Category Archives: Travel

Lofty Heights

In an earlier post I briefly introduced the Meteora in Greece. Located about a 4-hour drive north of Athens, Meteora is a stunningly beautiful area of giant rock pillars.  I read somewhere that the word itself means “lofty” or “elevated”, … Continue reading

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Will You Remember Me?

To continue my tale about our travels in Greece, today’s story is about another peculiarity I noticed – the roadside memorial. I appreciate that roadside memorials are likely a common feature in most parts of the world, however I’m used … Continue reading

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Church Doors – Greek Style

All the gates and doors I am featuring in this week’s Thursday Doors were from two churches I found in Athens. The first one had a charming little outbuilding at the rear of the property.  I have no idea what … Continue reading

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Something to Meow About

Greece has been a country full of surprises for me. Admittedly, we came here with no advance plan, and therefore no preconceived ideas of what we would see and do, but sometimes it’s the small things that capture my attention … Continue reading

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Greek Doors

It’s been a while since I featured a door post, so today I’m trying to squeeze in some Athenian doors I’ve been stockpiling. I was finding just so many interesting doors that after a while I stopped taking photos unless … Continue reading

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I Love November

For the first time in two years, Gilles and I are on vacation, and this month’s Changing Seasons post is being sent to you while I’m on the road. Greetings from Greece! I could fill this entire post with the … Continue reading

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The Tower of Port Hope

The doors are ordinary and rather battered, but the building they are attached to is definitely not. All along the St Lawrence River and the Great Lakes, there are numerous communities with a rich history from the 1800s.  The town … Continue reading

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Island In The Sun

For most of the last 4 years, Helen and I have met once a week to spend a day on a trail – either near or far. We’re either chipping away on a big project – like our current Trans-Canada … Continue reading

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The Journey Has Started

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about our plan to tackle the Trans-Canada Trail – a 21,000 km epic adventure that will likely take at least a decade for us to complete. I was overwhelmed by the interest, … Continue reading

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In A Yorkville State of Mind

In my last post, I traveled downtown to the Ice Fest in Yorkville, but I had an ulterior motive in venturing into this area. On my list of Toronto heritage buildings, there were several in the Yorkville area that I wanted to … Continue reading

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