I recently travelled to Hungary for the first time, for an all-too-brief stay in Budapest.It doesn’t bother me, though, that I left wanting to see more of the city; that’s always the sign of a good stay. If you’ve been contemplating a visit to this city on the banks of the Danube River, you’ll want … More Penthouse Living for Visitors to Budapest
Canadians of all ages gathered at Vancouver’s Victory Square once again yesterday, just across the street from the Dominion Trust Building, below. There wasn’t merely diversity of ages. In addition to the usual cast of politicians, there were people of all stripes at hand to show their respect. Victory Square is an iconic spot in Vancouver, but … More We Remember: The 11th Hour on the 11th Day of the 11th Month
We’ve had a gorgeous autumn here on the west coast, and I caught leafy images such as this just a couple of weeks ago in Vancouver’s West End. … but, just like that, we’ve shifted gears and leaves have been flitting down from trees in ever increasing numbers. The rains have begun in Vancouver, but … More Love in the Rain
t’s nice, with the work week done, to think back on last month’s travels – including a first-time visit to Belgium. Here, in Bruges, cycling seems to be a primary means of getting about the city for many. Bruges is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and the buildings invite you to pause and soak up … More In Bruge: Bicyling by the Belfry
Sometimes it pays to be up before the rest of the world. In this case, departing Budapest on an early October morning, the dramatic Liberty Bridge demanded a roadside stop so that I could capture some images. Here are a couple.
It seems my recent visit to St. John’s, Newfoundland was well timed. In addition to seeing magnificent landscapes, whales and Common Murres on an outing with O’Brien’s tours, I saw puffins and even participated in a “puffin patrol” one evening – and the subsequent release of young puffins out on the waters the next day. … More Fireweed – Along the roadsides of Newfoundland
… but I’m not saying goodbye to Vancouver and these views for long. While the west coast and our summer sunsets are beautiful, I understand that Newfoundland is equally gorgeous. While It’s also more than 7,000 kilometers/4,380 miles away. In fact, my readers in England are much closer to Newfoundland than I am; you’re only (with only being … More I’m Leaving this Place for Newfoundland