Posts Tagged ‘Art’

The new Dale Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum at the Seattle Center

Ikebana and Float Boat, Chihuly Garden and Glass

The largest museum in the world devoted to glass artist Dale Chihuly opened this past summer at Seattle Center, located at the base of the Seattle Space Needle. The Dale Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum is truly stunning and from a photographers viewpoint is an incredible combination of light, textures and contrasts. The museum also […]

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Wall Painting, Granada, Spain

Wall Painting, Granada, Spain

I suppose this really should be described as graffiti although wall art is so common in many European cities that it seems to be viewed more as an art form. I’ve been trying to come up with a name for this, perhaps “Chair with a view?”.

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Artsy Gal

Artsy gal at the Islands Folk Festival, Duncan, British Columbia

I met this young women at the Islands Folk Festival this year and was very impressed with her level headed approach to life. Not only does she know where she wants to go, she also isn’t afraid to do what she wants. Not bad, I certainly hope she has a great future in modelling or […]

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Mona Lisa again

Viewing Mona Lisa

How many photographs of the Mona Lisa does the world really need? When I visited her a couple of months ago it struck me that she must be photographed about 10,000 times each and every day and all of these photographs from a distance of about 6 meters and with a sheet of bullet proof […]

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Chemainus, land of murals

The Hong Hing Waterfront Store mural, Chemainus, BC, Canada

Chemainus has gone from a boom town of mining, fishing and forestry practices to a town without a future until it was decided that murals could help turn the town around. In 1982, the first five murals were painted and today there are close to 40 plus 12 sculptures. This vibrant town now attracts over […]

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Victoria Street Performers

Accordian Man at Victoria's Inner Harbour

While attending the Victoria Classic Boat Festival I got distracted by many of the street performers and some blues musicians that were performing at the Blues Bash. What an interesting lot these are from jugglers playing with fire and the audience to artists painting with spray paint and creating out of this world images. I […]

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Tzinquaw Dancers – Duncan, British Columbia

Tzinquaw Dancers

The Tzinquaw Dancers bring the sights and sounds of traditional dance to the Cowichan Valley. The Cowichan Tzinquaw Dancers perform traditional songs and dances passed down from many generations. Performances are held at the The Quw’utsun’ Cultural and Conference Centre in Duncan. The Islands Folk Festival performance started the weekend on a good note. Tzinquaw […]

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