Mount Royal / Canada · 2016  united by the view

  

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a glimpse

 

 

glimpse: SHE | Scars adorn her face aplenty. Gripping and remarkable. She keeps these tales to herself and ignores the skinny rumors, petty shots in a dark where they don’t belong, trespassing questions that don’t merit answers. She is pure in her imperfection. She is who she is. She is.

 

glimpse: HONEST | Retail is the last link in the supply chain, where merchandise meets consumer. Its history in brief: markets (outdoor, indoor ~ 10,000 years) → stores / shopping centers (specialty, warehouse, discount, department / mall, arcade, precinct ~ 2,000 years)  → mail order (catalogue, TV, online ~ 180 years). Evidently, the major transformations of retail have been few over the millennia and none of its channels are extinct as of today. Still, there are rapid transitions in the details and what’s inventive today will be old hat tomorrow. Iconic discount store Honest Ed’s (1948 – 2016) in Toronto could no longer keep up with the pace of Walmart, Amazon & Co; but no matter how long their day in the sun, eventually it will come to an end as well – history says so and history is honest.

glimpse: 3.6√h | To me no distance on earth is greater, and yet its yonder more tangible, than a sea`s horizon. Without obstructions the eyes seem to wander forever far, yet, without obstructions, it’s only a beeline away. No left turns, no zigzagging, no blocked vistas – New York vis-à-vis with Lisbon, if it wasn’t for atmospheric distortion. Well, and this formula, acknowledging the globe’s bulged belly: 3.6√h. Put in your eye level for h and you’ll see how little you actually see: at sea level your horizon will be less than 5km away unless you are a giant. A person of 1.70m, standing on a 10m cliff, will be looking at 12km. Even climbing an ocean front Everest wouldn’t get your eyes past the 340km mark. On the bright sight – if you ever wondered what’s beyond the horizon, your answer might be nearer than you think. And, on the very bright sight, the stars on any clear night are soothing witnesses to your eyes’ phenomenal vision: after all, you’re able to see something that is light years away, trillions of kilometers, as long as the light source is big or strong enough.

glimpse: FOOL | Yesterday, I was only a fool. Today, I'm a fool who learned that he was a fool yesterday. Maybe tomorrow I'll be a fool who learns that he's still a fool. And, if I can help it at all, the day after tomorrow I'll be a fool who’ll learn that he'll still be a fool the day after.

always up to something

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Montreal / Canada · 2016

raw nature

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Gros Morne National Park / Canada · 2016

 

McGill Ghetto, Montreal / Canada · 2016   sunrise

 

Niagara Falls / Canada · 2016   an odd combination.of ridiculous and majestic

 

 

 

 

 

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places / stories

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Bonavista / No Icebergs, No Whales
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Cape St. Mary's / the Stench You Don't See
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Montreal / Love Stories
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Gros Morne National Park / Life in the National Park
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Niagara Falls / When Everybody Wants a Piece
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Nova Scotia / Take Me onto Your Time Travel – Discovering Somebody Else's Childhood Home
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Port aux Basques / Perfect Moments Wrestling with Uneasy Feelings
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Port Rexton / Only Passing Through: Unsung Towns of Unknown Dreams
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Prince Edward Island / First Driving Lessons
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Quebec City / When a Trip Comes to an Ending
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St. John’s / Let's Settle This on the Court
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Toronto / Sibling Moments
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Bonavista / No Icebergs, No Whales

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Cape St. Mary's / the Stench You Don't See

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Montreal / Love Stories

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Gros Morne National Park / Life in the National Park

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Niagara Falls / When Everybody Wants a Piece

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Nova Scotia / Take Me onto Your Time Travel – Discovering Somebody Else's Childhood Home

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Port aux Basques / Perfect Moments Wrestling with Uneasy Feelings

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Port Rexton / Only Passing Through: Unsung Towns of Unknown Dreams

the delusive beauty of scratching a place's surface instead of digging deep

 

...the unknown leaves space for imagination and in the foreigner's head any town can tell any story.

Prince Edward Island / First Driving Lessons

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Quebec City / When a Trip Comes to an Ending

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St. John’s / Let's Settle This on the Court

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Toronto / Sibling Moments

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