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Photo Essay: Venice Beach

Photo Essay: Venice Beach

From the famous sign, which acts as a sentinel to welcome you to a very different world, to the multimedia art spanning the boardwalk and beach, Venice Beach beckons sun, culture, ocean views, and is quintessentially Southern Californian.
From the hotel I was staying at, the Venice Beach Suites and Hotel, the ocean looked as though it could wash up right into my living room, and recede outside my window into …

Photo Essay: The Cathedral of Cars

Photo Essay: The Cathedral of Cars

FRANKFURT—The great cathedrals with their marble pillars and intricate artwork were designed to impress, imparting a sense of awe at something grand.  Certainly, in their time, the builders of such grand pieces of architecture must have been involved in some kind of competition, each wanting to construct the best and most inspiring house of worship.  While these many great landmarks still dot the European landscape, automakers have perfected the building …

Photo Essay: Newport Jazz Festival in Black and White

Photo Essay: Newport Jazz Festival in Black and White

Jazz, despite its rich tones, just looks better in black and white.
The Newport Jazz Festival, referred to as the grandfather of all jazz festivals, was founded in 1954 and draws thousands of music lovers from all over the world to Newport, Rhode Island, a city which is famed for its spectacular coastal scenery and awe-inspiring architecture.
This year’s festival offered performances by jazz legends including Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Chick …