Bronx Bound

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Bronx Bound

Catching the express train to Yankee Stadium for the 2013 Pinstripe Bowl. What a venue, the only qualm (besides Rutgers play-calling) was the infield turf was to loose and that caused a few big slips in the first half.

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A quick glance back at 2013

Friends were made, beers were drank, books were read, travel was done, fits were thrown, rants were given… and taken.

2013 showed that a good ear is hard to find, and the group of friends I have made here will last long after my time in Morocco comes to an end.  Fair weather friends are easy to find, but finding the ones that will simply sit and listen when you really need to yell and ramble, they are worth their weight in gold.

2013 gave me travel opportunities of epic proportions, with stops in 9 different countries and stints in great cities including Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Budapest, and Munich.  It also gave me the chance to see the Northern “Imperial” part of Morocco.

2013 saw a paradigm shift in how I travel.  With my handy dandy dSLR, my understanding of angles, AND my amazing flexibility, photography has become a big part of my traveling.  Here are the top 12 from the year,  a mixed bag between Morocco, the states and some of the places I visited this year.

Lensbaby: Rodin Gardens

With the culture meter needing a reboot, I headed to the Musée Rodin (the one in the city) to walk around the gardens.  The sculptures were amazing and I was glad to learn more about his work other than “The Thinker”.  The gardens were filled with his work, and it was the first and last time I will see foliage all year, so I made the most of it.     I only used the Lensbaby in the gardens to try to force myself to think outside the box a little bit.

Truthfully, I may have missed some pictures I would have loved, but how stuck up can I be saying that I was only able to take pictures with one of my lenses while wandering around Paris…

By the end of the walk, I felt that I knew more than Paul from Midnight in Paris, but just like him, I did not know much…