I'd asked her to move her hair braid out of the way, but she told me that she had her medicine attached to it - the medicine bundle is very important to some First Nations - one man told me it was the essence of being an Indian - it usually is a small pouch made for the wearer by a spiritual practitioner with objects inside it, and I was told it helped with their spiritual journey.
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Monday, August 31, 2015
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015
Backstage at the Rivoli: Catherine Kidd
Kettle Point Kettle
Large balls of stone found embedded in the rock layer near the shore at Kettle Point, Ontario - they are made of the same material as the rock around them. http://www.whaton.uwaterloo.ca/waton/f901.html
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Lowertown, Quebec City, 1988
Lowertown, Quebec City - I used to live there! It was a place to live very cheaply - diners would sell five course meals for a couple of bucks, although drug deals would be going on next to you.
The first place on the right is a convenience shop - in Quebec City, these were often called "Accomodations" - on the hand lettered sign in the window, it was shorted to 'Acc. Louis' ( I think). The next shop is a casse-croute (snack bar).
Here's how it looks today - big change!:
This was about the time the Gabrielle Roy library opened - I think it helped to revive the neighbourhood - there used to be few public libraries in the predominantly French speaking areas of Quebec. In 1901, the Catholic Archbishop of Montreal, Paul-Napoléon Bruchési, stopped Montreal from having a library donated by Andrew Carnegie, even after the municipal council accepted it, because books that the church disapproved of would be available.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Fireworks, August 22, 2015, Charlottenburgh Park, Lancaster, Glengarry County
Friday, August 21, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
First watermelon of the year, mmm mmm good
The Proclaimers, May 27, Ottawa, c. 1989
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Fergus, Ontario, about 1990
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Slugs doin' it
Slugs are hermaphrodites - both exchange sperm and lay eggs. My friend sounds like Nina Hagen in the morning. She came in and said "There are slugs f**king on your front door step."
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Thursday, August 13, 2015
Yonge Street, St. Charles Tavern, About 1997
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Mixing whitewash, Denmark, 1982
1982, Farum, Denmark - mixing whitewash - whitewash comes in a block like a lump of clay that you dissolve in water before using and then paint on things like the panels of the half timber house behind me.
Friday, August 7, 2015
Crime scene, 1990s
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Monday, August 3, 2015
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