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Akko Drink Cart

Israel drink cart, oranges and pomegranates

I found this adorable drink stand along the harbor in Akko, an old Crusader port city in Northern Israel.  It’s not hard to find fresh-squeezed pomegranate and orange juice vendor in the markets and along pedestrian streets.  I’m not sure why but this one seems to have some unnaturally bright blue, red, and yellow slushies available too.

If you’re looking for a delicious afternoon drink, it seems like a pretty easy choice to me!  I’ll take fresh pomegranate juice any day!

Photo of the Week – A Capitol Autumn

I was down at the National Gallery of Art this weekend to see Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections (more on that later…) and saw this incredible view of the Fall foliage and the juxtaposed with brilliant white Capitol building.

US capitol, autumn leaves

There were a few clouds that kept casting interesting shadows alternatively between the trees and the Capitol building.  I also love this view down Pennsylvania Ave; its so dramatic.

Windmills: Then and Now

Last March we did a lot of driving through the Netherlands, Belgium and Northern France.  Looking forward to the stereotypical windmills and tulip fields, I kept an eye on the landscape.  Things were decidedly more modern than I expected.

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Photo of the Week – Snow Blooms

The end of March in Europe this year didn’t quite feel like Spring, even though all the flowers of the Netherlands were trying to bloom!  On my way into the Hermitage Museum in Amsterdam to see the condensed and temporarily relocated highlights of the Van Gogh Museum (I’ll take what I can get), it started snowing.  As I rushed inside, I noticed that the courtyard was filled with lovely purple crocuses.  For their sake, the snow was luckily not sticking.

So in honor of this week’s #FriFotos theme “Blooms”, here are those early flowers doing their best to kick-off Spring!

Hermitage Courtyard, Amsterdam

Flowers in the Hermitage Courtyard, Amsterdam

Photo of the Week – San Diego Sunset

sunset san diego

I hope everyone’s 2013 is off to a good start!  I spend the holidays in lovely San Diego with family and friends.  The hills and coastline are so beautiful there.  The only thing prettier was probably the spectacular sunsets!

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