Category: Living and Learning

Victory Salute

In 2005, San Jose State University honored former students Tommie Smith and John Carlos with a 22-foot high statue titled Victory Salute, created by artist Rigo 23. It shows Smith and Carlos making a salute to human rights while the national anthem was playing during their medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympics. A […]

True North, Not Always Strong

When I was in school in England, we were taught in Geography class about patterns of human settlement. We learned that linear settlement occurs when houses and shops are built alongside roadways. Nucleated settlement occurs at roadway intersections or at significant resources like seaports or river crossings. At […]

Things In Rows

While looking through my photos I realized that I often take pictures of things in rows. I’m sure there is some deep psychological reason for this. Perhaps it is because I have a need for order, or that symmetry is visually satisfying, or maybe rows of things just […]

Edmonton Pride

This week is Pride Week at the University of Alberta. There will be events, shows, and a parade on campus. I hope it isn’t too cold for the parade! The city of Edmonton is recognizing this by lighting the High Level Bridge in rainbow colours. Edmonton has its […]

Thursday Doors

Inspired by the Thursday Doors at Norm 2.0 via The Chicago Files here are a couple of doors that caught my attention. The first two pictures are of the splendid doors to the Post Office on 1st Street in San Jose, California. The third photo is of a doorway in […]