Photo essays

A little while ago, my friend Evey was in town and was good enough to pose for some portraits around The Glebe. She writes a fashion blog called Hey, Good Lookin’. Remarkably, despite being a native of Ottawa, Evey had never been to the Wild Oat restaurant. It’s a nice place, with excellent loaves of […]


One interesting thing about ports is the way in which they accumulate obsolete vessels and buildings. In Montreal, there is a stretch of waterfront in the old port area which has been enhanced for tourists, but which is nonetheless situated alongside old grain elevators and other bits of industrial refuse. 70mm 1/130″ f/8 100ISO Here, […]


One of the neatest things about the Williamsburg area, in Brooklyn, is the street art. Especially down toward the waterfront, there are many walls and buildings with skilfully-executed and creative images on them. While not the most artistically appealing thing I saw, this was the most topical bit of art. I do like the creative […]


Here are some more photos from the Parc Poisson Blanc camping trip: Ice cream was a feature of both the drive up and the drive back. Glancing right Given that it took about an hour to get from the boat launch to our campsite, opting to go with one journey with two boats, rather than […]


Despite being right at the cusp of spring, the nights I recently spent in Montreal were decidedly mild and enjoyable. They made it more than worthwhile to lug around a tripod. In addition to the sometimes intriguing distortion produced by very wide angle lenses, one useful property is how their short focal lengths allow for […]


Montreal has always been a city which I have appreciated. As an undergraduate, I was lucky enough to spend most of a summer there, participating in the Summer Language Bursary Program. The city is a layered and culturally engaging one. I was happy to visit my brother there for the Easter weekend. The Montreal metro […]


For the whole time I have been living in the LeBreton Flats area, these towers have been under construction. They are out in an open patch of land, with the War Museum in one corner and open fields in most of it. Apparently, the land used to be contaminated, but has had the soil carted […]


For two years, the Chaudiere Bridge and Domtar Mill were between home and work for me. Indeed, throughout Ottawa’s long winter bus strike (and much of the time in nicer months), I would walk through both most days of the week. The mill is mostly shut down now, though part of it has been converted […]


By climbing the slippery canyon walls, you could get a good view of the middle section of the cascade. I had to spent a very long and uncomfortable day traveling to see them, so readers should be willing to tolerate a large number of pictures of the falls. Pool at the base of the falls […]

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Sorry to have been so slow in posting these. Life has involved a lot of disruption, moving from Oxford to Vancouver to Ottawa. Crowd at the Gnawa Festival beach stage. Marakkesh street at night The Kasbah Mosque, in the southern part of the city. Cascades d’Ouzoud This donkey had the unenviable task of carrying empty […]