Art Talks – January 20 & February 8, 2018

Join Bert Jenkins and me from 2 – 4 pm Saturday afternoon, January 20, 2018 and from 5:30 – 7:30 Thursday evening, February 8, 2018 to learn about traveling the world.  

Time to spare, go by air – Toronto

“Hey mister, over here. Are you blind? Help! Aidez-moi! Why can’t the security cameras identify me? Mayday-Mayday-Mayday.” I’ve been spinning around this carousel for hours, loop after loop. I should have been airborne two hours ago. Instead, I’m stuck on the ground at this damn airport. If I get any dizzier I’m gonna’ decorate the…

Fire & Ice. Sand & Steam.

CHILE: FROM THE ATACAMA DESERT SOUTH, TO THE END OF THE WORLD. DAYS 16 – 23: Wine tasting in Chile’s Colchagua Valley and …the end of our travels. Our last week in Chile was the only portion of our adventure that we hadn’t pre-arranged from the comfort of our Canadian home.  Unable to decide upon a specific wine region we decided to…

Fire & Ice. Sand & Steam.

CHILE: FROM THE ATACAMA DESERT SOUTH, TO THE END OF THE WORLD. DAYS 8 – 16: IN PATAGONIA… Days 13 -16 – Torres del Paine National Park We felt ready to trek the trails.  That is, until we arrived.   We’d researched online and in guide books.  Trail conditions were not described in detail but the elevation…

SPARK 2016 Atacama Vista

This image –  Atacama Vista – an image of Jeff’s shadow overlooking the Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon) in Chile  was one of 30 photographs selected by jurors included in the SPARK Photography Festival, 178A Charlotte Street, Art School of Peterborough. Exhibit runs March 26 – April 01.  www.sparkphotofestival.com    

Fire & Ice. Sand & Steam.

CHILE: FROM THE ATACAMA DESERT SOUTH, TO THE END OF THE WORLD. DAYS 8 – 16: IN PATAGONIA… Days 9 -12 Cruising with MV Via Australis Though we were both excited about experiencing the tip of the iceberg on the tip of the continent, Jeff was also a little excited about a small boat cruise and…

Fire and Ice. Sand and Steam.

CHILE: FROM THE ATACAMA DESERT SOUTH, TO THE END OF THE WORLD. DAYS 8 – 14: IN PATAGONIA Day 8: Punta Arenas Just as in Santiago, we arranged for no one to meet us at the Punta Arenas Airport. Sometimes it’s much easier just to hail a cab – as we soon would discover. I’d enjoyed…

Fire & Ice. Sand & Steam.

CHILE: FROM THE ATACAMA DESERT SOUTH, TO THE END OF THE WORLD: The in-between days. This seems like a good time to emphasize that Chile has an extreme north-south length of approximately 4,300 kilometres ( 2,672 miles) with an average width less than 180 kilometres (112 miles) and a maximum width of 356 kilometres (221 miles).  …

Fire & Ice. Sand & Steam.

CHILE: FROM THE ATACAMA DESERT, SOUTH TO THE END OF THE WORLD DAYS 4 – 5:   Salar de Tara & Garganuta del Diablo. We should have paid more attention to the promo photos of the couple dining on the shores of Salar de Tara. Their mittens, wind-breakers, and Andean style hats with integral earmuffs…

Fire & Ice. Sand & Steam.

CHILE: FROM THE ATACAMA DESERT, SOUTH TO THE END OF THE WORLD DAYS 2 – 3:  Inside the Atacama. I write “inside the Atacama” because the experience was other-worldly, stark yet enveloping.   Though the desert environment was sunny, bright, and expansive in contrast to the shadowy, constricted souks of Fes al Bali, I shivered with a…