Saturday, September 30, 2023

Convenience Store Kitty


National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, 2023

The National Day of Truth and Reconciliation remembers things like the Residential Schools that took many native children away from their families and subjected them to abuse. 

Lamoureux Park, Cornwall, Ontario
Stomp Dance, Cherokee dance adopted by Haudenosaunee dancers

The wood of the black ash splits easily into long strips

which are woven into


Friday, September 29, 2023

Thursday, September 28, 2023

MS Hamburg in St. Lawrence Seaway

MS Hamburg in St. Lawrence Seaway - on cruise from Hamburg-Norway-Iceland-Greenland-Canada-USA-Antarctica-Africa-Istanbul Prices start from USD 43246 (double occupancy rates), for an 11 month tour.


Sunday, September 24, 2023

Dany Laj and the Looks

 Sept 22 - This was a nice antidote to the Peter Gabriel concert, which was depressing, in a huge arena, way too expensive, looking down on the stage and the rich people in the front row, and Gabriel acted like he was sick of doing concerts like this. 

Fun punk band!  Dany Laj and the Looks . Lead Dany Laj, bass Jeanette Dowling, drums Victor Tremblay-Desrosiers

Tiny venues are fun, Cornwall Stamp Co. - Rock & Roll Print Shop, owner Stacey Case, left

Everybody dressed like this at punk shows in 1977!

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Little Free Library, Cornwall, Ontario

Free Library, Cornwall Stamp Co. - Rock & Roll Print Shop, 1116 Paul St, Cornwall, ON K6H 6H5, Stacy Case, owner (seated) - Library is behind what used to be called Leduc Shopping Centre, now Maplewood Plaza and is set back from the road.


Friday, September 22, 2023

Toilet Paper Coffee Filter

I don't know why she's filtering coffee with toilet paper. It's not like filters were expensive. It was in the tourist area of Quebec City and there were no convenience stores nearby. Sometimes in 1988 or 1989.


Thursday, September 21, 2023

Quebec City roofs, late 80s


Roofs, Quebec City 

Quebec City has some of the oldest buildings made by European colonists in North America. 

Wasaga Beach, off season, 1991


Wasaga Beach, after season, c. 1991, probably 63 Beach Drive. Wasaga Beach is a resort town on Georgian Bay, Lake Huron. It's mostly people who can't afford to fly anywhere who go there, high school and college students. After the summer it gets boarded up and they don't remove the sand that blows in from the longest freshwater beach in the world.

Friday, September 15, 2023

Peter Gabriel

View from the nosebleeds at the Bell Centre, Montreal

 I went to see him on Sept 13 at the Bell Centre. Honestly, I didn't like it and left early - the seat was way up in the nose bleeds and on the edge so I was looking down from way up and the sound, although better than the old Forum which had a lot of exposed steel beams that made a cacophony of echoes, was still not that good, and I realized watching it on TV would be a lot better. Gabriel just looked like he wasn't that into what he was doing. I walked back to where I was parked along Dorchester (I don't want to honour evil) passing skyscrapers with pretty young women going in at night, I guess working with offices in Asia. I thought back to 1985 and it just seemed the same. A beautiful blonde woman walking barefoot in the rain along Sherbrooke.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Akwesasne Powwow 2023


Fish dance

Notable memory - vendor selling water asks man if he's with his father, he says yes, and he tells him to give his father a sip first. Mohawk custom is to feed elders, then women and children, then men.

Friday, September 8, 2023

Passion fruit

Looks ugly but tasty. Passion fruit from a plant that I didn't think would grow fruit.


Thursday, September 7, 2023

Found him!


Santa Claus in summer mode. You can write him in Canada here:

Santa Claus

North Pole

H0H 0H0


He will write back

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Northwest Territories License

 The coolest licenses plates in Canada are from the Northwest Territories. Saw this today - the capital, Yellowknife was evacuated last month due to wildfires. 

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Liminal Space - walled off section of food court/game arcade


Closed off section of food court/Game Arcade, Seaway Travel Centre, near 401, Cornwall, ON, Stanley Cup replica, very large Cathode Ray TV set

Friday, September 1, 2023

Thrift store find. I saw this Kodak Disk 4100 with batteries still charged after nearly 40 years.

Thrift store find. I saw this Kodak Disk 4100 with a film cartridge still in it - although this is almost 40 years old in 2023, the motor still ran when I pressed the shutter button. The film was on a wheel of 15 shots that rotated. It had two 3v lithium batteries, which still held some charge even now. I used one like it in a waterproof case scuba diving. It didn't take good pictures due to the small size of the negative. Also film processors often didn't use the special equipment to make prints from it.