Share Your World 2016 – Week 29

Here are my answers to Cee’s Share Your World questions for week 29.

What is the perfect pizza?

Well I hope we can all agree that it certainly doesn’t come from any of the major chains.

I think everyone has their own favorite neighbourhood pizza joint and we’re no different. Ours makes an awesome thick crust pizza with a nice, almost sweet tomato sauce. Throw on lots of pepperoni and cheese and some green peppers and mushrooms and voila; here in Quebec we call this an all-dressed. Add onions and bacon to it as well and you have my perfect pizza.

What is your favorite time of day?

As a photography buff I have to go with the obvious answer: golden hours. Which are the times of day when the sun is at the perfect angle to the earth to give off that beautiful golden glow that everyone admires in landscape and nature photography. The general rule is that it lasts until about an hour after sunrise and then starts again about an hour before sunset.00808

For the non-photographic answer, I’d say early morning just after waking up. We have the timer on the coffeemaker set for 5:00, so I usually wake up by 5:15 to the smell of fresh coffee. I like to sit in bed with that first cup while Honey is still asleep, and slowly let my body and brain ease into the day. Peacefully…quietly…:-)

Show us two of your favorites photographs?  The photos can be from anytime in your life span.  Explain why they are your favorite.

Only two?! Well, okay then…😉

This first one was our daily morning view from the patio outside our door at the villa we stayed in for a week in Tuscany in 2013. It’s not a particularly exceptional shot from a technical or artistic standpoint, but I think I captured the mood perfectly. Every time I look at this shot it transports me back to that peaceful state of mind: on vacation, with nothing pressing and not a care in the world.

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This is a fairly recent shot taken in one of my favorite places to visit, Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia. I can’t quite put my finger on why, but I am very proud of this shot.

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Complete this sentence:  I’m looking forward to…. 

Getting some time off for a little R & R, and to work on some photo and writing projects that I keep setting aside due to a lack of time. Soon…I swear:-)

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I was grateful for our annual family barbecue and musical jamboree last weekend. A bunch of us cousins that all grew up together decided a few years ago that time was passing too quick and we never got to see each other any more except at family funerals, so we started an annual summer get-together that we each take turns hosting. It’s always a blast and this year was no exception.

This coming week I’m looking forward to an outdoor concert/show we’re going to at the Festivale de Lanaudière in Joliette about 45 minutes north-east of Montréal.

Every summer we try to check out at least one of the outdoor shows during the month-long event which is also Canada’s largest classical music festival.

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Here’s a shot of the outdoor amphitheater as people start picking their spots on the lawn before a show:

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Purdy isn’t it?

Thanks to Cee for hosting this terrific weekly challenge and thank you for reading:-)

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Thursday Doors – July 21, 2016

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Thursday Doors – July 14, 2016

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Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge – Signs

Here’s a recent shot that works nicely for Cee’s Weekly Photo Challenge – Signs

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No Dog Poo – S’il Vous Plait

Thanks for looking:-)

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Look Up

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My entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge – Look Up – here are some of my favourite previously posted shots that fit the description of this challenge: Thanks for looking  

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Mod Design: Vintage Postcards of Expo 67

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Canada Forestry and Paper Pavilion With the Rio Summer Olympics being just around the corner this prompted me to ponder the differences between the Olympics and the World Fairs.  While both are cultural showcases that…

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Thursday Doors – July 7, 2016

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing it, between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time), by using the blue link-up button below. 

Old Time Mural – Mascouche, Quebec

Only one image for this week but it has three doors in it:-)

The door on the far left is real.

This lovely new mural just went up on a building we drive past regularly in the town of Mascouche northeast of Montréal.

The mural was sponsored by the town’s historical society, as well as the current owner of the building.

The scene depicts a butcher shop in the 1930’s that stood on this very same site. Today it’s a pizza joint:

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