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Flying over Paris

A Moveable Feast! Is there better way to say about Paris than Hemingway did?

Paris from Above

 

Eiffel

 

Paris Domes and Roofs

 

Les Invalides Dome


Butterfly – Black Swallowtail

Colourful summertime! Flowers are blooming, butterflies are flying – What a Wonderful World!

 

Papilio Troilus

 

Black Swallowtail

 

Colourful World


Under the Paris Sky

Under the Paris Sky

 

Inside of Pyramid


Road to Temple

Road to Temple

Rennweg, Zurich, Switzerland. The road to one of four main Zurich Churches – St. Peter Church. It has the largest church clock of Europe.


Golden Group

Traveling through archive pictures this one caught my eyes and recall some good memories.

One of two gilded figural group of Gumery – La Poésie. Garnier Opera in Paris.

 

View from Galleries Lafayette.


Morning Sunbath

Morning Sunbath


Dragonfly

The best model ever

Today I was lucky to have this patient model to make some pictures of it. This dragonfly just sat for relax, as I understand, and stayed still for at least 15 minutes. The only motions I’ve seen were the shivering of wings and tail causing by wind.

Dragonfly head


Ceiling

The most fun job is to build the ceiling. The Embassy ceiling system is the best choice to make the basement ceiling looking nice and clean. Finally I came to the end of the project. Perhaps I will make few pictures of the final product to let you know how it looks like and why I decided to make this job. It was absolutely uninhabitable space and now it is nice and cozy place for work, relax and entertain.
Do not forget to open one of the pictures and follow by arrow to watch every single picture in bigger size.


Red and Purple

Life is not only about hard work. Fortunately, the weather brought to us Sun, Warm and Colour! Now is the nice time to be outside and enjoy the flowers, birds chirping, bees buzzing and relax.

Fuchsia

 

Petunia


Plumbing and Sewer

After framing is done the next step is to build the water and sewer piping to laundry and bathroom. The most time consuming job is plumbing. To trace all the pipes, to choose right connectors, to solder them, and to fit all that stuff to appliances is quite a project.

Compare with the plumbing the sewer is kind of relaxing and enjoying process. Just measure, cut, glue and vu à la you have it done.

It was necessary to relocate some existing pipes, such as furnace exhaust, to make then easer creation of the bulkheads.


Framing – Bulkheads

The most challenging and tricky part of framing is building the bulkheads. All of the home communications such as water, sewers, power cables, telephone lines, ducts, central vac pipes etc. are located under the basement celling, this is why to cover all that stuff the patience is the most desirable character trait. It is time consuming job. Most of the time it is not strait forward project. Pretty often it takes time to make a special design to solve the problem.

 


Framing

My post “One year project” is about very special subject. I was doubt at all to show it in this particular place because here most of the people are interested in the poetry, literature, history, photography, philosophy, culinary, nature, entertainment, etc. However, some visitors showed interest in this topic and asked to continue publishing. It is the reason of my next post. I am not going to load all of the visitors with detailed guide how to do it. I only would like to place some pictures about what was done and how it looks in progress. It is just very brief set of pictures even about framing.
With that purpose, to save the time for visitors who is not really interested in that subject I put all of the pictures in gallery where you can see all of them in a small size at once. For those who is interested please click on any picture in gallery and follow by arrow to watch pictures in bigger size one by one.


One year project.

Because of pandemic we are closed in our small area. The feeling is a little bit close to claustrophobic and there is nothing new to show to my audience. This is why I decided to show what I’ve been doing for almost one year. This project  was done in my spare time like evenings, weekends, some vacation, etc. All jobs were done by author of this post except electrical. Perhaps I will show in the next posts the details of all steps – framing, plumbing, drywalling, plastering, painting, ceiling installation, trimming, etc. I am not professional contractor. Whatever I do is just one of my hobbies.
At least you will know a little bit more about person you are following, putting likes and comments for my humble photo projects. I am not speaker, not writer and cannot write a lot of words. The only thing how I can express myself is stuff I can do by my hands and imaginations.

All the pictures have been made from the same point of view before and after renovation. Thank you for following  and kind comments.
I really hope this terrible time will pass and all of us come back to normal life. But for now it is very important to stay calm, safe and healthy.

I would like to wish to all of you to stay safe and strong!

Entertainment Area (after)

 

Somewhere in the farthest corner the Artist studio suppose to be (before).

 

Artist studio and a little bit more of comfort (after)

 

Mess before renovation.

 

A little bit of mess is still here but not so much (after)

 

The builder cave. (before)

 

It is not cave anymore (after)

 

From cave to the open area (before)

 

There is no open area anymore. Everything is hidden behind the walls. Small place for business and entertainment. Not finished yet.


Melanholy

Bench

 

Gate

 

Gazebo

 

Wooden Bridge

 

Birch Tree

 

Sky


December 1

The first of December brought to us a nasty weather. Freezing rain made an Art view around. Thanks God it was Sunday and nobody had to drive somewhere to avoid the slippery road conditions and put themselves in danger.


Monarch’s Summer

Monarch


Trampoline – Canadian Championship 2019

This event brings together Canada’s best national level and high performance junior and senior gymnasts who will challenge for the title of Canadian Champion in men’s and women’s individual and synchronized trampoline, tumbling, and double mini-trampoline.
(To see full format picture click any picture in gallery.)


Mimic

Mimic


Full Moon Eclipse

Full Moon Eclipse


Super Blood Wolf Moon

Full Moon Eclipse January 2019

Super Blood Wolf Moon


Part of my Life

Even so I am  retired, I have full time job and not much time for my family duties, photography, and other things I like to do, there is one more of my hobbies – to improve the space where I live. It is not really Christmas activities but right now I have some days off to start new project in my house. The basement in my house is the empty space with no any touch of human hands. It is pretty big and can add to our home beautiful livable room. Although for two of us we have enough rooms to live the abandoned basement bothering me a lot. It is just first step to the huge project which is partially done as a Christmas gift for myself.

The beginning of home renovation

Before…

 

Basement Renovation beginning

…and after

 

It is my hobby to improve the space I live

The Builder


Windows

Highrise Building

Apartment Building in Toronto


Image

Sunflowers

Painting in my home


Rain