After a bit of an absence, or rather - inactivity, we’re back on Ello with new material. Well, not quite that new because you might have seen (some of) this already as part of the Scarborough Fair project. But there’s a twist: pictures that don’t fit the parameters of this project will be visible on Ello and not on the North Wind Gazette. So, there’s more to see there than there’s here. Think of it as a diary. Anyway, hope you enjoy.
This one goes back a while, to a time when life was all but certain yet it was seriously and fully enjoyed, and underappreciated. Hearts broken, dreams shattered, but memories kept and lessons learned. Perhaps not the best photograph of this time, but one I will cherish for a many of reasons.Read More
Alright, back to business! This trip was not only about traipsing around and meeting friends and family, it was also about pizza! And castles! Roadside food! Bookstores! And yes, work. Ish. Visits to my favorite Italian restaurant, a castle from an age and in a style not available in North America, roadside restaurants actually serving healthy foods, home made coq-au-vin and the obligatory cheese-haul. Maybe it’s a good thing this trip only lasted for a week and a half…Read More
Official visits done for, time to explore! Boating, beering, eating and a bit of culture. There’s so much to do there…from being dicks in public to sanding on the beach and enjoying some long-lost trade crafts. All under extraordinary circumstances…it’s October. It shouldn’t be 25 degrees. But who’s complaining?Read More
I consider myself to be a lucky man. Lucky for the people in my life, lucky for the chances I’ve been given. One of those chances was in October of 2017, when after an enormously generous offer and some careful scheduling, we were able to go back to my home country, and surprise everyone (except for the culprits). My sister (real sister) didn’t know, my brother (adopted brother of 3) didn’t know. So we stayed with friends and family and enjoyed the good life, travelling to familiar places, discovering new ones. Yes, to say that I miss my country would be an understatement. But I know what I got back for it.
This is part 1 of 5 (just because there’s soooo many pictures).Read More
Thursdays are for throwbacks, it seems. So…let’s get on this train and do some throwing ourselves. We’ll start off with a few portraits taken of the amazing superstar Boomie last year. This gal is the shit. She’s a hockey jock, a philanthropist, a people’s person, a good friend and an all-round amazing woman. So these pictures don’t really do her any justice, but it’s an attempt. More Thursdays are coming!Read More
We all know by now that Canada can be cold. Ottawa even took the title from Ulaanbaatar for the coldest capital in the world just a few days ago, and I’m not even mentioning temperatures reached in the northern territories earlier this week (-40 to -60 wind chill). But Torontonians know that it can be cold here, too. As in next-level frigid cold. So just to let you know we haven’t forgotten to post anything, we’re just working on some new stuff, here’s a quick ‘Hello it’s cold here too!’ for you. Have a great day!
(Currently out of sight) I didn’t go out to watch. That bloody thing was just too friggin’ cold.
Annual pilgrimage to Ottawa for Christmas. Guaranteed snow. Guaranteed cold. Like face-freezing-off cold. This time combined with a trip to the National Gallery of Canada, which is definitely worth coming back to. I didn’t think I’d miss observing old masters as much as when confronted with a lovely selection in here. To say, I do miss the many options available in the Netherlands…