Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey – Photography by Mary Mikawoz – Click image to see the entire picture.

This is a photograph of the Westminster Abbey in London, England in the United Kingdom.

According to Wikipedia, “The Abbey is the burial site of more than 3,300 persons, usually of prominence in British history: at least 16 monarchs, 8 Prime Ministers, poets laureate, actors, scientists, military leaders, and the Unknown Warrior. As such, Westminster Abbey is sometimes described as “Britain’sValhalla”, after the iconic hall of the chosen heroes in Norse mythology”

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Powerful Determination

Powerful Determination – Photography by Mary Mikawoz – Click image to see the bigger picture.

Now this is a photograph of powerful determination if I did see one. The green plant is thriving and continuing upwards and around to grow. Nothing is in its path is getting in its way as it weaves and turns to make a new route around windows, balconies and corners.

Up, up, up the walls of the building, the ivy grows in dogged persistence of its goal of surviving and in a state of being extant. We, as human beings, are often the same as we pursue our goals in life.

The ivy clings to life on the walls but it is smart enough to use tools and techniques at its disposal to grow.

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You Light Me Up!

You Light Me Up – Photography by Mary Mikawoz – Click image to see entire photograph.

We were just wondering around London, England and I saw this beautiful combination of arched windows with a balcony of pink and white flowers just in front of a light post. I believe we were around the corner from Westminster Abbey of the Church of England which is home to coronations and weddings of the Royal family.

We love to walk around and see what beauty we can encounter in all the most unexpected places here in Canada and around the world when we are able to travel. I enjoy the company of my husband and my son as we are able to have travelled in the past and they definitely are true to the saying “You Light Me Up.”

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Railway Bridge

Railway Bridge – Photography by Mary Mikawoz

This is a photograph I took that just reminds me of the old west. Across the mountain pathway, along the valley, you have an old-fashioned metal railway bridge crossing over the waters and land.

I love the movement and flow in the mountain with waved shapes as a backdrop. To me it is a gorgeous sight sculpted by God. I have made it into a black and white picture as I like the effect and feel of it.

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Son of God

Son of God – Photography by Mary Mikawoz

Many years ago, someone had created a beautiful sand statue of Jesus by the oceanside in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It is incredible in its detail and refinement in sculpture.

Tonight, is the eve of Christmas and we await the remembrance and celebration of Our Lord Jesus tonight and always.

Jesus was an incredible member of humankind who was a great spiritual teacher to many of us on Earth. We are sons and daughters of God.

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Wire and Wood

Wire and Wood – Photography by Mary Mikawoz

I took this photograph at a farm in the Interlake area in the Province of Manitoba in Canada. I absolutely love seeing fences made from wire and wood. Just to the right is the gateway which I love because they are symbolic of door openings and opportunities that are available just by making the effort to open it and walk through.

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Changing Times

Changing Times

This is a photograph I took just to be fun with encouragement and influence from my son. I took a photo of the iconic Big Ben on an angle or akilter. It is cast with a dramatic sky of foreboding clouds in the background. It is kind of a reflection of this past year since the pandemic hit the world with a fury and changed our lives with lockdowns and restrictions. 

It is time to make Big Ben upright, straight and strong. Did you know that in 2012, it’s name was changed from Big Ben or The Clock Tower to the Elizabeth Tower to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. 

The Original Tower website indicates that, “So far, Big Ben has chimed during the reign of British monarchs Victoria, Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII, George VI, and currently Elizabeth II.” 

Time is, after all, an illusion and we only have the practicality of time pieces to plan for the future and reflect upon the past. Our only moment of power is in the present moment which is now. Let us go into the New Year with anticipation for positive change and hope for a new and better world. Happy New Year! 

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Directional Signs

Directional Signs

These directional signs are from a series of photographs that I took while visiting the Royal Parks around Buckingham Palace in London, England. They point you in the direction you might want to go in. You have many choices of where you can venture to. Which one will you take? It is a decision we make each and every day and in fact, moment to moment. 

The birds or pigeons know a good spot when they see it. It is high up and has a good advantage point and is a good resting spot before carrying on with their flight. We have been in this landing zone for the past year while we consider our next options and where we want our lives to go to. It is up to us, as inhabitants of this Earth, to decide which aspects of the new-normal we want to incorporate as we forward into the future and what we want to leave behind to history. The decision is ours! 

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He Statue

He Statue

I did definitely take this photograph but I can not take credit for the original craftsmanship or integral beauty and perfection of this marble statue. I found it in the Musée d’Orsay which is found in Paris, France. 

It is exquisite in its detail but I wanted to add some effects to it and so I did. It is so well put together that it looks as if a real male in the nude is sitting there. It is called “Despair” or “Le Désespoir” and was created in 1869 by Jean-Joseph Perraud. Someone could look at this and think this is a picture for the year of 2020 but I do not see “Despair,” but see a man reposing and reflecting upon life that this year has offered us and now hoping for a better future that 2021 and onwards will bring forward for humankind. 

According to Wikipedia, “The Musée d’Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the Left Bank of the Seine. It is housed in the former Gare d’Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900. The museum holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1914, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography.” 

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Bins Galore

Bins Galore

I like the bins that line the prairie landscape. It is reminiscent of the storing and packaging up of important goods that have taken time and space to harvest or reap. It has taken a lot of effort on the farmers’ part to seed and help grow the crops. I am thankful to the farmers for all their hard work because without them, life would be so much harder. 

I took this picture near Île-des-Chênes, Manitoba which is south of the City of Winnipeg. The town is an unincorporated community in the Rural Municipality of Richot. According to its website, “This francophone town was settled in the mid-nineteenth century in an area prolific with oak trees, and that’s where the town got its name, which translates to Oak Island.” 

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