Street art in Tartu, Estonia.

Street art is thriving in Tartu. This small university town in Estonia has an incredible amount of picturesque alleys. One interesting facet of the art is that much of it is located in hidden locales. While walking down dirt roads in the countryside, a piece can be discovered on the side of an abandoned building or the side of a small apartment building. Tartu is much more than street art though, quiet streets lined with cafes and parked bikes offer a more authentic way to experience Estonia than touristy Tallinn.

Driving in Peru

 

A glimpse of travel through the Sacred Valley of the Andes. Small villages follow the Urubamba River. Road views offer a sample of life then and now.

Considering Machu Picchu

The panorama keeps changing, so do the people and seasons.

After the Inca’s left, she was naturally covered with a blanket of nature, as if put to rest for eternity.

Since Hiram Bingham’s discovery in 1911, new generations of Polaroids and khaki vests have walked the grounds.  The Heights of Machu Picchu (1944) brought paradisiacal  inspiration to Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda.

The Inca Trail now leads to a fairy tale of wonder, and a small gift shop.

 

Cuzco in Captures

Culture of Cuzco,

Capital of the Inca empire,

Colonial architecture,

Churches and conquistadors.

Substantive NYC

Take the 7 to Grand Central, transfer to the 6, get off at Astor, walk west for a couple minutes, and you will find an excellent coffee shop.

Chapin Forest Reservation

Chapin is an excellent area to XC ski near Cleveland. There are some great trails and several substantial overlooks which offer views all the way to Lake Erie. Each trail has plenty of room for classical or skating styles. These snaps are from a morning ski this winter…additional info and trail maps can be found here.

The Ohio State University in Snapshots

A public research university that was founded in 1870, today OSU is home to 46,740 students. Here is a collection of shots I took on campus.