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Street Collage

Posted in Creative Photography, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2012 by Scott Hanson

A few more shots from Rome

Posted in Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2012 by Scott Hanson

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A few more photos from Paris

Posted in Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2012 by Scott Hanson

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Day Two

Posted in Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2012 by Scott Hanson

I finally drifted off sometime after 3am and woke around 6 am to leave for the airport. Security was packed with people returning home after the holidays. On my way to the gate I grabbed a Latte at Starbucks and drank it slowly trying to take note of the flavors, texture, and aroma. It was delicious as always, but I have a prophetic feeling Starbucks, could lose its hold on me once I’ve had a “real” french cafe`.

The flight was on time and it was a beautiful morning. I didn’t have a window seat and I could tell it was bothering the
passenger next to me but I couldn’t stop looking out the window. As we passed through the fluffy, white Cumulus clouds and
continued to rise the ground was replaced by a bed of cotton. The type you find in a miniature Christmas village. Seven hours and 4000 miles later we had crossed the Atlantic and were landing at Heathrow Airport. We lost six hours on the flight, making it about 10:30pm, London time. Customs took only a half hour, but was fairly nerve-racking. Waiting in the line brought on the familiar nervous feeling that comes when a police car is behind you at a stop light and you start running through the possible violations, checking the not guilty box in your head. Of course I filled out my landing card improperly, which annoyed the agent.

I have always admired cities with effective public transportation. My first trip on The Tube was great. With a bit of dumb luck it was not overly difficult to figure out. It is nearly identical to the L Train in Chicago. However, unlike the L it was a smooth ride and the soft feminine voice telling me to “mind the gap” was the only thing keeping me awake. After forty minutes, I arrived at my stop. Now I just had to find a bed for the night.

The first thing I saw as I walked out of the subway station was a big red double-decker bus. Everything before that moment
had felt dreamy and surreal. The bus snapped me into reality. I was in London and it was certainly foreign. I had copied the
directions to a hostel, however I didn’t have a reservation until the next day. Turns out that was the least of my troubles.
There are no street signs in London. After about a half hour of wandering around I realized the names of the roads were posted on the sides of buildings. I began to head back to the station to try my directions out again, but dumb luck struck again and I ran into a different hostel where I was able to get a bed for the night.

Day One

Posted in Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2012 by Scott Hanson

Day one of my trip started with my head in a vice. Figuratively, of course. I had a few too many drinks the night before departure. Sunday Funday had made for a horrific Monday.

The flight to Chicago was delayed an hour and I arrived around 8:30pm. I felt filthy, exhausted and had no place to stay. I managed to book a room pretty cheap on Priceline and by 10:00pm I was eating room service and enjoying my last bit of television for a while. The idea of traveling to a place I have admired for so long made it awfully hard to sleep.

Chicago Road Trip – Scott Hanson

Posted in Editorial, Media Photography, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2008 by Scott Hanson
The L-train is the ultimate form of transportation and an awesome experience.

The L-train is the ultimate form of transportation and an awesome experience.

Located in Millenium Park The Cloud Gate reflects the impressive Chicago skyline.

Located in Millenium Park The Cloud Gate reflects the impressive Chicago skyline.

A view of the city from the top of Sears Tower. At over 1300 feet the Sear Tower Skydeck offers a great view of the city.

A view of the city from the top of Sears Tower. At over 1300 feet the Sear Tower Skydeck offers a great view of the city.

Two of my buddies on the way back from a long day in downtown Chicago.

Two of my buddies on the way back from a long day in downtown Chicago.

Pit Stop