Category Archives: Travel

Find the Place You Love. Then Move There.

If where you live isn’t truly your home, and you have the resources to make a change, it could do wonders for your happiness. Arthur C. Brooks | The Atlantic Several years ago, I was sitting on a flight to … Continue reading

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Project Northmoor

Establishing the First Centre in the World, Dedicated to all Things J.R.R. Tolkien There is no centre devoted to Tolkien studies anywhere in the world – a remarkable fact considering the writer’s importance and continuing popularity. Purchasing Tolkien’s former home … Continue reading

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From the 35mm Negative Archives: Walks in Venice

Captured June, 1998 – Venice, Italy Pentax EM-II / Super Tak 35mm f.2.8 / Fujicolor 200

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From the 35mm Negative Archives: Destinations

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The 17-year cicadas are coming!!

I was driving back to Montreal from Corpus Christi 17 years ago… the sound driving through the Virginias at night was unbelievable! – cPaul The bug-eyed Insects are emerging from the earth in Southwest Virginia this year, bringing a cacophony … Continue reading

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From the 35mm Vault

Cathedral Spire 1998 – Strasbourg, FrancePentax Spotmatic / 35mm B&W film

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Here’s what could be lost if Trump bombs Iran’s cultural treasures

Yes, there’s a lot wrong with the track of the Iran government’s hard-line policies, especially those related to Israel. However, the American powers that be seem to believe it’s time to take the “civil” out of western-civilization. Folks, the international … Continue reading

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Cruising around Newfoundland: An unspoiled wilderness full of surprises

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Newfoundland is Canada’s Unlikely Cultural and Culinary Outpost

Vice takes a look at the places fuelling Newfoundland and Labrador’s growing reputation as an unexpected cultural destination Link

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Glamourous PEI Cows

Cows get their own glamour shots as P.E.I. dairy farmer pairs up with photographer “A P.E.I. dairy farmer has taken on a new project to shed a positive light on his industry — releasing a photography book by putting his … Continue reading

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A Tangled Tale

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Inky the octopus Escapes To Ocean

Staff believe the common New Zealand octopus fled its enclosure when the lid was left ajar and headed to freedom down a pipe that leads to the sea. Inky the octopus didn’t even try to cover his tracks. By the … Continue reading

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‘Sorry Newfoundland, you are not what I expected’

Some time ago — based upon recommendations outlined in Dr. Doug House’s 1990 Crown Study on the Future of Employment in Newfoundland (recommending the development of opportunities which would nudge the NL economy away from a dependence on fish and … Continue reading

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Whirling

Remembering a visit to Konya, back in 1998 — a beautiful ancient city in central Turkey, known as the spiritual home and center of Sufi mysticism. Once known as Iconium, Konya is historically and religiously significant on several counts: it … Continue reading

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