I haven’t had many opportunities to post lately, and when I have it has mostly been stuff that’s either old or really old. This is mostly because I’ve been spending most of my time in hospital waiting rooms — waiting to have tests done, or actually having the tests done. Plus, I got married, so that really ate into my photo-taking time.
…I’ll post those photos soon.
But, despite spending almost 40-hours in hospitals during the month of September, and travelling 1200kms to get there and back (all covered by Canadian socialist health care) over and over again, I have been taking photos. Just not as many as I’d like.
So, long story short, these are some of my favourite shots from this past month…
ps: that guy in the top photo was a photography student from some school in Ottawa, who thought it’d be cool to take photos of street people. I took the shot as an example of my least favourite type of photographer. That’s me in the reflection… it’s very meta.
This is a restaurant on HWY 17, near L’Orignal, ON, that was abandoned a long time ago… the building, a house and 5 acres of land, are all for sale.
My son discovers where salad comes from. Keep this shot in mind if you ever see a program on A&E, called ‘Duck Dynasty’. They spend weeks preparing to hunt ducks, it’s like they’re going to war. Then they go out and slaughter thousands of them over a few weeks, as proof of… something, their manhood, I guess. Meanwhile… yeah.
I thought this was an interesting shot… the reflection kind of shows what the new building / skyline will look like while, at the same time, all that glass is about to be covered up by the new building. Anyway.
Yeah. In my defence, it’s a pretty cool photo.
I found this stencil in Ottawa, on the corner of Somerset and Bank Streets.
…check it out, I’m almost naked. I’ve been having tests done recently to find out if I’m healthy enough to have a kidney transplant. So far so good, I guess.
…there was everything from homemade whatever, to chili dogs, to Jamaican jerked chicken, to kangaroo meat on a stick (ROO!!).
This proves that it’s important, at a food festival, to walk the entire street before deciding what to eat… AJ’s was at the end of the street, but definitely our favourite.
Our village has an annual food festival, called the ‘Festival of Flavours’, that brings thousands of people to our Main Street, and includes face painting… this year local artist, Susan Jephcott, was helping out. There was also free ice cream. This was one of Victor’s favourite days ever.
…one of our favourite things.
Some random actors from some program called ‘Sons of Anarchy’ were in Hawkesbury recently… so was this guy. Guess who made it into the newspapers?
The PPG plant used to employ a few hundred people, when it closed — they moved production to Detroit, I think — it took millions of dollars out of the economy of Hawkesbury.
…Andrew and I out for a walk with chocolate milk.
…this is a semi-abandoned asbestos factory in Quebec, just a few miles from my grandfather’s farm. I imagine this is what ‘The Shire’ would look like after Saruman got done with it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saruman
…this is the church where my parents were married, 21-years ago.