Lt Lauderdale, Art deco hotel

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Barcelona Balconies

El Drac de Gaudí at Finca Güell , great balconies designed by Gaudi, I wonder if what the neighbors would think if I was so inspired that I added one of these fascinating balconies to my 2nd floor window?  I love them, but they might not be quite right in suburban Calgary!

Wishing for warmer shores

Waikiki sunset……

It has been a cold weekend, and while I have heard the tempetures will be better during the week, it is just the beginning of winter.  Two things I am sure of, first there will be plenty more cold days ahead, and second it would be nice to watch the sunset someplace warm, Waikiki would do nicely.

For this photo I used a long shutter speed and a little movement to create an abstract landscape image.

san francisco in motion, abstract landscape photography

yesterday was a big day of the always exciting bookeeping chore that needs to be done, let me tell you this isn’t my favorite way to spend an evening after work!   I have been experimenting with abstract landscapes, here is san fransisco, as sunset.  It had been a cool and cloudy day in November and there wasn’t much of a sunset, the lights were starting to come on in the buildings and we had been wandering around for a few hours seeing th sites. I knew this was the best light I was going to get over the city, we were getting cold, and hungry, so I took a few frames and carried on.

It is a little difficult to see, but you can make out the sign for Ghirardelli Square, after dinner we went there and had the greatest ice cream sundaes ever, it is the best place to blow your diet, and splurge on something amazing!!!!!!

Sunrise over Venice

Working on the holiday photos, and missing the sunrise over Venice.

Another view of Brunelleschi’s Dome in Florence Italy

Brunelleschi’s dome a proud centerpiece in the history of Florence, and a place that many study in their art history and architecture classes. A Unesco World Heritage site located in the Piazza del Duomo.

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The Basilica di Santa Maria del Flore, Florence Italy

The Cathedral Church of Florence Italy, and the cathedral complex are located in the Piazza del Duomo, and is part of the Unesco World Heritage Site.   The day we were in Florence was a very cool and windy November day, we had only a few short hours to tour the site before heading to Pisa, it is definitely on my list of places to revisit.

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Pisa, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Piazza del Duomo, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa Italy.   We visited Pisa last fall, unfortunately we were only able to spend a couple of hours.  The area doesn’t seem that big when you first arrive on site, but the buildings are huge, and with the crowds of people, even in November when we were there the line-ups to get into the tower, were quite long. The architecture and the history makes this a place I could spend quite a bit of time at, and I realize that there is so much more to see in the city and surrounding area then just the Leaning tower.

Each week I spend some time travelling back in time, reviewing old photos, keywording and cataloguing my work, it is great because I get to revisit so many places, and memories.  I hope someday to return to Pisa, to explore the world heritage site, and really get to know the city.

Bamberg Germany, Medieval city and world heritage city.

We visited Bamberg last April, it is a beautiful city, I couldn’t believe the buildings in the middle of the river……

Sunday, feeding the pigeons.

A little over a month ago I was sitting in the square in the old city of Dubrovnik, having breakfast, listening to The Dubrovnik Jazz Trio  and watching this little girl feed the pigeons.  Today I am home in Calgary, with an expected high of 0 celsius, not a pigeon in site, I am going to have to find something different to do for breakfast.