Switching from Hyderabadi Biryani to Svičková in Prague

Greetings from Prague! Immediately after landing back in Chicago from India, Brian and I hopped over the pond to Praha. Our main objective is to explore and soak in the world of performance design and space at the Prague Quadrennial. One of Brian's award-winning shows, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity was selected among a handful of other designs to represent the Unites States in this elaborate festival. Our other objectives include guzzling prodigious amounts of Czech beer, devouring hearty dumplings & meat, battle hoards of tourists and explore fantastic architecture that this city has to offer. Here are a handful of snaps from our first weekend here. I'm definitely looking forward to another week being a tourist and can't wait to discover more of this beautiful city.

The view from our rooftop at the hotel.

Street scene on Újezd

A detail of a door near the Prague Castle

Sunset on Légil bridge

Sunset on Légil bridge

Detail of Piss by David Cerny

Brian checking out the view inside of Brownnoser by David Cerny

Rollercoaster Summer

Here's just a quick illustration of what May through August is going to be like for me. If you ever need travel advice . . . just give me a ring! Adios, au revoir, namaste, sbohem, ta ta, catch ya later, अलविदा, goodbye!

Delhi waking up

I'm headed off to Hyderabad this afternoon to join up with the rest of the crew for this week's gig. Last time I was in India, I woke up just before the sun and headed out to document Mumbai waking up. This morning, I did the same thing in Delhi. I hopped in a cab from the hotel and headed out to Chandni Chowk in the old city. It is such a different experience when you see a city begin it's day - without the hussle and bussle of a packed street full of horns honking, traffic jams and people everywhere. Here are some snapshots of my morning. Namaste.

From India, with love...

My first day back in India was greeted with the usual rush of buses, auto-rickshaws, bicycles, motorcycles, cars and honking. Lots of honking. The weather is hot and muggy, the food is fantastic (as usual) and I can't wait to go explore some more (right after I gulp down some more water and cool off in the hotel lobby).
I wish we could buy an auto-rickshaw and transport it to Chicago! I can just imagine Brian and I heading off to the movies, or grabbing dinner across town. Awesomesauce!

Off to India again!

Headed off to India for the second time in a year. I'm still so curious about this country and can't wait to land! I'm spending a few days in New Delhi in the north and then headed down to Hyderabad for another gig with an amazing crew of people from all over the world! The next full chapter of my evolving career is in full swing! Stay tuned for some pics and updates from this amazing country.