LUBA RASCHEFF PHOTOGRAPHY

I am pleased to announce the launch of LUBA RASCHEFF PHOTOGRAPHY. Here you can follow my latest discoveries, mostly in Toronto, Ontario, the city of my birth. Yorkville I enjoy discovering beauty in artistic niches, and bursts of vivid colors ‘imported’ from mysterious and exotic foreign lands. Special effects and filters are part of my…

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Moments

I was having lunch with a friend of mine yesterday when she reminded me that what we remember about our lives are moments, moments like this joyous lunch or traveling to a favorite destination. She added, ‘You’re not going to remember the times you spent at the office.’ Her understanding seems to be trending now.…

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My Neighbor is an Opera Singer

La, La, La Traviata I’m not sure if this is auspicious or not, but my next-door neighbor is an opera singer. She has a lovely daughter who typically wails as her mother belts out songs, in alto, every evening. In order to distract the child, she will let her run down the corridor, this to…

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A Walk down Bloor Street

It was a beautiful, sunny day today and I decided to take a walk down Bloor Street and snap a few shots. Here’s a shot of Dolce & Gabbana’s whimsical window display. You can see me reflected in the glass pane as well as traffic moving along Bloor Street. Here’s Michael Kors’ elegant window display…

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The Ontario Legislative Building

Today was “Doors Open” in Toronto meaning that about 150 buildings were open to the public. I decided, therefore, to visit The Ontario Legislative Building, not too far from where I live. Walking through Queen’s Park, I took a picture of the statue of King Edward VII seated on a horse. The equestrian statue, originally…

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The Grace and Andrew Masa Breakfast

Whether you’re new in town or an old pro, the best breakfast place in Toronto is surely Grace and Andrew’s at the Masa Restaurant adjacent to the Comfort Hotel, Downtown, 15 Charles Street East. ‘Good Morning!’ booms Andrew’s voice as I walk inside.  ‘How are you today?’ comes the genuine question.  Andrew, born in England…

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2014: Make It Your Year

In a few hours, it will be 2014. Personally, I’m feeling quite upbeat about what lies ahead in the New Year. As I ride out the ice storm–or, more precisely, what’s left of it, viz., the arctic cold wave–my thoughts are leaping ahead. In a warm and cozy setting, my thoughts are clearly in the…

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