Jonathan van Bilsen

Photos N Travel

Aug 28 2015

Jon’s pic of the week – where was this taken?

LAST WEEK’S PHOTO of a street scene in Trinidad Cuba was guessed correctly by David Summers and Loek Beckers. The following people guessed Cuba, which is somewhat correct: Karl Herder, Moira Conlon-Brophy, Gregory Dru, Mark Howsam, Tony Bridger, Barbara Goldstein, Diane Pearce, Donna Deakin, Karen Fox, Jette James and Gail Hill Browne. Congrats! Trinidad is a town in the province of Sancti …

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Aug 27 2015

PHOTO TIP: Mirrorless cameras versus digital SLR’s

Here are some of the advantages of mirrorless cameras: 1. Smaller and lighter Digital SLRs use a mirror to bounce light up into a pentaprism (or pentamirror) viewfinder, but compact system cameras don’t have a mirror or a pentaprism, so this enables them to be made smaller and lighter. The benefits of this a pretty …

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Aug 26 2015

REVIEW: Escabeche, fine dining in Niagara

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Niagara-on-the-Lake and had dinner in a fairly new establishment called Escabeche. It is located in the Prince of Wales hotel (on the main drag) and caters to anyone who wants to enjoy a truly fine meal. I had several items and can honestly say they were all delicious. …

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Aug 25 2015

GALLERY: Images of the Rocky Mountains

One if the most visual places on earth is Canada’s Rocky Mountain range, which continues on into South america. The views are spectacular and every turn is a postcard. Whether by train or by automobile the Rockies are a must for every visitor to Canada. 

Aug 24 2015

CAPS REPRINT: Order by midnight tonight… (August, 2015)

Most people who watch television on weekend mornings like to watch the news or some type of current affairs programs. As much as I enjoy Chris St. Clair at The Weather Network, my real passion for this special time frame is infomercials. My PVR menu is divided into several categories such as networks, specialty channels, …

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