Lighthouses mark the way home: Safe passage! Steer clear of shallow water and rocky shores! I love the iconic lighthouses of Prince Edward Island, in Atlantic Canada, where we visited last week. This one is West Point Light, on the far southwest tip of the island, in the heart of French Acadian country. The shape is typical of PEI lighthouses, but the stripes are unique; most of the island's lighthouses are white, with red trim. You'll find small models of this lighthouse all over the island, planted at the end of people's driveways, marking the way home.
If you've been reading The New York Times forever, as I have, you know the work of Bill Cunningham, who has been photographing and writing about street fashion and high society, well... forever. Several years ago, on the occasion of his 80th birthday, Bill Cunningham New York, a documentary review of his life and work, came out. I'm no fashionista, but I've watched it three or four times, and my respect for him continues to grow. Such energy! Such joie de vivre! And behind the public persona, a most interesting private person, too. Bill Cunningham crafted his passion for fashion into a career. I can't imagine what The New York Times will do if he ever retires. Watch the film on Netflix.
I love the proportions of this old Coke refrigerator sitting outside the Vermont Country Store in Rockingham, New Hampshire. My summer camp had one of these chest fridges, filled with ice-cold soda. Do you remember them?
Even when we have the luxury of seeing everyday life as tourists, routine goes on around us. On an early morning photo shoot, I came upon these buses, filling with commuters making the daily trek from Granada to Managua, Nicaragua. I loved the bright colors of the buses, gleaming in the low morning sun.
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