Monthly Archives: March 2014

Hawaiian Vacation (aka The Longest Post Ever)

I’m about to try something new. Rather than beginning a series of posts that continue for half a year and drag on until I can’t remember what/why I’m posting, I’m going to do one massive post. For spring break I traveled to Hawaii to visit my little sister. There are three things you should know about me:

1- I hate sand.

2- I hate sun.

3- I hate sand combined with sun.

You can imagine why I wasn’t terribly excited to take this trip. I hate to admit this, but my every reservation evaporated and I fell in love with the place.

The following is a large collection of images without description that I would like to share with whoever wants to see. Some of the photos may have been taken by my little sister (Who will soon have a growing collection of photos here). To help enhance the experience, I recommend hitting play on the soundcloud widget below as this tune served as the trip’s soundtrack.

After that I suggest you spend the next 3 minutes and 28 seconds scrolling through the long, LONG line of photos.

Hawaiian Vacation Intro Image


Hawaiian Vacation_Sunrise Beach 3

Hawaiian Vacation_Sunrise Boat

Hawaiian Vacation_Sunrise on the water

Hawaiian Vacation_Sunrise Beach

Hawaiian Vacation_Sunrise tide

Hawaiian Vacation_Sunny Trees

Hawaiian Vacation_Sunny plants

Hawaiian Vacation_City Sun beams

Hawaiian Vacation_Powerline

Hawaiian Vacation_IBM 2

Hawaiian Vacation_IBM 1

Hawaiian Vacation_Hotel Atrium

Hawaiian Vacation_Honolulu Convention Center 3

Hawaiian Vacation_Honolulu Convention Center 2

Hawaiian Vacation_IBM 6

Hawaiian Vacation_IBM 7

Hawaiian Vacation_Doris Duke Garden 1

Hawaiian Vacation_Doris Duke Backyard 1

Hawaiian Vacation_Doris Duke Play room

Hawaiian Vacation_Doris Duke Palm Trees

Hawaiian Vacation_Doris Duke Ocean view

Hawaiian Vacation_Pearl Harbor 7

Hawaiian Vacation_Pearl Harbor 6

Hawaiian Vacation_Pearl Harbor 5

Hawaiian Vacation_Pearl Harbor 4

Hawaiian Vacation_Pearl Harbor 3

Hawaiian Vacation_Pearl Harbor 2

Hawaiian Vacation_Pearl Harbor 1


Hawaiian Vacation_Sunburst ocean rocks

Hawaiian Vacation_Blue Ocean

Hawaiian Vacation_Sunburst Tree

Hawaiian Vacation_Crazy Trees (2)

Hawaiian Vacation_Crazy Trees

Hawaiian Vacation_Forest Stairs

Hawaiian Vacation_Sunburst ferns

Hawaiian Vacation_Lava Flow Valley

Hawaiian Vacation_Lava Flow Valley 2

Hawaiian Vacation_Lava Crack

Hawaiian Vacation_Lava Textures

Hawaiian Vacation_Fuzzy Greens

Hawaiian Vacation_Flower tree 2

Hawaiian Vacation_Farmland

Hawaiian Vacation_Steaming earth

Hawaiian Vacation_Ruins 3

Hawaiian Vacation_Ruins 2

Hawaiian Vacation_Ruins 1

Hawaiian Vacation_Combined forest view_small

Hawaiian Vacation_White flowers

Hawaiian Vacation_Illest Neon

Hawaiian Vacation_Art Museum 2

Hawaiian Vacation_Art Museum 1

Hawaiian Vacation_Chairs

Hawaiian Vacation_VW Americana Bus

Hawaiian Vacation_Old Shop

Hawaiian Vacation_Hawaiian Plane Flyby

Hawaiian Vacation_Green Rock Beach

Hawaiian Vacation_Crashing Waves

Hawaiian Vacation_Crashing waves 2

Hawaiian Vacation_Green Hills

Hawaiian Vacation_Stormy Sky

Hawaiian Vacation_Ocean hillside 1

Hawaiian Vacation_Ocen hillside 2

Hawaiian Vacation_Ocean hillside 2

Hawaiian Vacation_Sunset hills

Hawaiian Vacation_Sunset sky with greens

Hawaiian Vacation_Beach Greens

Hawaiian Vacation_Sunset trees

Hawaiian Vacation_Sunset tide

Hawaiian Vacation_Sunset 1

Hawaiian Vacation_Sunset Tide Pools

Hawaiian Vacation_Boat on the horizon

Hawaiian Vacation_Sunset waters

Hawaiian Vacation_Sunset 3



Hawaiian Vacation_Sunset Ocean rocks long exposure

Hawaiian Vacation_Sunset ocean rocks long exposure 2

Hawaiian Vacation The End

Taking into consideration the sand and the sun, it was still a really awesome trip.

