Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Archive for November, 2015

Jones Falls – Owen Sound

This past weekend I got the chance to visit Jones Falls. Located at the west side of Owen Sound they are a short hike from the highway. The trail to the falls is an easy walk but if you want to get below the falls – as I did – you will want to have sturdy footwear and take your time.

The water was quite high and flowing fast! I love the sound of the rushing water. It incompasses all your senses and makes it a joy to photograph.

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Jones Falls

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Rapids above the falls

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Below Jones Falls


The Cloisters NYC

The Cloisters. The name itself makes me think of medieval mystery  and European Monks.

When I saw a post on Facebook by photographer Karen Hutton  of the Cloisters in New York City it became a must see for the next time I was there.

We happened to go NYC on the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend and scheduled a visit to the Cloisters on the Sunday morning. The grounds are beautiful and the architecture amazing.

This is a description from their website:

The Cloisters museum and gardens, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, was assembled from architectural elements, both domestic and religious, that largely date from the twelfth through the fifteenth century.

The building and its cloistered gardens—located in Fort Tryon Park in northern Manhattan—are treasures in themselves, effectively part of the collection housed there. The Cloisters’ collection comprises approximately two thousand works of art.

Here are just a few of the shots I took there.

Doors Open Waterloo Region – Old Hespeler Town Hall

The Old Hespeler Town Hall was one of the Doors Open Waterloo Region sites this year. The great thing about Doors Open is you find out about the hidden gems we have here in the Region that you may not aware of. The old town hall is home to the Hespeler Heritage Centre and they have a large collection of items relating to the history of Hespeler. It was very interesting to explore and the knowledgeable volunteers were eager to share their stories.

Here is the description from the Doors Open site:

This handsome building is home to the archives and historical displays of The Company of Neighbours, volunteers dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Hespeler history and community. Sports photos, memorabilia and equipment (including the work of local manufacturers), well-known and home-town players of hockey, lacrosse, rugby, baseball, soccer and boxing will all be brought to life by knowledgeable hosts.

Old Hespeler Town Hall

Old Hespeler Town Hall

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Old Hespeler Town Hall – Heritage Centre

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Old Hespeler Town Hall- Heritage Centre

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Old Hespeler Town Hall – Heritage Centre

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Old Hespeler Town Hall