“Rhythm Nation 1814” was released when the world was in a political state of revolution and evolution. This article examines the legacy and personal impact of Janet Jackson’s remarkable fourth studio album.
A retrospective regarding the discovery of a sudden death and the unexpected opportunity of directing air control traffic over a major American city.
Sometimes it takes two minutes — instead of one — to fall in love.
Is it possible that Paris might just not be that special to Parisians?
One of the most inspirational, challenging, momentous and, occasionally, disappointing years in my life occurred between May 2014 and May 2015. Even though I was a sole proprietor and had … Read More
Why is Seattle called “The Emerald City”? What’s the story?
The image above was one of the very romantic and memorable views of San Diego from my hotel captured on my last night in the city. Due to the fact … Read More
As much as I love the art and science of photography, a part of my psyche cannot help but wonder in which direction photography – specifically, digital photography – is … Read More
There is no doubt that Las Vegas is probably one of the most fascinating, spectacular, hyper, and quizzical cities in the world. “Las Vegas” actually means “The Meadows” or “Fertile … Read More
SEATTLE FACTOID #7 So far, in July 2019, Seattle has had a relatively healthy amount of rainfall interspersing the warm sunshine, much to the consternation of so many residents — … Read More
Let’s talk about Calgary for a few minutes! Calgary’s nickname is “Cowtown” because it has a history associated with the Canadian “Wild West” of the late 19th and early 20th … Read More
I have an episode in aerial photography that was so peculiar that I felt it deserved to be described with readers. Prepare a cup of coffee, tea, cocoa – whatever … Read More
July 4th of this year commemorates the United States’ 243rd birthday — its Day of Independence from the United Kingdom. For the past nine years, I have challenged myself to … Read More
Enjoy some colorful, festive photos from Seattle’s PrideFest that took place at Seattle Center on June 30, 2019. Out of the several photos I captured, these six were my favorites … Read More
Where the River Gombak meets the River Klang — that’s where you’ll find Kuala Lumpur (KL), which is Malay for, literally, “Muddy Confluence”. As an enthusiast of etymology — especially … Read More
SEATTLE FACTOID #6 Seattle has erected more cranes for construction than any other city in the United States for three consecutive years since 2016. The downtown core of Seattle continues … Read More
Today, you might be familiar with this city by a few of its popular nicknames, including: San Fran Frisco City by the Bay SF Fog City Of course, we all … Read More
SEATTLE FACTOID #5 When the Smith Tower was erected in 1914, it remained the tallest building not only in Seattle or Washington State, but on the entire West Coast of … Read More
If you’ve been a resident of Seattle for a few years, then you’re probably very familiar with how much the city has evolved between your earliest memory and most recent … Read More
SEATTLE FACTOID #4 When it was erected in 1914, Seattle‘s Smith Tower was the tallest building along the West Coast of the United States. Smith Tower would remain the tallest … Read More
San Diego‘s skyline is very expansive. In the image above, this is only a small part of it captured from Harbor Island. The majority of the buildings are the same … Read More
Seattle is the only major U.S. city that is situated on an isthmus.
The United States has only one county in the entire nation named after Martin Luther King, Jr. Read about this significant milestone in his lasting legacy.
According to my WordPress statistics, this will be my 50th article for this blog. To celebrate this achievement, I thought I would share some trivia about America’s 49th state, just … Read More
Last night, after feeling quite exhausted for what was actually a short week (on account of Memorial Day on Monday), I found that I was flirting with insomnia once again. … Read More
The City The name “Singapore” was adapted by the British from its original Malay name, “Singapura”, which means “Lion City”. I had often read books and magazines about the great … Read More
Established 184 years ago, the city named “Chicago” is derived from a French rendering of the Native American word shikaakwa, translated as “wild onion” or “wild garlic”, from the Miami-Illinois language. … Read More
SEATTLE FACTOID #2 Seattle was the first major U.S. city to elect a female mayor, Bertha Landes, back in 1926. 91 years would pass before Seattle would elect its second … Read More
Memorial Day 2019
SEATTLE FACTOID #1 There is only one “Seattle” on the planet. No other city or town in the world shares its name. Click here to view more original TIA images … Read More