Inspired: Versailles in the Snow

December 16, 2012 § 8 Comments

What could be more inspiring than Versailles?

And since this is the season for snow and flurries and drifts and flakes that too quickly become slush and drudge and black ice… I thought that maybe I’d keep the fluffy white stuff as beautiful and magical as when it first lays down. Captured beautifully here in these photos, Versailles’ gardens are snow tipped and white capped.

Absolute magic.

Instagram: Eastern Europe

October 29, 2012 § 4 Comments

A few Instagram shots from my recent trip to Europe. 5 countries in 9 days! What a whirlwind of airports, trains, architecture, music, language and food! Amsterdam, Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Munich.

Not bad for a last minute trip, don’t you think?

Snapshots: Choo (X2)

October 24, 2012 § 13 Comments

Praha Hlavní Nadrazní

It’s Prague‘s main train station and one of my favourite shots from my most recent trip. Lots more to come though… so stay tuned.

In the meantime, which do you prefer? Black & White? Colour?

:)

Snapshots: Greyed

September 7, 2012 § 6 Comments

From ornate elevators, classically detailed archways, Roman memorials, gothic cathedrals and an elaborate fountain… these shots looked best in black and white. Lisbon and Évora, Portugal.

Roaming: Madrid’s Plaza Mayor

September 2, 2012 § 1 Comment

I’m reminiscing about my trip earlier this year to Madrid, Spain. There’s something so imperial about this place, Plaza Mayor. Maybe it’s the statue of King Phillip III, imposing and majestic, planted firmly in the centre of the square. Or maybe it’s the red stuccoed walls, embracing and containing historical events for centuries past. I remember walking into the square and being in awe of the symmetry and the colour and the architecture. Filled with street performers, shops and restaurants, it’s a surprisingly quiet repository in a busy, bustling city.

Truly, one of my favourite moments in Madrid.

Inspired: Parisian Life

August 31, 2012 § 2 Comments

I came across these photos and was instantly transported to the ‘City of Light’, Paris. But I never really equate that tagline with Paris. Instead, I remember it being a million shades of brown, cream and slate grey. Robyn Thompson‘s photos are the closest representation of that memory for me. Check out her website… And, if you would like to experience Marrakech, make sure you click on her ‘Travel’ tab. Stunning.

Une Pause à Paris

July 26, 2012 § 1 Comment

CDG Airport, Paris

Between flights and yet this city still inspires me… even at the airport. Go figure.

Snapshots: Instagram in Pt

July 15, 2012 § 4 Comments

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Snapshots: One Hundred

June 12, 2012 § 3 Comments

Evening Windmill

Much Music building

Ontario College of Art & Design

Umbra Flagship Store

One hundred Instagram photos. And this… my one hundredth post!

You all keep me here… so I want to thank you all for reading and checking in with me. Your spirit, feedback and theories give me so much pleasure and I hope we can continue on for another hundred more! In the meantime… above are some Toronto highlights from my ins and outs in the city I call home.

For more of my Instagram photos… follow me on Followgram. Or you can click on the Instagram Portfolio in the side bar.

Inspired: Ghost Structures

May 25, 2012 § 4 Comments

I’ve always loved seeing ‘building scars’… that’s what I call them. Old buildings that have now been demolished but have left behind their imprint. A ghost image of what was once there. A story now lost, but not forgotten.

Then I found Marcus Buck and this series of photographs!

And now I don’t feel so alone. ;)

Building scars. Architectural ghosts. Structural tattoos. Etc.

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