Weather, mostly rain

Ailsa’s challenge – Where’s my backpack – asked for some weather shots. Please click on images for a better view. Storm brewing on the road to Ottawa, Ontario … Squalls on the Firth of Moray, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland … Winter in the Eastern Counties, Ontario Summer rain in my garden … More rain, Florence, Italy … Glorious autumn weather on the Boulevard de Clichy, Paris And … Continue reading Weather, mostly rain

ABFriday – Tunnel Vision

Stacy hosts the After/Before Friday on Visual Venturing – we take one of our own photos and show the original and our edit.  I took this photo in Montreal’s underground tunnels because I like this kind of perspective shot. Very ho hum. And here is an earlier version I had attempted, not sure what software I used (but not Sagelight) and this is apparently as much … Continue reading ABFriday – Tunnel Vision

City Flavours

Ailsa chose ‘cities’ for this week’s travel theme.  I decided to select some images that, for me, impart the atmosphere, or flavour, of particular cities we’ve visited.

The houses along Rue St Denis  are very typical of Montreal. And Montreal is a delight at night.

Montreal street at night

This shot is very typical of the atmosphere and style we encountered in Tallinn’s old town.

architecture in Tallinn Estonia

Cours Mirabeau shaded by plane trees is an iconic image of Aix-en-Provence  Continue reading “City Flavours”

Montréal

Montréal is a city like no other.  I grew up on the West Island; my first job was in downtown Montréal; and I was there during the exciting, vibrant year of Expo 67.  Then politics happened – the FLQ crisis and bombs in mailboxes – and I left and except for a few initial return visits, I have not been back, largely because something is awry in Montréal.

Montreal street in evening Continue reading “Montréal”