2022-07-27 00:51:00 UTC
The Royal Arch, also known as the Friendship Gateway
In the mood for Dim Sum? Head for Chinatown. There are almost 40 cities in the US with a one, Canada has ten, one in Ottawa. In 1931 Chinese immigrants along Albert Street started Chinatown with 4 restaurants, 3 laundries, and…
On to …
2022-07-26 02:10:26 UTC
Ottawa has been on my bucket list of Canadian cities to visit for quite awhile. It is more provincial than Toronto or Montreal but certainly has its charm. Canada’s capital city is what I would describe as low profile. It is the obverse of Toronto. Its population is under 900,000,…
Toronto Part Two
2022-07-22 20:27:08 UTC
There are a number of must-see venues in Toronto. I had limited time so I picked three starting with Kensington Market. This neighborhood is a noted tourist attraction, and has been a focal point of cultural life as artists and writers migrated here.
During the early twentieth century, Kensington was…
One More Time: Oh! Toronto!
2022-07-21 11:48:59 UTC
My first day in Toronto
The weather in Pittsburgh improved somewhat as I left for the second leg of my trip, mostly light cloud cover, but no rain. I was hopeful for good weather in Toronto though rain was forecast, and hopeful also that the trip I had planned for…
One More Time: Pittsburgh
2022-07-19 11:18:54 UTC
Looking toward the Duquesne Incline at dawn
I used to love extended road trips. About 15 years ago we traveled from Pennsylvania, to New York, Boston, the Berkshires, Maine and Montreal, with various stops along the way. We had no agenda, no schedule, we had a wonderful time. So, recalling…
2022-06-08 01:13:24 UTC
93 years old in this photo
Rena Cohen Dweck passed away this week, 2 days shy of her 105th birthday. A life well-lived, one of generosity and spirit.
2022-05-19 12:05:48 UTC
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It’s obvious, I love travel. The process of getting there, not so much. Driving usual means tedious hours on interstates negotiating construction or accident slowdowns. Amtrak is unreliable for keeping schedules. Recently my son’s Acela train from New York…
Iceland Revisited, Part Two
2022-02-18 15:28:19 UTC
As promised, the second chapter of Iceland images. These are random images of scenes that caught my eye for the usual reasons. Color play, textures, shapes and just fun. Click on the individual thumbnail for full size display.
Lastly, grafitti. I don’t know if this is a national pastime or…
Iceland Revisited Part One
2022-02-15 21:26:01 UTC
Once a year I go through my archives of photographs, an interesting exercise, an opportunity to clear out images I would never use and to revisit a particular collection, a chance to find something new, photographs that I enjoy. Looking at the series from Iceland, images shot in 2012…
Covid be damned! Almost Full Speed Ahead.
2022-02-07 16:58:00 UTC
Sunrise on Tampa Bay
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I’m not being capricious, but having been given the jab three times, I, like most of America, have had it with Covid-19. That is not to say I do not take precautions, but I don’t feel I…