this place isn’t bad on Flickr.
Here is a shot of an “old” suburb of Ottawa - built in the early part of the 20th century. If you look closely, the roof lines and window/door openings suggest a “cookie-cutter” style to building, however, a century later the modifications have for the most part, set each house apart (porches, balconies, colour changes, window changes, etc)
You’ll note the roof style difference between Ottawa’s houses and those of St John’s in my previous post… flat vs. peaked. This is largly out of necessity - peaked roofs shed snow and ice much better than flat roofs.
Be Different! Every house in St. John’s in different, nothing like most cities in North America with their huge subdivisions of hundreds of homes but only 10 different models!
~ St. John’s, Newfoundland
While I agree the core / old part of St John’s is filled with unique looking houses and buildings, I must disagree that this sets the city apart from “most cities in North America”… Like most cities, many older sections were originally “cookie-cutter” but have been modified/personalized over the years, just like St John’s. The concept of brightly-painted homes is also common in other coastal communities around the world.
In central St John’s, a majority of the houses were built/rebuilt after the last great fire (or the one before..) - so excluding the paint job and changes to window frames, many of them are the same.
And let’s not forget about suburban St John’s (Goulds, Kilbride), Mount Pearl, Paradise and CBS… Standard suburbs, just like Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Chicago, et al.
GSP/C (Guys with Smart Phones / Camera).
As hot as this dude is, it really bothers me that he didn’t clean the mirror before taking his #grindr #selfie. Just sayin’…
Sometimes a different perspective is what gives you a new path. Erica. #makeportraits
As seen travelling eastbound on Kingston Rd near Westney in Ajax, ON. The personalised licence plate reads “U S S R”
The movers and shakers on Parliament Hill usually know where the bodies are buried.
But deposits of human bones uncovered within sight of the Peace Tower seem to have caught everyone off guard.
Construction workers digging out part of downtown Queen Street have come across yet another burial under the busy road, the third finding of human remains since September.
The excavation is to upgrade old water mains before the Big Dig, a massive tunnelling project for light-rail-transit trains that will rumble for 2.5 kilometres under the city core, dubbed the Confederation Line.
…to read the entire article, click/tap the post title.
Everyone always hates on HDR’s usual aesthetic of color vomit, but then there’s the awkward moment when real life actually does looks like color vomit. Rain, you do wonders.
An Instagram Short Film
"Thomas Jullien, a French art director, saw potential in all those overblown filters and groan-inducing airplane window shots. ‘Instagram is a lovely platform but nonetheless very chaotic,’ he says. ‘There were a lot of quality pictures but as well a huge amount of them that will just be unseen or even unused.’ As of October, Instagram users have shared 16 billion photos (and by the time you read this that number has likely ticked upwards by a million or two). With the help of Statigram, an Instagram metrics site, Jullien culled 852 photos from that massive batch of imagery, and built a short travel video.” via FastCoDesign”. Music: The black Keys - Gold on the ceiling
[Reblogged via jockohomoremix]
Just a little sensationalism here… OMG! Call the military! It’s gonna… DRIZZLE!!!!
Now that said, 12 hours on the road tomorrow would not be fun if the forecast is wrong…
I’m considering making the move away from Tumblr and over to Blogger - has anyone else done this? What are your thoughts?
Since Yahoo took the helm at Tumblr, I’m noticing far more censorship… for example; I posted a video a year (plus) ago of a woman who showed her breasts to a news crew in Toronto. The post lived happily on my blog, then one day, someone decided it was offensive and pulled it down.
The best part - when you get the content violation email, they link you to the post they just deleted.
After several emails to Tumblr support, the post was restored (after all, it’s perfectly legal and acceptable for a woman to be topless in public in the province of Ontario) but the whole experience left a bad taste in my mouth.
I flagged FearlessFruit at NSFW in my settings - despite the fact a majority of my content is “G” rated… and besides, do the employees/owners at Tumblr realize half the world now gets its PORN from a Tumblr blog?