Good Morning All,
This weekday feature is for Balloon Juicers who are on the road, travelling, etc. and wish to share notes, links, pictures, stories, etc. from their escapades. As the US mainland begins the end of the Earth day as we measure it, many of us rise to read about our friends and their transient locales.
So, please, speak up and share some of your adventures, observations, and sights as you explore, no matter where you are. By concentrating travel updates here, it’s easier for all to keep up-to-date on the adventures of our fellow Commentariat. And it makes finding some travel tips or ideas from 6 months ago so much easier to find…
Have at ’em, and have a safe day of travels!
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Lots of great stuff, over the fold….
First up, from Rlchina 大芒果
Where it was taken: Fuzhou Cultural Museum Silk Road 400 to 750 CE exhibit Fuzhou Fujian China
When: February 2017
Other notes or info about the picture: taken by the lovely Mrs. Mango while I was at work…
Wow. Stay tuned folks, much more from them throughout the week!
Next up, just a silly picture I re-discovered this weekend, from a farmer’s market in Colorado. Llamas. Or Alpacas. Not sure, totally cute either way!
And to wrap up the day’s post, some great shots from Laura Strand
Where it was taken: When: New York City, May 8th through 10th.
The spouse was talking about away game baseball over beers with the fellas. Somebody pulled out a schedule and found a Giants Mets series in early May, just weeks away. And there’s a San Francisco sports bar in Manhattan that had game buses, tickets, tee shirts for all three games. I was expected to be the voice of reason and shut that whole thing down. Instead, I found an airfare deal and a hotel recommendation that appeared too good to be true.
The following pictures were taken with a Samsung Galaxy 5. They include the West Village, Chelsea, the Jane Hotel and the Highline Park. I skipped the day game on the 10th and spent it ambling about and went to the Whitney to see the Biennial. There were amazing artists offerings
across an array of media. Most affecting were a series of banners meticulously composed of luxe fabrics that had strong imagery and statements. Two gutted me. “I cannot be fixed” and “Rage blooms within me.” The artist is Cauleen Smith. The collection is strong and the focus is community -there isn’t a more apt theme for these times. We spent a lot of time returning to the Highline Park, an elevated rail line reclaimed and repurposed for the people. It is lush and verdant with spring unfolding ignoring the hurl burly below.
Prayers were offered to greennotGreen for Grace and peace as she eases on over to next.
The pair of golden shoes (Giantess) are for Rikyrah and were photographed the day she had to stand commuting into work.
The Jane Hotel, its staff and the surrounding streets stole my heart.
Thank you so much!
Well that’s a wrap for today – travel safe everyone, and don’t forget to share some pics, stories, etc. We love to see your world.