The Art Junkie

The Art Junkie

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J Walters -South Georgian Bay, Ontario   ·  Journalist & art blogger
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My grandmother passed away about a year ago, early September.  While I was devastated at the time, and miss her terribly still, it was a fact of life I’ve just had to come to terms with.  I w…

My grandmother passed away about a year ago, early September. While I was devastated at the time, and miss her terribly still, it was a fact of life I’ve just had to come to terms with. I w…

I looked up in the walled-in village of Viviers, France to see sunlight above the shadowed brick. A glimpse of freedom from the dark.  This post is for Shadow Shot Sunday.

I looked up in the walled-in village of Viviers, France to see sunlight above the shadowed brick. A glimpse of freedom from the dark. This post is for Shadow Shot Sunday.

The Belogradchik rock formations are over 200 million years old and remind us of the mysteries of the earth. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, they’re on the western slope of the Balkan Mountains…

The Belogradchik rock formations are over 200 million years old and remind us of the mysteries of the earth. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, they’re on the western slope of the Balkan Mountains…

For the Word Press Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth.  This is the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro, in the morning mist.

For the Word Press Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth. This is the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro, in the morning mist.

Video: On the Seine | The Photo Junkie

Video: On the Seine | The Photo Junkie

For Skywatch Friday and also for the #A to Z Blogging Challenge, Letter R.  The Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen is a gothic masterpiece, seen here under construction through the open arch of a nearb…

For Skywatch Friday and also for the #A to Z Blogging Challenge, Letter R. The Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen is a gothic masterpiece, seen here under construction through the open arch of a nearb…

I’d had my fill of cathedrals by this time in our trip to France.  So I was not enthused about finding the Church of St. Trophime, a recommended stop in Arles. I think I even whined about wan…

I’d had my fill of cathedrals by this time in our trip to France. So I was not enthused about finding the Church of St. Trophime, a recommended stop in Arles. I think I even whined about wan…

This soothing garden is on the grounds of Quiet Nest Palace, in Balchik, Bulgaria, overlooking the Black Sea.  The palace was built as the summer home of Queen Marie of Romania in 1926 while that c…

This soothing garden is on the grounds of Quiet Nest Palace, in Balchik, Bulgaria, overlooking the Black Sea. The palace was built as the summer home of Queen Marie of Romania in 1926 while that c…

Paella may be an iconic Spanish dish but it’s also very popular in France. This market in Arles had several rows full of shallow

Paella may be an iconic Spanish dish but it’s also very popular in France. This market in Arles had several rows full of shallow

Little gifts of colour are all over the villages of France. These ornamental cabbages were in the carrier of a bicycle,

Little gifts of colour are all over the villages of France. These ornamental cabbages were in the carrier of a bicycle,

Night brings a different perspective. This huge building covered in trompe l’oeil paintings is a visual feast in daylight (see the image below).  But it wasn’t until night fell and the …

Night brings a different perspective. This huge building covered in trompe l’oeil paintings is a visual feast in daylight (see the image below). But it wasn’t until night fell and the …

I loved how the afternoon shadows added to the dizzying perspective on this crooked street with leaning houses in Aix-en-Provence, France. We had a joyful

I loved how the afternoon shadows added to the dizzying perspective on this crooked street with leaning houses in Aix-en-Provence, France. We had a joyful

Tintin, falling down a Roman wall in Arles, France. Unexpected and beautifully drawn. For the Word Press Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

Tintin, falling down a Roman wall in Arles, France. Unexpected and beautifully drawn. For the Word Press Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise