Tuesday Travel Photo

After a week of wedding preparations and maid of honor duties, I wish I were going along on the honeymoon to Greece and Rome. I’m still in Pittsburgh, but this week my travel heart is vicariously living through the bridal couple!!

Hoping to get back on the blogging track this week!

Tuesday Travel Photo

Appreciating America and the sites close to home is high on my list of activities since completing my Peace Corps service. Falling Water has been a TTP destination before, but after watching a documentary with my Mom at the local library, I can’t wait for the weather to warm up for us to make our way  to the most visited art exhibit in the region. Even if it happens to be a house. One thing  the documentary makes you notice is the inside is as much of a must see as the scenery surrounding it.

Friday Five

Five Photos From Phipps Conservatory– Playing tourist in your own hometown is surprisingly amazing. Phipps Conservatory was never really my cup of tea, but after a day blowing around Oakland with my brother exploring our old stomping grounds at University of Pittsburgh, it was good to get out of the cold and winter gray-scape and into an explosion of color and life. A full post about Phipps is likely to follow sometime soon.

Looking directly up at one of Chihuly's pieces, it feels like a spider of beautiful flowery proportion is descending upon you.

Looking directly up at one of Chihuly’s pieces, it feels like a spider of beautiful flowery proportion is descending upon you.

I saw tons of orchids in Thailand, but an entire room dedicated to Philpps made me feel like I was in a flower wonderland.

I saw tons of orchids in Thailand, but an entire room dedicated to Philpps made me feel like I was in a flower wonderland.

This was my favorite room. With the statue in the background, tulips, and a rainbow of colors. Sigh.

This was my favorite room. With the statue in the background, a multitude of tulips sprinkled around, and a rainbow of colors of these kinds of flowers. Sigh.

One of the rooms modeled after the famous gardens in England. Just you know, warmer.

A room of a water garden.

A lily among... more lilies?

A lily among… more lilies?

Friday Five

Five Photos From Philly– Or rather from my trip to eastern Pennsylvania that  included Valley Forge, State College, King of Prussia, and the Flight 93 Memorial.

Valley Forge has a lot of statues of our military founding fathers, but I particularly like this one with the winter sun poking through the trees.

Valley Forge has a lot of statues of our military founding fathers, but I particularly liked this one with the winter sun poking through the trees.

Trying out the fisheye lens on this basement art gallery within Old City

Trying out the fish eye lens on this basement art gallery within Old City

Philadelphia is insanely bike friendly compared to Pittsburgh, so I couldn't help capturing that on this fence right outside of Christ Church

Philadelphia is insanely bike friendly compared to Pittsburgh, as so easily displayed on this fence outside of Christ Church

Inside of Redding Terminal Market is a spectacle of goodies for your taste buds

Inside of Reading Terminal Market is a spectacle of goodies for your taste buds

Some things left at the Flight 93 memorial that caught my eye and forced my brother and I to stop and remember

Some things left at the Flight 93 memorial that caught my eye and forced my brother and I to stop and remember

Tuesday Travel Photo

I realize I’ve been slacking on the posts since my arrival in America. Hopefully that’ll change soon, but I’ve been busy getting my mind changed about the city on the other side of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Pre-disposed to have a certain disposition about ‘Filthydelphia,’ my western PA roots were swept away by the brick buildings, quirky shops, and remembering scenes from National Treasure. Yes, I’m a history nerd. You would be too in this surprisingly awesome city.

Dirty puddles even caught my eye in the city of brotherly love

Dirty puddles even caught my eye in the city of brotherly love

Tuesday Travel Photo

India. An extremely popular place for PC Thailand Volunteers to travel post service. I might be going home right away, but I’ll be creeping on my friends’ photos to see what this majestic place has in store for them. On the road to jaw dropping places like the Taj Mahal (predictable, I know, but it’s on my travel bucket list) or in this mountain town of Leh, I wouldn’t mind getting knocked off my feet by India.

Thanks for this inspiration Lonely Planet: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/jammu-and-kashmir/leh

Thanks for this inspiration Lonely Planet: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/jammu-and-kashmir/leh