What a beautiful year.
Photos, churros and time-travel: Three things that will get me to drop everything and book it to Mexico.
Here are some photos from our adventure across the border to visit Daniel and David Peña, two San Diegans who recently moved to Tijuana and turned the ground floor of their apartment building into an art gallery known as Out Here.
The alley across the street is covered in satirical art pieces by Tony Cruz, pieces of construction demo from a former underground drug tunnel that used to exist there, and a fantastic mural by Celeste Byers and Aaron Glasson featuring “the great inter-dimensional traveller Ernesto and his donkey friend entering Tijuana through a portal,” according to Out Here. The photo featuring Daniel and David in front of the mural is featured on the cover of San Diego CityBeat this week.
Toward the bottom of the gallery are a couple of photos from the studio of Carlos Cisneros aka Elsoldelrac, another super-talented artist working out of Tijuana.
…That one time my family went to Europe and it was awesome.
I do realize how extremely lucky I am to have a mom who loves beer, a dad who loves gazing at architecture and a brother who loves passing time on long flights by posing for silly selfies with me.
Here are some favorite scenes from our visits to Munich and Prague, and a handful of cities in Switzerland.
A few words about cameras:
Traveling abroad with a big camera is a total pain in the rear and I refused to do it on this trip. So instead I brought 3 smaller cameras: a 35mm Minolta with 24mm and 50mm lenses, a compact digital Sony RX100 MkII and, of course, my iPhone. Film was reserved for the brightest days and the most interesting landscapes and architecture, while the Sony was a more low-profile option for street photos and low light. The iPhone was for, well, Instagramming on the go.
The film was developed at Richard Photo Lab in Los Angeles and many of the Sony snaps were processed in the VSCO app on my iPhone using the wi-fi transfer feature.
Can you match the photo with the camera?