Crowds and Creators: Scenes from One Spark 2015

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The streets of Downtown Jacksonville were flowing thick with people, innovative ideas and the best food and drink in the city. Even, on Friday evening, after the streets were flowing with water from an intense downpour, spirits weren’t dampened at Jacksonville’s premiere event, One Spark. Continue reading

Lately: Scenes from Downtown Jacksonville

Food, beer and Downtown Jacksonville. As soon as Joel and I heard about Gastrofest, held in Hemming Park on March 21, we knew we’d be heading over to eat and drink the best of our city.

Gastrofest itself was pretty good. We enjoyed some delicious food from M Shack, Ovinte, Bistro Aix and more, and sampled what seemed like every brewery in the city. There are definitely some kinks to be worked on for the future, but it was a nice addition to the local festival scene. My favorite part of the day though was admiring the gorgeous architecture and scenery in Jacksonville’s core. Here are a few of my favorite shots: Continue reading

San Francisco: The architecture

During our trip to San Francisco, I was constantly amazed by the beautiful structures that make up the city.

I knew about the popular Painted Ladies, lining Steiner Street in the Alamo Square neighborhood. I knew about San Francisco City Hall and it’s giant dome. I knew about the Transamerica Pyramid, one of the most iconic buildings in SF’s skyline. Of course the bridges – the Golden Gate and Bay — are well known and distinct in their own way. But everywhere you turn, there’s a different style, a different color, a different beauty. I was constantly stopping to snap pictures of random houses, because they were GORGEOUS. And despite being pretty urban, there is greenery everywhere! Who knew?

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