Marja-Leena Rathje
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underfoot, again

On our New Year's Eve day walk I took many photos, posting some of trees against water and sky, where I was looking up and out a great deal. To view the ones above, I'm looking down, something commenters... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 02/01/2013 | 9 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Canada and BC, Photoworks, Urban

 

urban textures 3

More man made textures and colours from the same area as urban textures 2. Below is another man made object from the same spot. A different character altogether. It is much smaller and lighter and seemingly less permanent. But... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/12/2012 | 12 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

power lines

I am going through my 2011 iPhoto library, trying to reduce the numbers of photos from the almost 1800. These two almost got trashed until I began to play with them a bit and turned them into black and... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 08/01/2012 | 12 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

autumnal shadow play

enjoying this interplay of patterns of sun and shadows on wood and stone... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 23/10/2011 | 7 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

winter reflection

December 24th, 2009 at 8:24 a.m.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 25/12/2009 | 7 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

more ferry pics

Arriving at the Denman Island ferry terminal:             On the ferry to Hornby Island:            ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 13/09/2009 | 3 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Photoworks, Urban

 

on a ferry

        The many photos from our week in Paris, way back in May, are still awaiting to be posted! And now I have all these photos of our recent island hopping mini-vacation that I'm eager to share. These were... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 10/09/2009 | 11 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Photoworks, Urban

 

London: details #6

                Continuing the photo series of street furniture in London's Muswell Hill neighbourhood... I love Thomas Dudley, Dauntless Ductile who sounds like a character in a children's storybook. See also: London: details (#1) London: details #2... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 23/08/2009 | 11 comments
themes: Photoworks, Travel, Urban

 

London: details #5

                    More details underfoot and on garden walls in London's Muswell Hill neighbourhood See also: London: details (#1) London: details #2 London: details #3 London: details #4... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 14/08/2009 | 20 comments
themes: Photoworks, Travel, Urban

 

London: details #4

                More from London's Muswell Hill neighbourhood See also: London: details (#1) London: details #2 London: details #3 PS July 28th: Compare these to some in Vancouver... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 21/07/2009 | 13 comments
themes: Photoworks, Travel, Urban

 

Brighton's roofs: details

                        Some closer shots of Brighton's fascinating roof panorama and some of its wild life. The seagull nest attracted me, and soon the watchful seagull came closer... in warning or in friendly interest? Note the... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 20/06/2009 | be the first to comment
themes: Photoworks, Travel, Urban

 

Brighton's roofs

                    Lunch in Brighton was in a lively large Italian restaurant. We were seated upstairs in a bright room next to large windows that looked out onto rooftops. The roofs and chimney pots in London... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/06/2009 | 7 comments
themes: Photoworks, Travel, Urban

 

London: details #3

                Continuing my photo series of details that caught my eye in London... The earlier ones are here and here. More still to come. UPDATE: details #4... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 09/06/2009 | 12 comments
themes: Photoworks, Travel, Urban

 

London: details #2

                When I did take photographs, it seemed to be mostly when I was captivated by interesting or unusual details. In London's Muswell Hill neighbourhood, I was amazed at the great variety of utility covers underfoot... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 29/05/2009 | 14 comments
themes: Photoworks, Travel, Urban

 

Paris: details

    Throughout our trip to London, a few parts of England and now Paris, I've been constantly looking, seeing, feeling, soaking in everything and letting my husband do most of the photography. Now and then I feel the urge... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 19/05/2009 | 6 comments
themes: Photoworks, Travel, Urban

 

London: details

        See also: London: details #2 London: details #3... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 12/05/2009 | 12 comments
themes: Photoworks, Travel, Urban

 

from the inside

looking out...            ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 18/03/2009 | 12 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

English Bay: reflections

                Third of the English Bay series, this time of the mirror-like surface of the Second Beach Pool on the edge of the bay in Stanley Park. A lovely aerial view of it may be seen... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 21/02/2009 | 6 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Photoworks, Urban

 

artifacts

        more images taken at the old Britannia Shipyard in Steveston    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 24/09/2008 | 6 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

windows

        Last Saturday we drove daughter Elisa, J, our granddaughters and piles of luggage to the airport. They are off to Europe to work and travel until Christmas. My, the house is quiet now with just the three of... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 10/09/2008 | 10 comments
themes: Canada and BC, Photoworks, Urban

 

locked doors

            Yesterday at the old shipyards in Steveston, BC (more details to come later). Sept 10th update: see next post. Much later: more from the Old Britannia Shipyard here: artifacts walls if walls could speak... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 07/09/2008 | 9 comments
themes: Canada and BC, History, Photoworks, Urban

 

more steps

        Steps for big people. Compare to the steps for little people. Non-organic vs organic. Industry vs play.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 05/09/2008 | 3 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

last of the old

    This may be the last vestige of the old industrial district along False Creek, Vancouver. Luxury condominiums and the Olympic Village are moving in. What a change.    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 31/08/2008 | 4 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

behind the sign

        looking through dirty glass, looking through the sign, looking over the water, seeing towers        ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 25/04/2008 | 3 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

on the road


during today's walk....

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more...

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Marja-Leena | 18/01/2008 | 12 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Urban

 

ship in the fog


Spooky sights lingering after last week's witching
Thick morning fog parting, revealing...

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Marja-Leena | 05/11/2007 | 6 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Urban

 

nightship

                awake at 4:30 am, enthralled by brilliant moonlight dancing lights on the water like dreams of water ballet... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 28/09/2007 | 11 comments
themes: Home, Photoworks, Urban

 

moss painting

            Ugly or beautiful? Isn't it odd that it depends on which hat I'm wearing. Am I judging the state of the property? Or am I in my artist's state of mind?    ... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 27/08/2007 | 9 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

studio floor

        Another one from this photo expedition... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 25/08/2007 | 11 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

contemplation

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Marja-Leena | 22/08/2007 | 7 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

reflections in broken glass

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Marja-Leena | 19/08/2007 | 10 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

passages

in the Wallenstein Garden, Prague, 2002 a cellar in Prague, 2002... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 02/10/2006 | 3 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

one step


Some days we just have to take it one step at a time

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Marja-Leena | 22/09/2006 | 11 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Urban

 

insomnia


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Marja-Leena | 13/09/2006 | 9 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Urban

 

industrial art

There's beauty even on an industrial site if you open your eyes wide.... [Continue Reading...]

Marja-Leena | 30/08/2006 | 3 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Urban

 

more underfoot


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Marja-Leena | 23/08/2006 | 5 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

underfoot

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Marja-Leena | 21/08/2006 | 4 comments
themes: Photoworks, Urban

 

photo expedition


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Marja-Leena | 29/03/2006 | 5 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Photoworks, Urban

 

footprints

Numerous walkers, joggers, and cyclists travelled along the path and I was captivated by their tracks on the sand.

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Marja-Leena | 05/02/2006 | 12 comments
themes: Photography, Photoworks, Urban