I don’t watch award shows, and I’m sure that I’m not alone in this. So, for those of us not watching the Academy Awards, here are a few of my photos. They don’t fit any theme or follow any particular order. They just make me feel good.
This sculpture, Sweetgrass Bear, is in the concourse of the downtown campus of the University of Alberta, Enterprise Square. It was created by Stewart Steinhauer and is a smaller version of a Sweetgrass Bear that is in the University’s North Campus Quad. The descriptive plaque includes these words: […]
Earlier this month, there was a winter festival in our Edmonton neighborhood. It is called the Deep Freeze Festival and the theme this year was Winter Tales. When I arrived back in Edmonton on Monday, one thing that caught my eye on our journey home was an ice sculpture […]
The city of San Jose, California, was founded to supply agricultural provisions to the missions and presidios (garrisons that protected the missions) of San Francisco and Monterey. In the Parque de Los Pobladores (Park of the Settlers) in San Jose is a monument commemorating the first settlers to […]
Outside the San Jose Repertory Theatre is the Oionos sculpture by Douglas Hollis and I must have passed it a hundred times. It was only today that I realized that the writing on it is not designed to be read by humans; at least, not humans on the […]
I recently saw this tree covered with knitting on First Street in San Jose, outside the Museum of Quilts and Textiles. I have no idea who did this or why, but the tree is quite delightful. The design is made up of scary monster-type faces. It […]
These are a few of the pictures I have taken of odd things that have caught my eye.
Some new murals for your viewing pleasure. I have included photos of the artists’ signatures because I didn’t trust myself to read some of them accurately.
In a short walk today around my neighbourhood I discovered that there are now two very large multi-family residential buildings in construction and almost completed. When they are occupied, this area will take on a very different character. As the new buildings go up, some of the older […]
When I drove Jamie to the airport yesterday, we went through downtown San Jose and I noticed a few things that were new to me. So, today I went back to snap a few photos near Market Street and San Pedro Square. The first new thing I noticed […]
Today I enjoyed a nice walk on 108th Street in Edmonton to the Alberta Legislature building. Here are some pictures of the building, a look inside the rotunda, and some of the sculptures near there.
In the fall of 2016 my youngest son and his partner treated me to a trip to New York to see Hamilton. It was a wonderful trip and I think of it often. We saw two shows in addition to Hamilton, and we also saw a lot of […]
One of the many things I love about San Jose is the generous supply of public art. I have shared some before (here and here) and now I have some more recent finds.
This year’s Rust Magic Street Mural Festival in Edmonton contributed two huge murals to walls on 118th Avenue. One is at the Edmonton District Family Support Association and the other is at Optimum Auto Service. In addition, a few other small street murals popped up at the Carrot […]
While walking on 103rd Avenue in Edmonton, I came across a wonderful collection of murals on a cinderblock structure by the service entrance to the Bell Tower high rise office building. I don’t know what the structure is for, but it is large, rectangular, and has no windows […]
National Aboriginal Day in Canada is today, June 21, 2017. These pictures were taken near my home in Edmonton and show an art installation including a Giving Tree and several murals. The images and words are both sad and hopeful, grieving and rejoicing. I came away with an […]
These are some of the many murals decorating the retaining wall at the upper end of the trail alongside Kinnaird Ravine in Edmonton, Alberta. Images from the trail and of the North Saskatchewan River.
I have just returned from my first visit to New York where I took lots of pictures. Among them were several pictures of street and wall art, some of which you can see here. There is one Banksy in there and another that may be a Banksy, but […]
Here is a selection of mural and street art on Alberta Avenue (118th Ave) in Edmonton.
One of the perks of walking around the city is that I see some things that you would probably miss when driving by. You would miss the lovely flower boxes, sculptures in unexpected places, welcoming outdoor restaurant seating arrangements, and murals. Lots and lots of murals. I have posted […]