First Day of August

What a beautiful summer day in Mississauga today.  There is just enough breeze to complement it.  

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Salvador de Bahia

Salvador de Bahia is one of the oldest colonial cities in South America founded by the Portuguese in 1549.  In all my travels to Latin America: Salvador, Quito, and Cartagena are the most beautiful colonial cities I have seen so far.

Salvador de Bahia

New York City

I visited New York City the first time in 1991.  New York City has always been described as the Big Apple.  Coming from a country that had to import apples, apples were those big, red, sweet-smelling ones, and expensive.  One just wants to look at it and smell it.  So, when they say New York City was the Big Apple, it conjured in me this image of a city that must be so beautiful and desirable.  When I got there, the Big Apple was a rotting apple.  It was dirty, full of graffiti, and lunatics everywhere.  I vowed never to return…  In 2014 I decided to give it another look… the city is still crazy, but good crazy.

New York City