CBBH Photo challenge: same subject, different time

Here’s my interpretation of this month’s challenge posed by East of Malaga blog. I chose to show how two urban landscapes, one in Toronto and one in Ottawa, look in different seasons.

A view of St. James Park in Old Town Toronto. In the autumn at left; in the spring at right.
A view of St. James Park in Old Town Toronto. In the autumn at left; in the spring at right.
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National War Memorial in Ottawa (late spring and in the dead of winter)

CBBH Photo challenge for April: Multicolour

Marianne from East of Malaga unveiled the theme for this month’s photo challenge: multicolour.

As always, you can hop on to her website to see other bloggers’ interpretation of the theme. Below is mine:

Stained glass window at Chichester Cathedral (UK)  designed by Marc Chagall in 1978. The theme is Psalm 150 '...let everything that hath breath praise the Lord' (1978).
Stained glass window at Chichester Cathedral (UK) designed by Marc Chagall in 1978. The theme is Psalm 150 ‘…let everything that hath breath praise the Lord’ (1978).

 

Neal's Yard is a small alley in Covent Garden , London (UK) which opens into a courtyard.
Neal’s Yard is a small alley in Covent Garden , London (UK) which opens into a courtyard.
The Calle de los Suspiros (Street of Sighs) is the most picturesque street in Colonia del Sacramento (Uruguay). It dates back to the 17th century, when the are was still held by the Portuguese.
The Calle de los Suspiros (Street of Sighs) is the most picturesque street in Colonia del Sacramento (Uruguay). It dates back to the 17th century, when the are was still held by the Portuguese.
Small shrines like this one are quite common in rural areas of Argentina. I spotted this one in Lujan (Provincia de Buenos Aires). They usually mark the site of an accident where someone died or are created for worship.
Small shrines like this one are quite common in rural areas of Argentina. I spotted this one in Lujan (Provincia de Buenos Aires). They usually mark the site of an accident where someone died or are created for worship.

I commented on the following websites:

The Travel Chica

Love Bagni di Lucca

 

CBBH Photo Challenge: framed

This month’s theme for the CBBH Photo Challenge is frames. Marianne writes that “One way of adding interest to a photograph is to use another object within the composition of a photograph to frame the main subject.  This technique brings depth to the photograph by giving the illusion of more than two dimensions and also serves to focus the viewer’s attention on what the main subject is.”

I went through many photo albums and selected a few.

This is a view of the Roman Forum from the Colosseum. I specailly love the quality of the post-rain light.
This is a view of the Roman Forum from the Colosseum. I specially love the quality of the post-rain light.
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This is a view of Elizabeth Castle in St. Aubin’s Bay, Jersey (Channel Islands)
Here, the frame is Nature itself. A beautoiful country lane in Trinity Parish, Jersey (Channel Islands)
Here, the frame is Nature itself. A beautiful country lane in Trinity Parish, Jersey (Channel Islands)
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And last but not least, a bit of fun at La Hougue Bie, a neolithic passage grave in Jersey, Channel Islands

Visit Meg Travels for some great photos and travel advice.

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CBBH Photo Challenge: Simple Pleasures

The theme for this month’s challenge is “simple pleasures”. I chose food because it gives me pleasure to eat good food and to cook. I love spending time with family and friends, sharing good food and good conversation. It’s good for the soul.

Since I have a sweet tooth, I chose this chocolate and banana brioche with cafe au lait from an excellent bakery in Montreal. I have great memories of that lovely city and time spent with good friends.

My recommendations for this month are:

Expatlogue. Life without borders… (written by Aisha Ashraf, a British expat, mum and writer living in Canada)

The Titleless Blog, the hilarious account of life in Chile by and American expat.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

This week’s photo challenge is about reflections. I found it hard to narrow down my selection of photos as I’m intrigued by the effects of light and I do like to photograph different examples of reflections, so bear with me.

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York Mister, York, England

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Dallas Arboretum

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Me in the Financial District of Toronto

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The church of San Miguel (built between 1731-1734) in Buenos Aires, is reflected on the windows of the bank across the street.
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Downtown Dallas
Last, but not least, one from one of my favouritest (is that a word?) places of earth: the isle of Jersey. This the La Rocco Tower in St. Ouen's Bay)
Last, but not least, one from one of my favouritest (is that a word?) places of earth: the isle of Jersey. This the La Rocco Tower in St. Ouen’s Bay)