Keen marketing sense …

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Portland, Oregon

… clearly coupled with a tremendous sense of humour. Spotted at a fishmonger’s in Portland, Oregon, last week.

Bunny

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Public art, Portland, Oregon

This beautiful bunny rabbit adorns the wall of a business on NE Alberta Street in Portland, Oregon. Snapped this image a few days ago.

Soaring spirit

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Wall art in Portland, Oregon

Another prime example of the awesome street art to be found in Portland, Oregon. Spotted this on a wall a few days ago.

Marquee

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Portland, Oregon

Downtown Portland, Oregon, captured a few days ago.

Wonder Woman, deconstructed

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Portland, Oregon

Here’s the comic book character Wonder Woman, seen as an embellished stick figure. Spotted this recently in Portland, Oregon.

Radiating

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Portland, Oregon

Spotted in the Alberta Arts District in Portland, Oregon.

Battling with words

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As the roses bloom all over Portland, Oregon, this spring, so too does a proliferation of window and lawn signs denouncing a variety of political ills in the United States.

Despite some strong differences and disagreeements across the American political landscape, it reassures me somewhat that for the most part, the fighting is happening with words — just as it ought to be.


Roaring welcome

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Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany

One of the mosaics from ancient times, on display at the Neues Museum in Berlin. Snapped this lion and its companions on a visit there back in September.

For those who’ve served

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Poppy Plaza, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Today is the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy, a First World War encounter in France now widely regarded as a seminal moment that helped shape Canada as a country. Calgary’s Poppy Plaza is one the memorial monuments erected in honour of Canadian veterans.

Waking over the ocean

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Air Canada Boeing passenger jet flying over Atlantic Ocean

I don’t think I’ll get over how pretty sunrises are when seen from the inside of an airplane. This is the view from my flight to London, England, last year.