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My 10 Favourite Street Art Shots

I love street art and thought I would share a few of my favourite pieces discovered at home and in my travels.  In no particular order, here they are! Enjoy!

sao paulo streets
Sao Paulo, Brazil

street art: sao paulo
Sao Paulo, Brazil

cambie street alley
Vancouver, Canada

Istanbul Street Art
Istanbul, Turkey

Rainbow Family Village, Taichung
Taichung, Taiwan

Rainbow Family Village, Taichung
Taichung, Taiwan

Rua Augusta, Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Rua Augusta, Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, Brazil

zurich
Zurich, Switzerland

casa grande, arizona
Casa Grande, Arizona

east van semi-colon
Vancouver, Canada

322 water street
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver Through the Eyes of a Tourist & Why You Wish You Lived Here (in pictures)

It’s sometimes hard to see the forest for the trees.  In other words, it’s often hard to appreciate your own city when you’ve lived there too long to see it exactly as newcomers and tourists do.  Vancouver is exceptionally beautiful, especially when the sun shines, so in an effort to see my city through the eyes of a visitor, and to enjoy the last few days before the rain sets in, I ventured out to rediscover some of the reasons why I moved here more than 4 years ago.

science world
Telus World of Science, Vancouver
totems at stanley park
Stanley Park Totem Poles, Vancouver
vancouver public library
Vancouver Public Library
granville island public market
Granville Island Public Market, Vancouver
false creek, vancouver
False Creek, Vancouver
canada place
Canada Place, Vancouver

For a little more Vancouver goodness, have a look at the InnerLife Project’s amazing time lapse video of Vancouver.

Me, My Dad & My Hawkeye ♥

This tried & true Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash camera was given to me by my Brother who acquired it somehow from our Dad. Dad picked it up in the late 1950’s as a young, Dutch immigrant guy living & farming in Southern Alberta. Seeing that I love this camera so much and tote it around faithfully from country to country, I thought I would share with you some of my favourite Brownie Hawkeye photos from around the world.

portrait of my dad in kihei
My Dad in Kihei, Maui, USA
Nuns in Trani, Italy
Nuns in Trani, Italy
Cristo Redentor on Copacabana
Christ the Redeemer on Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(double exposure)
good morning, shanghai
Good Morning, Shanghai, China
i am love, berlin
I Am Love, Berlin, Germany
Near Leader, Saskatchewan
Near Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada
To see more of the adventures of this well-traveled camera, visit the flickr set Brownie Hawkeye Around the World.  Coming soon: The Brownie Hawkeye Visits England, Malta, Italy (Part II).

I ♥ my Dad to bits and he’s going to be 70 soon, so in his honour, I’d like to show you a very cool picture of him from his younger days!
(Not taken with the Hawkeye unfortunately.)

PS – Recently Kodak asked me to do a guest blog post about my travels and my little piece of Kodak history.  Have a look!

a picture of a picture: my dad

Capilano: the west coast rainforest in my backyard!

Following the Travel Blog Exchange in June, I made use of my generous media pass, courtesy of Tourism Vancouver, to be a sight-seer in my own city and check out some of the best that Metro Vancouver has to offer.  Capilano Suspension Bridge, dangling 70 metres above Capilano River, is always impressive, lush and majestic so I was very happy to have another wander around this beautiful, rain-forested park.  In addition to the amazing suspension bridge, Capilano park boasts the not-for-the-faint-of-heart Cliffwalk as well as the much-loved Treetops Adventure!

Unbeknownst to me, BC residents can enjoy unlimited admission to Capilano Suspension Bridge for one full year for the same price as a one day admission!  Yearly membership costs only $32.95 plus HST.  BC resident membership includes:

    * Unlimited admission to Capilano Suspension Bridge for one full year
    * 10% off at the attraction’s Trading Post Gift Shop
    * 10% off food and beverage at Canyon Cafe, Loggers’ Grill and Bridge House Restaurant
    * 15% off admission for all accompanying guests when you return for your second visit
    * Access to special attraction events throughout the year, including Harvest Festival, Canyon Lights and Canada Day.

Check out the Cap Bridge website here for more details!

Belated but Blogged: Canada Day in Steveston

Ok it really is July 11th and I’m only blogging about Canada Day just now.  Oops… but it was such a great day that I can’t let it go unblogged about!  My brother and I decide to take our visiting parents to the annual Steveston Salmon Festival on Canada Day.  It was a beautiful day starting with a tour of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, followed by sunshine, endless crowds of happy Canadians, cupcakes and finally fresh-barbequed salmon!

