Tag Archives: italy
May 10, 2012

Saint Nicholas and the Party at the Sea (San Nicola e Festa a Mare)

For an outsider looking in, it may seem like a regular street festival; could be a parade, a rodeo or national day of celebration like we often see in the western world. However, look a little closer and you will see, in Bari, Italy from May 7 – 9th each year, a miracle and religious […]

May 6, 2012

Oggi, io sono in Umbria! (or Today, I’m in Umbria!)

I’ve been in Bari, Puglia for 6 weeks or so, working on some projects and learning some Italian.  So far my language ability is limited to a few useful phrases such as “mi dispiace, non parlo italiano” (sorry I don’t speak Italian), “un cono con due gusti, per favore” (a cone with 2 flavours, please) […]

May 5, 2012

#TBUMBR, How Not to Speak Italian and Fantasy Music Videos

Here are a few things I found on the web recently that I think are share-worthy, fun and interesting.  Hope you enjoy too!  Happy Weekend! Italy Lately I’ve been following all things related to Umbria on the Blog and Travel Bloggers Unite (#TBUMBR on twitter). If you’ve never visited Italy or if you’re looking for […]

April 29, 2012

Travel Bloggers Unite in Assisi

I was fortunate enough to participate last weekend in the Travel Bloggers Unite conference held in the lush region of Umbria at the expansive Valle di Assisi Resort just outside of Santa Maria degli Angeli, Italy. The weekend was rich; full of relevant content, motivating speakers, vibrant people and endless Italian food, wine and espresso. […]

April 27, 2012

Brunello Cucinelli & the Beauty of the World

 “I feel responsible for the beauty of the world.” ~ Adriano, Roman Emperor & Humanist Brunello Cucinelli is an Umbrian icon; the creator of the classy and stylish Cucinelli cashmere collections headquartered in Perugia, Italy.  The Cucinelli philosophy was founded on beauty, supreme good as well as humanistic and local enterprise; providing an environment with […]

April 10, 2012

Travel Bloggers Unite, BlogVille and Other Great Reasons To Be in Italy!

As many of you know, I recently arrived in Italy to work on a few projects as well as attend some very exciting events promoting all the marvelous things that Italy has to offer.  So much to look forward to with the hopes of improving my Italian language skills along the way! To start with, […]

March 30, 2012

Top 5 Favourite Colourful Photos from Around the World!

Zurich Flughafen, Switzerland Agassiz Tulip Fields, British Columbia, Canada Sao Paulo Street Art, Brazil Cappuccino in Rome, Italy Rainbow Family Village, Taichung, Taiwan

September 5, 2011

Me, My Dad & My Hawkeye ♥

This tried & true Brownie Hawkeye Flash camera was given to me by my Brother who acquired it somehow from our Dad. Dad picked it up in the late 1950’s as a young, Dutch immigrant guy living & farming in Southern Alberta. Seeing that I love this camera so much and tote it around faithfully […]

May 31, 2011

Small town Italian streets & I love yellow!

I have a small iphone series that I shot one afternoon with a few hours to spend in Casamassima, a small town in the south of Italy. To see more of this series, which I will be adding to, visit my set on flickr.

May 21, 2011

Un Posto al Sole

Almost every day was a place in the sun in Italy last month. Ok, ok there were a few days of rain but there were still plenty of beautiful picture-taking days. As usual, I was packing my Brownie Hawkeye, which has clearly become one of my most beloved cameras. Here are my 2 favourite Brownie […]