Carp’s Diefenbunker – The Coldwar Frozen In Time

Canadian Forces Station Carp, AKA the 'Diefenbunker', is a 4 story, 100,000 square foot underground nuclear fallout bunker located in Carp, Ontario - a short 30km west of Canada's Parliament Hill in downtown Ottawa. Built during the height of the cold war era between 1959-1961, its purpose was to house and safeguard approximately 535 government … Continue reading Carp’s Diefenbunker – The Coldwar Frozen In Time

Gatineau’s (Enchanted) Jacques-Cartier Park

As part of the Canada 150 Celebrations this year, Jacques-Cartier Park in Gatineau is featuring the MosaiCanada event where-in plants have seemingly sprung from the ground to take on human, and sometimes bizarre non-human, form - like something from the imagination of Alan Moore or J.R.R Tolkien. These 40 massive plant sculptures along a 1km … Continue reading Gatineau’s (Enchanted) Jacques-Cartier Park

What’s In My Travel Bag (2016 Edition)

Now that summer is 'officially' here I admit I'm starting to feel the pressure! Vacation is fast approaching, and this year is a 'travel year' (we save up, and try to 'fly somewhere' every-other-year if we can). Although my motto is  'Travel light, live the moment, capture the serendipity!', this year's destination, Greece, has been on our 'bucket list' … Continue reading What’s In My Travel Bag (2016 Edition)

Hi-Tech vs. Classic (Camera Pouches)

Don't get me wrong - I love modern hi-tech. design and material: Polypropylene, PU coated nylon, ballistic nylon, closed-cell foam, Gore-tex, Polyurethane coating, dry-flow air mesh, and the like. But there's just... something... about the classic materials: canvas, leather, brass buckles, etc..  There's a 'je ne sais quoi', a timeless-ness. And a certain tactile quality. For me, both designs (modern … Continue reading Hi-Tech vs. Classic (Camera Pouches)