Jonathan van Bilsen

Photos N Travel

Dec 26 2014

Jon’s Pic of the Week – Where was this taken?

LAST WEEK’S PHOTO of the courtyard at the Louvre Palae in Paris has been visited by millions and guessed correctly by: Suzanne Scanlon, Gail Hill, Mary Robinet, Lori London, Katherine Kan, Cathy Brumell Minz, Michelle Speelman Viney, Robin Dhillon, Diane Pearce, Barbara Goldstein, Catherine Starr, Jette James, Bill Stevenson, Dalton London, Peter Hanks and Maril van Bilsen. Congratulations to all.   The Louvre Palace is …

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Dec 25 2014

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas

Christmas is a magical time of year and as we sit down with our families and loved ones let us not forget the children of the world who may not be as fortunate as we are. Happy Christmas everyone.

Dec 24 2014

REVIEW: HOP is certainly hopping

I had the pleasure of visiting the House of Parliament pub last week and reconfirmed how good they were, both in food and service. Located on Parliament just north of College (west side) the place is buzzing with patrons, which is a sure sign that the food is good. I must admit I had one …

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Dec 23 2014

PHOTO TIPS: Street photography techniques

Avoid using long zoom lenses for street photography. Rather than making you inconspicuous, these will actually draw attention to you. If someone clocks you ‘sniping’ from a distance, they’re more likely to confront you. A small, standard zoom lens that offers focal lengths somewhere between 24mm and 50mm forces you to get closer, and this …

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Dec 22 2014

CAPS REPRINT: Jolly Old St. Nicholas (December, 2013)

I recently received a letter postmarked ‘the North Pole’ and you can imagine my surprise; as usually I send letters to that address instead of receiving them. Fear shot through me as my trembling hand held the letter from the Jolly Old Elf, himself. Had I been so naughty that a personalized memo had been …

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