FC: Europe and America | 2012 - 2013 | Cage's First Year
1: Kevin Hector Joseph Semlek, born in Worcester, MA | NOVEMBER 2012
2: A quick stop home, no time to rest, we took a train to the West | DECEMBER 2012
5: The World is a gift Exchanged anew each moment Between those we love | Christmas in San Diego
6: Winter wonders bring us joy
7: Winter Wonders Bring us Joy
9: Winter wonders bring us joy | At home
10: Our Baby Boy
11: SUMMER 2013
12: AUGUST 2013
13: Laugh, and Jump, and Swing, and Play First summers are best spent this way
14: As summer fades, | And cold days trend, | A trip to mark the Season's end.
15: Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. MIRIAM BEARD | Barcelona, September 2013
16: We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls. ANAIS NIN
17: Guadi's unfinished church, La Sagrada Família, alone, is worth the trip to Barcelona
18: Everything Gaudi, a day at play
21: Fun, Family, & Far Away | And now a Cruise, we're on our way!
23: ROMA, ITALY | OCTOBER 2013
27: Naples, Pompeii, & The Amalfi Coast
29: MYKONOS & ISTANBUL
31: The Bosphorus, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and Basilica Cistern
33: Wow, Ephesus, wow. This is where you experience the ancient world, to understand that human experience has barely changed in the last several thousand years.
34: Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness. FRANK GEHRY
35: THE LIBRARY OF CELSUS
36: THE TERRACE HOUSES OF EPHESUS
37: Beautiful courtyards, marble, mosaic floors, a magnificent adjoining temple, and indoor plumbing and heating; these 2000 year old homes are modern and luxurious by today's standards.
39: WE'LL BE BACK
42: VENEZIA, ITALY
44: A farewell to our families, until the next trip.
45: Let's go home
46: OUR FINAL DAYS OF THE YEAR
47: In November of 2013, "selfie" is announced as Oxford Dictionaries word of the year. These photos, all from 2013, exemplify the wisdom of this choice.
48: USA Worcester, MA Plaistow, NH Taos, NM Santa Fe, NM Flagstaff, AZ The Grand Canyon, AZ Las Vegas, NV San Diego, CA Cleveland, OH Albany, NY Orlando, FL New York, NY Newburyport, MA Westerly, RI Newport, RI Jessup, MD New Orleans, LA | Places visited by Cage in his first year | EUROPE Barcelona, Spain Figueras, Spain Cadaqués, Spain Toulon, France Cinque Terre, Italy Rome, Italy Vatican City, Italy Amalfi Coast, Italy Naples, Italy Mykonos, Greece Istanbul, Turkey Ephesus, Turkey Athens, Greece Venice, Italy Florence, Italy Siena, Italy Pisa, Italy
49: Victor Semlek Luchy Hidalgo-Semlek KHJ (Cage) Semlek Jerry Semlek Victoria Semlek Hector Hidalgo Carmen Fermin-Hidalgo