The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has been on my vacation wish-list from the moment I first read about its opening in 2011. Far more than just an important collection of American Art, the Moshe Safdie-designed building and 120-acre woodland park surrounding the site are almost as spectacular as the museum’s contents. Here are seven reasons you should plan a trip to Crystal Bridges Museum.
Far from the average tacky tourist town, Eureka Springs is a real-deal Victorian era city that quickly drew us in. Through a thousand feats of engineering, the beautiful historic town was built right into the limestone bluffs.
Even more impressive than the architecture is Eureka Springs’ welcoming, inclusive attitude. In these divisive times, this small Southern city sets a great example for how American cities could (and should) be.
The air is thick with the heady scent of Juniper even where there’s nary a Juniper tree in sight. Is it my imagination, or is that magnificent fragrance made all the sweeter by the aroma of local craft beer brewing? It is easy to fall in love with Bend, and we did so within a few short hours.
Rain breaks for the morning. Sailboats race in Lake Union; they look tiny next to Seattle’s sprawling skyline. The size of the city still surprises me, and on our long walk today we will cover a mere fraction of it.
The “other” Las Vegas. A quiet and unpretentious little sister to Santa Fe, this colorful mountain town is one of my favorite places for shooting film photos, and also happens to be a popular filming location for movies and TV shows.
A trip to Northern Washington would not be complete without visiting the San Juan Islands. The ferry ride from Anacortes to Friday Harbor makes for a reasonably priced day trip, and in this case the journey may be even better than the destination.
San Diego is such a sunny, colorful city that black & white film may seem like an odd choice…almost noirish. But I kind of like it for that very reason.
On a good day, this is “work”. Incredibly fortunate timing provided the perfect natural lighting for a quickie photo shoot for our Vintage Shop.
Walk. Take pictures. Eat. Drink. Repeat. So goes our last (long, super-fun) full day in Bellingham. During our Fairhaven / South Bay Trail / downtown Bellingham trek, all five senses are in for sweet treats.