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Memories of the Past

In a previous life, perhaps I was living in Asia since the connection to this continent is so strong.

After the “shock of arrival” to Asia via Hong Kong in 2003, I started exploring this amazing land – starting with China and ending in Thailand: Macau, Japan, Nepal, Tibet, India, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan.

Each country brings memories of adventure and discovery, friendship and love.

In Cambodia is Angkor Wat – truly impressive, a masterpiece from the past.

A morning stroll in the High Park, Toronto – continuation from part one, with more nature photos. Sometimes you have to look up to the sky, sometimes you have to look down to the earth, to discover things that you may not observe in your everyday routine. And having a companion, such as the small but mighty Ricoh GR III camera, will help you focus and come very close to the wonders of this planet.

High Park – Toronto’s Largest Park

Did you know Toronto has more than 1,500 parks? High Park, opened in 1876, is the largest one, with over one third of the park remaining in a natural state – wilderness alongside beautiful maintained gardens. High Park is famous for the cherry blossoms. Hiking trails, dog park, sports facilities and a beautiful lakefront. You can find even a small zoo!

During these times, there are almost no people in the park… On Sundays mornings you can have the park all for yourself! Before you go, you must take the Ontario Ministry of Health self-assessment for COVID-19.

The Place

Pokhara is a beautiful, quiet lakeside town in Nepal, where – if you are adventurous – you can try to live the hippie life as in the past, even if for few ephemeral moments.

“Pokhara is so beautiful that you will experience a myriad of unforgettable moments. You will never be able to get enough of Pokhara.” –  Avijeet Das

One of my most memorable trips was trekking the Annapurna Mountains, in Nepal, back in 2010.

From Kathmandu I flew to Pokhara with a small Yeti Airlines airplane, together with Ang CeCi Sherpa – the daughter of Everest climber and guide, A. D. Sherpa.

“The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive.” – Coco Chanel

When it comes to fashion, the World is the wild west. But there is something untouchable for most people, but so desirable: haute couture, luxury fashion brands. From Toronto to Tokyo, Singapore to Geneva, Bangkok to Taipei, the beautiful, exquisite high-end fashion items are looking at us from windows displays, playing with our desires and pockets. Dolce Gabbana, Coco Chanel, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Moncler, Fendi are just a few. And I looked back, shooting them with a camera so I can take them home as a memento.