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Wednesday, April 30, 2008
I live just a few blocks away from "The Gallery Walk" which is an association of 20 or so Art Galleries.
This guy was found out back of the Harcourt House, which is a not for profit public gallery and work space.
Although the owner of this piece just wanted to ensure someone did not walk off with it I think the unintentional image is very powerful.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
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Tuesday, April 22, 2008
This is my husband letting me know how he feels about me taking his picture. It is also the morning,which is his least favorite time of the day.In his defence I am an uber morning person.. I can be a bit much to handle.
We are on the Number 5 bus heading to work.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Jaywalking fines recently increased to $250 Dollars. News interviews with a number of automobile drivers has reveled how "bothersome" pedestrians are. Seeing how this is my blog.. I want to express that I am sick of watching endless progressions of carbon spewing cars and their make-up applying cell phone talking operators who subsequently put a damper on my daily jaywalking experience.
Save the planet.... Jaywalk
Saturday, April 19, 2008
This story broke the day I started the series on the Bay building, and I have been siting on it longer than I wanted to. This poor toddler was the innocent victim of Alberta's growth. As the province has boomed so has the drug trade. A huge transient workforce with no family attachment, nor support system, has fueled gang activity in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton to levels that has never been seen. Add to this the fact that, like most of our consumer goods, most of Canada's Contraband comes through Western ports. This makes Edmonton a prime distribution hub. Magnifying the whole situation is pop culture's trend to glorify gang culture. I am happy to report the toddler survived the ordeal, but will forever live with a bullet between her liver and spleen. A interview with the Toddler's mother reviled the victim's first words when she awoke. They were "Mommy OWE" I hope this story remains visible for a long time, as it has started a dialog in many communities. The incident did not actually happen in Edmonton but on a First Nation's Reserve called Hobbema, which has always had some sort of social problem as the young people on this reserve receive a large sum of money when they turn 18. This money exists because the reserve has or had a healthy oil revenue.
What was once a dark and windowless structure has been gutted and turned into a sea of sunlight, glass and exposed building elements. The marble floors that were covered with carped sometime in the 70's has been re-exposed. Damage caused by the carpet glue and construction was not repaired but instead everything was finished in this, as is, state. The floating lilypad lights are dotted throughout the building. The main atrium is the most interesting spot in the building as the lights are layered at varying heights. On the main floor there is an Italian cafe that features an amazing selection of Gelato. All that is missing is the people, but they will come as the University slowly finishes and fills the space.