Jonathan van Bilsen

Photos N Travel

Jul 04 2015

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

LAST WEEK’S PHOTO of the Raices Fountain, San Juan, Puerto Rico was correctly guessed by David Summers and Leslie Madden. Congrats! Old San Juan, the historic colonial section of the Puerto Rican city of San Juan, is rich in the history and culture that shaped this fascinating country. One of the suggestions for visitors to enjoy Old …

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Jul 02 2015

PHOTO TIP: let’s look at the rule of thirds again

Probably one of the most important basics of photographic (all art, for that matter) is the rule of thirds. It does not matter if you use a smart phone, a tablet, a Digital SLR or a point and shoot camera; the rule is the same and it s for everyone. What is the rule of …

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Jul 01 2015

REVIEW: A Taste of Italy

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Toronto’s Taste of Little Italy festival held on College street for a few blocks west of Bathurst. the event was, as in previous years, simply amazing. I have never seen so many Italians ore would be italians in one place with one common goal: to eat! There are …

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Jun 30 2015

GALLERY: Images of Bermuda

Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean, located off the east coast of North America. Its nearest landmass is Cape Hatteras, United States, about 1,030 kilometres (640 mi) to the west-northwest. It is about 1,239 kilometres (770 mi) south of Cape Sable Island, Canada, and 1,538 kilometres (956 mi) north of Puerto Rico. Its capital …

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Jun 29 2015

NEXT CHAPTER: Gramma Ruby shares life lessons (Reprint from the Standard-June, 2015)

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with well-known artist, Joanna Malcolm, but not to talk about her art. Instead we conversed about her latest book, A Red Bird Told Me, which is well on its way to becoming a Canadian best seller. The book is about Gramma Ruby sharing life lessons, which she …

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