In September 2014 I was lucky to spend a weekend with me, myself & my camera in the magnificent city of Montréal located in the Canadian province of Quebec.
I had no agenda except to explore the city and its café’s – and take photos.
If you are planning on traveling to northwestern British Columbia, Canada, taking a flight from Vancouver (YVR) to Prince Rupert (YPR) is the quickest way to get there.
Here is a step-by-step guide as to what you can expect when flying to Prince Rupert.
The city of Prince Rupert is actually situated on an island: Kaien Island, just north of the Skeena River in northwestern British Columbia, Canada.
The island is linked with a short bridge to the mainland, however the bridge is hardly noticeable so do not expect the traditional “island” feel. Expect a small town by the west coast in northern Canada feel: Meaning, a mix of exotic weather, wildlife, cute cafes, cows (?) & all the colours of the rainbow… Continue reading
This is Part II of the road trip from Kelowna, BC to Prince Rupert. Continue reading
Driving from the city of Kelowna to the northern city of Prince Rupert takes you through a large area of the beautiful province of British Columbia in Canada.
The first part of our road trip took us on Highway 97. The Highway takes its number from the U.S. Route 97, with which it connects at the Canadian/US border. Continue reading
As the storm Sandy is about to show her strength through the Tri-State area, I suddenly had a déjà vu to last year’s visit from a different lady: Irene. She didn’t have as much to prove as Sandy, and although she caused destruction and fatalities, the consequences in New York City were luckily not as severe as initially predicted. I hope all New Yorker’s stay safe & recover while Sandy “vents” and hopefully soon looses her power….
Here are a few photos from my stroll around midtown Manhattan & SoHo the day & evening before Hurricane Irene planned to visit. All photos taken on August 26, 2011.
There is a large island located on the west coast of Canada, in the province of British Columbia. The island is the size of a small country (32,134 km2/12,407 sq mi), so does not necessarily give the “island feel” one might expect!
The island is called Vancouver Island. But the city known as Vancouver is not located here! I know…it gets confusing. Continue reading
One of the landmark tourist attractions in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada is the Craigdarroch Castle [pronounced “Craig Derek”].
It is located in the beautiful Rockland neighborhood of Victoria.
Built in the 1890s by the wealthy coal baron, Robert Dunsmuir and his wife Joan, the castle has 39 rooms and is over 20,000 square feet (1,900 m2 ).
Today it is owned by the Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum Society and is open to the public as a National Historic Cite of Canada. Continue reading
St. Olav’s Church is a medieval church in Avaldsnes on the island of Karmøy, on the west coast of Norway. During the Viking Age Avaldsnes was an ancient centre of power for Viking Kings in Norway. Continue reading