Peeling Paint

I am always amazed at how different the colors of buildings are throughout the United States.  Depending on where you are the colors, as well as the materials used, can vary greatly.  In both Miami and Key West I was entranced by the bright blues, yellows, pinks and greens of their architecture on everything from mega hotels to individual homes.  Those colors on buildings probably would not fly here in the Midwest.

In the more expensive parts of Key West the homes were just stunning and in pristine condition while on and around Duval Street they were – as you can see – less so.  But even though in need of some scraping and repainting, the colors still stood out.  By the way…can you find the discarded bandage in one of these images?

YellowStepsXU9A1477-Edit copy  PinkStepsXU9A1381-Edit copy  YellowSidingXU9A1280-Edit copy

 

 

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Freddy Adu, Radio Yorkshire and Soccer Travels



This week I wrote an article for World Soccer Talk on Freddy Adu after speaking with Finland soccer blogger Rich over at Escape to Suomi. A lot of good stuff from that including Adu being banished to the reserve side of KuPS.

mls-primary_colorOn Monday I was on Yorkshire Radio talking about Major League Soccer and the Hudson River/New  York City Derby, Andrea Pirlo and some transfers. It was a great time and I may be back on there some more in the coming weeks. Hopefully my schedule will allow that to happen.

On Sunday I made a chapter of my upcoming book, Soccer Travels, available for free. Actually it was a bonus chapter that may or may not appear in the book proper as more material will make it on to this blog. I am still hard at work finalizing the book as I hope it will take the reader to all the games, cities and stadiums I have chosen to write about. From Korea to England, Italy to Hungary, there will be something for every football fan; I hope.

In addition, I hope this is the first of a few Soccer Travels books, but we shall see. I will be making a second chapter available for a limited time in the coming days, possibly on another blog site that is soccer specific. But more on that later.

Soccer Travels Cover Art

Finally, today is the semi-finals for the Women’s World Cup. The ladies have inspired me to get out and watch a little bit of women’s football here in the UK for the first time. It looks like I’ll be heading out to watch Manchester City’s women take on Birmingham City in about a week. I’m looking forward to that. Perhaps a new Soccer Travels  chapter.

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Hermes Opening Party

We have been to many opening parties, but never have we experience one as exquisite and unique as th

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