Last year I interned as a photojournalist with the Harvard Gazette at The Harvard University. Less did I know that this was my once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the hidden and inaccessible corners of Harvard – historic, legendary and sometime so unbelievable. This is part two of our “Inside Harvard” series.
This gallery is a peek inside the day-to-day life of an undergrad at the Harvard University, and one can see that the different dining halls spread across the 12 houses on the campus, are the heart and soul of every Harvard-ian’s journey. Not only do these spaces cater with healthy planned meals for the students, but also become their comfort spots overtime, a place they like to call home outside of their own dorm room.
Old San Juan is the oldest settlement of Puerto Rico, defined by its narrow, blue cobblestone streets, and flat roofed brick and stone buildings which date back to the 16th and 17th century—when Puerto Rico was a Spanish possession. Today, Puerto Rico is a possession of USA. This is my photo diary of our visit to this pedestrian town – OLD SAN JUAN.
Dal is a lake in Srinagar (Dal in Kashmiri means lake), the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, India. This urban lake, which is the second largest in the state, is integral to tourism and recreation in Kashmir and is named the “Jewel in the crown of Kashmir” or “Srinagar’s Jewel”. The lake is also an important source for commercial operations in fishing and water plant harvesting.
This photo series is by Naveed Hussain, my neighbor’s son who is my brother’s age and who grew up next door to me all these years. Today, he is a beautiful and a talented young boy, with a passion for his camera and his roots deep inside the heaven called Kashmir.
A huge renovation completed this summer at the Boston Public Library has pasted together two eras. The Johnson and McKim buildings are architectural opposites, but even the contrast is something to admire. And a quick visitor’s tip: in between “oohs and ahhs” over the architecture, sit down and a find a book to read.
I am a wild child, craving constantly for the wilderness. The woods are my soul place, and sleeping in a tent or a rugged cabin is often what I yearn to call home. And that’s why every summer in Boston – calls for a camping trip.
The streets of Montréal are occupied by more than just people. Downtown, public art abounds. The artists tasked with decorating the city eschewed conventionality and used their highly visible position to satirize, provide solace, and to make viewers consider deep questions. Here are a few of our favorite pieces of public art in downtown Montréal and where to find them.
Paro, the name has a poetic element in it. The very sound of it conjures up an image of a young girl in my mind, lively and beautiful, just like the river. This photo essay will take you through the spectacular Paro Valley in Bhutan, named after the river, Paro Chu, which runs through it.
Living in Boston has opened a lot of different cultural doors for me. A city rich with some of the best universities in the States and a rooted corporate culture, naturally attracts a lot of xpats from all over the world, contributing to the city’s deep ethnic mosaic. Recently I visited the Boston Chinatown with a couple of my Chinese friends, to celebrate their traditional Chinese new year, without having any idea of what will I end up experiencing. But the moment I stepped outside the China gate, I could hear gongs making music, firecrackers bursting on the streets, and lions dancing everywhere surrounded by a huge cheering crowd…
New year followed soon after the still fresh, first snowfall of Boston, 2015. It was cheerful as always, and glittering like every year, but it all still felt new to us. This was our first New year eve in Boston city, and I can’t sound enough surprised at how lively it was, with families, children, youngsters, couples, and friends, all strolling through the singing and dancing streets.
For this year’s Christmas weekend, we decided to take a short road trip to Rhode Island, from Boston. A friend of ours highly recommended NYLO, and Expedia had some great rates to offer. Instantly, we took up the deal, and went ahead to pack and hit the road. Reaching Warwick, and right after checking-in into the hotel, we knew this one would end up in a stay to remember.
Its two days left to Christmas, and the jingles are playing all around the city! Christmas trees are glittering with lights, and Santa’s are waving on the streets, while the beautiful wreaths are welcoming people at the doors. This winter, bringing in a bit of DIY freshness into our house, I made my own Christmas wreath, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas from team StreetTrotter!
I cant stop to think of airports, trains and flights, which will be filled with excited faces, spreading love all around. Parents, friends, siblings, and lovers waiting to be hugged and longingly loved. Travel is indeed, full of love this week, and therefore this post is all about #TravelLoveStories from around the world. Each of these short love stories, made me smile today, and reassured me, that we have not really lost it all, and never will. Because love, comes at the strangest of times, in the strangest of ways and with the strangest of people…