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Archive for July 2011

Painted Ladies

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This famous rows of houses, which grew to pop culture icons through the opening credits of “Full House.,” can be seen at Alamo Square in San Francisco.

Thousands of homes in San Francisco were built in this style throughout the latter end of the 1800s.

"Whatever happened to predicatability / The milkman, the paperboy, evening TV..."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This area is also known as Postcard Row.

Written by Paulo Loreto

July 29, 2011 at 4:50 AM

Capitol Park and Lagoon

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The Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol building is located in Bacolod City, Philippines; the capital city of the province.

Not only goes it house the official seat of the Governor, there are several government offices that serve other municipalities and cities.

(When visiting, keep an eye on the water)

Feed the fish

Written by Paulo Loreto

July 28, 2011 at 10:20 PM

Breakfast Hodgepodge

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The last morning in Las Vegas, a farewell breakfast was in order for Sin City. Since checking out of the Wynn Hotel and Casino was within hours, staying local was key. Why not try out the Wynn Buffet?

The Wynn Breakfast Buffet offers an array of goodies including freshly basked pastries, crepe station, bagel station, and Chinese dim sum — among other things.

In order to get to the hot foods, the table was situated in a way that one had to walk by the desserts on every round. When that moment came to finally snag a selection of sweets, it just made for so many decisions.

Dessert for Breakfast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Chocolate Mini Cupcake, center. Clockwise from the top right: Red Velvet Mini Cupcake, Cream Puff, Cinnamon Roll, Danish, Chocolate Croissant)

Written by Paulo Loreto

July 25, 2011 at 10:31 PM

Second City

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A New Years trip to Chicago created a lot of memories and new discoveries as a first trip to “The Windy City.”

Staying at the lovely Allerton Hotel (701 North Michigan Avenue), it was in the middle of the Magnificent Mile shopping district and a few steps away from this magnificent landmark.

806 North Michigan Avenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Chicago Water Tower, built in 1869, is the second oldest water tower in the United States and is known to be one of the few structures still standing since the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

Written by Paulo Loreto

July 24, 2011 at 9:58 AM

Walking in New York

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A mid-afternoon stroll up Broadway, approaching Madison Square Park, the Empire State Building appeared even more prominent as the sun shone brightly on the New York City landmark.

Even more striking a site than usual.

Empire State of Mind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This shot was taken from the corner of Broadway and 22nd street.

Written by Paulo Loreto

July 23, 2011 at 9:26 AM

A-Rod

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Following knee surgery from July 14th, NBC Sports reports:

“According to Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York, the third baseman had the stitches removed from his right knee on Thursday in Miami and has been working out this week in a rehab pool.”

This shot was taken during the current season.

In Recovery

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July 21, 2011 at 9:09 PM

Peanut Butter Bar

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A favorite of New York restaurants, Hundred Acres (38 MacDougal Street) offered a Peanut Butter Bar as a dessert selection.

For one thing, it was a decadent and rich blend of peanut butter and chocolate, but before that first bite, it was then set in a plate of milk. The most amazing way of eating a Peanut Butter Bar.

Scrumptious

Written by Paulo Loreto

July 20, 2011 at 10:43 PM