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Niagara Falls – An Alternate View

July 17th, 2013 by citiesinpixiedust · View Comments

Niagara Falls, July 2013

Niagara Falls, July 2013

Niagara Falls, July 2013

Niagara Falls, July 2013

Niagara Falls, July 2013

Niagara Falls, July 2013

Niagara Falls, July 2013

Niagara Falls, July 2013

Niagara Falls, July 2013

Niagara Falls, July 2013

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Smurfy Villages in Southern Spain

August 9th, 2012 by citiesinpixiedust · View Comments

The town of Juzcar in Andalucia, Spain, was a typical whitewashed hill town for centuries. Until the city was approached by the Smurfs movie and decided to vote to paint the houses in the town Smurf blue in 2011. (Read more here). After the filming was over, the townsfolk could decide to go back to the traditional whitewash or stay blue. And so they stayed blue and smurfy. Here are some shots from our very quick (longer than a drive-by but shorter than a dinner trip) visit.

Smurf village

Spain 2012

Spain 2012

Spain 2012

Spain 2012

Spain 2012

Spain 2012

Spain 2012

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See the whole set here

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Graffiti Ruins, Manayunk and Bala Cynwyd

August 6th, 2012 by citiesinpixiedust · View Comments

venice island

Remains of the old Connelly Containers buildings on Venice Island, Manayunk Towpath area.

graffiti on train line, Bala Cynwyd
Along the train tracks in Bala Cynwyd.

Venice Island to Bala train bridge
Train bridge from Venice Island (Manayunk) to Bala Cynwyd

Bridge over to Righter's Ferry Rd.
Bridge from Main Street Manayunk to Righter's Ferry Rd., Bala Cynwyd.

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hot summer song playlist

June 7th, 2010 by citiesinpixiedust · View Comments

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Lugano, Switzerland

May 19th, 2010 by citiesinpixiedust · View Comments

January 1, 2010: I started out my year staying out well into the night in Zurich, Switzerland… Somehow made it home (to my uncle’s, that is) with the help of a new friend, and slept a few short hours. The next day, I woke up with a hangover the size of Andre the Giant, got kicked out by my uncle, and stumbled my way to catch a train to this place. I almost got off the train for stop #1 in Bellinzona, but there was a ton of snow there, and I was looking for sunshine.

Let’s see what I found…

overlooking Lugano

overlooking Lugano


Macelleria ... Sausages and stuff

Farmacia Luganese


centre culture

I did not photoshop this - Lake Lugano

pretty gate

amazing sky and reflections at Lake Lugano

Robot exhibit at Museo d'Art

people wandering around the park at Lake Lugano

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New Year’s Eve in Zurich, Switzerland

January 8th, 2010 by citiesinpixiedust · View Comments

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Zombies in Denver

December 20th, 2009 by citiesinpixiedust · View Comments

The zombies gathered on October 24, 2009 in downtown Denver, Colorado, to walk across town and recreate Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” zombie dance. Some robots and zombie-killers as well as pirates also showed up to stand their ground in the Zombpocalypse 2009. Below are some pictures.

Michael Jackson Beat It Zombie

denver zombie crawl

denver zombie crawl

Drag Zombies

siamese twins

zombies outside the window

More photos from the Denver Zombie Crawl here

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Halloween in Albany

December 7th, 2009 by citiesinpixiedust · View Comments

hudson hair studio

hudson hair studio

glowing sidewalk


albany nights

Oh shit the headless hangman er....

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Lost Vegas

August 12th, 2009 by citiesinpixiedust · View Comments

Las Vegas Boulevard somewhere in between the Strip and Fremont Street is sort of undefined. Some folks call it the “No Man’s Land” but others might call it home, or a cheap place to stay while in town. Unfinished construction projects and fading glories fill the blocks which fall north of  “The Strip” {which most folks consider to begin around Sahara Ave.} and south of the neon and LED-filled Fremont Street Experience with the classic Vegas casinos. Here are a few photos of this space in between, from my trip in February 2009, in the middle of the Great Recession of the ’00s. This is the Vegas which has fallen out of favor for its bigger and bolder and newer neighbors like Planet Hollywood and Mandalay Bay and the Wynn, but doesn’t have the vintage retro-kitsch appeal nor the World Series of Poker tournaments that the Golden Nugget or Binions have.  You don’t usually see this part of town in the glossy magazines, travelogues nor the Anthony Bourdain and Food Network videos.

The Star Motel …oh such potential~look at the neon sign

Star Motel

San Francisco Wear/Sally’s Rentals – Going Cheap

San Francisco Wear

Original Thai BBQ… and Dreamy Drinkscape 

thai bbq

drink dreamscape

The Silver Spur Hotel. Kind of Old-School, Kind of Sketchy…


Strip-Mall Wedding Chapel

Wedding Chapel

White Cross Drugs


Closed Brewpub near the Sahara

vegas street art

Maybe Miss Katrina can tell us what is in store for Vegas’s future.

Miss Katrina

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the light pours out of me…

March 18th, 2009 by citiesinpixiedust · View Comments

american street sun

rainbow 2

tattoo moms dreamscape

Unlikely Cowboy @ Johnny Brenda's Jan 13 2007


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