Through Instagram: The Sun Also Rises

This year, I did quite a bit of traveling–which meant a lot of early morning train rides and red eye flights. Although this was tiring, I got a glimpse of some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets I’ve ever seen. Here are some of my favorites from 2014, as posted to my instagram account. And, if you feel so inclined, follow me @sarahcrutch!

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SUNSET, LA –> NYC

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SUNSET, NYC –> DALLAS

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SUNSET, SOHO, NYC

empire state  building sunset

SUNSET, EMPIRE STATE BUILDING PANORAMIC

Chesapeake sunrise

CHESAPEAKE BAY SUNRISE, TAKEN FROM THE AMTRAK

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SUNSET, MANHATTAN SKYLINE, FROM EAST RIVER STATE PARK, BROOKLYN

brooklyn bridge sunset

SUNSET, MANHATTAN SKYLINE, FROM BROOKLYN BRIDGE, BROOKLYN SIDE

bayhead sunset

SUNSET, BAYHEAD, NEW JERSEY, BAY SIDE

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SUNSET, DUMBO, BROOKLYN

brooklyn brownstones

MID AFTERNOON SUN, BROOKLYN

santa monica sunrise

MORNING SUN, SANTA MONICA

sunset jersey shore

SUNSET, JERSEY SHORE, BAY SIDE

sunset mondriah soho

SUNSET, FROM THE MONDRIAN SOHO

sunset queens

SUNSET, MANHATTAN SKYLINE, FROM LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS

bayhead sunrise

SUNRISE, BAYHEAD, NEW JERSEY

venice sunset

SUNSET, VENICE, ITALY

Cheers, 2014! Here’s to many more in 2015.

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Through instagram: From Dallas to NYC

After four years of school at TCU, and a year spent in Dallas, I decided to make the move back to NYC. My friend and roommate of 4 years, Kristin, came along as we drove the 3-day, 1500 mile trek home. We documented our trip on instagram using the hashtag #Road2NYC. I’ve posted the photos below, but feel free to check them out (and follow me, @sarahcrutch) on instagram!

On the road again. View’s not too bad.

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Hello there Tennessee.

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Documenting our ice cream stop outside Nashville with the Nashville filter.

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Our life for the next 2 days.

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Good drinks with good friends.

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Latte in a bowl.

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Sassy since day one. #GrandmasHouse

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This watched me sleep. All night long. #GrandmasHouse

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Texas is everywhere, y’all.

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Ohio: So much to Discover!

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West Virginia.

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Pennsylvania: Traffic and windmills.

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Nap time on the road.

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These hills can’t be beat. #Pennsylvania

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#Road2NYC

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Her first NYC bagel!

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Bagels in the city.

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Big bird and Elmo chillin’ in Central Park.

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Nap time.

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Movie night in Bryant Park!

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Through My Lens: Colorado

This past weekend I took a trip to Denver for a friend’s wedding. We spent the weekend hiking, people watching, and generally exploring Denver, Boulder, and Westminster. I fell in love with Colorado and its stunning landscape. See my pictures from downtown Boulder, Chautauqua Park and downtown Denver.

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Through My Lens: Rachel and Justin

 

Today I had the pleasure of taking engagement shots of my best friend, Rachel, and her fiance Justin. I have been so blessed by Rachel’s friendship all these years and am so glad that she has met such a wonderful guy. I am so happy for you two and can’t wait to see what the Lord has planned for you!

“I have found the one whom my soul loves.” Song of Solomon 3:4

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Through My Lens: The Baker Hotel, Mineral Wells, TX

The Baker Hotel opened in Mineral Wells, TX in 1927 in response to the growing popularity of the town’s mineral water. It became an iconic destination for travelers, with the likes of Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Bonnie and Clyde, and various other notables visiting. Earl Baker closed the hotel in 1972, on his 70th birthday, and it has been abandoned ever since. There have been attempts to re-open the hotel to revive what has since become a dying town, however, none of them have prevailed. My design class has had the opportunity to visit the hotel twice now, as it is the site of our senior project. The 13 of us are all designing our projects with the goal of ‘reviving’ the Baker Hotel, and subsequently the town of Mineral Wells, TX. Although our projects won’t be implemented, there is currently a grassroots  campaign to revive the Baker. To learn more about it, visit http://bakerhotelmovie.com/