Photo Friday: Vibrance

Calliope at Creating Motherhood posted a theme for this week’s “Photo Friday”. I don’t consider myself a photographer and my camera is a very basic one, but I have been thinking how it is important not to restrict my life to my course. So here goes this week’s theme: Vibrance.

Last year I went abroad for the first time – a superb opportunity.

In New York City I attended NYC Pride 2010, probably the most vibrant event I have ever attended:

The diversity and spirit at this event was astounding and quite apt in light of recent events in New York State.

© M. Puchert 2010

This was my favourite float at the parade.

© M. Puchert 2010

Best. Poster. Ever.

© M. Puchert 2010

With friends and a nice NYPD-lady, I’m in the blue T-shirt.

On the same trip I visited the wonderful people at Youth Journalism International, who took me on some lovely excursions around Connecticut.

© M. Puchert 2010

One of the places we visited was the Hill-Stead Museum. I loved it for the beautiful green scenery and the New England wall, like in the poem by Robert Frost.

© M. Puchert 2010

Before the States, I was in Montreal, Canada for iRYLA. The photo above is of the favourite item on the program, Cultural Marketplace. Here all of us brought momentos and pictures of our countries. It was beautiful, loud, enriching. In this photo, from left: Japan, Japan/Indonesia, Belgium, South Africa x2. There were about 150 young people from more than 30 different countries.

Like I said, not excellent photography, but I think it suites the theme.


  1. There are a lot of nice photos there! It has very little to do with the camera, and much more to do with the photographer’s eye and the subject. I’m happy to see that you’ve made it to my country! I hope you enjoyed Montreal.

  2. That looks like so much fun! I LOVE NY and the East Coast 🙂 WIsh I could travel there more often. Great pics!

  3. Thank you thank you thank you for stopping by and the lovely comments 🙂 One day when I’m earning an income I plan on travelling to both Canada and NYC again – I definitely didn’t spend enough time there.

  4. Hey there! I really loved these pics. It made me think of my own travels. Totally agree that the artists eye is everything in photography.

    1. Thanks for having a look-around 🙂 Travelling is awesome, I wish the whole world could have the opportunity at least once in their lives.

  5. I’m glad we made the list! 🙂 And, I hope you come back. We will find more lovely places to take you, I promise!

    1. How could such an amazing experience not make the list? I’ll be back as soon as I can, and I look forward to it! 🙂

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