Growing in the green forests of Southeast Asia is a tree known as Mitragyna speciosa, from which we get a herbal substance called the kratom extract. These trees grow very tall, reaching 25 m, and produce long leaves, the primary source of kratom products. There are many kratom strains, and the red maeng da strain is widely recognized as the most potent.
This surreal and psychedelic portrait of David Bowie, presented in a kind of mosaic/cubist style not unlike that of Eduardo Kobra, was painted by Vancouver-based, Manila- born artist Roy Geronimo. The portrait appropriates the now-iconic “Shh” pose taken from the famous 1995 shoot by photographer Gavin Evans in conjunction with the release of Bowie’s album, Outside.
Photographed in a Gallery on Granville Island in Vancouver, BC.
Have you visited the beautiful city of Vancouver, BC? It’s pretty sweet: friendly people, decent weather, excellent restaurants and — if you love nature, especially — endless fun adventures. My recent Alaskan cruise ported out of Vancouver, so I was able to spend four days checking out this fantastic city, including a fun-packed (and educational) afternoon at the very impressive Vancouver Aquarium. Let’s check it out! Continue reading Let’s Go: The Vancouver Aquarium!→
Granville Island is a tourist destination populated with specialty shops, food markets and art galleries that’s accessible via a short ferry ride from the Vancouver waterfront. It was there that I stumbled upon this monumental work of public art locked away behind the security fences at Ocean Concrete. I immediately recognized the larger-than-life mural, entitled Giants, as the creation of one of my favorite street artist duos, Brazilian twin brothers Gustavo and Otávio Pandolfo a.k.a. Os Gemeos. Continue reading Giants By Os Gemeos on Granville Island→