Monochrome Monday

Ile de la Cite, Paris

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Black and White Monday – Dominion

This was a quick snap as I walked past downtown Halifax’s Dominion Public Building, a lovely Art Deco era sandstone and granite structure. You can’t see in this photo but there’s a little dome on top, too. There are some nice deco touches as well.  It was originally the central Post Office and later was used for various government offices.  It was the tallest building in the city for quite some time.  Read more about it here.

Dominion Public Building,  Halifax

Dominion Public Building, Halifax

Black and White Monday

One of my top 5 things that I did this year was fly to Montreal to see my Bucket List band, Queen (+ Adam Lambert). It was a speed-trip, in on Sunday and out on Tuesday but Montreal in July didn’t disappoint and the concert was the best thing ever!

Brian May of Queen. Singing Love of my Life

Black and White Monday

This is a photo that I’ve probably blogged before. It’s one of my favourites though it wasn’t always. It was a colour film photo that was drab and non-descript. When I scanned it, a few years after I took it, I played around with it in Photoshop and this was the result. I was quite pleased with it. Black and White photography can really “pop” a photo, with contrasting light and textures.

I was on a walking tour through Richmond and we walked along the Thames towards a pier. There was a boat builder just beside this where we stopped to hear about him persuing his craft using traditional methods. We later boarded a boat to sail to Hampton Court where we had a guided tour of the highlights of the palace. I really want to go back again someday and explore it all.

The Thames, at Richmond

Black and White Monday – Amsterdam

I don’t know who decides these things (Black and White Monday, Wordless Wednesday, Throwback Thursday etc) but what the heck…

Niewkirke, Dam Square. Amsterdam

Niewkirke, Dam Square. Amsterdam