Season’s Greetings from 27 Second Traveler

This video card is dedicated to dear friend Scott MacDonald Taylor who has deepened my understanding of Japanese culture. To the Fujisan that lives in Scott’s heart — gratitude.

Today’s trip: tree gratitude

I believe we take a trip – a journey – each time we exit the front door.

Today’s trip:  it’s all about the trees. I bike past these trees along Lexington Ave. in Hollywood about three times a week.

What trip did you take today?


© R. Daniel Foster

In Barcelona, everyone’s an architecture addict

I’m an architect addict and frequently write about Southern California architecture for the Los Angeles Times. So when I visited Barcelona for the first time, I was entranced with the eccentric array of buildings – beginning of course with the work of Antoni Gaudi.

Several of the buildings in this brief video line-up are located along Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona’s trendiest street, in terms of architecture, commerce,  and shopping. The last image (which some have mistaken for Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia since I shot it in silhouette)  is  Barcelona’s cathedral, built during the 13th to 15th centuries.

More about Barcelona architecture.

Spain’s official tourism site.

Costa Brava tourism.

© R. Daniel Foster