Vancouver: Cool Conference City

The last 6 weeks saw me taking in conference after conference after conference here in the beautiful city of Vancouver. Needless to say I met a lot of people and learned a few things along the way.

Northern Voice (#nv11) kicked off my conference tour in the lovely, light and linear Life Sciences Centre at the University of British Columbia. This is where the local blogging scene comes together each spring to share, teach and discuss all the elements of personal blogging and social media. My very good friend, Alison Wonderland, made the trip from Medicine Hat and summed up her conference experience here.

A couple weeks later I found myself attending the NAFSA 2011 (#nafsa11) conference at the state-of-the-art, super-green and very pleasant Vancouver Convention Centre. The annual NAFSA conference is a gathering of nearly 9,000 international education professionals from all over the world. An international exhibition accompanied by seminars, workshops and countless receptions (and a few hockey games!), NAFSA aims to help schools and agents form partnerships and share ideas on the future of the industry, professional development, international student recruitment and services, visa issues and all things education related.

Finally I wrapped up my conferencing, again at the Vancouver Convention Centre, this time with the international Travel Blog Exchange (#tbex). This rounded out my conference education and networking nicely especially as I consider myself a travel photoblogger. TBEX was a wonderful meeting of like-minded people, sharing the love of travel, writing and photography (and a again a few more hockey games). The absolute highlight for me was hearing the sage Journeywoman, Evelyn Hannon, speak. She reminded all of us to stay true to ourselves and that traveling can be a wonderful healer of heartache and a catalyst for a brilliant, adventurous future.

WE: DETOUR


WE: DETOUR
Originally uploaded by just_jeanette

WE DIVERT, WE DRIFT OR SWERVE.
WE CHANGE DIRECTION.
WE TAKE THE LONG WAY AROUND.
WE: DETOUR

WE: VANCOUVER
12 MANIFESTOS FOR THE CITY
invites you to imagine and innovate; what is the future of Vancouver? Where did this city come from and where is it going? A wonderful collection of ideas and inspirations from some obviously very clever people.

Vancouver Art Gallery
February 12 to May 1, 2011

Learn more about the WE: VANCOUVER project here.

Travel Brain: Where in the world?

Travel Map
I’ve been to 29 cities in 14 countries
Asia
Hong Kong (SAR): Hong Kong Island
Japan: Tokyo
South Korea: Pusan
South Korea: Seoul
Taiwan: Kao-hsiung
Taiwan: T’ai-chung
Taiwan: T’ai-pei
Turkey: Istanbul
Europe
Belgium: Brussels
France: Paris
Germany: Berlin
Netherlands: Amsterdam
United Kingdom: London
North America
Canada: Calgary
Canada: Edmonton
Canada: Toronto
Canada: Vancouver
Mexico: Cancun
Mexico: Mexico City
United States: Great Falls
United States: Las Vegas
United States: Los Angeles
United States: Phoenix
United States: San Diego
United States: San Francisco
United States: Seattle
South America
Brazil: Sao Paulo

A picture to warm you …


false creek, vancouver
Originally uploaded by just_jeanette

Despite the snow, I am very happy to be home again. I snapped this picture of False Creek, Vancouver in August and it reminds me of how much I love this city! Ahhhh …. ♥

Home on the Prairies

I’ve been relaxing in Burnaby for a good part of the summer which always happens to be my longest stretch at home and in the office. With fall business travel to Brazil, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Turkey, Germany and Switzerland impending (no joke), I have not wanted to go much further than the boundaries of Metro Vancouver. However, with the recent passing of a very dear friend, I headed to Alberta. And Saskatchewan.
I usually find trips to Alberta to be somewhat nostalgic and cathartic (because it’s home) and boring (because of those long, hot, flat highways). So as any photographer would, I took the opportunity to use some of that time, prairie sunshine and pent-up emotion to snap a few pictures. The shots below were taken near Leader, Saskatchewan where Doug was laid to rest. It’s been a sad week and I miss him a lot more than before. I’m sure he would really appreciate the prairie pictures below.
The light and colours were amazing that day; big, blue skies and gorgeous yellow canola fields. Maybe I’ll reprocess these images in colour someday when it seems more fitting.
St John's near Leader, SK
long gone saskatchewan
long gone saskatchewan

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