Toronto is growing. It’s growing a little bit day by day as skyscraper foundations are dug and old buildings are demolished. As all of these things happen, the remains are being loaded in to trucks and driven to the east end of the city and then south toward the lake a road called Leslie Street. Continue reading Photo a Week Challenge: Water
Albuquerque rests in the shadow of Sandia Crest, 3255 metres high (10,679 feet), 5000 feet above the high desert of the city. After seeing it there so long, Daegan and I decided we were going to climb it. Continue reading Photo Challenge: Top of the Hill
The word that jumped out at me was “Ferry” this week. Perhaps because I didn’t do a long bike ride this summer, but I instantly thought of last summer’s bike trip from Montreal, down through New York state, across Vermont, and then back north to Quebec and across to Montreal. To get from Plattsburgh, New York to Vermont we had to cross Lake Champlain. This required that we use two ferries. Continue reading Which Way Photo Challenge: Crossing Lake Champlain
For most of 2008, while my home address might have said “Toronto”, I would find myself sleeping 800 kilometres away in Quebec City. Everywhere I went, most people spoke French and even I found myself speaking it better than I … Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Action in Quebec
What, exactly, is my backyard like?
As I live near the top of a big highrise apartment, I don’t have a back yard in the true sense of the word. I don’t even have a balcony. I’m actually glad about this. We had one when we lived on the 11th floor and it was always loud and windy and not really a place to spend time – but we still paid rent for the space so it felt like wasted space.
Our buildings are inspired by the Brutalist Movement of the late 60’s early 70’s with lots of concrete and steel. One of the movement’s biggest proponents was a man who went by the name of Le Corbusier who was enamoured with the idea of the “Radiant City” – tall towers surrounded by green space. Our neighbourhood captures this well: Continue reading My Backyard
You almost always have to walk through the tunnel to the other terminal. Walking through there feels, to me, like I’ve ended up in what the sci-fi movie makers of the early 1970’s thought 2018 would be: moving walkways, strangely soothing music and tunnels filled with cycling coloured light. The first time I went through I took the moving walkway. Every other time since then I’ve walked to enjoy the surreality of the experience. Continue reading CFFC: Lime / Light Green
Yes, I know: Tuesday’s a long way off seeing as it’s already the weekend. But there’s still time to get my entry in for this week’s Dutch Goes the Photo challenge on the subject of Lift. Not long after I … Continue reading Tuesday Photo Challenge – Lift
Cee’s provided yet another another fun and interesting challenge for me with this week’s Share Your World challenge. Here are my answers: Continue reading Share Your World: August 13
In the early 90’s, a coworker (and partner of a reader – you know who you are!) took me on a hike along Franconia Ridge in New Hampshire. It is, to this day, one of my favourite hikes I’ve been on. Almost two decades later I hike it with my 9 year old son. Continue reading Photo for the Week – Stream
In October 2016 I went on my first trip to India – a solo trip to a whole bunch of cities, but my favourite of all of them was Varanasi. My colleagues in Bangalore all thought I was crazy for spending almost a week there. “You can see everything in two days!” they told me. And yes, that’s true. But I feel like I could have spent months there in my little neighbourhood Continue reading Tuesday Photo Challenge – Row