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Paint Pictou: Watch the Artists at Work

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Uncategorized | 8 comments

Paint Pictou

Paint Pictou happened here last Saturday, and the 17 participating artists could not have asked for a better day with blue skies, dazzling sunshine, and pleasant temperatures. Welcome to week 344 (9/14/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday. Come along as I introduce you to these lovely folk and  the gorgeous paintings they labored over during this fun event.

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Seventeen painters participated in the Paint Pictou event, and painted in numerous locations throughout the waterfront area. Usually, the easels were manned, but sometimes the artist stepped away for a moment or two. Then, as a spectator, I got the pleasure of gawking at the painting from every angle without feeling I was being overly nosey. Each painted two pieces to be auctioned off at the end of the day through a silent auction. Each painter listed the minimum sale price and those who wanted to purchase could bid against each other until each bidder hit their limit.

 

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Pictou’s Historical Ship Hector: A Photo Essay

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017 in Canada, Destinations, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 16 comments

Ship Hector

This week we’re visiting  Ship Hector in the picturesque town of Pictou, Nova Scotia. Welcome to week 343 (7/9/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday. I’m enjoying my new temporary home in Pictou and it seems that Indy and I will be moving one more time before we finally get to settle into our new condo, and Annapolis Royal. Next Friday we’ll be taking up temporary residence in New Glasgow, a town located about 20 minutes from here. We now have a tentative date of September 30th to move into our new home in Annapolis Royal. Fingers crossed! Join us this week to see and read all about Ship Hector and why the wee town of Pictou is often referred to as “The Birth Place of New Scotland”. Did you know that Nova Scotia is Latin for New Scotland?

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Seoul Sky Observatory: Lotte Tower, Seoul

Posted by on Aug 31, 2017 in Destinations, Korea, Travel Photo Thursday | 10 comments

Seoul Sky

This week we’re visiting the Seoul Sky Observatory located in Seoul’s Lotte Tower. Welcome to week 342 of (8/31/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday. I’ve been back in Canada 23 days and Nova Scotia for nine; so far so good. My visit to the Seoul Sky Observatory was my last sight-seeing adventure in Korea, and I loved every moment. Now I also have a good reason to visit Seoul again sometime. I want to experience the awesome night view. Enjoy the photo tour.

There were lineups, but I was amazed at how quickly things moved. I was there at the height of the season and wait time for getting a ticket and the Sky Shuttle (elevator) to the 117 floor was a mere 15 minutes. Whoever is in charge is an expert in crowd control.

You enter Seoul Sky through the Lotte World Mall, which is easily accessible via Jamsil Subway Station (Line 2 or 8 Exit 2). Follow the signs and you won’t get lost.

Seoul Sky

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A Canadian Sunrise Welcome

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Travel Photo Thursday | 10 comments

Canadian Sunrise

This past Tuesday we headed across to Nova Scotia and were welcomed with a stunning Canadian sunrise. Welcome to week 341 (8/24/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday. Since arriving I have been spending time with my Dad and running around trying to buy a car and running into snags with the insurance. I know this will all get sorted out and hopefully sooner rather than later. This week’s Travel Photo Thursday is short and sweet. I hope things will be back to normal next week.

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I’m not sure of our exact location over Canada when the sun began to peek over the horizon. However, it was lovely to be welcomed by this beautiful scene as we winged our way towards Montreal and then onto Halifax. (A cleaner window would have been nice!)

Canadian Sunrise

 

Our time in Montreal was too brief to even exit the airplane. The cleaning crew did a quick clean-up, passengers boarded and we were in the air again in no time. From all indications, it seemed that our welcoming sunrise had also ushered in nice weather for the Montreal area. However, by evening there was a dramatic turn of events. Winds whipped to hurricane levels, and in one area close to Montreal a tornado touched down. Ottawa was also in the path of this freak weather system. I was relieved that we had gotten in and out long before this weather system reared its ugly head. Although, winds were high and unrelenting in Halifax the next day.

I hope everyone is having a great August, and hopefully, things will get back to normal very soon with Travel Photo Thursday.

What freaky weather have you experienced or were lucky enough to miss in your travels? Let us know in the comments. 

Please welcome our co-hosts this week: Jan from Budget Travel Talk  Ruth from Tanama Tales  Rachel from Rachel’s Ruminations

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Showing Our Love for Barcelona in Photos

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Barcelona, Destinations, Spain, Travel Photo Thursday | 8 comments

Barcelona Photos

The first thing I read on my news feed this morning was the breaking news of the horrifying terrorist attack in Barcelona. Like most of the world, I am sickened and disgusted by this senseless act of terrorism. My original plan for Travel Photo Thursday had nothing to do Barcelona photos. However, I’ve decided to share some of my photos taken when I visited this vibrant and beautiful city in December 2015, and again in February 2016. Welcome to week 340 of Travel Photo Thursday.  Most of my Barcelona shots are on a hard drive packed in a box making its way from Seoul to Nova Scotia. Do enjoy the few that I discovered on my hard drive.

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Barceloneta Beach

A short subway ride from Barcelona’s downtown core you’ll find this lovely white sand beach with its pungent ocean smells and people in the mood for fun. You can read all about Barceloneta in an earlier post.  

Barceloneta Beach, Barcelona Spain

Barceloneta Beach, Barcelona Spain

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