4.08.2007

New England, je t'aime.

People never hesitate to praise Europe for all its historical, cultural, and fashion integrity, and most Americans, with the current state of the country, aren't exactly patriotically opposing the nay-sayers either. But do we realize that just across the pond from Buckingham Palace, New England holds up its own, in a very dignified manner, no less? Boston, New York, et cetera... Paris has Chanel and the Brits can take their Lady Di, but we've got Japanese street style and CBCG all in one city. On my spring holiday, I noticed the beauty of America that often sits in the shadow of the disgraces the rest of the world labels on this modern and surprisingly sophisticated country.

The New Jersey coast.


Downtown Boston.

Museum of Fine Arts (complete with flying plaster men).

The van Gogh corner. Can you feel his ghost?

The New England dining experience.

Columbia University.

"Boy on the right, you're trying to look studious, but I know you're enraptured with me."


Last stop. See you soon, New England.

16 comments:

Mill said...

It's been a long time since I was visiting your blog and I can see that I have missed a whole lot! I like what you have been writing about!

Danny said...

Why do I make you sad?
And turn off the damn autoplay on the music for your blog...I hate autoplay music...

Tok said...

it remains me The Sopranos! great pics!

Gryphon said...

This takes me back. Love the last two Tod Seelie-esque pics.

an english girl in new york said...

I do admit that new england is very underrated by the rest of my fellow Europeans.

I also put forward a motion that it should fight for independence from the rest of America, especially since they were the ones that won the war and who needs Idaho anyway?

But I still prefer Prague. I only because there are more prostitutes with war stories and bottles of vodka running around.

Candid Cool said...

I enjoyed browsing your captures

alexgirl said...

Oooh, those were great pictures! For some reason the New England dining experience stood out. Maybe I'm hungry. Were those chick peas?

mareGa said...

I've always found funny the fact of us, people, praising the wonderful things on another country instead of looking first on our own... Personally, I want to explore Mexico first, and then discover other places, so I can have things to say and comment with proud of my country.

Carolina Lange said...

I love New England, great photos!

Emily Lin said...

Love your pictures.. by the way can I know which model you were using for these pictures? :)

Emily Lin said...

sorry.. I mean "camera model" you've used for taking these pictures :p Mind to tell? cos it's gorgeous..

Tru said...

I love Boston...its jsut such a great city

Emma said...

i actually do feel van gogh's presence a little when i'm there.
i love boston, and spend a lot of time down there.
CBGB, absolutely. beats out any prim and proper english debutantes any day.

Carissa said...

I love the Museum of Fine Arts, did you visit the fashion exhibit? Its not very good, but the Rochas pieces are breath taking.
Visit Connecticut on your visit, that's where I live.

-S said...

soooo beautiful!

Curiosity.Killer said...

I like downtown Boston. It's so quaint! I love the thumbnails. Thanks!