• Banjul, The Gambia

    Adventures in West Africa: Banjul, the Gambia

    Adventures in West Africa! First encounter with Gambia: Christmas in Banjul, Serekunda Market tricks, the Zoo. The story and the photos.

  • Message in a Bottle

    Message in a Bottle

    On the small Thai island of Koh Mak you may be just yourself on the beaches wandering for hours. But there is a strong reminder that we live on planet Earth: our human pollution, reaching even the most remote parts of our world.

  • Koh Lipe, Thailand

    The Island Paradise of Koh Lipe

    A photographic journey through the white sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters of Koh Lipe island.

A continuation of the Cayo Coco – Beaches and Nature photos post. Random objects on the beach,  a vintage Buick 1957 car and, Cuban food and drinks snapshots.

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)