Sunday, June 08, 2014

Sunday, March 02, 2014

About Weblogs and Politics

So...guessing that access to Livejournal's getting problematic again, owing to relations with Vladimir Putin, hm? Or - perhaps more accurately - if it isn't now, it will be sooner than later? What do you think? Normally, I'd ask the question over at my Livejournal account...

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Over the Button

Over the Button by dwight_ew
Over the Button, a photo by dwight_ew on Flickr.

Spotted on the McKenzie King Bridge.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Maps of Interest - Volume 1

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Maps of Interest, a gallery on Flickr.

Some maps posted on Flickr by other people that caught my attention. You might enjoy a look-see as well...

Redpath on the Road

1-IMG_0030 by dwight_ew
1-IMG_0030, a photo by dwight_ew on Flickr.

Anyone recognize the make and model?

Thursday, January 23, 2014

SmithBooks No More

SmithBooks No More by dwight_ew
SmithBooks No More, a photo by dwight_ew on Flickr.

It was "W.H. Smith Books" when I moved to Ottawa in 1985. Back then, they had three times the floor space for the store itself and a spiral staircase to the basement for staff to bring stock up to the shelves. As bookstore chains went, they were as high-end as Ottawa got.

Having been swallowed up into the Chapters-Indigo maw, and with a Chapters "box" on the other side of Confederation Square from the Sparks Street Mall, however, that may have been the end of it for this long-serving storefront.

Saturday, January 11, 2014