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.

BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN 

Three years ago, I was in Chicago for a reunion with classmates from Physical Therapy school and it was a great opportunity to photograph  the city.  I arrived a day late and missed to join their tour around various  landmarks so I begged one of my friends to accompany me to the Grant/Millennium Park area for this photoshoot. Since I did not travel with…

PARIS, JE T’AIME

I visited Paris about 2 months ago and stayed there for a week enjoying their food, music, fashion, architecture and rich culture. I fell in love with the City of Lights and my last night was made most memorable by a dinner cruise along the River Seine. The photo above was taken at the Trocadero Fountains capturing lovers in each others arms swaying to beautiful French…

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…

KATO MILI

The island of Mykonos in the South Aegean Sea is dotted by these beautiful windmills locally referred to as “Kato Mili”. These windmills were built by the Venetians around the 16th century to mill flour and now serve as home to locals. My cruise around the Mediterranean stopped at Chora, Mykonos where these windmills are located.  As soon as we docked I immediately jumped…