Just [Hand]Standing Around

I admit… This idea was hijacked.  I was a gymnast, and remain an avid fitness junkie, so it made this idea perfect for me.  The basic premise is to execute handstands in as many off-the-wall places as possible.

Since the initial hijacking, I have sought to find great places to perform handstands… some a little dangerous (on a cliff edge at the Cliffs of Moher), some a little goofy (a coworker posing with me on his last day), and lots next to well known places (alongside the Washington Monument, in the middle of bustling Grand Central Station, and next to Blarney Castle). Some give me weird looks, others inform me it’s a phenomenal idea, and coworkers have come to know me for it.

Let the adventure begin!!!

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Washington Monument – Washington, DC
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Veteran’s Memorial – Nassau, Bahamas
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And…
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The Bahamas – Disney Dream Cruise
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And…
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Mt. Vernon Bike Trail – Just a girl and her bike
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NYC Public Library – Where’s Whitney???
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NYC, New York – Proof that not all graffiti is bad.  Coldest handstand so far – I had to take my coat off in order to execute this one.  Not the brightest idea I’ve ever devised.
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Grand Central Station, NYC – Where’s Whitney??  With all those people around, no one seemed to notice the chick doing a handstand.  Someone almost ran into me while on the phone.  New Yorkers aren’t the most observant people out there.
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And…
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Central Park – New York City, NY
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And…
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And…
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I’m an avid biker… these are a few more along the Mt. Vernon Bike Trail bordering the Potomac River… Welcome to my happy place!
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Florence, Italy – May 2015
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Florence, Italy – Boboli Gardens – Sitting on the statutes got me yelled at, but she never said anything about this!
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Grand Canal – Venice, Italy – May 2015
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Bled, Slovenia – June 2015
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And…
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And…
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Budapest, Hungary – June 2015
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Savannah, GA – Ginnie’s bachelorette party
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Stone Mountain, GA – Largest piece of exposed granite in the world located in my home town
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LOVESAC – Columbia, MD… Goofing around in the store
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Dominican Republic – November 2015
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Arlington, VA – Bird flew the coup!!!  My coworkers departure, and he demanded a handstand photo
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St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Dublin, Ireland – April 2016 (I’m a little challenging to see)
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Glendalough, Upper Lake, Ireland – April 2016

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Blarney Castle and grounds, Ireland – I’m itty bitty in the second image
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Dingle Peninsula, Ireland – April 2016
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And…
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Ring of Kerry / Killarney National Park, Ireland
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Cliffs of Moher, Ireland – My favorite (and most nerve-racking to execute) handstand to date
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And…
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And…
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Seagrove Beach, FL – Annual FL trip with Mama Rubes
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Powell Point, Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon, AZ – January 2017
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Hoover Dam (January 2017) – Don’t mind the railing
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Hermit’s Rest – Grand Canyon National Park
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Moran Point – Grand Canyon National Park
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Zion National Park – Utah (January 2017)
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Amazon Jungle, Peru – March 2017
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Overlooking the Sacred Valley – March 2017
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Ollantaytambo, Peru – March 2017
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Ollantaytambo, Peru – March 2017
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Inca Trail, Peru – April 2017
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Inca Trail, Peru – April 2017
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Machu Picchu Ruins – April 2017:  This sucker got me lectured in Spanish including a demand it get deleted… you see how well that “request” went over!
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Box Canyon – Socorro, New Mexico (November 2017)
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And…
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Stuart, FL – Thanksgiving at the Beach! (November 2017)
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Bled, Slovenia – May 2018
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Vršič Pass (1611m), Slovenia – June 2018
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And…
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Tolmin Gorge, Slovenia – June 2018
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Lake Accotink – September 2018

2 thoughts on “Just [Hand]Standing Around

  1. Oh my gosh, I love that you did a handstand at Grand Central Station! Great collection of handstands you have here 🙂 I’m pretty sure I have an identical photo at the Washington Monument!

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