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Chemainus
Chemainus

Chemainus – World Famous Mural Town

Posted In: Canada
The quaint town of Chemainus is found on the Chemainus River Valley on the east coast of Vancouver Island in Canada.  We didn't know of the town but found it as we headed from Victoria to catch the ferry to Vancouver.  Because we had some spare time before ferry left, we spent a few hours exploring the town.  If you are visiting Vancouver Island, add Chemainus to your itinerary.  Spend at least a few hours exploring the town, finding the murals and doing some shopping. History The Hul'gumi'num first n[...]
Look for the Detail

Take Better Travel Photos: Look for the Detail

Posted In: Travel Photography
We all take quick snaps when we travel, but spending a little bit of extra time to "look for the detail" can add extra meaning to our travel photos. Let's look at some examples. select one object from many In this example, we were walking along the Pont des Arts Bridge in Paris or as it is known, the "lock bridge".  The photo below shows how many locks have been added to the bridge (and this is only a small section) but it really does not evoke any emotion.  It really is just lots of locks, most of which are the s[...]
Moulin Rouge
Paris

Moulin Rouge – A Photo Gallery

Posted In: France
The Moulin Rouge in an iconic Paris show. We booked for the show only and not the dinner. It was still daylight when we arrived but it’s not until after dark that the building lights up with the neon lights.  You cannot take photos of the show. The show itself was a good show with the exception of it using animals. I am very anti the use of animals for shows. They brought out miniature horses for one part and they have a pool with pythons which a women is “thrown” into. The pythons were not moving and the woman[...]
10 ways to be in your travel photos

10 Ways to be in Your Travel Photos When You Hate Having Your Photo Taken

Posted In: Travel Photography
If you are like me, you arrive home from an adventure somewhere to find that you have very few, if any travel photos of me on those adventures.  While I really do not like having my photo taken, it is nice to be in some photos to show you actually did go to those amazing places.So, as a person who hates being in photos, here are my ten ways to include yourself in your travel photos.1 - Be a Small Part of the Overall PhotoBy being a small part of overall travel photos, you do not become the main focus of the photos.  In the[...]
Colossi of Memnon
Luxor

Colossi of Memnon

Posted In: Egypt
The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues, standing 20 metres tall, of Pharaoh Amenhotep III.  Since 1350BC (over 3,400 years), when Amenhotep III ruled Egypt during the Dynasty XVIII, the statues have stood in the Theban Necroplolis, west of what is now Luxor and the Nile River. The Colossi of Memnon was built during the pharaoh’s lifetime.  Its original function was to stand guard at the entrance to Amenhotep’s memorial temple.  Here he was worshipped as a god both before and after his dea[...]
Beautiful buildings
Albano

Albano, Italy – A Photo Gallery

Posted In: Italy
Albano Laziale is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Rome, on the Alban Hills, in Latium, central Italy.  It is 25 kilometres outside of Rome.  It is a beautiful town with stunning old buildings. The town dates back to the first millennium BC with the first recorded evidence of human settlement.  For this reasons, the area is steeped in history with stunning historical buildings, beautiful religious buildings and gardens. Albano is a great place to spend time wandering the streets, exploring and s[...]
Pompeii Brothel
Pompeii

Pompeii Brothel – A Photo Gallery

Posted In: Italy
Pompeii is the most famous of the ancient Roman towns preserved after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. What is not as well known is that Pompeii was home to brothels and the graphic sexual images that adorned their walls. One such brothel, Lupanare, was built only a few years before the volcanic eruption. Much of the art shows sex acts that some archaeologists believe were advertisements of available services. However, it is also believed that the images may have shown an idealised version of what it was like to wo[...]
15 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Iceland
Iceland

15 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Iceland

Posted In: Iceland
I hope these photos of Iceland inspire you to see this beautiful country. Iceland is one of the most beautiful countries to visit.  From its rugged coastline, to its stunning waterfalls, to its quaint churches, this beautiful country is a must visit. We spent 17 wonderful days exploring this beautiful country and it simply was not enough time.  As we flew out of Reykjavik, I knew I was already missing Iceland and I cannot wait to return.  Having seen Iceland in September, I really now want to see it in winte[...]
Best Camera for Travelling

What is the Best Camera for Travelling?

Posted In: Travel Photography
Photography is not just a hobby for me, it’s a passion.  I carry a lot of camera gear with me when I travel and actually use all of it most of the time. I’ve been asked what is the best camera to have when travelling.  Well, I have one simple answer.  The best camera is the one you have with you!  I know that is such a cliche. Let me explain.  (Oh and in future posts I will talk more about different cameras). I have taken photographs that I absolutely love with a DSLR, a mirrorless camera, a co[...]
Statue of Liberty
New York

Statue of Liberty – A Photo Gallery

Posted In: United States
The Statue of Liberty is such an iconic landmark, it really does not need any introduction.  We took a ferry to both Liberty Island and Ellis Island to visit. The Statue of Liberty stands on Liberty Island in New York Harbour. The copper statue was designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor and was built by Gustave Eiffel. It was a gift to the United States from the people of France.  A smaller version of the statue stands on a small island on the River Seine in Paris.The statue is of[...]