This photo was taken quite some time ago, when the 6 of us travelled to Greece. I am slowly getting some of my old slides scanned and uploaded into my hard drive, it is a great trip down memory lane.
We had spent a week on the island of Santorini and we travelling to Mykonos, where we spent the day, then onto Rhodes to spend some time. Taking the ferry through the islands from Mykonos to Rhodes was an overnight journey, we had cabins, but it is not the most restful sleep. By early morning the ferry is stopping at some of the little island along the way, and we could watch the people, and vehicles, cars, trucks and transports moving on and off the ferry. There was no time for us to get off the ferry and check out the little towns, hopefully one day we will get to go back and spend a little time exploring.
I love the feel of this black and white image, the girls deep in conversation, almost silhouettes against the view.
Walking downtown in the morning it is easy to hurry by the quiet beauty as we go about our business, but is was hard to miss the bright colourful LRT station on 6 St. SW. With the sun shining through the glass above it was wonderful.
I love the way the city planners, the architects and artists collaborate to bring beauty to our lives.
walking downtown, in the early morning, it is easy to hurry by the quiet beauty as we go about our business, but It was hard to miss the bright colourful station. With the sun shining through the glass above it was wonderful. I love the way the city planners, the architects and artists collaborate to bring beauty to our lives.
I participated in a postcard swap this spring, and received 5 great postcards, some did not have any info on how to connect the photographer artist. thanks so much to Shelly Shockley Jenny and Susan Nystrom.
Check out all the cards and posts at Kat Eye Studio. Thanks Kat for all your hard work, and your inspiration.
Quite some time ago now I was out walking when I found this lovely eagle feather, I knew immediately that I wanted to create this image. I could picture it in my mind. Time passed, travels, and other projects became a priority and this lovely feather sat in a basket on the coffee table for many months. Last week I finally took time, made it a priority and photographed the lovely and delicate feather. Then using Kim Klassen’s texture Phoebe as an overlay I was able to achieve the image I had in my mind the day I picked up the feather.
I don’t use textures a lot in my work, but it is a tool I have explored and worked with on occasion. Kim Klassen Cafe has workshop, tutorials and above all wonderful textures to work with. Head on over to her site for some inspiration!
I am not sure that I am entirely done with this image, as it is staying with me. It might need some text, or a haiku, I will have to sit with it a while to decide. Let me know what you think
We arrived in Astorga Spain after a 21k walk, it was a beautiful day, perfect for walking with temperatures between about 10 degrees C and 22 degrees C. sunshine and a slight breeze. At Astorga the camino route we have been travelling meets up with a route from Seville Spain, and the accommodations are getting harder to get. We have been staying in private albergues or pensions and it looks like we will have to start booking 2 or 3 days in advance to ensure a place to sleep.
Each day along the walk we have been treated to public art related to the camino, perigrines and the way of St. James, and at Astorga we visited the Cathedral, the Cathedral Museum and the Gaudi’s Palace Gardens.
we spent yesterday wondering the pedestrian streets of Burgos, and to visit the Burgos Cathedral. A Gothic Cathedral with many revisions, redesigned and expansions. The details are amazing. I got a creak in my neck from looking up at the beautiful vaulted arches, doomed ceilings, and relief sculpture and paintings. Here are a few details I captured
Early evening, and the setting sun shining on the Burgos Cathedral, Burgos Spain
cherub faces, one small part of a beautiful painting, Burgos Cathedral
Madonna ad child, relief sculpture, Burgos Cathedral
Bill and Janice at the French-Spanish Boarder, Camino de Santiago
It has been an amazing 4 days. We left Calgary about 1pm friday, on a flight to Paris via Toronto. Unfortunately the plane out of Toronto was two hours late, meaning we were two hours late arriving in Paris. It seemed to take forever to get our bags…. We took the subway from the airport to the train station, and managed to arrive just before our train to Biarritz was leaving A 6 hr train ride to Biarritz France. I had wanted to get a photo of the sunset over the Atlantic ocean but we were too late in the day. We walked up town to a beautiful little Bristo for dinner. Then back to our little hotel. I think we were sound asleep by 10 pm.
We had booked a cab for the next morning(Sunday), to pick us up at 7am, and as luck would have it, the cab did not show up. At 7:10 we left, hiking 2 k. to the train station, in time to exchange our email reference ticket for our real tickets, just in time for the train to St. Jean Pied de Port.
We arrived in St. Jean Pied de Port about 11:30 am, and headed to the Camino office, to register for the camino and get our credentials stamped. We had a reservation at the Orisson Refuge, and dinner was served at 6:30 pm so we grabbed a couple of bottles of water, juice and sandwiches The water turned out to be lemon aid, very good on the trail! Orrison was 8 k down the road, really I should say 8 k up the road – the elevation gain is 470 meter gain. It was 1:10 pm when we left St Jean Pied de Port, temperature on the trail mid 30″s C, all I can say is exhausting! We arrived at Orrison about 4:30 pm. We had time for a beer, get registered and have a shower before dinner. We were not the only ones that were exhausted, lights in our bunk room (6 people to a bunk room) was out shortly after 9 am.
Today we left Orrison about 7:30 am and arrived in Roncesvalles about 1:30 missing the heat. The road was steep up gaining 800 meters in about 15 k, then we headed downhill to Roncesvalles dropping 600 meters in 3.6 k. of a rocky trail, hard work, very hard work. Roncesvalles (Orrega) is a lovely little town, with a beautiful abbey. We have plenty of photos which will be posted sometime in the future……