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.
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…
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
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
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….
“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
Cardinal Guzman is the host this week on a Norwegian photography website’s challenge (www.akam.no) and has chosen the theme of Negative Space. Weather not permitting a large abundance of negative space in our corner of the globe at the moment, a backward glance through the archives brought forth two visions – both illustrate the two diametrically opposed sides of one city.