Foyer

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

A peek inside the new Central Library in downtown Calgary. It was still so very crowded last weekend … hoping for things to quiet down so I can snap a few more photos without getting in the way. (And get a closer look at the books/maps/documents, of course.)

Carnival atmosphere

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Carnival atmosphere

Fun and games at Brighton Pier, back in May 2018.

Ursa major

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Well here’s something I didn’t expect to see at the shopping mall a few days ago … a giant artificial polar bear, presumably part of a Christmas-themed display.

Fright at the theatre

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

I meant to post this in time for Halloween … but it totally escaped my mind until I found the file sitting on my SD card. Spotted this alien and his/her abductee in the window of the Plaza Theatre in Calgary not too long ago.

Cheap memories

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London, England, U.K.

Poor William and Kate! I burst out laughing when I came across this heavy price cut at a souvenir shop in London in May, not long after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot.

Symbols of remembrance

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. In Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K., the poppy has become the symbol of remembrance of fallen soldiers in all wars. The poppy was first used in this way by the American Legion, inspired by the poem In Flanders Fields by Canadian Lt.-Col John McCrae. The poppies in the photo above were spotted in bloom at Riley Park in Calgary, back in August.

20 miles per hour

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Bath, England, U.K.

Just a quick snap as I peeked down a quiet residential street in Bath, England, back in May.

Where’s Waldo?

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Brighton, England, U.K.

An extraordinarily detailed piece of art spotted in Brighton, England, back in May.

Dieu et mon droit

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Bath, England, U.K.

A 3-D representation of the United Kingdom’s coat of arms, spotted as I wandered around  Bath, England, back in May.

Mirrorball reflection

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Brighton, England, U.K.

One of the many pieces of public art along the seashore in Brighton. From an evening stroll back in May.