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IGWALLSOFYEG

Last September 16, some Edmonton bloggers and photo enthusiasts gathered for an event in search of the #IGWALLSOFYEG. (IGWALLSOFYEG are mural walls that are scattered around the city that are instagram post goals.)

Unfortunately, we were not able to come with the group because, uhm, we’re late. So we decided to just go by ourselves and follow the locations posted on the event site. It was kind of a breezy afternoon and a lot of things are going on all over the city so we were only able to find 4 out of the many.

The first one we saw was the one behind Blvd by 109 street. It was a bit on the dark side art plus parking was hard by it’s location so we didn’t bother taking a picture.

The other one is by 104 or 105 street. It was colorful and like future meets ratatouille theme. I was able to take a photo but since it took me forever to make this post, I deleted it.

The other two were just about 30 steps near each other and near the wall described above and are located by 103 street. (Parking ALERT: There is a parking space by 102 street and an impark by 103). One of them is a simple red-bricked-glossy like wall.

We had a few photos taken but since it was a bit shaded, lighting wasn’t good.

This last wall wasn’t actually included at their list but since we got a little annoyed on how hard it was to find the walls, we took photos instead.

     

Posing and taking photos at the last two location wasn’t that embarrassing as not many cars were passing by as it wasn’t the main street. But people passing by are able to see as.
Soon as the weather gets hotter again, we will be searching for more photos and I’ll posting where and how to find them so as parking spots so stay tuned 🙂

That’s it for now.

Ash.

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Such a wonderful view, Minnewanka!

During the last weekend of August, my family and a few relatives went for a picnic at Minnewanka Lake. It was very beautiful and serene scenery that will leave your jaw in the floor. It was a bright blue color lake that beams in your eyes whenever the ray of the sun touches it. It was perfect!

Parking was a little hard though they have a few spaces tend for cars but since it was almost the last weekend before school starts, it was jam-packed. From the parking spot, it will take you about 15 minutes walk to reach the start of where the picnic tables are located. So if you are in groups and brought tons of things might as well have someone to drop you off first before parking the car.

Washrooms are located near by the entrance near parking lot and another one (maybe a couple) throughout the lakeside. Yes, they are clean and equipped!

Aside from picnic and taking photos, there are also other things to do such a kayaking and boats  that can be rented and of course swimming. Here are some of the photo we took:

This is definitely one of the places I recommend people to visit once they enter Canada. Definitely a must see!

That’s it for now,

Ash.

New York Pt. 2

New York Trip Pt. 1, click here!!!

We visited 911 on our third day. It was a sunny weather yet the atmosphere was really gloomy and saddening especially while looking at the names of the people died in the attack. We went to DUMBO Brooklyn after. I guess this was my favorite of all! Aside from being Dan and Jen Humphrey of Gossip Girl and Captain America’s neighborhood, I like how quiet the neighborhood seemed to be. Very far from the glitz and congested Time Square. The place is also very instagrammable with frescoes hiding in some streets and bricked buildings almost everywhere. I also enjoyed the Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn/Park where the boardwalk was my favorite part of it as you’ll get to take a photo of Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridge in just one shot. After relaxing at the park, we braved the heat and walked at the Brooklyn Bridge. There is a lane for bicycle riders and a lane for walking which is so packed. It was hard to find a spot to take a picture while hoping your phone won’t fall down the highway. On our way back to the hotel, we stopped by at Bryant Park. It was also packed with people resting and having a meal by the nearby restaurant but what made me like this park more? It has free Wi-Fi and has a nice public washroom.

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DUMBO Brooklyn

The next day, we went to SoHo. Most of the stores made me feel very Carrie Bradshaw of Sex in the City as the stores are those expensive brands that Carrie and the girls’ loves. We visited Kate Spade which was the first (I believe) store in New York built in 1996. We also saw Bloomingdales, where Rachel Green of F.R.I.E.N.D.S worked. After eating lunch in SoHo, we went to see The Flatiron Building and went to Grand Central Station, again another place in NY that a lot of movies were taken. I was too tired when we get there but I still felt that “Shocks I only see this in the movies and now I am here!!” feeling. Afterwards, we had a quick stop at Washington Square and New York University on our way to Artichoke Pizza then had a quick photo-op at a street in Greenwich Village. TIP: It was a couple of blocks away from Artichoke Pizza, it is a blue painted bricked wall in a corner street. It is very instagrammable, swear! haha.

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Flatiron Building

On our last full day in New York, we left the hotel early for our Liberty tour. The Battery Park is where the Ferry port is at. The Ferry was a bit enormous, quite pleasant and equip with life vest in every levels plus there is a food stall inside and lots of seats. While at the ferry, we get to see the view of Battery Park, Statue of Liberty, Manhattan buildings and Manhattan New York from afar. Liberty Island is the first pit stop. The island is massive and spotless. There are also places to sit on incase feeling tired. We rode again the ferry which comes every 20 minutes per island and went to Ellis Island which was the gateway for immigrants in the past.

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View of Manhattan from Liberty Island

We left the port, passed by Bowling Green Park, and walked to the Charging Bull and Fearless Girl which was very tough to take a photo because of people standing in-between the two statues.

We went to see the Wall Street and heard the mass at St. Patrick Cathedral that afternoon. Afterwards, we strolled along Fifth Street and stopped by the famous Tiffany and Co. No we did not stop to buy but we stopped so I can reenact Audrey Hepburn’s scene in her movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It was a bit hard to take a picture because there were a lot of people walking plus it was still gloomy that time so the lighting was a bit off.

This trip is really one for the books! So happy to get to experience this with my family ❤

That’s it for now!

Ash