Another fantastic mural seen earlier this year in Montreal. The city seems to have strengthened its culture of murals and street art in recent years, with more and more imaginative and evocative pieces popping up year after year.
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).
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.
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!