I was very recently nominated to compete in a 5 day B & W Challenge. The goal was to each day pick and post one favorite B & W photo I have taken. Anyone who knows me will absolutely not be surprised that I could not seem to focus on just one thing and therefore did not exactly follow the rules. After perusing over 300 photos I finally narrowed it down to “some” of my favorite photos. I like them so much I thought I would share (and in some cases re-share) the entire grouping here.
These photos represent only a few of my favorites from New York to India. I love them because they express everything from sadness to pure chaos. There is just something about a black and white that is timeless and beautiful. I hope you enjoy.
You say to a brick, ‘What do you want, brick?’ And brick says to you, ‘I like an arch.’ And you say to brick, ‘Look, I want one, too, but arches are expensive and I can use a concrete lintel.’ And then you say: ‘What do you think of that, brick?’ Brick says: ‘I like an arch.’
Arches in Turkey
The Romans were not inventors of the supporting arch, but its extended use in vaults and intersecting barrel shapes and domes is theirs. ~~~Harry Seidler
Arches in India
Behind the proscenium arch, you can’t always hear what people in the audience are saying.
Sometimes belonging involves being part of a very large group and sometimes it can be a very solitary thing. While visiting Istanbul, Turkey these images of solitary people praying mesmerized me.
While less than 100 feet away..
The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect.
“It doesn’t matter where you’re from- or how you feel…There’s always peace in a strong cup of coffee.”― Gabriel Bá, Daytripper
One of my favorite things to do is to wake up eat a solid breakfast and drink a very strong cup of coffee. So in honor of that and reflecting some of my favorite past travels. I would like to share some of my most recent favorite coffee breaks. So here is to bountiful beans which are inviting and welcoming to strangers!!
Coffee is a language in itself. Jackie Chan
No matter how you take it or where they serve it.. you just can’t beat coffee in Turkey!!
I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake. Lewis Black
I like coffee anywhere, but coffee in Vietnam.. though small.. it doesn’t get any better.
“Hydrogenated and androgynous milky white love is all I have to offer you. Would you like me to pour it in your coffee, or directly into your soul? ”
― Jarod Kintz, The Days of Yay are Here! Wake Me Up When They’re Over.
Other favorite coffee time pictures:
Reflecting on how lucky I am over a fresh cup of organic coffee.