TALES FROM SUOMI: Walking on Baltic Ice

In Winter, the Baltic sea off the Finnish coast freezes over and becomes a spellbinding Narnia-esque landscape.  This frozen world gives one walking access to the many little islands in the archipelago, that would usually be off limits in Summer (unless you had a canoe). Through the tiny gap of my many Winter layers, this… Continue reading TALES FROM SUOMI: Walking on Baltic Ice

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Notes on Andalusia

In a valley somewhere in the heart of Andalusia, it’s as if time stands still. One might hear the sound of goat bells, cicadas playing their song from dawn till dusk or farmer’s voices ping-ponging across the campo.  There is nothing quite like the smell of pine trees or olive wood burning on the fire… Continue reading Notes on Andalusia

Postcards from Jane – OH I DO LIKE TO BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE!

October is upon us and we are still enjoying warm spells during the day here in Vancouver, somedays as high as 18°c. However I do enjoy those crisp autumn mornings and always look forward to the leaves turning beautiful shades of reds and oranges this time of year. This kind of autumnal-summer reminds me of… Continue reading Postcards from Jane – OH I DO LIKE TO BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE!

Somewhere in Toscana…

One afternoon last year we were driving around the Pisa Province in search of our (someday) dream Tuscan villa. By chance we ended up in the Cecina Valley where the 11th century hilltop town Montecatini Val di Cecina with it’s slightly leaning Belforti Tower (14th Century) awaited us. First impressions, this quiet Etruscan founded town (not… Continue reading Somewhere in Toscana…

Paris is always a good idea: Église Saint-Ephrem

On the Rue des Carmes a small street near La Sorbonne in Paris' 5th arrondissement is the Église Saint-Ephrem, now famous for it's cosy classical music concerts. Constructed in 1733 in Corinthian style, its foundations date back to the 14th century. A couple of years ago during the winter I was staying alone in Paris for my photography… Continue reading Paris is always a good idea: Église Saint-Ephrem