Armistead Maupin comes back to the City to talk about his new book

I did something quite different today. I went to Book Passage in the Ferry Building to listen to Armistead Maupin talk about his latest book, The Days of Anna Madrigal. Continue reading “Armistead Maupin comes back to the City to talk about his new book”

Best of 2013 – Happy new year 2014!

It’s been quite the year! I mean, really. This blog got started in April of 2013 (that, in and of itself is amazing!) and has gotten great support from all of you guys. It’s truly an honor to have so many people follow my work, and I really hope that you’ll continue to enjoy what I do in 2014 as my skills get better. Continue reading “Best of 2013 – Happy new year 2014!”

Weekly photo challenge: Let there be light!

This is my eighth participation in the Weekly photo challenge. This week’s theme is “Let there be light.” This is quite the perfect theme for this week. I mean. Really! It’s Hanukkah, otherwise known as the festival of lights. Continue reading “Weekly photo challenge: Let there be light!”

Halloween: oranges vs. pumpkins

All right! I know I’m not in the habit of posting two sets of pictures a day, I felt like I need to make an exception. Being from Belgium and being part of that older generation, I never really celebrated Halloween as a kid. Continue reading “Halloween: oranges vs. pumpkins”

Halloween: (creepy) dolls

Some might say they are not that creepy. Well, yeah. That’s right. They are regular dolls. But to me, there is something about them that feels a little strange and disturbing when they are shot at a certain angle or even just in black and white. Continue reading “Halloween: (creepy) dolls”

Show some pride (and some skin)

I know this is a little out of place cause pride month was last month, but I’m going through my old photos, and I just came across these. I took these in 2009 in San Francisco. This was taken 4 years before Prop 8 was overturned and DOMA struck down. It was a very different atmosphere back then. Continue reading “Show some pride (and some skin)”

Happy birthday Belgium!

Not only is Belgium celebrating its Independence Day today, but it’s also celebrating the arrival of a new king. Earlier this month, Albert II announced that he was going to abdicate and let his son Philippe take over. Today, Philippe de Belgique became the seventh king of Belgium. Continue reading “Happy birthday Belgium!”

La photo du mois: le feu

This is my second participation in the “photo of the month” challenge. Since this is a French speaking group, I put the translation below. On the 15th of every month, bloggers from all over the world post a photo on a predetermined subject. This month’s topic is fire, so I thought fireworks would work just fine. Continue reading “La photo du mois: le feu”

España: reporting from the seafood auction

I’d never been to one of those, and it’s kind of interesting to see how it works. At the end of each day, the fishermen come back from from the sea and try to sell what they fished at the best price possible. To do so, they unload their fish from their boats and bring it to what is called the outcry market. There, professionals bid on the price of the fish. Continue reading “España: reporting from the seafood auction”

España: Teulada

It’s Teulada‘s turn to get its own post on my blog. While visiting Spain last week, I spent a day there and went to the local flea market. I also went to a great seafood restaurant owned by a French guy. Continue reading “España: Teulada”

México lindo: Puerto Vallarta

It’s been a little over three years since I visited Mexico. I gotta say Puerto Vallarta wasn’t my favorite place for it is extremely touristy, but I still took a few photos I want to share with you guys. This post is the first in series. Continue reading “México lindo: Puerto Vallarta”