Somewhere in Cayo Coco, Cuba. Sometime during the “prohibition” years…

Cayo Coco (“The Keys”) is an wild island in central Cuba with a colorful past. A hideout for pirates during the colonial times and a target of a Cuban exile group who used machine guns to attack the first resort opened on the island in 1994 and 1995.

The island provided settings for Ernest Hemingway‘s Islands in the Stream and The Old Man and the Sea. (Wikipedia)

White sand and calm beaches, protected by a 400 kilometer long coral barrier.

One Christmas day, first snow in Toronto. Getting up early in the morning for a winter wonderland photoshoot at High Park, Toronto. Good timing: lockdown and holidays, more ducks than people.

An overcast day, the photos are more like in black and white – contrasting with the vibrant colours of Fall or with the bright greens of Summer.

Winter in High Park photos and quotes.

It was snowing all morning in High Park… Let’s go out and shoot: enjoy the moment and capture the beauty of winter!

A winter wilderness escape in the middle of big city Toronto: photos and quotes.

Fall in High Park Toronto in full  bloom! Photos and quotes. See Part 1 for more.

“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” – Lord Byron

Autumn, what a delight! The fall has arrived in Canada changing the colours of the tree leaves from green to +50 shades of orange: from peach and marigold, to tangerine and persimmon, and in the end mahogany and rust…

A good place for an autumn stroll and photography is High Park, the biggest park in Toronto.

Wilderness in the middle of the city! One-third of the park remains in a natural state, with a rare oak savannah ecology. Significant natural parts of the park are classified as a provincial Areas of Natural and Scientific Interest. High Park was opened to the public in 1876. (Wikipedia)

A Halloween Story

“I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey.”

Darkness  2019

Toronto’s most wicked street party takes place every year on Halloween night, October 31st. Hundreds of Halloween-dressed revelers converge at the Village (Church & Wellesley): scary zombies, clowns, trumps, witches, skeletons and other bloody creatures being treated by sexy nurses – plus a mixture of funny penguins, high tech robots, big head babies and even a pair of huge dinosaurs.

Spooky Night in Toronto

It was a dark, cold, rainy day – perfect for Halloween.