PostArctica: Lately

Some from the last week or so. My new thing is that I now call these types of pictures my “Picturebook Pictures” lol. Shooting directly into the sun but a 1/4000th of a second shutter speed makes a half arsed image possible. looking the other way. Seen on a door in Saint Henri ( really?). ...

Bill Longstaff: Worlds apart—women in Iran and Saudi Arabia

On receiving her Master of Architecture degree from the University of British Columbia, Leila Araghian won the UBC Architecture Alumni Henry Elder Prize. Ms. Araghian has since continued in her prize-winning ways. Her Pol-e-Tabiat, or Nature Bridge, in Tehran has won three awards in Iran as well as a Popular Choice prize in highways and ...

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Prince of Wales Bridge: Why Isn’t This a Bikeway

(click on image to enlarge) As early as 2005, after the rail line was discontinued and the City of Ottawa purchased the bridge for possible future public transit use the NCC proposed using the bridge as a pedestrian and cycling bridge (Wikipedia: The Ottawa Citizen. (15 November 2005), NCC plans to link Ottawa, Gatineau with ...

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Prince of Wales Bridge: Why Isn’t This a Bikeway

(click on image to enlarge) As early as 2005, after the rail line was discontinued and the City of Ottawa purchased the bridge for possible future public transit use the NCC proposed using the bridge as a pedestrian and cycling bridge (Wikipedia: The Ottawa Citizen. (15 November 2005), NCC plans to link Ottawa, Gatineau with ...

Bill Longstaff: My two cents on Calgary’s Peace Bridge

It’s finally done. Over budget and overdue, but it’s done. One of the most controversial pieces of infrastructure in Calgary’s history, the Peace Bridge, a pedestrian walkway over the Bow River, is finally open for traffic. I am a strong supporter of the compact city as a more efficient city, both financially and economically, and ...