Autumn in Vancouver, BC

Posted on 5th March 2015 in explored, nature, wandering

Seasons are perhaps one of the most solid testaments to the dynamic nature of life on earth. It just so happens that in Vancouver, BC, it’s particularly mild with frequent rain. This makes for lovely growing weather for plants and shrubs and sitting around on the beach! It also requires a constant umbrella and scarf once you’re out of those summer months, just in case.

These photographs were taken in October.

Also, there are bunnies in the parks around Kits beach and Jericho beach.

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Sculptures of Stockholm, Sweden

Posted on 1st March 2015 in explored, wandering

I always wish I knew or could remember the characters and stories that belong with each sculpture I come across and photograph. I know that a lot of them have information at their base… Perhaps it’s this public art that really makes a person feel like their walking with history.

As I wandered the ancient streets of Stockholm, Sweden I came across these pieces. Some were sculptures, some were probably moldings, and others were maybe pounded our of iron or copper. I distinctly remember saying to myself that I was going to focus on capturing as many arch details above doors as I could.

I’d love to hear if you recognize any of these in the comments below, and perhaps sharing the stories of them.

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Gallery of Landscapes

Posted on 12th January 2015 in adventure, explored, nature, wandering

Why not cure this severe wanderlust with a collection of landscapes I’ve shot from 2012 to 2014… That’ll do the trick, right?

Many of these photographs have had a whole fotoblog dedicated to them. If you do a search on the left you should be able to find more about the location. Some of these I haven’t released until now.

Please don’t hesitate to ask questions about any of the journeys in the comments below or email me. I love to share stories.

Oregon Coast, USA

Oregon Coast, USA

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Statues of Budapest, Hungary

Posted on 5th January 2015 in explored, wandering

My brother got home from Europe today: Barcelona via a three day stopover in New York, USA. He has been gone a little over a year, and when I picked him up from the airport one of the first things he said as we were driving around was that Canada just can’t compare to Europe. I asked him what he meant and he pointed to Richmond City Hall as we drove past. He mentioned that, for example, the Barcelona City Hall building would have been around for at least a few houndred years, and sits as a glorious feat of architecture that tourist flock to from all over the world. “You just can’t compare.” I hardly noticed I had been passing the Richmond City Hall.

It is one of my wishes that throughout my ongoing European study of architecture and street art that we can share and learn about what history really means. That it’s not just a dusty text book taking up space, it’s carved in stone with expert hands hardened long before the age of the machine.

 

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Statues of Riga, Latvia

Posted on 29th November 2014 in adventure, explored, wandering

I still believe I fell in love with Riga. A little piece of my soul exists there, and I hope one day to go back.

One day while out roaming around, I stumbled upon some statues just outside of a museum. The exact museum slips my memory, the but statues I’m sure still live there.

These statues really make you feel the Soviet/Russian influence, doesn’t it? I would like to know who they are depicting.

For the previous posts on Riga’s architecture see:

Architecture of Riga Part I
Architecture of Riga Part II

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