From Bogotá, Colombia
The city below is covered by a thin layer of cloud.
There is no shortage of customers outhouse.
For only $1,000 Colombian Pesos, ($0.35 US) you can use the outhouse and receive a square of toilet paper.
Taking a Break
Along the pilgrim trail up to the church at the top of Monseratte, there is no shortage of places to get refreshments and to leave a bit of money.
From Monserrate, the city of Bogota sprawls below with the tallest skyscraper towering in the centre.
Every Sunday, masses of Colombians make the climb up Monserrate, along the pilgrim trail. It's only two kilometres, but straight uphill, from 8,000' to 10,000' above sea level.
Flowers are always in bloom in Bogota, especially rose and wild orchids.
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The church and god play a very important role in life in Colombia.
Returning to Dark
As the sun sets, the cold of winters takes back the day and light fades to black.
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Niagara Falls in the winter features spectacular natural ice sculptures. Whatever the mist lands on become instant art.
One of three waterfalls that make up the famous, Niagara Falls, the American Falls measures 34 metres. Niagara Falls attracts nearly 30 million tourists to Canada annually. The Horseshoe Falls can been seen in the distance.
Just a Trickle
The beauty of Tews Falls, in Dundas, Ontario, is it's slow flow and tall drop. Tews Falls is a 41 metre ribbon waterfall, only a few metres shorter than Niagara Falls.
Webster's Falls is a 22 metre high classical curtain/ plunge waterfall found in the Spencer Gorge in Dundas, Ontario.
Winkie on the Rock
No greater feeling than to climb to the top and look back down.
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The surf washes clean anything left in the sand. This photo was taken in Stanley Park looking toward North Vancouver.
From British Columbia, Canada
Log booms are still a thing in British Columbia. This relic has washed up on the breach in Stanley Park.
A Great Blue Heron poses for the camera in Capillano
This young tree grows out the stump of a thousand-year-old fir tree.
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This Douglas Fir free is about 300 years old and one of the younger trees in Stanley Park
Different minerals in the water create colourful ice. Tews Falls in Dundas, Ontario, is a 41 metre ribbon waterfall.
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Ice on Fire
The arctic sun creates stunning effects on the ice and snow. This photo was taken near the Iqaluit airport in the Canadian territory of Nunavut.
This photo was taken near the Iqaluit airport in the Canadian Territory of Nunavut. The sun creates stunning effects on the ice and water.
Open for business
Street vendors are a common place to buy jewelry, souvenirs, and even cigarettes.
If love at first sight is possible, that's what I felt the moment I saw this piece of street art
Art meets Art
Street artists, photographers, and musicians all find a place to express themselves in the streets of Bogota.
In so many ways, Bogota, Colombia has been shedding it's violent past and is becoming vibrant city rich with visual arts. Plus, so much of Colombia's struggles can be seen in the street art.
Art such as this has the power to elevate us above our own reality.