Graffiti art in Queen Street West area is actually one of the top tourist attractions in Toronto; just like Toronto skyline, I’ve never really visited them while I lived here. Last month, I joined this photography meetup group and spent 3 hours exploring these wonderful and colorful street art.
We started off the tour from Spadina Ave, the back alley is located one block south of Queen Street, it runs west for about one kilometer. While some people might appreciate the impressive art, some people might see them as vandalism, I guess it’s debatable. However, some of the artwork are just simply amazing.
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I have been living in Toronto for over 20 years, and I’ve never shoot Toronto skyline. Yeah, I know…
So last Friday, I finally took ferry to Centre island, and shoot the sunset/blue hour of Toronto’s skyline. Here they are…
The blue hour is 30 mins after sunset time; and I stick around a little bit to take the night shots. Toronto’s skyline at night is beautiful, isn’t it? I am hoping to shoot from Polson Pier next time. Settings: ISO 100, Aperture F11, Manual focus, White Balance Auto.
After I got home from my Mexico vacation, my Chinese cymbidium ensifolium – Yu Huan Fei is blooming. I bought it back in May from Tenshin Orchids, and I was told it’s relatively harder to grow than regular orchids in Canada. So I did not expect much other than just keep it alive.
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I went to my first solo all inclusive vacation this September! After one and half years of busy and stressful work schedule, somewhat difficult moments in personal life last month, I booked this much needed break for myself. I wasn’t into all-inclusive vacation before, but this time, I thought relaxing and sunbathing on the beach without worrying about planning my meals and cooking might be a great way to have that break. I chose Occidental at Xcarat Destination in Riviera Maya, Mexico, FIVE star, and it got tons of great reviews!
I totally love it! The resort has 2 buffets, and 5 restaurants. It’s so big that I had to carry map whenever I go out. The resort is essentially built in the middle of a jungle, it blends so well with the nature, and all kinds of animals living in the resort.
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Last month, my family went to visit Ottawa, with a stop over at Prince Edward County Lavender field. The lovely boutique, heavenly scent, and beautiful lavender, with a cup of coffee and a sandwich under the tree, it couldn’t be any more relaxing! If you ever go to eastern Canada in July, it’s a nice break over there.
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