The weather man is warning Calgary of sever winter weather ahead, and I am dreaming of some of the warmer places we could be. Sunrise is one of the lovely quite times on the cruise ship. The sunrise isn’t always this colourful, and they are often over quickly.
Maybe I will brave the weather and see what photos I can get of Calgary today…..
Winter is here, yet I am still working on family photos done earlier this year. Taken near the Ranche Restaurant in Fish Creek Park, the autumn colors and golden grasses don’t last long. There is a beautiful red building, that I think everyone uses as a backdrop for photos, but there is so many places to sit and pose families.
I want to thank Jen and her family for giving me the opportunity to spend this time with them, it was wonderful, the kids were so much fun.
The New York City flower district, between 26 and 29 st. and jut of 6 Ave. a large concentration of both wholesale and retail florists. The flowers, trees, accessories can be found lining both sides of the sidewalk creating this little path.
One of the small districts that isn’t featured in many of the travel books, and just a small taste of some of the different things you will see when walking the streets of New York City.
Bill and I have had a busy few days in NYC, visiting some of our favorite spots, and finding some new spots to add to our favorite list. Of course we have made a trip to B & H Photo, Chelsea market, Century 21, Times Square, among others. While wandering the pathway along the Hudson River I stopped for a few photos of the of the old piers, using a long exposure, and converting the image to black and white gives the water a misty feel.
Bill and I have spent a couple of days walking around New York City, park of the time walking the Highline Park.
The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It is owned by the City of New York, and maintained and operated by Friends of the High Line. Founded in 1999 by community residents, Friends of the High Line fought for the High Line’s preservation and transformation at a time when the historic structure was under the threat of demolition. It is now the nonprofit conservancy working with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to make sure the High Line is maintained as an extraordinary public space for all visitors to enjoy. In addition to overseeing maintenance, operations, and public programming for the park, Friends of the High Line works to raise the essential private funds to support more than 90 percent of the park’s annual operating budget, and to advocate for the preservation and transformation of the High Line at the Rail Yards, the third and final section of the historic structure, which runs between West 30th and West 34th Streets.
Day 14, our journey found us travelling to Belorado, about 24 k under cloudy skies, the mist hung in the air, warm about 18C it felt like it would rain. About noon the skies cleared temperatures quickly reached mid 20's C. during our final hour or walking.
We arrived in Belorado about 2:30 pm and found the Pension Verdeancho where we had made a reservation.
Botafumeiro at the Santiago Cathedral, Santiago de Compostela Spain
Pilgrim Mass at the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, the Tiraboleiros, members of clergy swing an 80k silver incense burner called a botafermeiro across the transept of the Cathedral. It is a highlight of the service, the moment many pilgrims have been waiting for.
Lady of Peace Mission_Heritage Park_Calgary Alberta
Heritage Park, Calgary Alberta, Canada’s Largest Living History Museum. We try to visit once a year, check out the new exhibits, wander the streets of the town, and maybe have lunch at the Wainwright Hotel or the Dairy Barn. Each year I talk about packing a picnic and sitting on the lawn near the Glenmore Reservoir but that hasn’t happened yet! One of the great places to visit is the bakery for a cookie or better yet a butter tart!
This year we wandered around and I spent time talking to the many people who were working at the exhibits, learning a little about their “role” in history. This gentleman was at the Lady of Peace Mission close to the Hudson’s Bay Fur Trading Fort. He was busy making Metis Sashes to be sold I.G. Baker & Co. Store. He was sitting it the little mission, just inside the door. The light was perfect for a portrait of him at work.