In the past I have thought that in order to take wonderful and interesting photographs, I have to go somewhere different, somewhere exotic, somewhere that isn’t here. But one thing I am learning from my ongoing photography project is that this is not the case.
The Canary Islands, and particularly Tenerife, have been high on my “must visit places” on my bucket list for years but will only an inking as to the cause of this yearning.
We’ve visited this part of the US on several previous occasions and, in spite of typical Canadian trepidation about guns and violence, have never failed to be impressed by the genuine hospitality, tons of attractions and outstanding cuisine in the Lone Star State.
Christmas markets show they’re special in eastern Germany with annual events that highlight regional traditions and local craftsmanship featuring their own unique touches, such as a Miners’ Parade in the ancient mining town of Freiberg and kids’ elf services in Annaberg with its rich tradition of handmade wooden toys.
The best are in some of the world’s most interesting cities. Glitz, glamour and popular culture; visiting them is like entering a Hollywood film set which is no surprise since many of them have been used as Hollywood film sets.
Sri Lanka is a tropical paradise packed full of captivating contrasts. Along with an intriguing past that has produced ancient cities and religious relics, this diminutive yet delightful island boasts lush jungles, beautiful beaches, colonial architecture, and colourful coral reefs.
Beautiful Quebec City became, in 1985, the first North American city to have its historic core declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a consistent winner, receiving many of the most prestigious destination awards offered internationally. So, take an easy drive from southern Ontario to come and see what draws 4.7 million visitors, per year, to this Canadian jewel.
We loved our earlier visits to Punta Cana but we were enchanted by Puerto Plata and the opportunity to enjoy its excellent wide, sandy beaches (among the best in the Caribbean) and wonderful mountain views, but also the many attractions beyond our Iberostar resort.
Barcelona is Spain’s top tourist destination and for good reason, its art and architecture rivals that of any other great European city… a thriving and evolving cultural centre, there is something for everyone in Barcelona.
These symbols appear distinctly pagan, consisting of linear figures, similar or identical to Viking runes or pagan Lithuanian ideograms.