The most memorable day of the few years of my childhood lived in the United States: spelling class interrupted to go to the common room and watch the news. I had no idea what the “twin towers”, the World Trade Centre, or the Pentagon were or meant and was too embarrassed to ask when all the kids around me knew. I also didn’t know what terrorism was. Three years later I was in London with my family the day of those bombings. It’s entirely surreal to 12.5 years after September 11, 2001 go through airport-style security to see this massive pool and the thousands of names it memorializes. I didn’t personally know anyone in any of the attacks but I’m still working to process the shock, confusion and sadness evoked by these childhood initiations to what belies the humanity I still would like to believe in. (at 9/11 Memorial Visitor Center)
An oldie but a goodie made relevant again by an impending first visit with lodging at the…
Concrete Jungle, can’t wait to meet you.
I don’t know if there is anywhere in the world more perfect for Instagram than Havana, Cuba.
Fuyang, Zhejiang, China (Taken with Instagram)
- with my feet on the sand
A man looks for meteorites while standing on the Col du Tronc path above Verbier, Switzerland on Aug. 10, 2012. The Mont Blanc massif mountain range lies in the background of this one-second-exposure photograph.
[Credit : Alessandro Della Bella / EPA]
There’s nowhere like Switzerland. :)