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Fishing Ropes of Nova Scotia poster

Fishing Ropes of Nova Scotia poster

Fishing Ropes of Nova Scotia

Fishing Ropes of Nova Scotia poster

This is a decorative collage poster with various close-up photographs of colorful ropes used in the industrial fishing of Atlantic Canada

I took all these photos in Peggys’s Cove, Nova Scotia because of the beautiful patterns they create when they are rolled and tide together.

I like marine ropes in general, but here in Nova Scotia, the ones fishermen use, are so colorful, and for some reason nicer than anywhere else…

Here is a version of this poster as a canvas print. It can nicely decorate any wall in a house or office. Click on it for all the art prints options

Fishing Ropes Canvas Print featuring the photograph Fishing Ropes Of Nova Scotia by Tatiana Travelways

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Patterns

Toys: Teddy bears in Germany

Toys in the world

Toys are less likely to be a subject to talk about in a travel site, but to me, traveling is not only about seeing landscapes and architecture…

I’m always carrying the camera with me wherever I go and as a documentary type of photographer,  I’m curious and like to observe things that others may not even notice… I try to take photos that tell stories, so I can impress my friends and family with what I’ve seen during my absence from home 🙂

Here for example is a little boy crying because something went wrong with his small toy car – he looked so sad and I couldn’t resist 🙂 He was a Guatemalan kid in Panajachel, on Lake Atitlán, Guatemala – oh, yeah… that’s a great place to visit!

The kid made me immediately think about the saying: “The difference between a man and a boy is the cost of their toys” Ha, ha… 🙂

Toys and kids

… but as I said, toy-cars are not only for kids… Look at this pedal boat on Lake Constance, in Friedrichshafen, Germany

They were really having fun with it 🙂

Now, talking about Germans, they seriously like toys… It’s almost impossible to enter a house that doesn’t have at least one teddy-bear displayed someplace 🙂

Here we were in a guesthouse in Kressbronn, a small town near Friedrichshafen, and they were having hundreds of bears in all the rooms, hallways even in the kitchen… it was like a bear house:)

Toys: Teddy-bears Germany by Tatiana Travelways

Toys: Teddy-bears Germany by Tatiana Travelways

Toys: Teddy-bears Germany by Tatiana Travelways

But things are not always happy with toys… they get old and undesirable too.

This poor Eeyore – a stuffed donkey, was simply discarded on a street in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada – Oh, he broke my heart 🙁

Eeyore - stuffed animal discarded toy

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Tuesday photo challenge: Toys

Ottawa architectural patterns

Ottawa Architectural Patterns

Ottawa architectural patterns – some representative images from my multiple photos I took in Ottawa, Canada, representing patterns, intersecting lines, rows and geometry in the architecture of the beautiful capital of Canada

Window reflections and architectural patterns, downtown Ottawa

Ottawa architectural patterns by Tatiana Travelways

Glass and Still lines and patterns of a modern office building on Spark street, Ottawa

Glass and Still lines and patterns by Tatiana Travelways

While the first two photos can be seen in my Travelwaysphotos.com, these below are available as art prints at Fine Art America in the architecture collection of my site – Just click on them to see what I mean…:

Blue on blue: cubic shapes, reflections, shadows and intersecting lines – TD Bank Glass office building, downtown Ottawa

Blue Geometry in Ottawa, Canada

Inside The Library Of The Parliament, Ottawa: Detail of the impressive historic library of the Parliament in Ottawa, all wooden construction and decoration. It’s the last and larger part of the original building that burned down in 1916.

Wooden organ pipe at St. Mary cathedral in Ottawa, Canada, originally built in 1887 S.R. Warren & Son and restored in 1930 with additional mechanical parts (see more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Patrick%27s_Basilica,_Ottawa)

Wooden pipe organ at St.Mary's basilica, Ottawa, Canada

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Patterns

Tuesday photo challenge: row

Monsoon season in Arizona: prickly pear

Monsoon Season in Arizona

The Monsoon season in Arizona is a blessing after the almost painful dryness of the winter, when everybody and everything was desperately in need of a little water. In Southern Arizona and the Sonoran Desert, there was a little rain in June this year and that made some greens come out, but it didn’t last.

