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.
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.