Ode to Èze, from Az

This post is not much of an ode but more of a ‘love’ post to Eze, this stunning small town perched high up in the French Riviera mountains overlooking the Mediterranean. This place is magical — perfect in every way.  It reminds me a lot of the Greek island of …

Gaudi’s Guell Creations

This is my last Gaudi post.  Eusebi Guell belonged to one of the big families of Barcelona who recognized Gaudi’s talent early in his career and the two became good friends and had many years of working together.  As Gaudi’s patron, Guell funded many of the great buildings built by …

Gaudi’s Casa Batlló

Gaudi was the highlight of my Barcelona trip and Casa Batllo was a big contender for a favorite. This building feels like something that came out of a wonderland and is a demonstration of Gaudi’s architecture principles.  Standing on the street, you can see clear elements from nature with columns …

Gaudi’s La Pedreira

You walk down the street in L’Eixample and it’s very hard to not notice this highly unordinary building facade on what otherwise would be a very ordinary street. It’s, quite frankly, ridiculous and awesome all in one. At the time, many of the Catalan wealthy were infatuated with the modernist movement …

Gaudi’s La Sagrada Família

K and I just celebrated (a little early) our 11-year anniversary by taking a Mediterranean trip to Barcelona, Provence, French Riviera, Italian Riviera and Milan. This trip was a good few months in the making and Barcelona and Guadi’s architecture that is scattered around the city was definitely one of …

The Getty

A little while back, had a chance to drop by the Getty while on a quick visit to LA. The first time I visited the Getty Villa, I fell in love with the place and the collection. On this trip, I had wanted to go again and take Khaled but …

Spectacular Interiors

Historically, many places of worship were created in a way where whoever enters is taken over by an immediate feeling of smallness — a way to humble those who come in.  I’m obsessed with trying to catch that on film — and it’s really hard for a photo to do …