This week’s uploads are a hodgepodge of images that needed worked. They are mostly images that have been worked before but I wanted to revisit and give them new life. Enjoy! Feedback is always welcome. Be sure to sign up for email notices so you don’t miss anything!
Cathedral of St. Vitus Eastern facade where the Gothic architecture is most visible with its flying buttresses and great stained glass windows.
Glass ornaments filled with colorful ribbons hang in a shop window in Budapest. The glass balls reflect the whole building across the street, while the window reflects just part of it.
Jessamine County Courthouse in Nicholasville, KY is Victorian style architecture, finished in 1879. It felt very Gothic to me, so I finished it with a spooky sky and vignette.
Rural Gas Station Black and White. We found this empty gas station in rural East Tennessee. There are still items inside but the floor has fallen in, so we could not go in.
Cat sister, Mavis and Maya, play together. The two brown and white tabby girls are about 7 months old.
Bicyclists on the streets of Budapest, Hungary.
Time for the train is a collage of pocket watches and a photo of a steam train. Trains and pocket watches go together.
The Tennessee Woman Suffrage Memorial in downtown Knoxville, TN depicts 3 of the leaders of women suffrage campaigns in Tennessee.
Jackson Warehouse Apartments is located in the historic Shockoe Bottom district of Richmond, Virginia. The tall red brick building with the sign painted on the side is what city life is all about.
City Glass & Mirror is located in downtown Clinton, TN. Faded and chipped but still readable the sign drew my eye.
After Budapest, we traveled to Krakow, Poland. I seem to have taken a great many food related photos in Poland. I found some lovely dark beers and ate some amazing food in the outdoor market in Krakow. I’d say the biggest issue for myself is that I do not eat a lot of meat. I do not eat chicken at all. I will occasionally eat beef or pork. But mostly I prefer seafood or no meat at all. So, traveling to landlocked cities that are known for their meat and potato meals was definitely a challenge. Sometimes when traveling you have to set aside certain things, like free toilets and available seafood. So, I did eat a beef kabob from a vendor in the market. I have to admit, it tasted amazing.
Polish Market Meat
Pączki and Desery
Donuts and Desserts
After working several of my photos from Cuba, I decided to try something different. I wanted to emphasize the idea of travel and adventure that drives me. I have always loved the beauty of maps and so decided to integrate my love of photography and my love of maps.
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Finca Vigía in San Francisco de Paula, Cuba
Hemingway’s writing space inside Finca Vigía in San Francisco de Paula, Cuba
©Sharon Popek 2016
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I recently traveled to the beautiful island of Cuba. The visit was amazing, the people were wonderful, and the rum a little too drinkable. Here are some pics from the trip. Cuba was indeed a photographer’s dream. From the newly painted colorful buildings of Trinidad, to the old world architecture of Havana, it had a little bit of everything. The architecture of Cuba is a mix of Spanish and English Colonialism, as there were held by both for many years. Currently, Cuba is a country in flux. They are rebuilding and renovating. Most of the Cubans we met were very optimistic about their future. I had a wonderful time and look forward to returning some day.
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People walk down the street in Havana, Cuba
The view from Hemingway’s house in Cuba.
A Trinidad street
Havana skyline at night
Bar Floridita in Cuba
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