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PostArctica: Come To Standing Rock!

Inspired by veterans at the site I wrote this song tonight. My gift. Feel free to add, subtract, change, whatever it takes to make this a great song.

 

We have blood and dirt on our hands

from all these son’s and daughter’s commands

we never really did very much for the land

but now . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Come To Standing Rock!

PostArctica: Lately

Some from the last week or so. My new thing is that I now call these types of pictures my “Picturebook Pictures” lol.

Shooting directly into the sun but a 1/4000th of a second shutter speed makes a half arsed image possible.

looking the other way.

Seen on a door in Saint Henri . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Lately

PostArctica: Binoculars and Beaches

 

PostArctica: Fake Fake Art by Andreas Schmidt

 

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PostArctica: Remembering Leonard Cohen

Stopped in at Parc du Portugal today where people were paying their last respects and remembering Leonard Cohen who lived off this little square just off The Main.

Lots of people filtering through the space every day. It’s a really nice atmosphere, nothing loud, nothing very sad either, just people with a common feeling saying . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Remembering Leonard Cohen

PostArctica: The Dance Floor

Took these last week. During the summer in the evening this place is usually packed with dancers but not on November afternoons.

. . . → Read More: PostArctica: The Dance Floor

PostArctica: Jean-Francois Hamelin – La Pointe

Stopped in at the vernissage for the exhibit, La Pointe, by Jean-Francois Hamelin taking place at the Centre culturel Georges-Vanier which runs until January 5. It is a tight little show with some great black and and while photographs taken in Point Saint Charles.

Check it out, an interesting exhibition in a wonderful . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Jean-Francois Hamelin – La Pointe

PostArctica: Stand With Standing Rock – Montreal

Got down late and they had already started marching but I caught up with them on Saint Antoine as they were turning up Saint Alexandre.

Going to quote from the organizer’s Facebook page as I go along.

“Join us in a peaceful protest in solidarity with water defenders and frontline communities at Standing Rock, . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Stand With Standing Rock – Montreal

PostArctica: Heron With Still Life

Taken at Parc des Rapides a few weeks ago.

 

 

PostArctica: Walking With Andy

Walking with Andy he talks and talks he copies things and gets on my nerves

he has been to China I respect that but it looked boring

(he didn’t get it)

He said the sky sucked in my picture and I agreed So we did this together he laughed I admitted It was better so . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walking With Andy

PostArctica: October, 2016

So I am pretty happy with myself today because at the beginning of the month I decided that I would walk the lower path at the Verdun waterfront everyday in October with the hope of finding a way with my camera to “capture” whatever was going to become interesting to me as I experientially observed . . . → Read More: PostArctica: October, 2016

PostArctica: Walk # 19 – The Point Part 5 – Rain

 

Kiss me with rain on your eyelashes, come on, let us sway together, under the trees, and to hell with thunder.” ― Edwin Morgan, A Book of Lives

Started out at Bridge and Wellington. I wasn’t sure if Bridge south of Wellington was considered part of The Point or not so I . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 19 – The Point Part 5 – Rain

PostArctica: Pallet Bookcase

Seen on de l’Eglise earlier this week.

PostArctica: Still Life With Pasta #16

At the river today…

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Gull Lake Hotel Fire

I didn’t hear until last week that the town of Gull Lake, on the Trans-Canada Highway, lost its Hotel building on Thanksgiving weekend. It was arson.

This Summer we spent a night in Gull Lake on our way through to Alberta on vacation, so I got some photos of the town, including the Hotel.

. . . → Read More: Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Gull Lake Hotel Fire

PostArctica: At The Monument

Funny, I hung around this park in front of Verdun City Hall in the 70’s and there are a zillion crazy stories about what that was like. So last month I was walking through and saw all these young people gathered around the actual monument and I was getting thoughts like, way to go, folks, . . . → Read More: PostArctica: At The Monument

PostArctica: Autumn Pictures

5 from today in the rain.

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PostArctica: Walk # 18 – The Point Part 4

“If you look for the truth outside yourself, It gets farther and farther away. Today walking alone, I meet it everywhere I step. It is the same as me, yet I am not it. Only if you understand it in this way Will you merge with the way things are.” – Tung-Shan

The Point . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 18 – The Point Part 4

PostArctica: Saying Goodbye To Summer

There are so many ways we say goodbye to summer A woman’s voice singing by the canal The sharp contrasting light between  buildings downtown The thinning tourist throngs The empty […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Saying Goodbye To Summer

PostArctica: Roadsworth Mural in Little Burgundy.

Stumbled on to this large mural that was apparently completed yesterday in Little Burgundy. The guys you see in the picture are applying anti graffiti coatings to the work and […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Roadsworth Mural in Little Burgundy.

PostArctica: Walk # 17 – The Point Part 3

“Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 17 – The Point Part 3

Mind of Dan: Chesterman Beach, Tofino

Chesterman Beach, Tofino . . . → Read More: Mind of Dan: Chesterman Beach, Tofino

PostArctica: Walk # 16

“Go outside. Don’t tell anyone and don’t bring your phone. Start walking and keep walking until you no longer know the road like the palm of your hand, because we […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 16

PostArctica: Walk # 15 – The Point Part 2

“I have walked myself into my best thoughts and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.” ― Søren Kierkegaard It’s true, walking will […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 15 – The Point Part 2

PostArctica: Walk # 14 – The Point

“To lose yourself: a voluptuous surrender, lost in your arms, lost to the world, utterly immersed in what is present so that its surroundings fade away. In Benjamin’s terms, to […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 14 – The Point