A trip to France is not complete without sampling their world-famous, meringue cookie. The French Macaron, also less commonly known as Gerber is a delicious dainty dessert like cookie with a long history. Continue reading “Photo of the Month: Paris Macarons”
It’s not everyday that a time machine passes you by on the trendy streets of Paris. Yet that is what happened as I was taking a walk through the Marais district. The Marais district is a historic part of Paris home to many old, aristocratic style buildings rich in architecture. It also houses a number of smaller, quaint museums including the popular Musee Picasso.
Quirky and interesting characters are what adds colour to any travel destination. Quite often you remember them more than some of the most popular attractions you just visited. This guy certainly attracted some attention and became the most photographed “object” of the hour.
There is something about a dark, stormy sky that piques one’s curiosity. It has an almost haunting, eerie feel to it. That if we let the darkness win it may overcome us. This photo was taken on a summer day late last year where the day had started out perfect. Continue reading “Photo of the Month: Stormy Skies”
I loved the message on this staircase as soon as I saw it. A perfect photo opportunity as I turned the corner on a narrow, winding cobble stoned street of Chora, Mykonos . It is a subtle, yet inspiring message that rings true. Success comes in many forms and holds different meaning to each individual, whether it be personal, career or family. There is no easy path to achieve your goals. A lot of hard work, perseverance and a belief in your own abilities are critical to achieving your goals.
Mykonos, also known as the island of wind, and last summer was no exception. It was my first trip to Greece and I was imagining perfect weather, golden beaches and warm waters. Well two out of the three were not bad. Mother Nature had decided that she would send strong winds as well. However, it does make for a great photo this month as the waves crash up against the sea wall of Little Venice providing a new perspective to the famous windmills of Mykonos. Watch you step!
This month’s photo highlights that the world can be the most peaceful place on Earth. This photo was taken a few years ago at the west rim of the Grand Canyon. It is called Eagle Rock because it really does look like an eagle. This beautiful rock formation is literally metres from the then new sky-walk observation deck. To enjoy an air of peace and calmness arrive early before the hordes of tourists. Sit on one of the nearby rocks and just chill. The only sound that you will hear is the occasional bird. You may even spot an eagle circling high above and marvel at how graceful they are.
For 2016 I wondered what new series of posts I could introduce each month. As I was looking through my photo archives I came across some interesting and a little unusual pictures. So this idea became the basis for Photo of the Month.
This photo was taken as I was walking along the street in old Rome. I call it Levitating Man and it was just fascinating to see someone “floating” on air without the magical special effects of TV. As a traveller we see many strangely interesting things, places and even people. It is these small things that makes our trips that much more interesting.