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Brewery Artwalk, Spring 2018

(28 photos) I made a brief stop at the Brewery Artwalk in downtown Los Angeles this past Sunday. I didn’t have too much time to wander the fascinating artist lofts and studios, but did catch a few. I must admit that while exploring the artistic creativity that’s in abundance there, the historical setting catches my […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Story

This week WordPress asks us to tell a story with our pictures so I chose ones I took in downtown Los Angeles. This wonderfully friendly homeless man told me his story… of having been a fighter, a boxer. I must admit to cringing when he insisted on showing me his art form as he boxed […]

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Riding in Style

Talk about taking the dog for a walk! Another eye-catching moment in New Orleans. Happy Fat Tuesday! ~SueBee

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Taste of New Orleans, part 3, Fashions

(16 photos) More pictures from my recent visit to New Orleans, with this post focusing on clothing, shop windows, things that caught my eye… it’s such a colorful, fun city! ~SueBee

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Taste of New Orleans, part 2

(9 photos) Pictures from my visit to New Orleans last week continues today with a selection I took in the French Quarter my first evening there, Wednesday, January 31. It was much quieter than the following day when people started arriving en masse to get a start on Mardi Gras celebrations. ~SueBee

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Taste of New Orleans, part 1

I just returned from a short trip to New Orleans, aka The Big Easy, aka NOLA, my first time there. My son, Andreas, had a work conference, his new husband, Loren, couldn’t get off work, so I invited myself along. In spite of having just one solid day, plus a few extra hours the evening […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wish

My entry into this week’s Photo Challenge topic of Wish was taken in downtown Los Angeles. My wish is the same millions of others wish for, that we’re not sorted and classified into categories. We’re one, simply human. ~SueBee

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1+ tea house

For my Foto Fix of the day I chose one I took in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and converted to black and white. The laundry hanging on the fire escape behind the tea house sign created an interesting, very urban, scene to my eye. ~SueBee 

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Focusing on Red in San Francisco

(14 photos) I joined my son, Andreas, and his partner (soon to be son-in-law!), Loren, on a trip to San Francisco, April, 2016. While my son was in a board meeting, Loren and I did a self-guided walking tour of San Francisco. We covered the city, one end to the other, logging numerous miles onto our […]

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A Collection of San Francisco Doors

Cable car doors, short doors, close-together doors, intricate doors, Asian-inspired doors, uphill-slant doors, religious doors, downstairs doors, brightly painted doors, optical illusion tree doors! I took these photos during my recent visit to the city on the bay, San Francisco. On this particular day, while my son, Andreas, was in a board meeting, his boyfriend, Loren, […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant

I’m joining in this week’s Photo Challenge, Vibrant, with a very vibrant Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles. The stalls selling colorful clothing, accessories, and yummy snacks are ever intriguing! ~SueBee Per the Olvera Street website: “Olvera Street, known as “the birthplace of Los Angeles,” is a Mexican Marketplace that recreates a romantic “Old Los […]

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Street Art in L.A.

(20 photos) I was thrilled to capture such an array of street art during my recent spontaneous trip to Los Angeles. ~SueBee

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People on the Streets of L.A.

During my spontaneous journey around Los Angeles last weekend, on Halloween day, I managed to squeeze in a bit of people photography… Los Angeles is a very interesting place! ~SueBee

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Dia de los Muertos in Los Angeles, part 2

My random day in Los Angeles on Saturday led me to the Music Center and Grand Park for a beautiful and poignant Dia de los Muertos display. There were many heartfelt sentiments displayed, as evidenced by the photos in this gallery. ~SueBee

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Dia de los Muertos in Los Angeles, part 1

(18 photos) I had a very spontaneous visit to Los Angeles yesterday, after dropping my son off there. When he asked if I could do him this favor, naturally my mind went directly to my trusty sidekick, the Nikon! So, camera in hand, I ended up exploring from one end of the city to the other. […]

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Portland Sights, part 2

(14 photos in gallery) I’m continuing from my previous post showcasing sights of Portland, Oregon, as I toured the city earlier this month. The most memorable shot on this particular day is the one below, of the older couple sitting on chairs placed right next to the street. As I was walking along, taking pictures, […]

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Building in the Sky

This photo, taken with my iPhone 6 during my recent visit to Portland, Oregon, was one of those lucky shots. A group of us were walking to dinner, I glanced up (naturally, always on the lookout), stopped walking, took a few shots, ran to catch up with the others. The reflection on the glass facade, along […]

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Portland Sights, part 1

These photos of downtown Portland, Oregon, were taken during my visit there this past weekend, as mentioned in my previous post. I created my own walking tour and ended up completely smitten by this very beautiful city. ~SueBee

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Portland Words and Signs

(29 photos in gallery) I was fortunate this past weekend to join in the wedding celebration of very dear friends, in Portland, Oregon. I’d booked my flight months ago, prior to my health issues, and worried I’d not be able to attend. But, luckily, I made the trip. Not only were all of the wedding […]

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Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills

I wandered around the grounds of the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills with my son a few months back. What a beautiful place! Per their website: “Completed in 1928 by oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny, Greystone Mansion & Gardens is a Beverly Hills and Los Angeles treasure, recognized since 1976 on the National Register of Historic Places. […]

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