The Heart of Regina

When our son accepted a transfer to Regina to help open a new store we were flummoxed. Sure it was a good career move, but why would anyone want to live in Regina? Nevertheless, I joined him to share the driving a few months ago as we embarked on the two day and a half […]

Photo Gallery: Les Jardins de Versailles

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos of the magnificent gardens at Versailles. Looking past the west wing of the Château towards the Grand Canal in the distance. The North Parterre seen from the Apollo Salon in the Château The Pyramid Fountain sits about a third of the way down the path towards the […]

Les Jardins de Versailles

Follow us on Facebook! My last post covered our visit to le Château de Versailles.  That grand old palace, built by Louis XIV, and now a museum is certainly amazing. But equally extraordinary are the surrounding grounds and gardens. The entire estate covers over 800 hectares or almost 2000 acres. That’s about twice the size of […]

Photo Gallery: Le Chateau de Versailles

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos of our visit to the Palace at Versailles. These were taken with an older camera and if we should be fortunate enough to visit Paris again, I’ll replace them with better pictures taken with my newer camera. Statue of Louis XIV at the entrance to the courtyard […]

Photo Gallery: Kings Park 1

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos of Kings Park. Thunderbirds! Ancient Australian dinosaurs. Colorful signs describe the various displays. Lots of school tours visit Kings Park. Australian kids wear school uniforms and hats are an integral part of the uniform to protect against the hot sun. Play area. These are living rocks – […]

Perth’s Kings Park

Follow us on Facebook! Kings Park is a fabulous urban park sitting on the western edge of the Central Business District of Perth, Australia on Mount Eliza. It’s just a short walk from downtown but there is also lots of parking. It’s a large park comprising 4.06 square kilometres or 1003 acres. Like Vancouver’s Stanley Park […]

Photo Gallery: Kings Park 2

Follow us on Facebook! The restaurant and convention complex at Kings Park The path leading to the botanic garden. Map of the Botanic Gardens Magnificent trees Beautiful flower Some burnt trees Along the dusty trail At the footbridge Australia has six seasons! One of many signs explaining flora as well as Australian lore. The boab tree […]

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 […]

Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Follow us on Abbotsford Tulip Festival, for more. Close-up of one of the myriads of tulips in bloom. Many vibrant colours are a feast for the eyes. These are Margarita Tulips, a bit of a different shape for a tulip blossom. Janis, sitting on one of the many benches, surveys the flowers as well as Mount […]