Please excuse me now while I tearfully search for an Acai Bowl…

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Everything Else // Dubai


I can’t believe I’m still posting photos from my UAE trip. Lets stop doing that, shall we? I could probably continue to post images for the rest of the year, but I’m drawing the line here with one last batch of photos.

Everything Else_Dubai

Its been a while now since I’ve taken these, so I’m going to do my best to remember what they are or why I took them or what my name is… It has been a very long term.

Sprinklers in Dubai

^That is a photo of some sprinklers. I don’t really know what is going on…

Pedestrian Bridge_Dubai, UAE

^A pedestrian bridge with a rib-like shade structure.

Ritz Carlton_Dubai, UAE

^Some art in the Ritz Carlton.

Skylight through water_Dubai, UAE

^From the ground level, this is a fountain/water feature. But, from underneath (which is where the photo is taken) this is a skylight that throws interesting light patterns all over the space beneath.

Jumeirah Emirates Towers_Dubai, UAE

^This is one of about 500 photos I have from the Jumeirah Emirates Towers.

Funky building_Dubai, UAE

^This weird lump of a building is an entry to a… currency house? I don’t even know what that is…

Funky building 2_Dubai, UAE

^The weird lump from before curves over to define this space. The memory of this space is the only reason the Curvy lump was included in this final UAE photo collection. Otherwise I think it was kinda pointless.

Burj al Arab 1_Dubai, UAE

^This is the Burj Al Arab.

Burj al Arab _Dubai, UAE

^This is also the Burj Al Arab. The rest of the images are from New Year’s Eve/Day and the largest firework show in the world.

New Years in Dubai_Firework Collage

^Fireworks shooting off of the Burj Khalifa was pretty impressive, but turning back to see the whole city pause and watch the show was even more captivating in my mind. Cars stopped in the middle of the street as every available space in the city was occupied by a spectator.

New Years in Dubai_Crowd

^Look at all those cell phones and iPads being used as cameras to capture that event. There must have been millions of photos taken that very instant, all pointing towards the Burj. I like to think that mine was one of the few cameras pointed the other direction at that very moment.

New Years in Dubai_Burj al Arab

^After the Burj Khalifa’s firework show ended, we ran back to our hotel room to watch the fireworks shoot off behind the Burj Al Arab far off in the distance.

New Years in Dubai_the World

^Then eventually the much closer World Islands ignited with the most fireworks I have ever seen at once.

New Years in Dubai_the world 2

^Which made for a lovely end to a busy day.

I think I’ll end UAE posts here. It really was an awesome trip, enjoyed between plane rides from hell. It was  a once in a lifetime opportunity enjoyed with great friends and lovely family and littered with more photos than anyone will ever have time to look at.

Hope you all have enjoyed this little OH! series, we’ll now return to posts about my childish doodles and lousy opinions. 


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Textural UAE // Dubai-Abu Dhabi

Textural UAE Cover

Spring term is ending very soon, which means that I have even less time to blog. So today there are no more words, just textural images from around the UAE. Starting now.

Wall Texture UAE 1

Wall Texture UAE 5

Wall Texture UAE 2

Pendant Texture UAE

Wall Texture UAE 3

Spice Texture UAE

Ritz Carlton Texture UAE

Dubai Mall Texture UAE 2

Masdar City Texture UAE 1

Gold Texture UAE

Masdar City Texture UAE 2

Fish Texture UAE

Dubai Mall Texture UAE 1

Ferrari World Texture UAE

Ceiling Texture UAE 1

Chandelier Texture UAE

Mosque Texture UAE

Shoe Texture UAE

Antique Texture UAE

Metro Texture UAE

Aquarium Texture UAE

Wall Texture UAE 4

Book Texture UAE


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