Every year, when I come to San Jose, I am delighted to see flowers. It amuses my sister to see me taking pictures of what seem to her to be unexceptional blooms, but when you come from a snowscape, greenery and blossoms are a lovely contrast. Today I […]
Here are some new and some new-to-me murals seen this week on South 1st Street in San Jose. I always appreciate the colorful creativity of the artists’ work and am often surprised by the imagery. When I was here last winter the site at 791 South 1st Street […]
My Canadian family and I are having Christmas in January this coming weekend. It’s also going to be a joint celebration with my son Jamie’s birthday. I flew up yesterday from San Jose and the journey was, like most airline travel, tedious. I arrived at the San Jose […]
The U.S. Post Office that is adjacent to St. James Park in San Jose is a splendid building. At first glance, it is quite austere. It is very large, with grand entrances, very high ceilings, and lots of dark wood panelling. It reminds me of some 19th-century banks […]
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 […]
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.) […]
Thousands of us marched this rainy morning in San Jose. It was encouraging to see so many people trying to make the world safer for all of us, but for children in particular.