Faces of San Francisco | Part I

Posted on 30th November 2012 in Street Photography

In April of 2012 I drove down the coast of America to San Francisco. It was a very beautiful drive for me, sunsets and seals were involved, and a perfect way to start off the trip [see The Road to San Francisco]. I had about a week.

When I arrived in San Fran, I realized that I’d be walking everywhere. I parked my car in a garage, pulled out my camera and toothbrush and walked it up to my hotel room. I had rented the cheapest place I could find, in the most central, downtown location I could find. As it turned out, it was right in the heart of San Francisco, exactly where I wanted to be.

The hotel room was pretty cool. I couldn’t help but feel I was following in the footsteps of some of my rock and roll idols that have played and hung around in the places I was heading to. Whatever I gotta do to make the dream come alive, right?

Each of my days I would spend wandering around; walking in a new direction with only my camera and bright eyes leading me. It was a beautiful trip. I met many very interesting faces, and talked to many interesting people.

I would do it again in a heart beat.

 

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The Road to San Francisco, California, USA

Posted on 15th November 2012 in adventure, nature

The road to San Francisco, California, USA from Vancouver, BC, Canada is about as beautiful as they come. After Seattle one heads to the coast along what is known as the Oregon Coast, or Highway 101, and finds themselves winding around boulders and whitecaps all the way to just North of San Francisco.

I found myself stopping at almost every turn in the road as the ocean opened up before me and the sky gave me a new perspective on life. Thank goodness I did this drive at a non-busy time of year or I’d have been fighting the whole way with RV’s and other tourists stopping in my stopping spots!

I did the trip down in two days because I felt it was worth my while to take my time. Also, I saw some sea lions real close.

What do you think?

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Faces of Istanbul, Turkey | Part I

Posted on 5th November 2012 in Street Photography

Following my time in Darmstadt, I was forced to leave the Schengen region because I had been there for far to long [Schengen Region is the coalition of countries that make up most of the EU]. I decided that Istanbul, Turkey sounded like a very romantic place for me to head off to by myself and get into something I had no idea of!

Turkey was busy. It was very… I want to say sandy-feely. I spend a little time on one of the Princes Islands basking in the sun and swimming in what I thought was the Mediterranean, but it was just the Sea of Marmara.

This is Part I of a two part series (Part II here).

 

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