Wednesday, 7 May 2014

A Bit Rusty

One of the facets of Social Media that both annoys and delights me is finding people of a 'like' mind. It's annoying in the sense that you tend to gravitate towards people who share your opinion and thus compel you to harden your own opinion and denigrate the other side but it's also delightful when you run across a group that shares an approach to photography. I'm very pleased to run across a group on Facebook devoted to Rust-Art

I love the images that swirl out of a rusty old pipe, wall or door. Sometimes the rust is the whole image, other times it gives the accents to a composition.

Here's  a few images I've put on this remarkable page.


Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Another Hijacking - Will It Ever End?

I'm quite the hacker and hijacker!  Who knew this would be so easy?  I guess since I'm the ONLY ONE using this blog so far THIS YEAR, I can get away with it.

Below are a few photos taken in Griffintown which is one of my favorite spots in MontrĂ©al.  I only wish more of it still remained.

I'll take the credit for the photos....well no, I guess I can't.  Joe's name is on the blog and anyway, what kind of hacker signs her name?  Oops.....caught in the act.....

Jeesh!!... you leave a blog alone for  two years and someone  just marches right in and steals it! These were some photos I took in the Fall of 2012  a few months after the transformation had begun. I'm heading back next month to see what it looks like now.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Stolen Blog

I just HAVE to see some of Joe's latest photos on his blog so I've highjacked it.  Don't tell.......

Isn't this a beauty?  I just love it. 


Life, Laughter and Paris

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Paris in November

We generally go to Paris in the autumn.  I took these pictures in November 2007- a spectacular sunset over Place de la Concorde, so spectacular that even Parisians getting off the Metro stopped and stared.

But this year we're waiting until spring. I'd like to go in March to  see Tindersticks who'll be kicking off their European tour in Paris early that month. Tindersticks is a remarkable blend of melancholy, humour, beautiful orchestration  punctuated by Stuart Staples' wonderful baritone.

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Sunday, 13 November 2011

Remembrance Day

It's been a year since my last blog but I'm determined to do at the very least, a weekly posting from here on.

Remembrance Day is very much in my thoughts this morning. I'd missed the ceremony the past few years. This marked my first visit to the McGill University location. The bigger site attracted far more people than in the past at the cenotaph at Place du Canada. While it was heartening to see the large crowd, a mix of young and old, honour our veterans of  far too many conflicts, there's always of course a tinge of sadness to Remembrance Day. Let's hope we'll always feel that sense of sadness and regret, and always remember them.