Photo essays

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 […]


The edge of the Djemma El Fna at night. The three Norwegian women I met in Essaouira. Gulls over the Atlantic. Essaouira harbour. View from atop the sea wall.


Some of the detail from the Ali ben Youssef Medersa. Mosque in Marrakesh. It’s interesting how different they look from the ones we saw in Turkey. Shine in Marrakesh For some reason, I like the look of donkeys. They seem dependable and worthy of respect. Marrakesh has a large wall around the whole of the […]

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The Koutoubia mosque is the largest in Marrakesh, standing out prominently near one corner of the Djemma El Fna. From the terrace of my first hotel, you could get a glimpse of the old city from above. This is a courtyard inside the Marrakesh museum, which I found by accident while I was completely lost […]

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These are the shots taken on film, hence their late emergence. As has often been the case in the past, getting back the photos from my expensive film camera has been a reminder of just how good a deal my cheap point and shoot digital camera was. Getting interesting angles sometimes involves hanging out windows, […]