Category Archives: Famous Landmarks

Stunning Stained Glass

Recently, while reading one of the blogs that I follow, I read a comment about a highly recommended photography book called Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson, an easy to understand explanation of the basics of photography.  I was intrigued as I … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Art, Blogging, Colours, Curves, Lines & Shapes, Famous Landmarks, History, Museums/Science Centres, Patterns, Photography, Toronto, Ontario, Urban Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Is change always a good thing?

Have you ever been upset or disturbed by a change made to an historical building or structure?  Do you ever get upset when a beautiful old piece of architecture is altered to give it a more modern look?  Now, don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Anger and Frustrations, Architecture, Blogging, Colours, Curves, Lines & Shapes, Famous Landmarks, History, Memories, Museums/Science Centres, Photography, Toronto, Ontario, Urban Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Guidance

Marine navigation was an integral part of daily life in the historic coastal town of Southampton, Ontario.  The Imperial Tower on Chantry Island warned ships of the surrounding dangers, while four smaller unmanned “Range Lights” guided mariners safely into the harbour. … Continue reading

Posted in Beaches, Blogging, Colours, Curves, Lines & Shapes, Exploring, Famous Landmarks, Lake Huron, Lighthouses, Photography, Southampton, Ontario, Summer, Water/Waterfalls | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Windows to the past

Another photography fascination for me is old windows and doors.  They have such character, and I always want to look inside to see if there is evidence of a time gone by and I wonder about the people who used … Continue reading

Posted in Colours, Curves, Lines & Shapes, Composition, Contrast, Exploring, Famous Landmarks, History, Kincardine, Ontario, Lighthouses, Patterns, Photography, Texture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Looking up

I have this thing for taking photos of buildings from the bottom looking up.  I just love the perspective because it always makes the structure look so imposing.  When we finished our tour of the lighthouse in Kincardine, Ontario, we … Continue reading

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Travelling back in time

Today’s post is not about the quality of the photos but rather a trip back in time with photos from inside the lighthouse in Kincardine, Ontario.  The rooms were small and some items were in glass cabinets which of course … Continue reading

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Guiding sailors home

In contrast to our disappointment about the Point Clark lighthouse was our delight at the Kincardine Lighthouse.  It is a beautiful, quaint old lighthouse located in the downtown area right beside the yacht club (more sailboats = Cindy very happy … Continue reading

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Bandaged and waiting for repairs

As I mentioned yesterday, the first stop on our Bruce Coast lighthouse tour was Point Clark, Ontario.  According to the Lighthouse Destination pamphlet that we consulted, the lighthouse was: “Built in 1859 to warn sailors of the shoal extending 3.2 … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Blogging, Exploring, Famous Landmarks, History, Lake Huron, Lighthouses, Photography, Point Clark, Ontario | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Windsor or Rome??

Yesterday I showed you the outside of Caesars Windsor Hotel and Casino in Windsor, Ontario.  Now it’s time to see the inside.  I was actually surprised that we were allowed to take pictures inside because usually cameras are taboo anywhere … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Blogging, Casinos, Famous Landmarks, Photographic Challenges, Photography, Urban Photography, Windsor, Ontario | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Are you lucky?

With the excitement of my son’s trip to Europe and the purchase of my new camera, I got away from my Windsor, Ontario series.  I took so many pictures with a real variety of subject matter that I decided to … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Blogging, Casinos, Famous Landmarks, Photography, Skylines, Urban Photography, Windsor, Ontario | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments