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








 

Sunday, April 3, 2022

A Day In Renfrew

 




The following pictures were shot in the Renfrew studio of artist Patrick John Mills. Mr. Mills gave Eva and I a tour of the Art Factory at 11 Bridge Street, Renfrew ( https://liveloveartfactory.com/ ) and it was something quite magic. He was kind enough to give us free range of his facility, currently in reconstruction. 







Saturday, February 26, 2022

Lips


 Cristie Vito

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Come The Revolution

 





Ottawa "Freedom Convoy", 16th February, 2022

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Art Nouveau Symbolist Mood

 


I am in a fin de siecle mood. And here is Cristie Vito.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Monday, January 17, 2022