Sun, 06/10/2012 - 14:31

The Steps on Flickr.

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What you’re looking for, it’s just up there. Go on, get it.

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 18:04

Pow! Right in the kisser! on Flickr.

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In which a smart alec British luxury automobile receives a long overdue comeuppance.

Taken with my brand-new-to-me Panasonic 20mm f/1.7, the start of the end of my days as a DSLR user.

Sun, 06/03/2012 - 20:46

Into the Wider World on Flickr.

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This is from a few weeks ago when Trajan finally realized how much cooler walking is than crawling about. He’s been walking for months just not as the default.

He’s been keeping us busy as the large stack of undeveloped film on my desk attests to. Hopefully have some new stuff later in the week but, it’ll be fairly quiet around here for the next several days.

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 08:01

The Kenilworth on Flickr.

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One of the better of the grand old apartment blocks of the West End of Vancouver, half of the Kenilworth is 100 years old this year. The other half is 101 years old.

According to a friend that lives there and the only online reference I could find for the building, this photo from the city of Vancouver archives, the southern wing of the building, on the corner of Cardero and Haro was built first, in 1911 with the northern wing following a year later.

It’s somewhat surprising that I can’t find more info on it online as, when it was built, it would’ve been one of the larger buildings in a West End composed mainly of single family houses at the time.

It’s a difficult building to get a good photograph of as the trees have grown tall around it, not to mention the excellent garden maintained by it’s tenants that spills out into the sidewalk at times but, it has always been one of the more desirable buildings to live in in the West End.

Mon, 05/28/2012 - 21:13

Something has Occurred on Flickr.

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Not sure what but, it seems to involved some sort of pillow related mishap. Whatever it is, it certainly has these folks attention. This is not the type of thing one expects west of Denman.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:16

Toddler Parkour on Flickr.

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Recently, Trajan has become a most eager participant in the underground sport of Toddler Parkour. He’ll climb just about anything.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 07:46

More Garden Whimsey on Flickr.

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Another outtake from my shoot with Teresa Marie in Nitobe Gardens a few weeks ago.

I’ll really miss you, Tri-X Pro 320. Sigh.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:14

Leafy on Flickr.

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Spring is well underway and, despite some rain in the last few days, the weather is generally spectacular. The buds have been replaced with full on leaves and life is grand.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 20:23

Malcolm Lowry was right. on Flickr.

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His “Lament of the Pacific Northwest” is as astute an observation about Vancouver today as it was when he wrote it in 1949.

This poem was written about the very bandstand pictured here which, in over 20 years of living downtown, I have yet to see a band perform.

They are taking down the beautiful houses once built with loving hands
But still the old bandstand stands where no band stands
With clawbars they have gone to work on the poor lovely houses above the sands
At their callous work of eviction that no human law countermands
Calously at their work of hearbreak that no civic heart understands
In this pompous and joyless city of police moral perfection and one man stands
Where you are brutally thrown out of beer parlors for standing where no man stands
Where the pigeons roam free and the police listen to each pigeon’s demands
And they are taking down the beautiful homes once with loving hands
But still the old bandstand stands where no band stands.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 20:05

Pot of Gold found in Financial District on Flickr.

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Like the papacy before the reformation, the banking industry has been hoarding the wealth of the land as proven here by tonight’s rainbow’s endpoint.