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Postcards from Japan: Old meets new.

Japan’s roots go deep. Stemming from a volcanic foundation surrounded by turbulent seas, the character of both the land and those who live upon it is entirely its own. It is widely recognized that, along with Ethiopia and Thailand, Japan is one of the few world cultures to have never been colonized. As such, it is uniquely intact. Even as the country steps forward and leads the way into an emerging technological future, there remains a thread connecting the modernizing…

Postcard from Festival du Voyageur

Today marks the last day of Winnipeg’s annual Festival du Voyageur. This festival celebrates Canada’s fur-trading past and her unique French heritage and culture through entertainment, arts and crafts, music, exhibits, and displays. It is also Western Canada’s largest festival. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out over the past 10 days today is a beautiful sunny day to change that. Personally, I volunteered this year as one of their official photographers…