My Camino de Santiago, Part 2: Ponferrada to Sarria

My Camino de Santiago: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 After my first 100km, I was in the Camino groove and had a nice routine established. It was during this stretch I found my “Camino family,” and felt like I could Camino forever. Over this 100km, I crossed into Galicia, which is the home stretch for…

My Camino de Santiago, Part 1: Leon to Ponferrada

My Camino de Santiago: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 While both preparing for the Camino and then actually walking it, I often heard, “Everyone does their own Camino,” and that proved to be very true. It’s been a year since my Camino and I continue to think about it every day. Over the next three posts, I’m going…

Friday photos round-up: Geometric

This week’s #FriFotos theme, “geometric,” was a fun one for me and I had a lot to contribute! Both Morocco and Spain are literally overflowing with examples of gorgeous structures, architecture and design that are visually stunning and technically complicated. Barcelona, Spain: La Pedrera It’s hard to miss any of Antoni Gaudi’s surreal masterpieces in…

Friday photos: Sharks and Mirrors at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

When I visited New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2009, visitors were expressly forbidden from taking photos of Damien Hirst’s “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living,” otherwise known as “the pickled shark.” Sometimes, however, problems have built-in solutions. The pickled shark took on a more interesting dimension when viewed…

Friday photos: A classic Canadian cottage evening

I’ve been light on the blogging lately as I’m finishing some coursework. Luckily, #Frifotos gives me a great reason to pull some pictures from the archives and today, I get to show one of my favourites. This week’s theme is “summer,” and nothing says summer in Canada like getting out the city and heading to…