Which Way Photo Challenge: Crossing Lake Champlain

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

My Backyard

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

CFFC: Lime / Light Green

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