Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Olympia Tribute

Nobody can escape the Olympic media hype these days, but rather than focussing on the medals and who's going to win the most of them, there is a short presentation on Vancouver I would like to share with you.
The German news cast "heute.de" published this lovely story about the B.C. capital and its' inhabitants. Getting a local public hero like Michael Bublé on board certainly helps convincing us of the charm of the place, but you'll also smile about the interviewed "locals".
Like the slogan goes: "Canada, true North, strong and free" and I would add: "Happy and a little bit self-content"... But that's changing refreshingly from the I-like-to-complain-mentality of other countries.

Hike at Webster's Falls (Dundas, ON)

 

 


Last week-end we decided to go for a hike at Webster's Falls. Our guide ("Toronto's Fun places") highly recommended this place, especially in the winter. We head great sunshine with us (but as chilly as usual, around -6 to -8 C) and we were surprised seeing all the ice piling up around the rocks the water splashes on. Have a look at some more pictures....
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Monday, February 8, 2010

Wintercity Festival


And a short movie shot from the performance:
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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sunny winter hike at Humber Bay park


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Shopping spree at St. Laurence Market




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One cold winter evening at the chimney fire




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Hike at Clairville Conservation Area




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Wychwood Barns Farmers Market





Just when you think it's too cold, all the markets are gone... you stumble over a jewel like Wychwood Barns with a very livley athosphere and a clear organic orientation. Great location and a lots of fun!
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Johann's days...


2010 New Year's reception




The chamber of commerce (CGCIC) 2010 New Year's reception took place in the old St. Laurence Market, which had it's charm for the convinced foodies we are.
More pictures...
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