Jonathan van Bilsen

Photos N Travel

Sep 01 2015

GALLERY: Images of Paris

Paris, France, the city of love, culture and cuisine. Nothing is more romantic than strolling along the banks pf the Seine or dining at Maxims. A stroll through  Montmartre brings the impressionists to life and a visit to Pigalle adds colour to any visit. The Louvre and Musee D’orsay are not to missed. 

Aug 31 2015

CONNECT REPRINT: Don Chase, a spiritual perspective (August, 2015)

REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION FROM CONNECT MAGAZINE by Jonathan van Bilsen –  I have often wondered what the definition of an artist is and have come to realize it is an evolving work which simply explains one’s following of their passion. Be it sculpting, watercolour, dance, music or a variety of forms of imaginative expression, the …

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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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