The Gooderham Building (or Flatiron Building) in Toronto is one of the city’s most loved icons. Many locals refer to it as the Grand Dame. This red-brick beauty was completed in 1892 and is located at the intersection of Front Street and Wellington Street, a short walk away from the famous St. Lawrence Market.
Read the accompanying post: “A Forest of Glass and Steel“.
Ipanema beach is one of the world famous beaches in Rio de Janeiro. It’s certainly my favourite beach in the city – the soft sand, pounding surf, beautiful mountains and equally gorgeous people make for an unforgettable experience. I took this shot of some locals playing beach football just as the sun was setting behind the mountains.
Read the accompanying post: ‘Chilling in Rio‘.
The La Almudena Cathedral in Madrid (or if you prefer its full name: Santa María la Real de La Almudena) is situated directly opposite the Royal Palace. Strangely enough for a predominantly Catholic country, Madrid didn’t have a cathedral until La Almudena was completed in the 1990′s. The cathedral is a mix of neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque styles. The interior, with its soaring columns and cavernous nave, is certainly impressive.
Read the accompanying post: “Ten Things To Do in Madrid“.
Luma is a fabulous restaurant located inside the TIFF Bell Lightbox complex in Toronto. I love seafood so this seafood platter got my mouth watering the second it arrived. After feasting my eyes on the delightful presentation, I gingerly lifted a slice of tuna into my mouth, followed by a scallop. The subtle flavours and mix of textures were simply gorgeous. I chose more scallops for my main course and they were absolutely outstanding… and colourful too!
Read the accompanying post: “Moments of Luxury in Toronto“.
The Chobe River is a tributary of the mighty Zambezi River and forms the border between Botswana and Namibia. The Chobe National Park is situated on the southern banks of the river and is home to large herds of elephants, hippo’s, antelopes and a wide variety of birdlife. One of the highlights of my trip to this region was the cruise on the Zambezi Queen and watching the sunset on the Chobe river from the top-deck, glass of vino in hand.