Making simple a mandate but forgetting that eventually someone is going to have to change bulbs 35 feet up…
Hope the roof on this baby wasn’t built by the same contractor who installed the one on the Olympic Stadium
I really wish local government would get with the program and accept that not all tourists to our fair city are francophone: Such a great PS installation should at least be bilingual and then everyone could go home and say they saw the world’s largest and not wonder what that was all about.
Illuminating the Underground
Great Ideas from Garbage
A recent rather heated conversation on the water bottle dilemma only hinted at the the size of the iceberg that is rapidly melting and affecting much of our global health. In Nigeria, Kaduna-based NGO Development Association for Renewable Energies (DARE), with the assistance of London-based NGO Africa Community Trust, are actively addressing homelessness and environmental impact with their program to build plastic bottle homes. More proof of necessity being the mother of invention: perhaps we should fly some of our Environment, Employment and Social Development bureaucrats there to pick up a few pointers and start cleaning up our own act…
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Abandoned Buildings or Barns
it broke my heart
when you tore down the past
choosing instead to fence me in
stonewall the truth
shut out the sun
with rusty corrugation
and you wonder why
i shake the bars
when you ask me to sing
to blue skies
Dare to explore the entries in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Abandoned Buildings or Barns
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Doors, Door Knobs and Handles
Thank you for using the artist’s entrance on the right
…’cuz your not allowed in the front door….
Get a grip on the entries in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Doors, Door Knobs and Handles
Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic
poor george has seen better days
Remember what has gone before in the entries of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Squares, Triangles and Angles
we are all on the same stairway to heaven
Find some geometry in the entries of
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Squares, Triangles and Angles.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast
the city screams
while bentleys and bicycles
battle for supremacy
high-priced whores and hipsters
haggle over who will win
the race, the game
the housing crunch
in a soulless search
to leave their stamp
on the door
in a town
where everyone is an artist
Make disparate parts whole in the entries of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Straight Lines
new sign, expanded market space, underground parking
a little make-over can be a good thing
Proceed directly to the entries in
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Straight Lines.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Between
in the flood
old and new
past and present
happy and sad
knows no bounds
See both sides in the entries of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Between.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Crooked and Squiggly Lines
Not stylistically harmonious but still serviceable
Wrap yourself around the entries of
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Crooked and Squiggly Lines.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things with Edges
someone got the deluxe set of drafting triangles for christmas
Go to the limit in the entries of
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things with Edges.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition
in the view from here
change is inevitable
so new and old
walk hand in hand
Put the dissimilar together
in the entries of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition.
A Word a Week Challenge – Lines
i can construct
still eludes me
Set yourself straight in the entries of the Word A Week Photo Challenge – Lines.
Travel Theme: Connections
The montreal museum of fine arts consists of the original beaux arts building
on the north side, the modern, relatively new addition to the south
and the appropriated erskine & american united church to the east.
These 3 disparate buildings are connected by underground walkways
which run under the busy main thoroughfare….
Join in the entries of Where’s my backpack?’s Travel Theme: Connections.
Travel Theme: Delicate
such steel webs
as cables, pulleys delicate
strain against gravity
and lift us off our feet
towards skewed horizons
Find the fragile in the entries of Where’s my backpack?’s Travel Theme: Delicate.
Travel Theme: Height
look up to glory writ large in stone
Reach the pinnacle in the entries of
Where’s my backpack?’s Travel Theme: Height.
A Word a Week Challenge – Arch
leave behind your burdens
for where we wander
there is no need for chattel and fixtures
Go under and through the entries of
A Word in your Ear’s Word A Week Photo Challenge – Arch.
A Word a Week Challenge – Square
windows are the eyes of the city
See what’s inside, outside and around the box in the entries of
A Word in your Ear’s Word A Week Photo Challenge – Square.
Travel Theme: Big
big plans for a big hole become a big condo
big change in the neighbourhood
Have a look at this location one year ago at A Word a Week Photography Challenge – Worker then go and live large in the entries of Where’s my backpack?’s Travel Theme: Big.
Travel Theme: Architecture
where walls are but a canvas for desire
Build on the entries in Where’s my backpack?’s Travel Theme: Architecture.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Change
nothing a little love couldn’t heal
See what’s in flux in the entries of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Change.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Lines
too many lines = confused tourists
Set things straight in the entries at Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Lines.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles and Curves
the people’s palace – still entertaining after all these years
Go round and round the entries at Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles and Curves.
iPhoneography Monday: Black & White
that’s what they say
Shot with the iPhone 5 native camera, edited in WordFoto
for iPhoneography Monday: Black & White.
Have a look at Frames & Focus, Lens and Pens by Sally and Watching Photo Reels to see the originators of this challenge and their interpretation of this week’s theme. You may also join the challenge by clicking here.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Squares and Angles
late 1950s architecture – still colouring within the lines
Find beauty in geometry in the entries at Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Squares and Angles.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Your 2012 Outdoors and Nature
winter spring summer fall
“The heart’s seasons seldom coincide with the calendar. Who among us has not been made desolate beyond all words upon some golden day when the little creatures of the air and meadow were life incarnate, from sheer joy of living? Who among us has not come home, singing, when the streets were almost impassable with snow, or met a friend with a happy, smiling face, in the midst of a pouring rain?”
Myrtle Reed, Old Rose and Silver
Best is a relative term – meaningful is that place in our memory jogged by the split-second of a photograph. See the year in pictures at Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Your 2012 Outdoors and Nature.
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Reds and Greens
At the heart of the Forbidden City
See the spectrum of this season’s favourite colours at Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Reds and Greens!
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Lines
Would someone please wash the skylight….
Find all kinds of horizontal and vertical this week at Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Lines!