If you plan to go to Denver, drive to Colorado Springs it only one hour away and truly worth the ride. You can stop at Manitou Springs, discover the Gods Garden, Pike Peaks, and so many more things that we could do!

Cos Rodeo :

It’s never too late to see your first Rodeo.

As explained to us, the animals are not mistreated they are cared for as “rock star”. 

I have to say that it seems much harder from a human perspective. What a challenge to stay on these bulls, horses and sheeps ( junior only).

We went to the rodeo organized by CosRodeo at Colorado Springs, in the noris penrose arena. Great choice, people were very nice to us. lots of activities were provided for the children who were treated like kings. From mounting horses, playing darts on ballons entering in tippis, hearing stories, a Beautiful parade, Live concert for all after the rodeo. 

The diner was good and served in the arena, smores were available. 

After the Rodeo they inflated a hot air ballons and we could all take turn and jump in.

It was a perfect evening, I did not want to leave …

More in images.












Queen and Princess: 


Some restaurants tips:

In Colorado Springs : 
Bambino’s Urban pizzeria

 Josh and Johns Ice cream

Around Colorado Springs:

If you are looking for Donut ! The Donut Mill
Manitou Springs 

The Mountains Shadow Also seen in diner and dives on 📺 
To go to :

The Gods’ garden an unforgettable hike the park is free, we would have like to book in advance and discover it on horse back, but discovering it on foot is unforgettable! 


We also visited the US Air Force Academy, very impressive. They have a chapel to welcome all faith Protestant on top, Catholic, Jewish, Buddhist on the lower level, and we saw some indications for others religions ( muslims Methodist and more ).

Hotel :

The hotel we stayed was very clean and perfectly located. And the housekeeping team surprised us with beautiful paper towel arrangements! : Towneplace Marriot Colorad Springs 

Unbelievable but true these pictures were taken In Central Park this morning. 


Pictures by Hopeje ( Jessica de Vreeze ©) feel free To Share and use but keep The copyrights In mind and tag me.

Wishing You a Great Sunday !

  
Weather : complete craziness from hat/coat/gloves to no jacket at all!

Bikes day for sunny days!

Dogs:

Huge dogs! St Bernard of 1 years old!

Versus our 2 years old frieze stabij! 

And a one year old Maltese name Crousty

The launch of doggychef! In NYC and Brooklyn! Very NYC style…Doggychef Instagram

  
Well done To Deborah Goldberg.

If you wish to contact the dog chef press here.

Art:

A great opening reception at the Leica store of Soho for the launch of the exhibition PARKOUR of Ben Franke, an American German photographer, that gave its nobels letters to Parkour!

I am a big fan of Parkour, and found very ingenious to spread flour on the people jumping before shooting the pictures. That way you visualize the energy of each jump!

Bravo Ben Franke, it was a pleasure meeting you and seeing you blush surouned by these pretty fans !
  
Had the pleasure to speak with one of the Parkour ! stuntman ! McLenin Cruz, also found on Instagram as the Relentless Tarzan.

My kids playing Parkour on our shelfbook! With Asian umbrelle! 

And nice discoveries at George’s Bergès Gallery in Soho.

Music:

Making use of this incredible drumkit, an eco and musical inovation of Obilab, for our pleasure. 

Also loved and approved by professional  Drummers, Thank you  Frank Fallon.

Cinema Le 7 ème Art! The oscars!

How not to mention this buss, let me know your favorite part of it ;-)…in the comments.

Mantra for this last week of February 2016.. Oh March is coming in the game !

  

Mix match of my 2015 Instagram pictures !

@hopeje
En avant toute vers 2016, bonne préparation et bon réveillon.
2016 here we come, Happy New years’ eve.
And a big thank you, un grand merci 

For following me, 

And sharing me/ sharing With me…
Bonne année à tous,
Happy New year! 
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
 

Really!!!

   

Arcachon! France 

La c(o)orniche ( 2 pictures on the down left just above, and on the upper right corner under)

 http://www.lacoorniche-pyla.com/
  

New York ( except for The beach, le Pyla France)

Harlem Tavern

http://harlemtavern.com/

Top of the Rock 

Lego store Rockefeller center 

Metropolitan THE MET 

  

Bordeaux, France,

http://www.lechiendepavlov.com/
Le Chien de la Pavlov ( above )

45/47 rue de la Devise – 33000 Bordeaux
CONTACT +33 5 56 48 26 71

  
Bordeaux, and Elvis, great desert and photographs!

13, rue des Piliers de Tutelle

33000 Bordeaux

Contact +33(0)5 56 81 85 79
  
arcachon place and le Pyla, ( la Coorniche) France,

  
Bordeaux, France 

New York, USA, upper east side!  

Above, Antonucci  café delicious Italian http://antonuccicafe.com/

170 E 81st St New York, NY 10028, United States
  

New York, Chelsea Pier, midtown, USA

 

A mix match… 

Paris, New York, France, USA ! 

Both part of me….
Wishing you a great week end 

As you know or might discover my blog, is Phoneography only, or at least 99%.

Plus nature is very central in my life, eventho I am such a city girl!

Nature in the city with my iphone5!

A mix of Upper east side/ Central Park and alphabet city, tulips magnolia cherry blossoms and more!

Love the colors of the spring in NYC!

   
           
So this challenge calls for me.  It has been posted by Pens and Sally:

Phoneography and the Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge: Nature (Old-Fashion White Bleeding Hearts) | Lens and Pens by Sally
https://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/phoneography-and-the-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-nature-old-fashion-white-bleeding-hearts/

But I discovered it thanks :

Phoneography Challenge, iPhoneography, reflections, Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge, water, Nature

https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-devices-photo-challenge-reflections-on-water/ 

and I do love reflections and her blog as well :-).