Philadelphia, revisited

Philadelphia is one of those cities that doesn’t seem to get much respect, especially from New Yorkers. To be honest, I’m not sure why. I had the pleasure of spending a week there on business in 2017 and found Philly to be a beautiful, vibrant, and interesting city, with lots to see and do.

Of course, given the time available, I only saw a small part of the city. Both my hotel and my customer’s offices were downtown, within 3km of each other, albeit on opposite sides of City Hall.

This kept me in the heart of the business and tourist areas, to be sure.

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There and back

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Wake up Tuesday at 0400

Uber to the airport

Security & Customs

Boarding

Quick stop at LGA

Off to ATL

Uber to the office

Meetings + Meetings

Crash at the hotel

More meetings

Uber to ATL

Off to LGA

Dinner at LGA

Wheels up

Wheels down

Uber home

In bed at 0100 on Thursday (45 hours later)

I brought my X100F along for this trip. She keeps me sane.

¿La playa? ¡No necesariamente!

Resort towns don’t always have tons to offer beyond the beach. That’s not always true… if you look, there’s always something eye-catching to see.

This is why I’m happy I brought my trusty X100F with me to Cancún before Christmas.

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Tempus Fugit

My oh my how time flies. September and October were a blur—in my mind Labour Day was just last weekend—and by all indications, November and December will zip by just as quickly.

From my perspective, September and October are arguably the absolute BEST months of the year in these parts (Ottawa, nicely sandwiched between Toronto and Montréal) and it’s a shame they’re gone. Because November and December just SUCK. Badly.


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Care to guess when each of these two shots—same place, different PoV—were taken?

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There’s a reason why it’s not called Yesvember.

I was lucky enough to get out and shoot lots of pictures during September and October; we were blessed with a particularly spectacular start to the autumn and it’s definitely been hard not to shoot. On the flip side, it’s been (for me, at least) a particularly busy time, and I’ve neglected processing and sharing some of what I was able to capture.

So, for the next few days and weeks, I’m going to be digging into my backlog (none of it is old enough to call an archive) and creating a few posts that highligh just how visually awesome this autumn has been.

In the meantime, here’s a random sampling of what things looked like around home, in Ottawa and in Montréal in October.

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À bientôt!