Sunday, July 27, 2014

Borough Market

While traveling around town to get my photographs for Day 2's challenge we stopped off at Borough Market which is one of the largest and oldest food markets in London. So much to see and smell!

Day 2: Parks and Skyline

For Day 2 of the Skype City Sights Challenge we're asking our international Moment Makers to take a photo of their favorite park as well as a photo of the skyline showcasing unique profile of their city.

I chose to stand in the middle of the Waterloo Bridge to capture the London Eye, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey, all iconic landmarks in London! Then we headed over to St James's Park which has a wonderful view of Buckingham Palace in one direction and the London Eye in the other.

Tune in on Twitter and Instagram with the #SkypeCitySights hashtag to see parks and skylines from around the world!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Afternoon Tea

Today is Day 1 of the Skype City Sights challenge and we asked our Moment Makers to share a piece of their city's culture that makes it unique! I chose to highlight the British afternoon tea since it's been such a long standing tradition in their culture. Although I heard it's rarely observed today, which is a bit of a shame because who wouldn't love an excuse for an break in the afternoon? What's better than some delicious sweets and warm tea in the afternoon after a morning of dodging rain storms?

Friday, July 25, 2014

When It Rain It Pours

They weren't kidding about this London weather! We've been dodging storms, hiding under bridges, and taking refuge at afternoon tea all day. I've been scouring the streets for photographs for the Skype City Sights Challenge. My task is to photograph something cultural, historical, fashionable, as well as British cuisine, a beautiful Park, and a view of the skyline. The challenge launches tomorrow with world wide Moment Makers each representing their city in an international stand off. Follow along on Twitter and Instagram with the #SkypeCitySights hashtag and see what I'm up to over on my Instagram (@streets_stripes).

Monday, July 21, 2014

Homes of Philadelphia

You know I have a weak spot for anything that throws Philadelphia some love. It can be a tough city, but at the end of the lease, you always renew.

Homes of Philadelphia is a visual portrayal of unique homes from the city of Philadelphia. Austin Hodges and Billy Cress, two prominent Philly Instagramers, met each other through the app and later became friends and then joined forces to self publish Homes of Philadelphia volumes 1 & 2 showcasing the stunning textures, colors and lines that defines classic Philly character.

Check out their BigCartel Shop where both volumes are sold ($35-$45).