No buskers in Japan

We have spent a few days in Tokyo, spending time walking through a variety of neighbourhoods.  There really is no city like this one with lights, people, noise, food and much more.  But there is one thing that I have not seen is buskers and beggars, a sight that I realize that I miss.

So here are some pictures from earlier trips.

Buskers with animals

With musical instruments

With props and costumes


Highlights of the summer (July – August)

And continuing the highlights of the summer, here are some from July and August, which includes a photo credit from the Globe and Mail, one of Canada’s national newspapers.

Paris, France



Amsterdam, Netherlands

Leipzig, Germany



Vancouver Island

My garden

More of my dog

landscape around the EPFL/University of Lausanne campuses

As many of you have seen, the campuses of EPFL and University of Lausanne are filled with interesting public art and architecture.  But that is not all, the landscape on campus and just beyond is also quite beautiful as these pictures show.



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One last view of the Rolex Learning Centre

We finished up a great week at EPFL/University of Lausanne (see earlier posts (,, and

I have enjoyed taking many pictures of the Rolex Learning Center in the daylight and, on the last night, saw it lit up at night.  Here are some of the pictures:

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And now on to other locations….

Interesting Angles: Part 2

I returned to the Rolex Learning Centre at EPFL to see if I could capture the sense of angles and the rolling nature of the building.  Hopefully, I am getting closer, but you will be the judge….

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Interesting Angles in Buildings

Recently, I have had occasion to visit the Rolex Learning Center at the EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.  This building is much like a tunnel, undulating and connecting back on inside, which presented interesting angles to photograph as well as challenges.

Here are some of the pictures:

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