Ottawa, Canada, taken on May 23, 2016
Just in time for the last day of the Tulip Festival this year in Ottawa – woohoo! I dropped by Major’s Hill Park where the tulips were still in bloom, and beautiful they were! Of course you can’t compare the ones in Ottawa with what they have in Keukenhof, but I was still quite impressed after having been to the same festival 14 years or so ago. Thanks for your gratitude, Netherlands!
Edinburgh, Scotland, taken on August 28, 2015
Last Friday, friends and I went to see a symphony in Edinburgh during the International Festival. On the way back to the train station at night, we chanced upon some firework displays up on the hill, right above a lit Edinburgh Castle, under the full moon! The contrast between the colours of the fireworks, the castle, and the moon was amazing, and even though I didn’t have Mr. Nikon with me, I couldn’t resist trying to capture a photo with my phone, which turned out decent, I’d say. The original photo in colour was already stunning, so I thought I’d find out what the photo would look like in black and white. An unconventional attempt…but here it is. Make sure you do check out the original! (See the original photo in colour.)
Finally, it’s time for the Scarborough Rib Fest! Ahh, some good ol’ ribs and chicken never fails. So good and so satisfying! ❤
First time at the Toronto Jazz Festival with my buddies from Waterloo/Bordeaux, and thank goodness it wasn’t as crowded as I had expected! Lots of jokes and lots of good music, but my favourite part was still the StreetFest, which followed the Jazz Festival. Discovered some really cool musicians there, awesome!
It’s time for the annual Fête de la musique! There were various music scenes all over the city of Bordeaux from the afternoon onward until well past midnight, from orchestras to rock concerts to ballroom dances. I’ve always loved pan flute music and there was a group performing right in front of Grand Théâtre. This boy couldn’t stop dancing with the music, and sometimes I wasn’t sure whether he was the audience or the performer 😉 What a great night, filled with music, inspiration, and love!