Friday, July 1, 2022

HAPPY CANADA DAY!

 


I know. This has little to do with Canada Day. But I was unable to go out and photograph Parliament Hill, due to a killer flu, Sorry, folks.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Blast from the Past

 


My wife Eva discovered a strip of negatives in a closet. I was so embarrassed that I quickly scanned this frame and posted it. It was taken in 2010. 

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Rolling Thunder Rally, Ottawa. 30 April 2022


In February 2022, for three weeks, Ottawa weathered a group of protestors, the Freedom Convoy, whose goal was to "free" the public of the safety measures preventing the spread of the Covid virus, cutting mask and vaccination mandates. They took to Ottawa and the Parliament Building to air their grievances, in spite of the fact that the mandates were municipal, provincial, and private directives. In the process, older people, women and disabled people were attacked and had their masks ripped from their faces by a mob. The mob was contained and led away. Generally, the majority of protestors, who squatted around Parliament Hill were a wide eyed lot, and in spite of it all, they were focused on their anti-mask and vax goals, and displayed a veneer of civility.

From the 29th to the 30th of April 2022, a new protest hit Ottawa, the Rolling Thunder Rally, where motorcyclists were intent on repeating the actions of the Freedom Convoy. This time, the Ottawa police were ready for the protestors, and they could not ride their bikes on the quadrant around Parliament Hill. This threw off the protest, that and the loosening of mask mandates. So the result was a themeless crowd of disarray. 




Arguing theology with the grim reaper. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Saturday, April 16, 2022

The Flower Factory's display of support for Ukraine