the bicycle

a wider perspective of this photo & now an entry to a one-shot cityscape photo contest. xo, dina

toronto in 24 hours

11:36 am: dark horse espresso bar 1:11 pm: university of toronto 1:50 pm: royal ontario museum 3:12 pm: cartier & holts 8:43 am: st. lawrence market


Last week I popped over to visit Melbourne’s bigger, attention-grabbing sister, Sydney. The Opera House was actually quite impressive, especially as it appeared out of the blue as I was walking and so pleasantly surprised me!! Sydney vs Melbourne? Two very different cities I think, sort of like Toronto/Montreal. I loved Sydney’s perfect weather and … Continue reading

Ten Snapshots around Melbourne

A few snapshots of Melbourne…among shown is the vintage-like Palais Theatre at St Kilda, hot chocolate at Max Brenner‘s, the fabulous Melbourne General Post Office, Lt. Collins Street and Melbourne Central. XO, Dina

Australian Gardens I

One of the first things that struck me here is the profuse and lavish flora in both suburban and urban Melbourne. Trees, plants, bushes and parks are EVERYWHERE you turn your head and I love it! Palm trees sit alongside evergreens, bushes with the tiniest flowers line house fences, rose trees appear randomly like it’s … Continue reading

Montreal Hits Rock-Bottom

I was going to write a huge rant on Montreal and how sick I am of its daily insults when I thought better. Why? Because, well, to be vague and a tad cheesy: no place is perfect and yet there is no place like home. I have lived for 27 years in Montreal – most … Continue reading