Photo Gallery: Downtown Perth – 2

Follow us on Facebook! Here is the second part of my downtown Perth photo gallery. This one covers the Stirling Gardens to the waterfront. Janis and Sarah with the statue of Alexander Forrest at the entrance to Stirling Gardens. Brass kangaroo has a drink at the top of the Stirling Gardens My friend the kangaroo and […]

Photo Gallery: Downtown Perth – 1

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos of downtown Perth. The Murray Street Mall looking toward Barrack Street Elevated walkway along Forrest Place. Shops line this walkway which becomes an overpass to Perth Station. Interesting sculpture at Forrest Place The old Western Australia Museum with children’s aural park in front of it. Close-up of the […]

Downtown Perth

Follow us on Facebook! With a population of just over two million, Perth is Australia’s fourth largest city as well as the largest city and the capital of Western Australia. It was founded in 1829 as the administrative center for the Swan River Colony. Today it is a bustling modern city that headquarters most of the […]

Photo Gallery: Grouse Mountain in Summer

Follow us on Facebook! Vancouver from the top of the Peak. Lumberjack at the top of a spar. He stands up at the top. The crowd holds its breath. The grizzly bears are a popular attraction. He’s a big one! How do you measure up to a bear? Together Jamie and Sarah have the height of […]

Photo Gallery: Birds in Motion at Grouse Mountain

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos and videos of the Birds in Motion show at Grouse Mountain. Great Horned Owl The great horned owl flies towards the stump. Coming in for a landing. In 2012 I caught the owl coming in for a landing on this post right in front of us. Nice […]

Grouse Mountain in the Summer

Follow us on Facebook! North Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain is a popular ski hill for locals but it is also a great destination for visiting in the summer. Not only is the view of downtown Vancouver spectacular from up there, the ski resort has a lot of amenities to appeal to the summer visitor. There’s even a […]

Paris: Ooh-la-la!

Follow us on Facebook! Often the unexpected is what makes a vacation truly memorable. And sometimes the unexpected is so out of left field that it cannot be replicated. While we absolutely loved our week in Paris in 2011, one incident stands out as a story we tell over and over again. It is deliciously wicked […]

Paris: The City of Light

Follow us on Facebook! Paris does not have a wild plethora of neon like Times Square in New York or the Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo. It’s called the City of Light because of its importance during the Age of Enlightenment and because it was one of the first European cities to get street lighting. My wife […]

Photo Gallery: Paris Overview

Here are some more picture of my overview of Paris. In later post I will be looking at specific locales in more detail. The network of streets outside our hotel window. This is the Place Marcel-Sembat in the Parisian suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt. Our hotel, a triangular building wedged between tow of the streets converging on […]