Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Month: August 2011 (Page 2 of 4)

Pyramid Mountain

Pyramid Mountain and Patricia Lake

Pyramid Mountain and Patricia Lake

The lakes of the Canadian Rockies are stunningly beautiful. This is Patricia Lake in Jasper National Park, with Pyramid Mountain (2766m) behind and in reflection. (Follow the wikipedia link if you want to learn about unsinkable aircraft carriers and pykrete.)…

Prairie Sky

Prairie Sky

Prairie Sky

On our Canada trip we traveled a long distance across the prairie of Alberta and Saskatchewan. The huge skies over the vast expanse of land are so impressive, all the more when they are decorated with cottonpuff clouds. Taken from the car east of Calgary on the Trans Canada Highway.…

Painted Boxes — In Saskatoon

Pelicans on the Soth Saskatchewan River (Wally Dion)

Pelicans on the Soth Saskatchewan River (Wally Dion)

I enjoy the colour and life that street art brings, especially painted traffic control boxes, and this blog shows a lot of such art from Auckland.

On our Canada trip, we had a brief overnight stay in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.…

Tūmatauenga

Tūmatauenga

Tūmatauenga

This pou guards Entry D of Eden Park.

From the interpretive plaque:

Tūmatauenga, Māori God of war, stands above wielding a taiaha – a traditional combat staff employed in times of conflict. As a dedication to this deity of contest, any arena where battle ensues is bestowed the name Te Marae Ātea a Tūmatauenga – the battle domain of Tūmatauenga.

Leo

Leo Downey, Buffalo Rancher, Musician - Golden BC

Leo Downey, Buffalo Rancher, Musician - Golden BC

Leo Downey is a buffalo rancher just north of Golden BC (Canada). Originally from California, he fell in love with the beautiful scenery, a sample of which can be seen below. He farms buffalo for meat and breeding.…

Chapel of Faith in the Oaks

Chapel of Faith in the Oaks

Chapel of Faith in the Oaks

This chapel marks a corner of Waikumete cemetery, along Glenview Road, Glen Eden. It had fallen into disrepair and was fenced off for a considerable time, but eventually funds became available for a restoration. The refurbished chapel was re-opened on October 5, 2010.…

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