Down time, Free stuff, General, Places

A Touch of Summer in the Middle of Winter

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I’ve been in a bit of a creative rut lately. Between the perpetual grey weather and the sudden onslaught of midterms, I’ve been finding it difficult to feel inspired. Thankfully, this changed when I attended VicXposure’s Allan Gardens Photowalk this weekend. The bright greenery and the group of happy photographers were more than enough to shake me of the January gloom and doom I was feeling. 

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As you might have read in Emaan’s post about it from last summer, Allan Gardens is a beautiful (and completely free!) bontanical conservatory located just 15 minutes east of campus. When you walk in, you’re immediately greeted by giant palms, warm air, and the smell of spring.

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The instant summery feel that Allan Gardens gives is a gift any time of year, but it’s a great pick me up from the winter blahs. The tall glass ceilings make you forget that you’re inside, and seeing the CN tower peek from behind a giant fern is always a fun sight to see.

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However, the best part of my trip to Allan Gardens was getting to spend it with a group of photographers that were there to have fun and be creative.

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This was my first VicXposure event, but everyone there was so warm and welcoming that I felt like I had known them for ages.

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If you’re interested in seeing the photos that the other photographers took, or want to check out their next event, you can find VicXposure’s Facebook page here.

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