Just [Hand]Standing Aroud

I admit… This idea was hijacked.  I was a gymnast, and I 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 700ft above the ocean’s surface), some a little goofy (a coworker posing with me on his last day), and lots next to well known places (alongside the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, 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!!!
Vršič Pass (1611m), Slovenia – June 2018
Coakley Bay, St. Croix – July 2020
Zanzibar, Tanzania – November 2019
Dubai, UAE – November 2019
Lake Accotink – September 2018
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania – November 2019
Thinadhoo, Maldives – November 2018
Bled, Slovenia – June 2018
Box Canyon – Socorro, New Mexico – November 2017
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania – November 2019
Zion National Park, Utah – January 2017
Inca Trail, Peru – April 2017
Stuart, FL – Thanksgiving, November 2017
Maafushi, Maldives – November 2018
Ollantaytambo, Peru – March 2017
Ollantaytambo, Peru – March 2017
Annaly Bay, St. Croix – February 2019
Hermit’s Rest, Grand Canyon National Park
Thinadhoo, Maldives – November 2018
Seagrove Beach, FL – Annual FL trip with Mama Rubes
Grand Central Station, NYC – November 2014: 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.
Seagrove Beach, FL – Annual FL trip with Mama Rubes
Bled Castle, Slovenia – June 2015
Seagrove Beach, FL – Annual FL trip with Mama Rubes
New York City, NY – November 2014: 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.
Dingle Peninsula, Ireland – April 2016
St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Dublin, Ireland – April 2016 (I’m a little challenging to see)
Savannah, GA – September 2015
Mt. Vernon Bike Trail, Fairfax, VA: 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!
Arlington, VA – February 2015: Bird flew the coup!!!  My coworkers departure, and he demanded a handstand photo.
Central Park – New York City, NY
Mt. Vernon Bike Trail, Fairfax, VA: 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!
Fulidhoo, Maldives – November 2018
Glendalough, Upper Lake, Ireland – April 2016
Tolmin Gorge, Slovenia – June 2018
Lone Sandbar, Maldives – November 2018
Davis Beach, St. Croix – February 2019
NYC Public Library, NY – November 2014: Where’s Whitney???
Disney’s Private Island, Bahamas – November 2014
Cruzan Rum Distillery, St. Croix – February 2018
Cliffs of Moher, Ireland – April 2016: My favorite, and most nerve-racking handstand, to date
Kendwa, Zanzibar, Tanzania – November 2019
Burj Khalifa, Dubai UAE – November 2019
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania – November 2019
Maldives – November 2018
Overlooking the Sacred Valley – March 2017
Maldives – November 2018
Point Udall, St. Croix – February 2019
Zanzibar, Tanzania – November 2019
Tolmin Gorge, Slovenia – June 2018
Stuart, FL – Thanksgiving, November 2017
Lone Sandbar, Maldives – November 2018
Šenčur, Slovenia – June 2018
Moran Point – Grand Canyon National Park
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!
Florence, Italy – May 2015
Chaney Bay Beach, St. Croix – July 2020
Hoover Dam – January 2017
Rainbow Beach, St. Croix – February 2019
Bled, Slovenia – June 2018
Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge, St. Croix – February 2019
Amazon Jungle, Peru – March 2017
Powell Point, Grand Canyon National Park
Jamaica – March 2020
Doha, Qatar – November 2018
Boboli Gardens, Florence, Italy – May 2015: Sitting on the statutes got me yelled at, but she never said anything about this!
Florence, Italy – May 2015
Blarney Castle Ground, Ireland – April 2016
Blarney Castle, Ireland – April 2016 (I’m itty bitty)
Grand Canal, Venice, Italy – May 2015
LOVESAC – Columbia, MD: Goofing around in the store before buying our couch!
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania – November 2019
The Bahamas, Disney Dream Cruise – November 2014
Veteran’s Memorial, Nassau, Bahamas – November 2014
Grand Canyon, AZ – January 2017
Ring of Kerry / Killarney National Park, Ireland – April 2016
Mt. Vernon Bike Trail, Fairfax VA
Maldives – November 2018
Budapest, Hungary – June 2015
Ring of Kerry / Killarney National Park, Ireland – April 2016
Central Park, NY – November 2014
Budapest, Hungary – June 2015
Jamaica – March 2020

3 thoughts on “Just [Hand]Standing Aroud

  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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