Sign says no parking!

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Pas de stationnement

Another one from January: Someone didn’t notice the giant “No parking” sign posted atop a mechanic’s garage in Montreal.

Bettinger

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Bettinger

I’ve walked past this wonderful piece of ceiling art at Montreal’s Place-des-Arts many, many times over the years but only upon a more recent did I realize there was something else up in the skylight!

Bettinger II

Don’t push!

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Pousse pas!

A sticker applied to the back of a Ford Model T at the Montreal International Auto Show, from back in January 2020.

Headlights, conceptually

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Phares

Some neat-looking lights at the front of a concept vehicle on display at the Montreal International Auto Show in January 2020.

Planets

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Planètes

I recently came to the realization I have a series of photos snapped during a visit to Montreal and area at the beginning of 2020 needing to be edited. This, in turn, made me aware of several more photos from Phoenix and Las Vegas from the end of 2019 I have yet to share. All that to say … there will be a few older pictures showing up here over the next little while as I slowly make my way through them.

Here’s the first of the bunch, from inside the Cosmodôme in Laval, Quebec, an interactive museum and educational facility dedicated to space exploration and the science of the solar system. One of the rooms includes a model of the solar system, correct for size but not distance. The little blue ball near the centre of this photo represents Earth, dwarfed by the sun behind it, accompanied by one of the inner planets — can’t remember which! — (centre left), and flanked by Saturn (left) and Jupiter (right).

Kiss of sunshine

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Kiss of sunshine

Rays from the setting sun pass low over the Peace Bridge in Calgary.

Peaks and valleys

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Peaks and valleys

Here are a few more snaps from a visit around the town of Banff last weekend.

Looking east(ish), above, through the trees at the top of Tunnel Mountain. Below, from top to bottom, Cascade Mountain looms over Banff Avenue, seen from bridge over the Bow River; looking west(ish) along the Bow River and the Canadian Pacific rail line, from top of Tunnel Mountain; and two images from the Marsh Loop trail.

Banff Avenue
View from Tunnel Mountain
Tree-lined river
Summer vista

Clearing along the Bow River

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Clearing along the river

I almost walked past this neat photo opportunity on the Bow River Pathway in Calgary last week — an unexpected break in the trees giving a clear view of the river, the Centre Street Bridge and the city centre. It pays not to be in a rush, if at all possible!

Ramp

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Ramp

Some neat street art applied to the pier supporting a pedestrian bridge across Memorial Drive in northwest Calgary.

View from Birch Avenue in Banff

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View from Birch Avenue

Went with a friend to hike this past weekend in the town of Banff, nestled amongst the mountains in the national park bearing the same name. This is one of the splendid views along the Bow River from within the town.