lets you see the magnificent homes of Winter Park…. Read More
This was shot in the morning at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The beach is fairly vacant as most people have yet to take positions in the lounge chairs or erect tents and whatever else “beach contractors” set up to enjoy vacation. To me, a peaceful beach is a thing of pure beauty.