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!
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.
Snapped this scene through the window of a bus back in December, while I was making may way from Phoenix to Las Vegas.
(On a technical note: I wonder if the speed of our vehicle created some kind of rolling shutter artifact in this picture, as I’m not certain the sign in the foreground was quite so slanted in real life.)