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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

In the Beginning…

The very first business trip that I took was in the year 2000, when I was freshly home from au pairing in Europe and just accepted to a government-funded internship program at my alma-mater, Medicine Hat College. The internship had me working with international students from Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Mexico, placing them with host families and providing student services such as assistance opening a bank account and teaching new students how to use the transportation system in the rural Alberta city of Medicine Hat.

That very internship took me to Asia for the first time ever, long before I knew anything about photography or even had a passion for it. I intrigued myself when I rediscovered the pictures I’d taken in Taipei and Tokyo on that trip more than 11 years ago. I’ve been back to both places countless times since, but will always fondly remember this time in my life as the start of something very good and the beginning of my business, Latitude International Education Consulting.

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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!

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.

my iphoneography

My iphone is definitely my go-to camera in a pinch but it’s become more than just that, it’s become a creative tool which challenges my eye and rarely disappoints! Visit my iphoneography on flickr for more shots!

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Another Place & Time: Arizona Monastery

This winter I visited my parents in Casa Grande, Arizona. They took me one sunny afternoon to visit St Anthony’s Monastery where Greek Orthodox monks work and pray. The desert grounds are dotted with palm trees, olive groves and orange trees; almost like Italy (or Greece, I guess!) but actually America.

The sky was very blue that day and the sun strong, which made for nice contrast in these black and white images.

arizona monastery

arizona monastery

Small town Italian streets & I love yellow!

I have a small iphone series that I shot one afternoon with a few hours to spend in Casamassima, a small town in the south of Italy. To see more of this series, which I will be adding to, visit my set on flickr.

more casamassima by just_jeanette
more casamassima by just_jeanette

Un Posto al Sole

Almost every day was a place in the sun in Italy last month. Ok, ok there were a few days of rain but there were still plenty of beautiful picture-taking days.

As usual, I was packing my Brownie Hawkeye, which has clearly become one of my most beloved cameras. Here are my 2 favourite Brownie shots from Italy.

Giovinazzo seaside

Nuns in Trani, Italy

You can see more of my Brownie Hawkeye shots here and here.
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