Black & White Photograph: Silhouette & Shadows

It’s amazing how there is beauty all around us. I think that sometimes we get so caught up in our day to day lives that we sometimes miss the beauty that surrounds us. We don’t need to travel far to take unique and special photographs. I was sitting in a room recently looking out a window. I was captivatedContinue reading “Black & White Photograph: Silhouette & Shadows”

Why I Want to Visit “The Land Down Under”

  I really want to experience Australia’s unique beauty.  However, first I will need to conquer my fear of all of the poisonous critters that call it home. I have compiled the list of reasons why I want to visit the land down under: The Wildlife – I love animals and I’m excited to seeContinue reading “Why I Want to Visit “The Land Down Under””

Creating Memories with Travel & Photography

  Travelling is such a great opportunity to create memories and photography helps preserve those memories. Travelling and photography are such personal, special experiences. We all want to experience different things, whether it’s enjoying a beach vacation in Cuba, island hopping in Greece, hiking up Mount Everest or hang gliding in Rio de Janeiro. WeContinue reading “Creating Memories with Travel & Photography”

Black & White Photography: Changing the mood and impact

  In previous post, I mentioned that I love black and white photography.  Colours affect the mood, vibe and overall impact of a photo.  Stripping out the colour can place more focus on the angles, shadows and tones. The photo on the left is the original photo that I took of an icy/snowy log at beach. Continue reading “Black & White Photography: Changing the mood and impact”

Why I want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland

   Today is St. Patrick’s Day. One of the items on my bucket list to is visit Ireland during  St. Patrick’s holiday celebration. In Ireland, the St. Patrick’s holiday is typically celebrated over a 4-5 day period. There are many exhibits to enjoy, including: a parade, a fair, a craft beer and food market and more.Continue reading “Why I want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland”

The Magic of Blarney Castle

    The Blarney Castle is a really great place to visit when you are in Ireland. Located at the top of the castle is the Blarney Stone. The story goes that if you kiss the stone you will receive the gift of the gab. This is a such a fun tradition and I think that it should definitelyContinue reading “The Magic of Blarney Castle”

The Legend of Giant’s Causeway

    I was lucky to have had the opportunity to visit the Giant’s Causeway when I was in Ireland. Let me tell you, it’s breathtaking! The Irish are amazing storytellers and I’m fascinated by legends, folklore and myths.  When you visit you can listen to the story of how the Giant’s Causeway came to be.Continue reading “The Legend of Giant’s Causeway”

Take me to Spain!

This year I’m going to be travelling a lot. At the end of May, I’m taking the Spanish Spree Contiki Tour. I find Spain’s culture  fascinating and so different from Canada.  I’m really drawn to the monuments, sculptures, art and architecture. The tour includes visits to the following cities: Madrid Bilbao Pamplona Barcelona Ibiza Granada Seville Cordoba While I’m excitedContinue reading “Take me to Spain!”

Visit Amsterdam? Yes, please!

In April, I’m going to Amsterdam. Visiting Amsterdam has been on my bucket list for a while. I’m really excited to experience its charm and see the seventeenth-century buildings, canals, bridges and monuments. I’ve seen photos of the bridges and canals lit with small lights. It looks breathtaking and  a little bit magical. Below is a list of the different sites IContinue reading “Visit Amsterdam? Yes, please!”

Love Shoes? Visit The Bata Shoe Museum

  Toronto has a museum dedicated to shoes.  The Bata Shoe Museum takes you on a journey showing you how shoes have changed throughout history. You get to see shoe collections from different cultures and Shoemaking Traditions From Around the World. The styles have changed, but it’s interesting that many of the elements used in shoe design still applyContinue reading “Love Shoes? Visit The Bata Shoe Museum”