03 Aug 2022
Quebec City, my fourth and last stop in Canada before heading back to Washington, D.C. The weather forecasts for this road trip were not good, in fact, they were bleak, calling for a lot of rain and cloud cover. As it turned out, I have had but two marginal days.…
02 Aug 2022
Rue St. Paul
After seven days, it was goodbye to Ottawa. To be candid, four days would have been enough. This is a road trip, I suppose I could have ventured further out of the city but I don’t know the region and at about $6.00 a gallon, I didn’t…
28 Jul 2022
I have a few photos that I like, that don’t have a common thread, so I’ll forego the narrative, call them outtakes. Enjoy the pix folks, more words next time.
Cafe in Little Italy, Frank & Marilyn
Carmelita’s obsession with Frank
Home Depot can suck it.
BBQ in Little Italy
27 Jul 2022
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 …
26 Jul 2022
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
22 Jul 2022
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!
21 Jul 2022
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
19 Jul 2022
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…
08 Jun 2022
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.
19 May 2022
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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…