Saturday, December 29, 2012

facing winter

We had snow yesterday
Jesus was facing the wrong way

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington
Cemetery Sunday

Sunday, December 23, 2012

shadows flee away

~Song of Solomon
Entered into Rest                                                                                                                                                      William Archibald Young
December 12, 1914                                                                                                                                                        Entered into Rest
James Jennings                                                                                                                                                               April 1, 1933 
                                                                                                                                                                                   Beloved Husband of 
                                                                                                                                                                                   Annie M Jennings

In Loving Memory of E Anne Fitzpatrick                                                                                                                   Annie Marguerite Young
Wife of James Jennings                                                                                                                                           Beloved Wife of 
                 Who Fell Asleep                                                                                                                                      William Archibald Young 
  August 30, 1915                                                                                                                                           Passed on January 27th, 1946 

Mt Pleasant, Toronto

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Welcome to the Wesley United Church
 Saugeen First Nation

signs, signs

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012


an excellent example of a forever lasting 
zinc, or white bronze, monument in St James Cemetery

Saturday, December 15, 2012


True freedom is to have power over oneself for everything 
Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592


Monday, December 10, 2012


not my favourite artist, but interesting to see

tiled murals by Joan Miró
in Mallorca

Sunday, December 9, 2012

home and family

Jean and Robert were married in 1964 according to this marker.
This may have been their first home together.

Monday, December 3, 2012


under the overpass, in Genoa, part two
Monday Mural

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christie's Cemetery

surrounded by a shopping plaza at Bridlewood and Warden Aves
Cemetery Sunday

Friday, November 30, 2012

just passing by

Mallard and Bufflehead

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


in the Valencia train station

waiting room above     ticket counter area below

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


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.

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...


Wednesday, November 7, 2012


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

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


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

Monday, October 29, 2012


a mural (above) along the alley wall at the end of a row of shops on Queen St E in Toronto for a small local grocery store (right)


Sunday, October 28, 2012

through a vale of trees

St John's Norway Cemetery
located at Kingston Road and Woodbine Avenue in Toronto on a large sandy hill. It has been in operation since 1853 and served mainly the middle and working class inhabitants of the east end of the city. There are 50,000 gravestones within its 35 acres. 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

oh, nuts?

one hand                                       the other hand                                                  
both hands

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

October tradition

at the Gage Park Greenhouse October 19-18
signs, signs

Monday, October 22, 2012

Leacock Chairs

Street Art in Orillia to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (Mariposa)
designs by local artists, Marg Gurr (above) and Laura Carter (below - the juried art award winner)

These chairs are made of sheet metal and although not cushiony soft, are quite comfortable!

Monday Mural

Saturday, October 20, 2012

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