Night waiter at the Parrott Art Gallery

On our last night in Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania, East Africa we had a fabulous meal served by this man on the rooftop of our boutique hotel, Beit al Kholle House. Currently on display at the Parrott Art Gallery, Pinnacle Street, Belleville, Ontario as part of the Belleville Art Association’s 60th Anniversary Annual Juried Art Show.

Three days in Tokyo: Ameyoko Market

Ueno District is the closest thing to Old Tokyo. Local Japanese, ex-pats, and visitors all come to Ameyoko Market to eat at their favorite restaurant or search for the ideal bargain at the hundreds of one room shops. Neon-lights and red lanterns (and nearby red lantern streets with sex-clubs and prostitutes) cast a mysterious glow…

Good fortune, long life

Most of us are familiar with origami to some extent. We like the way it looks and it’s fun to try to fold the tiny pieces of paper to make beautiful decorations. But what do these folded pieces of paper signify to a Japanese person? In the first image, a dove – the worldwide symbol…

Ueno

Ueno (上野), a district in Tokyo’s Taito Ward, means “upper wild field”. Home to some of Tokyo’s finest museums (National Museum, National Museum of Western Art, National Museum of Nature & Science), and cultural sites: a major public concert hall, numerous Buddhist temples in addition to the famous Kan’ei-ji Pagoda of the Tokugawa shoguns now sheltered inside…

Three days in Tokyo

Snapshots of Ueno District, Tokyo, Japan, one of many places I’ve never written about. Get ready for a week of images from our three days in Japan.    

Dreaming…

Jurors Peter Crighton and Maya Jagger selected Dreaming to receive the Honorable Mention stating “its out standing appeal was based on the artist’s skillful sense of composition, light, emotion and adherence to the theme of the show. A very thoughtful work.”

Flores to Tintal, El Mirador Basin

Sun rays flooded through towering Cohune palms and bathed Lake Peten Itza in a muted apricot glow. Three hours and 62 rutted and muddy km later, Antonio and I arrived at Carmelita, his home village inhabited by 400 or so Itza Maya. Eladio, the muleteer, packed supplies, backpacks and duffels onto the four mules. We…

Into the jungle, El Peten, Guatemala

I’ve dreamed for many years about visiting El Mirador deep in the Guatemalan jungle. But dreams without action stay dreams so I decided to act on my BIG DREAM. I  SET a GOAL, made a plan, and TOOK ACTION. There are three ways to visit El Mirador: 1. Fly 45 minutes in a helicopter from Flores…

3rd Place SPARK 2018

More than 120 photographers, friends, and enthusiasts attended 6th Annual SPARK Photography Competition Opening Night Ceremonies at Lett Architect Gallery, Peterborough, Ontario. 30 images were selected from 161 entries submitted by photographers throughout Eastern Ontario.  Judges were independent photography professionals Rick Bell (Richard Bell & Associates), Charles van Ouden (Humber College), & Wendy Gonneau (Soul’s Creation…