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Legends of Myself 124

December 17, 2019


124.  Toronto, 1965.  Cabbagetown I have always enjoyed visiting Toronto, and I enjoyed it then. Urban landscapes don’t offend me. They are part of the mix, and they offer motion, variety and people. Toronto was then as now Canada’s largest city, then as now more than twice the size of Vancouver. I came from a […]

Barcelona Garden, 2001–‘wild things’ & cactus

May 22, 2010


If you walk south from the harbour in Barcelona, you will find an area devoted to park.  You pass a ridge, rocks layered in two directions.    Further on is a public garden featuring cactus. My daughter and I first encountered this garden in 1999, but we came upon it when it was getting dark.   […]

Postcard from Genoa – July 2001

February 19, 2010


The sharp-eyed, and philatelists, will have noted that the above postcard was actually mailed from the Vatican.  The guide books tout the Vatican postal service as much more efficient than the Italian.  If I’m in Italy, and passing through Rome, I usually take advantage of the Vatican postal service. Note the elegant Vatican stamp, featuring […]

El-Jem, Tunisia — 2001 — A Roman Coliseum in the North African Desert

January 30, 2010


Something which I can now say to my friends (while raising puzzled eyebrows): "You mean there's a coliseum in Rome, too?"

Island Rainforest

January 26, 2010


Does such a scene have a date? Taken early summer, perhaps, 2001. The rest of the roll (yes, actual film, before everything was digital) contained pictures of London. Father Theo, photo, 2001.

Images of Brussels, 2001

January 14, 2010


Some images of Brussels by day and by night. Next to the cathedral pond, some awning covered eateries. Numerous city landmarks are illuminated during tourist season, adding to the pleasure of a  night time walk. Brussels was the home of Hergé (1907-1983), creator of Tintin, one of the most famous characters in 20th century European […]