My life in a nutshell

Yes, this is exactly what I think about life:

Take advantage of opportunities and embrace new challenges. And travel more when you’re young rather than wait until the children are grown or you are retired. As Dr. Pillemer summarized the elders’ view, “Travel is so rewarding that it should take precedence over other things younger people spend money on”.

via Elderly ‘Experts’ Share Life Advice in Cornell Project – NYTimes.com.

New York (and Montreal) 2011

New York trip

Second time in New York and I could not miss again the most beautiful museums! Thanks to a freezing temperature and a bit of snow I preferred to stay inside and warm: seven museums in six days!

 

That’s Brooklyn where I lived for a week or two, thanks to Paul and Couchsurfing.

New York trip

 

MOMA

You can always find something amazing and something crazy!

New York trip

I love Rousseau and his dreams

New York trip

 

Guggenheim Museum

Amazing building. You cannot take pictures of it so, that’s the only one, sorry.

New York trip

 

Whitney Museum

Thanks to a Facebook comment I discovered it and it was really interesting.

New York trip

 

American Museum of Natural History

Full of kids and… dinosaurs!

New York trip

 

Museum of Art and Design

Clifton suggested it to me and it was a wonderful idea. Terrific view from the top floor.

New York trip

New York trip

 

Brooklyn Museum

I could not miss one of the most social museum of the world (active on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Foursquare, blogs and more)

New York trip

New York trip

 

Metropolitan Museum

You need at least two days to visit it and I had only a few hours :(

New York trip

 

Food

You know, I like to take pics of food. You can find more of them on my Flickr set (link follows)

New York trip

New York trip

New York trip

 

Montreal

I have been a couple of days in Montreal to visit friends. Nice view from the train where I had to work (pen and paper… and Kindle!)

New York trip

New York trip

To not forget (it is not me)

New York trip

New York 2011 photo set

The impact of flying on the environment

There’s no way around the fact that flights are bad news for the environment. Its not just that planes are worse than most other forms of transport in terms of the impact of greenhouse gases per passenger mile. Just as important is the simple fact that flying allows us to travel a far greater number of miles than we otherwise could. Thanks to these two factors, individual trips by air can have a remarkably large carbon footprint – which helps explain why aviation has become such a heated issue in the climate change debate

via Aviation Q&A: the impact of flying on the environment | Environment | guardian.co.uk.