Queen Street West Graffiti Alley

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.

Toronto Queen Street West Graffiti Alley
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Toronto Skyline

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…

Toronto Skyline from Center Island

Toronto Skyline from Center Island

Toronto Skyline from Center Island

Toronto Skyline from Center Island

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.

Mexico All-Inclusive Vacation

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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