Beautiful photos from Paris

A flaneur in Paris with just an I-phone. Paris France, 2017 via A flaneur’s Vignettes in Paris — Pat Callahan Photography

Beautiful photos of a beautiful capital

I visited DC last week in the winter season and this city amazes me with its historical buildings. Many Smithsonian museums, government offices, and other symbolic parks considered as tourism sites. Here are several pictures from my trip. United States Capitol Union Station Lincoln Memorial Supreme Court of the United States National Mall The National […]…

Jane Jacobs: Feminist, Activist and Capitalist

For many years, I’ve thought that retail was the most important and interesting form of real estate, because it generates so much foot traffic and colorful pedestrian activity. I’m saying that as someone who spent years working in the real estate business, but I’ve come across a short piece written by Jane Jacobs in 1956….

Beautiful Poetry, Beautiful Food and France’s ‘Boulangeries’

Ever have this daydream? You decide to take a break after writing all morning. When you step outside, instead of your ho-hum suburban neighborhood, you find yourself in one of the most beautiful villages in southern France. Breathe that bracing air! What a gorgeous, deep blue cloudless sky! Love the quaint cobblestone streets, ivy climbing […]…

A Great Guide to the World’s Biggest Metro System

Shanghai’s subway system, called Metro in English, is a highly efficient and fast form of public transport. Most of the metro is underground, however in some parts it is above ground. In China, the suburban trains/subway systems are called 地铁 dì tiě, while ‘trains’ or 火车 huǒ chē refers to above ground, intercity/province long distance…

Charleston: A city beautiful inside AND out

“Grace is power, not just pardon.” John Piper In June of 2015, Emanuel AME Church and the city of Charleston lost 9 innocent people who had opened their church and their hearts to a stranger. Much has been said about the perpetrator of the crime, but in my opinion the real story is the grace […]…

Shanghai Real Estate Development

Faced with overcrowding in Beijing, China plans to build an annex The Economist explains Apr 12th 2017 by S.R. | SHANGHAI UNTIL the start of this month, no one had ever heard of Xiongan. Today, it is the most talked-about place in China. When the government announced on April 1st that it would create “Xiongan […]…