22 July 2009

americana

Gun show, outside Minneapolis.

Summer solstice, Minneapolis.

more china

payton

My friend Katie's son Payton as he paused for a moment before playing, the day before his 3rd birthday.

mr. eggcellent

A creation by my friend Elena and myself, our last night in our Milwaukee apartment.

soldiers

These soldiers were both outside the royal palace in Prague. I like the juxtaposition of the layout here.

17 July 2009

china

I was fortunate enough to travel to China in October of 2007 to visit my friend Heather who was teaching 5th grade at an international school northeast of Beijing. It was awesome and we ate a lot of dumplings and I wandered around and took a lot of photos. I also taught a few lessons on journalism and would help Heather out in her classroom, occasionally yelling out answers from the back of the class. Highlights: the blind massage therapist we would go to, $5 for one hour, Happy Fun Beer in the corner market, which is apparently "very popular in the United States," bartering in the markets for knock-off goods, and eating scorpion, which tasted much like a french fry.

athletes

A man stretches early in the morning at a track in Teda, China.

Favorite sports feature I've taken. The two winners of a high school cross country meet outside of St. Paul. (For the Pioneer Press)

places

The amazing Great Wall of China.

View of Amsterdam from our hostel window.

Beautiful Innsbruck, Austria.

flower power

My friend Elena having some fun with decorative flowers my friend Katie made for her daughter's first birthday party. Great time!

baby tomato

Our first home grown tomato of the season.

beach storm

This storm chased my roommate and I off the beach in under 5 minutes.

man vs. nature

Mont St. Michel, France

crazy skies

I am back from hiatus and posting 2 years later! Since then I have moved from Minneapolis to Milwaukee to currently Chicago with a few voyages overseas in between. I work for the daily paper the Northwest Herald. I really like my job and Chicago and the people I have met.