Paseo

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Paseo, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

This is a quick smartphone snap from down on Stephen Avenue in downtown Calgary, just minutes into 2020. This is a pedestrian-only area during the day but normally open to cars after 6 p.m. In the small hours of January 1, 2020, the people of Calgary had clearly decided otherwise.

Abandoned

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Abandonné, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

This building in Montreal’s Griffintown used to house a pizzeria.

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da., Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Part of a sign on a storefront in Calgary’s Chinatown.

Moody stairs

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Escaliers, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

From my very brief visit late last year: A beautiful transition from Montreal’s Underground City up to the ground-level concourse at the Centre de commerce mondial.

Illustration

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Illustration, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

It is difficult to appreciate this mural along Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest in Montreal from up close, at street level. I didn’t get to take in its full scope until I saw it last November from one of the upper-floor lounge areas at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Bank and Baron

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Bank and Baron, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

This historical building along Stephen Avenue in downtown Calgary, a former branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia, is now home to a pub.

Watchful gopher

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Gopher the new year, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

One of the many colourful Richardson’s ground squirrels adorning the retaining walls at Olympic Plaza in downtown Calgary.

Alternative entrance

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Entrée alternative, St. Lambert, Quebec, Canada

A bit of a trippy print mounted outside a residential building on Victoria Avenue in St. Lambert, Quebec. Spotted on a quick walk down the street last month.

Lots to reading to do

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Lots of reading to do, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

A neat sculpture doubling as a door stop outside a Calgary book store.

Extra love for Mom

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Extra love for Mom, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Someone’s added a tasteful and loving tattoo to the character in this mural, which is painted on the shutter of a shop in Calgary’s Chinatown. The “tattoo” is technically graffiti … but I’m having a hard time calling it that!