The real rain and thunderstorms started in mid July with the Monsoon season and that brought everything to life 🙂 It’s amazing how beautiful the nature is in the desert after the rain.

Monsoon season in Arizona: prickly pear

Buds and cactus flowers started to bloom, creating gorgeous patterns, and it feels like springtime…

Prickly pear cacti with their pink buds look almost like beads decorating the otherwise arid Arizona desert landscape – I took these photos this morning: August 1st 🙂

The Monsoon season in Arizona also brings to life the funky looking Barrel cacti 🙂

On top they are decorated with those yellow buds that after the rain start to bloom into orange bright but very sharp flowers.

I love to see theses unusual Ocotillo plants (Fouquieria splendens) which are leafless the rest of the year. The Monsoon season in Arizona brings them to life too, and they get covered by fresh bright small green leaves.

Click here to see more photos from this area of Arizona

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Patterns

 

Old trucks in Sprague, Washington - by Tatiana Travelways

Old trucks in Sprague, Washington state

Old trucks in Sprague, Washington state – Welcome to “Dave’s Old Truck Rescue”

Dave's Old Truck Rescue sign and old rusty truck in Spargue, WashingtonSprague is a small village almost a ghost town in Washington state, a real paradise for photographers and old cars and trucks lovers.

Old colorful trucks in Washington StateLucky that we thought to stop there! I would have spent days and days to photograph all these jewels, but we only had about one hour to spare, so I did my best 🙂

Click on the pictures to see them in a larger format and you can also buy them too if you like – The old trucks in Sprague are available as prints in all formats but also as royalty-free photos

Rows of old trucks in Sprague, Washington:

Old rusty and colorful trucks in Spargue, Washington

Old trucks in Sprague, Washington state

Old trucks Washington

Old colorful trucks in Washington state

… and here is the church and the train station in Sprague, Washington 🙂

Church and train station in Spargue, Washington

You can see more photos of old trucks in Sprague and other interesting images from this location in my photo gallery here

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Tuesday photo challenge: row

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Week 2 Photo – truck, mural, octopus, whale, blue, etc.

May Day in Seville, Spain

May Day Fair In Seville, Spain

May Day Fair In Seville, Spain

May Day Art Print featuring the digital art May Day Fair In Sevilla, Spain by Tatiana Travelways

This is a digital paint of an original photograph I took on the 1st of May, while we were traveling in Seville (Sevilla [seˈβi(ɟ)ʝa] (About this sound listen) in Spanish), Spain

Yes, there is a tradition in Europe to celebrate the first day of May as the International Worker’s Day (also known as May Day). If you live in Europe you certainly know about this, but you may not know that this is actually coming from the USA… On the other hand, Labour Day in North America (USA and Canada) is celebrated on the first Monday in September.

May Day is now most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement. The holiday may also be known as Labour Day or International Worker’s Day and is marked with a public holiday in over 80 countries.

The 1 May date is used because in 1884 the American Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions demanded an eight-hour workday, to come in effect as of 1 May 1886. This resulted in the general strike and the Haymarket Riot of 1886, but eventually also in the official sanction of the eight-hour workday.

Source: OfficeHolidays

As I’m originally coming from Eastern Europe (one of the former socialist countries), I used to know this as a celebration of the “International Solidarity of Workers”, and since we didn’t have access to much information about the outside world, I thoroughly thought it was happening only there, as a communism type of things… 🙂  Living in Canada for many years I had completely forgotten about this  and I was extremely surprised to see it happening in Seville, when I visited Spain 🙂

My first reaction was of amazement: people of all ages were happily participating in it without being obliged to do it … I smiled 🙂

Here is a photo of the huge waiting line for the tickets to the May Day Fair:

Waiting line to May Day Fair in Seville, Spain

Most of them where dressed in traditional costumes and the women were wearing the famous Flamenco dresses on all colors – How beautiful!

