Monday, December 29, 2014


From across the street, I thought the mural on the building in Barrie needed repainting.
but on closer inspection those are hieroglyphics


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Market

Distillery District, Toronto

Monday, December 22, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Massey Hall

Toronto's first concert hall, built in 1894

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014


the 2015 Pan Am games mascot.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


at the Glasgow Necropolis
featuring the statue of John Knox

Monday, November 17, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014


trams keep moving, till at last
at end of line and journey's passed
as destination: there becomes here
~B F Kirkham

Trams in Den Haag

Sunday, November 9, 2014


modern buildings in The Hague

Saturday, November 8, 2014


This beast was showing off a fine set of antlers.
It was a bit of a surprise to find a wildlife park in the centre of The Hague next to the train station,
but a very pleasant surprise.

Saturday's Critters

Monday, October 27, 2014

staircase and chandelier

at the Museum of Bags and Purses, Amsterdam

Saturday, October 25, 2014

play until the cows come home

cows beside a school soccer pitch
and because this was in the Netherlands, I'm assuming they are Friesians

Saturday's  Critters

Monday, October 20, 2014

a glimpse

a glimpse of a mural on Amsterdam's Prinsengracht (taken from the tour boat)
I forgot to go back later and find it for a better picture. the date on the building says 1741


Monday, October 6, 2014


many of the doorways in central Amsterdam had tiles. 
not all featured scenes of nature as this doorway, however.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

a dark cloud

All changes, even the most longed for
have their melancholy
~Anatole France

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014


simple advertising on two shutters on a rounded corner building
I didn't get to try them out as they were closed for renovations


Saturday, September 27, 2014

deer in a park

Lazy Sunday afternoon, I've got no mind to worry,
close my eyes and drift away, close my eyes and drift away,
~The Small Faces

Saturday Critters

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Forth Road Bridge

walking the first span. very windy!

through the windscreen
while driving
across the Firth of Forth

The Forth Road Bridge turned 50 this year.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

fun is just ahead

on the Bruce Peninsula,
two of the many signs advertising this family campground and B&B

signs, signs

Monday, September 22, 2014


I am pretty certain of the kind of cheap souvenirs one would find behind these shutters, but the shutter designs are a nice touch. Seen after hours in one of the many alleys off Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal in Amsterdam


Saturday, September 20, 2014

billy goats gruff

Once upon a time there were three billy goats, who were to go up to the hillside to make themselves fat, and the name of all three was "Gruff."

Saturday Critters

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

kelpies, again

inside one of the Kelpies.
no visitor centre or cafe yet, to escape the rain
see this post for a view of the immense structures

thinking of Scotland as they prepare for the final referendum results.....

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

blue bridge

Vondel Park, Amsterdam

Monday, September 15, 2014


I have no idea what was behind this shutter.  somewhere in Museumplein, Amsterdam during an early morning stroll.

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