Trip to Ottawa, Sept 17 2017

A quick trip to Ottawa from Winnipeg to shoot some art in Senator Pat Bovey’s office. She is turning her corner of the East Block into a kind of Manitoban Embassy where art and culture are the language of diplomacy.…

Trip to Iceland, September 5, 2017

A very busy day! Skogafoss waterfall and a hike to the top of the ridge to see more rapids and waterfalls. Then we had lunch in the parking lot and marched down a rocky path to Seljavallalaug and the team had…

Trip to Iceland, Sept 3 2017

Another great day in and around Reykjavik with the help of the Purple WOW bikes.   from Wikipedia “The Reykjavík Summit was a summit meeting between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet…

Trip to Iceland, September 4, 2017

From Reykjavik to Petursey, a little tuff mountain in the south of Iceland just West of Vik. This mountain has Elves living in it, and it is said that good ones live on one side and bad ones live on…

Trip to Iceland, Sept 2, 2017

We looked at Harpa, again, and because it was raining, the Art Gallery in Reykjavik.               From Wikipedia” “Ingólfr Arnarson (spelled with a ⟨u⟩ in Modern Icelandic: Ingólfur Arnarson [ˈiŋkoulvʏr̥ ˈartnar̥sɔn]) and his wife,…

Trip to Iceland, September 1, 2017

After an overnight flight where we glimpsed the southern coast of Greenland, we landed in Keflavik Iceland and headed into Reykjavik to drink coffee.                                …

Trip to Toronto then Iceland, Aug 29, 30, 2017

Heather and I went on a little jaunt to Toronto to visit my great aunt and uncle, who live near Hamilton, and see the many sights of the big city. Then on to Iceland!            …

Exchange BIZ, Tourism Winnipeg Photo Walk

Tourism Winnipeg, The Exchange district BIZ and Leif tour Winnipeg’s top Bloggers and Instagram stars (I think they are called Influencers now) around Winnipeg’s famous Exchange District looking for cool photos. We end up at Peg Beer Co for a…

St Regis Hotel, June 27 2017

St. Regis Hotel to close next month, ending 107-year run. Hotel will be demolished to make way for eight-storey complex. Read more at WinnipegFreePress.com By: Murray McNeill http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/st-regis-hotel-to-close-next-month-ending-107-year-run-422456543.html “One of the city’s oldest hotels — the 107-year-old St. Regis Hotel…

Road Trip out West, May 26, 2017

An eventful day! We woke up in Silverton, had breakfast in New Denver at the wonderful Apple Tree sandwich shop, took a quick peek at the Nikkei internment memorial centre, and met Hal and Vida in Sandon and got a…

Road Trip out West, May 21, 2017

Apparently I was getting tired of pointing my camera at everything and today only took pictures of a nice hike we took through the British Columbia forest by Bowser on Vancouver Island with Heather and Mandolyn. Only the locals really…

Road Trip out West, May 20, 2017

We went from Duncan to Chemainus where we spent a night in our friend Mandolyn’s tree house.                                              …

Road Trip out West, May 19, 2017

A day traipsing around Victoria, looking at historical things, getting good coffee, and generally enjoying the place. We went from from Victoria to Duncan. We tried to find some camping west of Victoria, but didn’t realize that on the May…

Road Trip out West, May 18, 2017

All we did today was get on the Ferry from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay and then look around Sidney BC. Lots of good book stores in Sidney.                    

Road Trip out West, May 17, 2017

A day in Vancouver where we mostly went to bookstores, but also discovered bikes to rent, so we went for a ride! I love photographing the gritty streets of Chinatown and trying to capture the feeling of being there on…

Road Trip out West, May 16, 2017

Heading south from Lilooet towards Vancouver, we encountered an old avalanche that had gone across the highway north of Whistler, and a wooden bridge built by, a woodsman?                        …

Road Trip out West, May 15, 2017

Revelstoke to Sicamous, Salmon Arm, Kamloops and Lilooet. I didn’t take any photos of the amazing highway 99 to Lilooet, but next time I will.                              …

Road Trip out West, May 14, 2017

Jasper in the morning and then down the Icefields Parkway to the Athabasca Glacier. We stayed in a Revelstoke Hotel for some civilization.                                  …

Road Trip out West, May 13 2017

Miquelon Lake Campground south of Edmonton all the way into the Mountains, where we encountered snow and hot springs. The drive along Highway 16 west of Edmonton was a bit long and dull.              …

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