RAYS OF LIGHT

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon and we were sailing out of Vancouver, Canada towards Ketchikan, Alaska for a week of cruising in “America’s Last Frontier” when suddenly the skies transformed from bright blue to gloomy gray. We were aware of the weather forecast expecting rain throughout the cruise but didn’t expect the change to happen two hours after we left the port. So…

BC PLACE, VANCOUVER 

Yesterday I found myself in the heart of Vancouver, Canada while trying to escape the insane humidity of the Florida summer. I’m here for a layover to catch my cruise to Alaska later today in a last minute attempt to freeze my sweaty ass for a week. It is my first time in Vancouver and true to its reputation, this city is one vibrant  kaleidoscope…

FIRST YEAR ANNIVERSARY/ FONTAINE DE TOURNY

Today, I decided to feature my cover photo on this post to celebrate my page’s first year anniversary. This photo of the Fontaine de Tourny was taken during my trip to Quebec City, Canada in 2013. I love how the statues glisten under the fountain while the water carelessly sprinkles all around them. This has been an amazing twelve months since I launched my…

2015: The Year That Was

Now that the year is about to end, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for visiting my webpage and for encouraging me to push further on my hobby. I just launched this page last August 2015 and I am very pleased to have welcomed a number of new online friends who decided to follow my page. A lot of you…

NOTRE-DAME BASILICA OF MONTREAL

   The Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal is one of the most colorful churches I’ve ever been to (Sistine Chapel tops my list). The intricate designs, the gilding and the mood lighting add to the exquisite beauty of this architectural masterpiece. Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, this is truly a great centerpiece to this Canadian city’s old world and European charm.

NOTRE-DAME DES VICTOIRES

This was a little square I found myself in while walking around the old walled city of Quebec. A friend informed me that the city invested money to revive this part of the city to attract more tourists. Apparently, I found the accents a little Disneyish thereby dimishing the authentic rustic charm of the place. Overall, Quebec still exudes this old Europe vibe which…