I’m back in New York City! What an awesome visit so far. Have been couch hoping from friend to friend and visiting everyone I can as well as new people who happen to be visiting New York at the same time. I finally got to meet Shayla from Australia today for the first time since we’ve been Flickr friends for several years.
Have been going all day and all night. A little worn down but loving the talk and the evening life. 🙂
I really dig Austin.
In Austin, Texas for SXSW, Melissa and I visit Hamilton Pool and Falls.
Having fun at SXSW in Austin with Susan!
Nate went with me to take pics at Lake Hefner at night, instead of being stuck at home watching the Oscars.
A quick trip to California to visit some friends, I got some time to hang out with Joey in Malibu, who I knew in New York, NY. It was nice getting to see LA again.
My son is turning thirteen this week. Where does the time go?
A trip with Melissa to get some sunrise photos at the Wichita Mountains.
Susan and I went to see Eddie Izzard in Dallas and he was hilarious.
While visiting my friend Donna in Paris, I knew she worked for the U.S. state department, but I didn’t really know what she did. We were photography friends in New York years before and she was now stationed in France. She was a remarkable host to make her home available to me to visit, but she also asked one night if I’d like to join her for a Christmas party. I said sure and didn’t think much of it. Cut to scene where I am standing in a room full of US Embassy employees at the United States Ambassador to France’s residence.
I climbed the Eiffel Tower while in Paris my last visit in 2009. This was footage I took from the middle platform on the way up to the top.
The view of the Eiffel
After a rough start of my plane being delayed in Oklahoma City due to weather and a long layover in the Detroit airport, followed by a long rough flight to Paris, I managed to not let any stress get the better part of me once I arrived. It used to a lot, but I quickly found my luggage, got some cash out of the ATM, located the info to the bus I needed to catch and eventually found myself feeling a bit relaxed on a bus ride into city center.
I agreed to let me beard grow for the month of November for charity. It was also interesting as moving away from Manhattan back to Oklahoma City, I was wearing a beard that made me look / feel different than my norm. I was happy to shave it off shortly after this photo was taken by © Ray Hatfield