On my shoulders

A young boy on his father’s shoulders just north of the Washington Monument in Washington D.C. moving toward  a large screen TV feed of the Obama inauguration on Jan. 20, 2009.

Hope Shaved

A man’s shaved head near Union Station in central Washington D.C. on Jan. 19, 2009, the day before the inauguration of Barack Obama.

Comcast Tower gleams

Facing northbound toward the Comcast Tower gleaming in the late afternoon sun from the headquarters of Philly.com, on the 35th floor of 1601 Market Street in Center City Philadelphia on Jan. 8, 2009. Note the white Inquirer building reflecting off the tower’s easternmost face.

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Paris, France

Paris Cafe

Enjoying chocolate chaud et un sandwich at a cafe near Notre Dame on Oct. 13, 2008.

Enjoying chocolate chaud et un sandwich at a cafe near Notre Dame on Oct. 13, 2008.

Ever since I studied French in high school, I was indoctrinated into believing I had to make it to Paris.

Maybe it was good.

During my European backpacking trip, I was ecstatic to use that language in Brussels, Lyon and, of course, old Paris.

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The Louvre

At the historic Louvre Art Museum in Paris, France with good friend Sean Blanda on Oct. 13, 2008.

At the historic Louvre Art Museum in Paris, France with good friend Sean Blanda on Oct. 13, 2008.

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Amsterdam Canal at night

A canal not far from De Wallen, the famed Red Light District of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, on Oct. 7, 2008.

London, England

Big Ben

Oct. 7, 2008

Oct. 7, 2008

Memphis Blues