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”

Toomkirik on Toompea Hill in Tallinn

The Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin, also known as Toomkirik – Dome Church, located on Toompea Hill in Tallinn, Estonia, is the oldest church in Tallinn. Aaahhhh Boy in Blue on Bike Carousel de la Cité Carcassonne Dilapidated Door in Dinan Elephant on Elegant Egg First Frost in Flower garden Guard Gait in Gamla Stan Hero on High Horse Irish wolfhounds In St Ives Jaded … Continue reading Toomkirik on Toompea Hill in Tallinn

Windows, Windows, Windows

Edward Hopper’s wife, when asked, “What is the most difficult aspect of being married to a great artist?”… “It took me a long time to realize that when he is looking out the window, he is working.” – Josephine Nivison Hopper Russ has created a blog dedicated to windows – a little bit of window heaven – a place to view some creative and really … Continue reading Windows, Windows, Windows

Telling Stories

The weekly photo challenge is to try to convey a personal view of what we see when looking through our lens; to use light, line, composition and other elements to lead the viewer to our focus; to tell in a single frame the story we saw … photo credit for this one goes to my husband –

street photography old lady

My contribution is this one, Continue reading “Telling Stories”

A Taste of Tallinn

This pretty girl and her co-worker were greeters at the Olde Hansa on Vana Turg in Tallinn, Estonia – a Medieval-themed restaurant in the interesting old town.  She encouraged us to take a peak inside – “you don’t have to eat, just look inside, it’s beautiful”.  We did peak inside and then she was happy to let me take her photo.

girls in costume TallinnI couldn’t resist a shot of her shoes – Continue reading “A Taste of Tallinn”