Category: Photography

Broken Windows

Recently, our nearby 7-11 store closed. The manager had had enough of broken windows and threats to employee safety, so they decided to move. This came as a big surprise to us because we thought 7-11 stores were eternal. Obviously, we were wrong. Our neighbourhood is, mostly, a […]

Beautiful Year-Round Gardens

One of Edmonton’s treasures is the Muttart Conservatory. Its four glass pyramids have become iconic features in images of the city, and inside them are four unique climates. The gardens both inside and out are always interesting and lovely, but the indoor gardens are probably appreciated most during […]

Burning Man Sculptures in San Jose, CA

Recently, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing some of the sculptures that are temporarily on display in San Jose’s city centre. They are Tara Mechani by Dana Albany and Ursa Mater by Mr and. Mrs Ferguson, and they originated at the Burning Man Festival last year. (The San Jose Mercury News has written about Tara Mechani here and Ursa Mater here.) […]

Coyote Meadows Walking Tour

Today I took part in a walking tour of Coyote Meadows in San Jose. The event was organized by a coalition of interested groups, and they provided information and historical context throughout the 90-minute walk. It was both interesting and provocative. The area was once the site of […]