Cuba, Paris beckon

You're invited to join North Island College professional photography instructor Paul Bailey and Langara College photo program teacher Jim Balderston on a custom-designed photography experience in Cuba.

You’re invited to join North Island College professional photography instructor Paul Bailey and Langara College photo program teacher Jim Balderston on a custom-designed photography experience in Cuba.

It happens from Feb. 16 to 25. Bailey will also lead a week-long photography exploration of Paris during April 19 to 26.

Both tours are offered through Langara College’s Continuing Studies travel program and are open to everyone not just students currently registered in any college courses or programs.

The Cuba trip features four nights in Old Havana followed by a luxury coach tour of the island’s southwest including visits to Cienfuegos, Trinidad de Cuba, the Topes de Collantes tropical forest and the unique landscape of the Vinales Valley.

Participants will meet and photograph ceramist/installation artist, Jose Fuster, take salsa lessons in Havana, enjoy the waters of the Caribbean Sea and the Rio San Juan and experience a walking and boat tour through the Cueva del Indio, a Jurassic Era Indio burial site.

Seven days in Paris takes advantage of the City of Light’s iconic architecture, history, culture and ambience with walking tours of the Latin Quarter, Montmarte, along the Champs-Elysees and visits to the Louvre, Musee d’Orsay, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and Versailles. Emphasis will be placed on early evening and night time photography.

Itineraries, costs and registration are available online at  or by contacting Paul Bailey at 250-334-5051.

An information session is planned for 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 at North Island College  in the Raven Hall photography studio, R-108.


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