Posts tagged Photo Essay

Nightcrawler: Finding Melbourne’s Best Street Art After Dark

Melbourne, a city famous for its street art and graffiti scene, is a fascinating and bustling city by day dripping with fresh coats of spray paint. But I deciding to get a different perspective altogether by exploring Melbourne street art by night. The city seemed to transform when the sun set, in a bit of a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde way. In no means bad, but personalities, artworks, people, and senses are all amplified in the neon lights of alleyways. It was as if the street art itself came to life after the city fell asleep.

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Travel Photo Essays

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he world is one damn beautiful place isn’t it? As much as I am a fan of stringing together words to form imagery of the people I meet, places I go, or things I see — sometimes that just doesn’t cut it. Sometimes Mother Nature feels the need to flaunt herself like some ravishing narcissistic pin-up, or a city shocks and awes with jaw-dropping architecture or a fascinating historical beauty lost to time. So a full-page spread is in order. Here you will find retina rupturing and cortex tantalizing photo essays… Read More

A Walk Through the Fascinating Roman Forum

It had only been a couple of days since I had arrived in Rome and fulfilled a childhood dream, and even though I had been in the city for a relatively short period of time, I had already managed to get hopelessly lost in the Eternal City. After taking it easy that night, and doing some light exploring the next day, I figured it was time to get to know the history and the city a bit better. I very rarely take tours in cities.  Wandering a city with no predetermined… Read More

The most beautiful landscapes from around the world

This week’s #Frifotos theme on Twitter is the subject of landscapes. And even though I’ve just began traveling, I’ve had the opportunity to gaze upon some absolutely jaw dropping scenery from North America to Canada, Haiti to Thailand, and Cambodia. And now, as I begin traveling through Europe, I have finally been able to take in some landscapes in Italy as well. Here are my picks, in no certain order, from my own photos of the most beautiful landscapes from around the world that I have visited. CAMBODIA  Angkor Wat… Read More

In Photos: The Most Beautiful Coastlines around the World

Whether it be watching gentle waves roll softly in on a beach, or admiring a sunset that glistens across a silver ocean like a million diamonds, or being awe-struck at the fierce and frothing water crashing relentlessly against cliffs after a storm — there is something mystifying about a coastline. It’s as if you stand at the edge of the world staring out into an infinite expanse of blue. I scoured my hard-drives for for the most beautiful coastlines around the world from my travels including images from Thailand, Haiti, Canada, and the United… Read More

In Photos: The Favorite Places to Relax Around the World

Life on the road can be a daunting and sweaty and blistered affair. Perpetual movement can take its toll on the body, mind, and soul  — always on to the next destination or next place to drop your 30+lb backpack. But along that endless horizon unfolding before you, there are places that you come across that makes you just go, “I want to relax here for a bit.” This weeks #Frifotos travel photo theme is “relax” and though I don’t partake in this often, there are so many places I’ve found… Read More

One of the Coolest Festivals in the World you’ve never heard of.

“Enter to thy Merriment!” Reads the sign above the 20 foot tall walled entrance. You can already hear the cheers of the joust arena. In my home state of Maryland, each autumn holds my favorite things of the entire year; Pumpkin EVERYTHING (I’m looking at you Pumpkin Spice lovers), the crimson and gold leaves, Halloween, and the crisp fall weather. And the über favorite of autumn in Maryland is quite possibly the coolest festival in the world I’ve been to, and one you’ve probably never heard of! The Maryland Renaissance… Read More

The Most Awe-Inspiring Sunsets around the World

I recently revealed in a memoir about how travel saved my life and gave me light in the darkness that how for the past five years of my life I couldn’t see colors for what they were; be it yellow for flowers or blue for a sky. The colors always brought me back to a terrible moment in my life. But on that fateful day, orange wasn’t a part of that. You see, orange is one of the only colors the past five years I’ve been able to soak in,… Read More

In Photos: Inspirational Smiles from Haiti

A smile. It is simple, yet so profound. Filled with a thousand words, meanings, and emotions. So I’ve compiled smiles from Haiti for you, and some inspirational quotes, to inspire a cheesy grin to form on your face. Because I freakin’ love to smile! Smiling…that subtle reaction that happens when the electric neuronal signals tickle the oldest part of your cortex, making your brain giggle with joy, which stimulates your smile muscles causing that cheesy grin to form. The fact that we HAVE smile muscles should make you smile. However… Read More

Great Falls National Park: Best Day Hike Near Washington DC

A fierce white, frothing river cuts through grey, jagged bedrock at thousands of pounds per second. Parallel sits a now docile canal, once built-in hopes of increasing trade and traffic through the region. The thunderous roar of the falls can be heard for miles amongst the green brushed treetops and the lush, fern covered shorelines. When you think of Washington D.C. do you really ever picture this in your head? Not many people do. Most will think of a bustling historic city, the monuments overflowing with selfie taking tourists, and… Read More