Friday, November 30, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

St John's Cemetery



A couple of weekends ago, at this church in Ancaster, there was a hands on workshop to learn about historic monuments and best practices for conserving them.


"Participants will learn how to conduct ongoing safety assessments of their cemetery's monuments and grounds. Includes hands on training in safely laying down or straightening old marble and limestone tablets."



monuments under wraps for restoration





Cemetery Sunday

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

no more motel

the end of the Lakeshore Motel Strip - from Toronto to Hamilton

Sunday, November 18, 2012

mosaics

in the Valencia train station

waiting room above     ticket counter area below

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

reenactors


above - Civil War reenactors
below - War of 1812 reenactors


















Red uniforms were worn so that 'friend or foe' could be easily identified with the dense smoke from the muskets and cannon fire.


The drums were an important part of the battlefield communications systems with various drum rolls signaling the different commands from officers to the troops.


ABCWednesday
signs, signs

Monday, November 12, 2012

turquoise and pink

I am not sure what this pink mural between these upper storey windows found in Seillans is meant to be. 
the numbers don't correspond to months or hours and the space between the 13 and 14 is so much larger than all the others, with the 15 being the only number at an arrow.
below is the whole house with a little HDR.

one of my pet peeves is window shutters as decoration - these at least are useful

Monday Mural
Whimsical Windows

Thursday, November 8, 2012

early morning

and the weather is changing...

SkyWatchFriday

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

quaint





























the water may not be potable in this fountain in a restaurant square in the town of Seillans in Provence, 


but it was good enough to keep the wine cool



























ABCWednesday
signs, signs

Monday, November 5, 2012

faded glory





murals painted on the wall of another Genoese building

these are very old and faded (I boosted the colour a bit on the top photo and a bit more on the closeup)







Monday Mural
Whimsical Windows and Doors

Sunday, November 4, 2012

under the escarpment

Grove Cemetery, Dundas
Niagara Escarpment (10/27/12)
Taphophile Tragics

Saturday, November 3, 2012

froggy

I will admit, I would never have seen this fella 
had not some kids been calling out in excitement.

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