Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy 2014 to all of my lovely readers! Thanks for following me on my journey and all of the little moments I've documented since I began this blog. May this new year bring a plethora of unhampered happiness and amazing, new discoveries :-) 

For the first time in a long time, I didn't get to witness the ball drop from Times Square on television (I am always at awe when I hear about the gruesome 12-hour waits some people endure in the freezing cold at the end of the year!). Instead, I spent a handful of days in Boston's frigid depths of winter, and watched fireworks from the dock along the harbor as soon as 2014 arrived. Here are a couple of photos from the 200+ I've taken on my outings around the quaint little city that is of Boston :-)

The waters of the Boston Public Garden froze over, allowing visitors to venture out onto the surface. 
The world's smallest suspension bridge!
Shamelessly creeped around the historic neighborhood of some of Boston's most affluent residents, admiring the beautiful gaslit streets, brick sidewalks, and grand townhouses. 
Undoubtedly fell in love with Beacon Hill 
Took the trolley to Cambridge and explored Harvard's campus for a little bit before heading over to their Museum of Natural History.
The amazing collection of glass flowers all handmade by glass artisans Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka (1887-1936).
The unique blue of American Robin Eggs has been speculated to better blend in at the bottom of the nest under the shade of trees from outside predators. 
A tribute to Mexico's Cinco de Mayo
Tracey Emin's "With You I Breathe" at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts
"Red Disaster" by Andy Warhol
The "Think Pink" exhibition explores the changing meaning of the color pink in art and fashion.
Ganesh, the elephant-headed god of good fortune and auspicious beginnings
Seated Buddha with Bhumisparsha Mudra ("touching the earth") hand gestures, representing unshakability or steadfastness as he attains enlightenment 
Leaf of a Qur'an: "for those who believe and do good deeds there will be Gardens graced with flowing streams"


  1. Beautiful pictures! I do have one correction to make, however. The picture that you captioned as Ganesh is actually Buddha, not Ganesh. Your photographs are wonderful nevertheless! Happy New Year!

    1. Ahh, thanks for the correction! Inserted the wrong photo :) Happy new year to you, too!

  2. I love the 1st picture! Really beautiful.

  3. You are beautiful! Love all the pics :) xx

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  4. Oh gosh, I can't imagine waiting 12 hours for that ball to drop. It sure looks like you're having a lot of fun though. Gorgeous pictures!