London, England

England, February 2017 | Part I

Our oldest daughter is a senior in high school. She is heading off to college in the fall and I’m getting quite sentimental with each passing moment. I mean, I am immensely happy for her but I am sad for me.

So I planned a trip for the two of us. A week in England. We spent most of the trip in London. But we also made a few days trips outside the city. One day we went to Oxford and then later in the week we drove to Brighton and explored a bit of the south coast.

England is a wonderful country. So much history, tradition and beauty.

I am so grateful we were able to make the trip together.

Part II here.

(All photos above taken with a Hasselblad 503cw and a Leica M3 with Kodak Portra film)

Newfoundland, Canada

Part I

Earlier this month Lauren and I visited Newfoundland. Just the two of us. We spent a few days on the east coast, followed by a few days hiking around the west coast. The fjords, icebergs, lighthouses are all so beautiful.

The people of Newfoundland are also so warm and welcoming. We were surprised how pervasive the Irish culture and heritage persists throughout this country — from the warm people, the stories, pride of history, language, music and food.

We had such a great time. I am so glad we made the trip.

(Part II here)