John Bibby’s Tin Shop

Because Barkerville is so remote (even today the nearest city is over an hour’s drive away), much of the necessary supplies were produced onsite. A real community was built by craftsmen looking for a way to create a living for themselves while providing the products and services the citizens would need for their daily lives.…… Continue reading John Bibby’s Tin Shop

Cameron & Ames Blacksmith Shop

Barkerville’s blacksmiths were vital to the old gold rush town, making both household and mining supplies as well as horseshoes. Here’s an example of what would have been in operation during the time of the gold rush. Speaking of horseshoes, we decided to take a ride in the stage coach around the historic town. It…… Continue reading Cameron & Ames Blacksmith Shop

La Foule

One of the many works of art you’ll wander past as you stroll through the Paris’ Jardin des Tuileries is La Foule, or The Crowd. This bronze sculpture was created by English-born, Paris-based painter sculptor, Raymond Mason, back in the mid-1960′. It was later purchased by France’s National Fund of Contemporary Art, before being installed…… Continue reading La Foule

Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais – A Closer Look

In yesterday’s post we took a quick look around this extraordinary church on Paris’ Right Bank (Rive Droite). Today we’ll focus on the impressive Tribune organ and the colourful and intricate stained glass windows. Let’s jump right in with the organ. Located at the rear entrance of the church, this large organ has been associated…… Continue reading Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais – A Closer Look

Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais – Let’s Head Inside

Walking through the striking purple doors of Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais, I wasn’t expecting to find myself confronted by centuries of history. Truth be told, I was simply killing time when I stumbled upon what I assumed to be just yet another Parisian church. Built between 1494 and 1657, Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais was a parish church before it became the…… Continue reading Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais – Let’s Head Inside

Paris Street Art – Parvis des 260 Enfants

In the Marais district of Paris, I found what is probably now one of my favourite street art installations that I’ve ever come across. Located in the square known as Parvis des 260 Enfants – the site of a Jewish public school where 260 children were removed during the Vel d’Hiv Roundup before being executed…… Continue reading Paris Street Art – Parvis des 260 Enfants