Ottawa’s Beechwood Cemetery is one of Canada’s most prestigious and historic cemeteries. Designated as a National Historic site, it is open to visitors, who can stroll through the meticulously maintained grounds. It is the final resting place for over 75,000 Canadians including many important figures in Ottawa’s development during its early years as Canada’s Capital. ThereContinue reading “Beechwood Cemetery in the Fall”
From Vienna, I boarded a Flixbus for 15 Euros and headed to Prague. This was my first visit to the Czech Republic. I spent a week here and found a city centre that is jam packed with tourists. By Central/Eastern European standards the city feels a little bit more affluent than most. While it doesn’tContinue reading “Visiting Prague – September 2016 – My Favourite Photos”
Szeged is a city in the south of Hungary, close to the border with Serbia. It is Hungary’s third largest city and is home to a well-regarded university. The influx of students gives the small city an international flavour. I often heard English being spoken on the streets and in the shops. English comprehension amongContinue reading “Visiting Szeged, Hungary: My Favourite Photos”
I was able to spend the month of August in Budapest, Hungary. It’s a city that I know very well, having already spent a year there through 2014-15. It was fun to return and explore some old haunts, catch up with friends and even discover a few new hidden gems. Here are some of myContinue reading “Summer 2016 in Budapest: My Favourite Photos”
For many centuries, Esztergom was the most important city in Hungary, acting as the capital from the 10th till the mid-13th century. It was here that the coronation of Saint Stephen of Hungary took place, in the year 1000 or 1001. With his ascension to the throne, Esztergom became the political, cultural and religious centreContinue reading “Visiting Esztergom and Štúrovo”
Typically when I fly to Europe from Canada, I almost always depart from Montreal and land in France. Considering the geopolitical situation in Western Europe right now, the idea of spending time in the airports and train stations of France or Germany is not particularly appealing. Thanks to WOW airlines, a low-cost airline operating outContinue reading “A weekend in Reykjavík, Iceland”
On July 5th, I attended a CAN-AM League baseball game between the Rockland Boulders and the Capitales de Quebec. I was particularly interested in checking out the Capitales home park, the Stade Municpal. which dates back to 1938. Under the government of Maurice Duplessis, construction was ordered to build a new baseball stadium during theContinue reading “A Baseball Game at Quebec City’s Stade Municipal”
A rare ‘strawberry moon’ coincided with the summer solstice Monday on June 21st, 2016. I took this photo from downtown Ottawa with my 300mm lens.
The moment the clock strikes midnight on Parliament Hill. Taken with my 300mm lens.
Over the weekend, I visited Laurier House, which was open for this year’s Doors Open Ottawa event. Laurier House was the former residence of two of Canada’s most important Prime Ministers, Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the Rt. Hon. William Lyon Mackenzie King. It was here that they conducted much of their work and entertained headsContinue reading “Doors Open Ottawa – Laurier House”