May Day fair in Seville, Spain

In the streets Seville we could see the well known Andalusian horses, ornamented with flowers and pulling classic chariots with people going to the fair

Andalucian horses in Seville, Spain

They looked so picturesque, so I decided to digitally paint the image 🙂 Here it is as framed Art Print ready to be hung on the wall. Click on it for options on types of printing, sizes and prices.

May Day fair in Sevilla, Spain framed print

Liberace Exhibit, Las Vegas

Liberace Exhibit at Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas

Liberace Exhibit

The Liberace Exhibit at Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas (2014) was a great idea and popular event. The display was titled “Too Much of a Good Thing Is Wonderful: Liberace and the Art of Costume” and went much further than simply showing off the costumes.

 

Liberace Exhibit at Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas by Tatiana Travelways

His car, a piano, and some incredible and educational history regarding one of the penultimate performers of the 20th century were present too.

 

 

Unfortunately, the Liberace Museum in Las Vegas closed the doors to the public in 2010, so for those who loved his performances, this retrospective was a must-see exhibition! The Liberace Exhibit brought wonderful memories of a great performer from old times.

 

Whether you enjoy his performances, style, or type of music, you can not deny that he had a huge impact on the way Vegas puts on their shows and entertainment.  “I Don’t give concerts.  I put on a show.”  Liberace stated.

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Source: Vegas Great Attractions

Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas Strip is a Tour Around the World

Las Vegas Strip is a tour around the World, from Egypt to France, Italy, legendary England and many other famous landmarks that juxtapose with the landscape of Nevada desert.

Source: Las Vegas Strip – VegasGreatAttractions.com

Las Vegas Strip: 8 World Wonders in One Place

Starting with the famous Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign the Strip is a place of contrasts and surprises.

To better illustrate this, here are some representative images – my all time favorites of Las Vegas Strip, from my Fine Art America collection, also available as prints:

#1 New York , New York building complex of hotel and casino, with the Statue of Liberty and roller coaster

New York Art Print featuring the photograph New York , New York by Tatiana Travelways

#2 Luxor Hotel and casino, featuring the Giza Pyramid and the Sphinx

Luxor Pyramid Art Print featuring the photograph Luxor Pyramid And Sphinx Of Giza, Las Vegas by Tatiana Travelways

#3 The medieval Excalibur castle with the modern monorail riding in front of it – I called this images “Parallel worlds in Las Vegas” 🙂

Monorail Art Print featuring the photograph Parallel Worlds by Tatiana Travelways

#4 Eiffel Tower at Paris Hotel and Casino

Paris Art Print featuring the photograph Paris Las Vegas by Tatiana Travelways
Paris Art Print featuring the photograph Paris, Las Vegas by Tatiana Travelways

#5 Arc de Triomphe of Paris – BTW: the inside of Paris Hotel and Casino with all the restaurants is a must to see too! 🙂

Arc De Triomphe Art Print featuring the photograph Paris, Las Vegas by Tatiana Travelways

#6 Venetian Hotel and the authentic gondola rides

Venetian Hotel Art Print featuring the photograph Venetian Hotel Plaza, Las Vegas by Tatiana Travelways
Gondola Art Print featuring the photograph Venetian Las Vegas by Tatiana Travelways

#7  Bellagio Las Vegas, inspired by the place with the same name on Lake Como, Italy

Bellagio Las Vegas Art Print featuring the photograph Bellagio Las Vegas At Springtine by Tatiana Travelways

* You also must see the dancing fountains in front of Bellagio hotel

#8 Caesars Palace with its Colosseum and Forums Shops

Caesars Palace Art Print featuring the photograph Caesars Palace, Las Vegas by Tatiana Travelways

You definitely have to visit Las Vegas Strip and see it with your own eyes!

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