Sunday, May 27, 2012

Philadelphia, Day Two

Day two was less exciting than day one. My mom and I were both pretty tired and it was pouring rain so we didn't do as much. First we crossed to New Jersey and went to the aquarium there. I didn't take a lot of pictures since it was pretty dark inside.

Bridge to Philadelphia, from NJ


We also went to see the old Christ Church burial ground where Benjamin Franklin is buried, and the Betsy Ross house (which didn't allow pictures inside)

And one random picture I took of some buildings.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Philadelphia, Day One

Over Mother's Day weekend, I took a trip to Philadelphia with my mom. It was a somewhat short notice trip due to scheduling concerns so we needed to pick somewhere fairly nearby. As a kid I really loved Revolutionary War history (this was one of my favorite childhood movies) so I'd always wanted to go to Philadelphia to see Independence Hall and the other historical sites. It's probably less exciting as an adult then it would have been when I was younger but I still had fun - except for the Liberty Bell which was boring.

One thing I love about historical districts is all the trees and old buildings, it's so easy to walk around thinking of the people who've lived and passed through there over the years and wondering what their lives were like.

I used the Holga lens for my Nikon a lot again, it's really grown on me. The rest of the photos are on flickr.

Friday, May 4, 2012


I haven't been for a real night out in a while (just drinks after work), so I'm really looking forward to Dances of Vice this weekend. I think the last time I went to one of their events was July 4th last year. I had kind of forgotten how fun is it to get ready for something like this! I finished making a dress that turned out ok, though maybe not great, but I also have a vintage plain velvet dress from the 1920s as a backup if I change my mind last minute. I found a great pair of sandals at the thrift store for $10. I do still need to do my nails and come up with something to do with my hair (I like the bobbed look but my hair is the longest it's ever been so I'm definitely not cutting it). So I'm not completely ready yet but I feel like I'm close, hopefully it'll be a great time.