Alpenhorn Sunday

New Year's Day was glorious - a bright blue sky, sunshine and cold! Perfect for a walk around town with my dearest, followed by coffee by the fireplace at a favourite downtown cafe. Little did we expect the Marktplatz to be full of alpenhorn players getting ready to "ring" in 2017 with a blast! Alpenhorns [...]

Chalk and Cheese…

How I love this British English expression! I learned it when I lived many years ago in London, and somehow it has stayed in my vocabulary. It means to compare two things which are completely different from each other  - with a rather ironic tone. I still have a little giggle each time I use [...]

Benches along the Thames

I always love walking along London's Embankment, across the Golden Jubilee Bridge and then down around the Southbank Centre (southbankcentre.co.uk). The Royal Festival Hall, National Theatre, National Film Theatre, impromptu music, skaters and street music - it is all there in full colour...except when it suddenly turns grey and drizzly. Then a monchrome mist descends and [...]

Portraits in an (hopefully future) exhibition…

It is almost August and time to think, reflect and choose a summer photography course to push me and my camera to the next level. Last year, I went to London to take a short course at Central St Martins University of the Arts (arts.ac.uk/…/photography-ideas-and-practice) - an amazing experience! Here, for the first time in my [...]

Did it!

Overcoming obstacles is difficult and takes courage, overcoming one's own insecurities (yes, we all have them, those "Am I good/talented/creative enough?" moments in life), requires a deep breath and some reckless daring....so I dared. I entered a big competition for the first time; the Magnum Photography Awards 2016. Will I win? Probably not BUT this [...]

The Mizpe Ramon Crater

Mizpe Ramon is fascinating place in the Negev desert. I've never been to a desert before, and the trip from Jerusalem to Mizpe Ramon is one that I will not soon forget. The desert landscape is mistical and after while, it starts to really affect you as you travel through the sun. scrub and sand. [...]

…just one more page???…

Jerusalem is in the middle of replacing its older bus shelters with a new modern design; complete with LED arrival boards and more comfortable benches. These new urban street furnishings are a welcome addition to a thriving city where the ancint meets the old, the old meets the new. But what do you do with [...]

How I feel today…

Photography has a powerful influence in my life and thinking - it helps my confidence and self-esteem to grow, allows me to explore my thoughts and relationships to the places where I live and the people I know, and provokes me to challenge the conceptions and opinions I hold in new and bolder ways. My [...]

The Colours of Nuit Blanche

Toronto turns into an art-lover's dream for one night in October when it hosts "Nuit Blanche" (http://nuitblancheto.ca) - a curated free-for-all from 8pm to 8am. Wandering though downtown streets from Nathan Phillip's Square to Harbourfront, the city pulses on all sides with colour and crowds of creatives mixing with party-goers, theatre buffs and those just [...]

Lincoln Centre, NYC

The first time I walked into Lincoln Centre (to see the 50th Anniversary performance of Twyla Tharp's choreography), I was so enthralled by the lobby's architecture, it was hard to tear myself away to see the performance (and I love dance!). There is a definite 60's feel to the metal grillwork inside the hall, the [...]