Friday, December 7, 2018

Tokyo

At Shrines in Japan one will sometimes see 'Ema' such as these.  Ema are small plaques that are sold at the Shrine.  The idea is that you write your wish on the plaque and hand it on the Ema stand in he hope that the gods will grant your wish.  The wishes are broad in nature; people wish for true love, to conceive children, to pass an exam - just about anything you can think of.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Recent Projects

The Canadian Corps of Commissionaires was formed in 1925 with a vision to offer employment to military veterans.  That is still there mandate however today not all of their employees are ex-military.  This is their new office building in Edmonton, the photo is part of a series commissioned by the project architects.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Two From Glasgow

Here are two photos taken during a September trip to Glasgow.  The first is self explanatory. The lower one is from my 'what-in-earth-is-that-guy-taking-a-picture-of' series.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Remembrance Day 2018

I've posted photos of the Royal Air Force Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, London before but it's one of my favourites.  Commemorating the crews of RAF Bomber Command who embarked on missions during the Second World War. The memorial, located on Piccadilly near Hyde Park Corner, was built to mark the sacrifice of 55,573 aircrew from Britain, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Poland and other countries of the Commonwealth, as well as civilians of all nations killed during raids.
Queen Elizabeth II unveiled the memorial on 28 June 2012, the year of her Diamond Jubilee.  As the memorial was unveiled an Avro Lancaster Bomber flew over dropping poppy petals over Green Park.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Glasgow Contrasts

Glasgow, Like most of the worlds older cities, has no shortage of reminders from days gone by.  Where vacant lots abut existing buildings one sees lost of walls that look like this with overlaying textures and geometric forms.  To my eye, these photos almost always look better in black and white.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Glasgow Back Streets

Since I missed last weeks post this week you're getting two photos - albeit of the same scene but photographed two ways.  Both photos were taken in a small side street near Kelvingrove in Glasgow.  Several artisans has shops in this small area and somebody had abandoned this ancient Citroen 2CV nearby.  The black and white photo was taken with the iPhone Hipstamatic and the colour version was taken with my Canon G1x.  It's up to you to decide which version you like better.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Glasgow Details


Not much to say about this detail photo taken in Glasgow; it's just a mailbox after all.  But I like it.