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  1. Profile: Rajan P. Parrikar, Photographer

    15 Aug 2022
    “A stroke of luck to be flying over it within an hour or so after the eruption. We were the only ones there along with the Icelandic Coast Guard helicopters. In such a situation, the images make themselves.” - Rajan Parrikar Let me first state that images do not make…

  2. No Mas!

    14 Aug 2022
    Finally, my car is parked and unpacked. My road trip totaled 2265 miles over 23 days through 7 cities. I’m bushed and you know what? I’m not doing this again. Don’t get me wrong, I love travel, especially for taking photographs. I love looking at architecture in different cities, trying…

  3. NYC

    11 Aug 2022
    We are working our way back to D.C. with a stop in New York City. The drive from Boston to NYC took 1-1/2 hrs longer than it should have, as expected. It’s been some time since I was here, it took just a few minutes for me to remember how…

  4. Quebec City

    03 Aug 2022
    Quebec City, my fourth and last stop in Canada before heading back to Washington, D.C. The weather forecasts for this road trip were not good, in fact, they were bleak, calling for a lot of rain and cloud cover. As it turned out, I have had but two marginal days.…

  5. Montreal Magnificent

    02 Aug 2022
    Rue St. Paul After seven days, it was goodbye to Ottawa. To be candid, four days would have been enough. This is a road trip, I suppose I could have ventured further out of the city but I don’t know the region and at about $6.00 a gallon, I didn’t…

  6. Ottawa Outakes

    28 Jul 2022
    I have a few photos that I like, that don’t have a common thread, so I’ll forego the narrative, call them outtakes.  Enjoy the pix folks, more words next time.  Cafe in Little Italy, Frank & Marilyn Carmelita’s obsession with Frank Home Depot can suck it. BBQ in Little Italy …

  7. Chinatown Ottawa

    27 Jul 2022
    The Royal Arch, also known as the Friendship Gateway In the mood for Dim Sum? Head for Chinatown. There are almost 40 cities in the US with a one, Canada has ten, one in Ottawa. In 1931 Chinese immigrants along Albert Street started Chinatown with 4 restaurants, 3 laundries, and…

  8. On to …

    26 Jul 2022
    Ottawa has been on my bucket list of Canadian cities to visit for quite awhile. It is more provincial than Toronto or Montreal but certainly has its charm. Canada’s capital city is what I would describe as low profile.  It is the obverse of Toronto. Its population is under 900,000,…

  9. Toronto Part Two

    22 Jul 2022
    There are a number of must-see venues in Toronto. I had limited time so I picked three starting with Kensington Market. This neighborhood is a noted tourist attraction, and has been a focal point of cultural life as artists and writers migrated here.  During the early twentieth century, Kensington was…

  10. One More Time: Oh! Toronto!

    21 Jul 2022
    My first day in Toronto The weather in Pittsburgh improved somewhat as I left for the second leg of my trip, mostly light cloud cover, but no rain. I was hopeful for good weather in Toronto though rain was forecast, and hopeful also that the trip I had planned for…

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