A big thing to do on Instagram is the top nine most-liked pictures from the year (you can follow me @ajgarnica). Since the new year is here, I thought I’d do a retrospective and examine my top nine photos and explain them a little more in detail.
Top Nine 2016
Top-Left: Wedding Flowers (October 2016)
I got married this year! I decided to take a nice photo of all of the flowers we had stashed in our hotel room the day before our wedding. The morning of our wedding, two of our amazing friends came to our room to help us trim, organizes, and arrange our centerpieces, boutonnieres, and corsages. I remember how refreshing and clean our room smelled from the half-dozen or so buckets of flowers we had strewn about.
Top-Middle: Renaissance Hotel (December 2016)
This is the hotel we actually got married at! They’re going through a renovation, and part of that is moving from a sandy color to all white. I managed to grab this picture from the light rail on my commute home one day.
Top-Right: Walkway to Gammage (September 2016)
This was my first live musical experience at ASU’s historic Gammage Theater. We saw Cabaret, which I enjoyed quite a bit, despite its flaws.
Mid-Left: 8-bit Wreath (December 2016)
One of our neighbors had this incredible pixel wreath out for the holidays. I love all the references in it!
Middle: Frankenstein Manuscript (October 2016)
ASU has some interesting exhibits hidden in various pockets around their campus, and for the anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, they brought in some artifacts from her writing and life, explaining the whole mythos surrounding the monster and its origins.
Mid-Right: Lapel Pins (July 2016)
I like the look of cloth flowers for lapel pins. I was at Nordstrom Rack and decided to share the joy these flowers brought me, and lo-and-behold, I was not alone with my admiration.
Bottom-Left: Broken Organ (October 2016)
My wife plays in a local community college band, and in their auditorium rests this amazing old Wurlitzer organ. Sadly, below the keys, it lays ripped open, wires asunder and sadly hanging in defeat. I bet it was a great machine back in its day.
Bottom-Middle: Street Car Wedding (December 2016)
I was in New Orleans for my honeymoon and I got to witness a wedding on a street car! I’ll be writing more about this later, so stay tuned!
Bottom-Right: Houston Skyline (December 2016)
This was one of our stops during our honeymoon trip at the end of the year. I’ll also be writing more about that experience in a little bit!
2016 had a lot of ups and downs. 2017 has many exciting things on the horizon. I’m very excited to share them with you all. Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy the coming entries!