I’m visiting Ann Arbor, Michigan for a few days and paid a visit to the renowned Ann Arbor Art Fair. Now in its 53rd year, it is a well established destination for artists and art lovers from all over North America.
I’m very fortunate to have visited the island of Bermuda a few times over the past few years. As small as it is, it’s filled with so many interesting people, customs and sights which have no doubt been influenced by its long history of being invaded by or trading with countries around the world.
While touring Bermuda you can’t help but notice that scattered all over the island are semi-circular structures called moon gates. They seem to be in random locations such as bus shelters, at the entrances of homes, beside harbors and in the middle of parks and gardens. On my visits, each sighting of a moon gate didn’t reveal any rhyme or reason for them other than simply “decoration”. Finally, on my most recent trip, I came across one with an explanatory sign.
What a difference three hours makes! The photo above was taken while I was at Pearson airport in Toronto where just about everything I could see out the window was shades of gray and even the green grass wasn’t looking too bright.
Last year I had the pleasure of staying at the Viceroy in Miami. There were plenty of hotels in the area to choose from but when I learned that the interiors of this Viceroy were designed by Kelly Wearstler, I knew I had to stay there. After seeing her work in books and magazines, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to experience her over-the-top design talents first hand.
The Winter season is officially only a couple of weeks old but where I live today’s temperature has already plunged to -15C/8F. Not only is it cold, but it appears that Mother Nature has painted our part of the world with a palette consisting of only the most drab greys and beiges.