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Barn Boarded Antiques

Port Carling is a community in the Township of Muskoka Lakes. It was settled in the 1850’s by the Ojibway Indians. Today it is home to hundreds of year round residents and thousands of seasonal residents.

My husband and I spent part of the day, last weekend, walking around town. We were only going to stop in Port Carling for about an hour or so but it was such a lovely town that we ended up spending the better part of the day there. There were many harbour front stores to explore and restaurants to try but it was this antiques store that really caught my eye.

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Muskoka, Port Carling, Ontario, Antiques, store, vintage, small town,

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Chocolat

Oh que c’est bon! You know when they say you’re like a kid in a candy store? That was me when I came across this chocolate shop in St. Germain des Pres. And yes it smelled as good as it looked. The owner was very kind when I asked her (in broken French) if I could take pictures.

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Paris, France, St. Germaine, store, chocolate, candy store, interior, travel


The General Store

You may think that I purposely seek out these scenes. The quaint restaurants, the picturesque corner stores that are prevalent in Europe.

Maybe subconsciously I do seek them out because I love these scenes. I love shooting them and I love processing them.

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Paris, France, street, store, general store, fruit store, vegetable store, travel photography


Buci News

This store caught my eye as I was walking across the street. Can you guess why?

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Paris, France, street, store, yellow, travel photography


Honest Ed’s

Honest Ed’s is somewhat of an institution in Toronto. It opened its door in 1948 and became the world’s first true bargain store. Apparently, on opening day Ed painted a sign over the store that read “NAME YOUR OWN PRICE! NO REASONABLE OFFER REFUSED!” The store was mobbed.  Today Honest Ed’s sits on the corner of Bloor & Bathurst St. in the Annex district of downtown Toronto. This year Honest Ed’s celebrates its 65th anniversary and in July of this year the Mirvish family announced their intention of selling Honest Ed’s and some of the and surrounding it. This Toronto landmark will probably close its doors in the next 2 to 3 years.

A few weeks ago my photography club held a photo walk in Mirvish Village and Honest Ed’s. Here are a couple of images from that evening.

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Toronto, Honest Ed's, Ed Mirvish, store, Bloor Street, Bathurst street, night photography, Ed's Warehouse, street view

Toronto, Honest Ed's, Ed Mirvish, store, Bloor Street, Bathurst street, vault, Ed's Office, Ed's Warehouse, street view, sign