It is electrifying to discover a destination that sets itself apart from the usual well-traveled, ‘been-there-done-that’ vacation fare. Fredericksburg, Texas, definitely qualifies as one of those discoveries
As appeared in VIEW, Mississauga's condo lifestyle magazine October 2011.
I knew I was in the right place when I walked through the door of Omemee’s Youngtown Rock & Roll Museum, and saw the sign, ‘Hippies Welcome.’
As appeared in VIEW, Mississauga's condo lifestyle magazine February 2012 (includes extra photo)
Visiting historic old towns that promise a wealth of heritage homes, folksy merchants, and handmade chocolates always fills me with a sense of keen nostalgia.
If you want to get out of town and you’re a sailor, boater, water lover, or just plain enjoy distinctive, decorative art, head north to the streets of Orillia for their ‘Sixty Sails’ outdoor art expo.
“Would you like to take Limba for a walk?” Robert, the excellent elephant expert asked me, with a twinkle in his eye.
“Absolutely,” I agreed. After all, Dahling, it’s been ages since I’ve gone for a walk with an elephant!
…not to mention the C for Candy Floss, the J for Jelly Beans and the big round W for the watermelons that Limba loves to eat whole. This lady likes junk in her trunk!
In a digital world obsessed with instant gratification, it was a highly rewarding experience to be sated by the skills 'in camera' and in the 'dark room' that MOMA'S featured women photographers, many in the very early years of the photographic process, possessed.
Equally electrifying is to reflect on the history of MOMA.
MOMA, the Museum of Modern Art, in New York City, hosted a special photography exhibition that I was privileged to see this past weekend:
Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography
'For much of photography’s 170-year history, women have expanded its roles by experimenting with every aspect of the medium. Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography presents a selection of outstanding photographs by women artists, charting the medium’s history from the dawn of the modern period to the present'
Photographs made by some of my favourite artists and icons, including Diane Arbus, Imogen Cunningham and Dorothea Lange, are that much more impactful and weighty, viewed 'live' in a collection as opposed to photographic plates in a book.