PostArctica: Slight Breeze With Blue Sky

PostArctica: Election Selfie

On November 5th Montreal elected its first woman mayor, Valerie Plante. I was volunteering that day and spent a couple of hours in the De l’Eglise Metro handing out voting reminders. Later on another volunteer and I were knocking on doors after 7pm (polls closed at 8). We were motivated by a powerful belief  that ...

PostArctica: Influences

There is this building on Saint Ambroise in Saint Henri   that I always refer to as the “Cartier-Bresson Building” because it reminds me of this picture. And that’s the way that works. Never be afraid to let your influences influence you!

PostArctica: Walking, Cemeteries and Gender

Great article for urban explorers of all stripes and walkers in general. And Solnit’s book is awesome! “As activist Rebecca Solnit observed in her comprehensive opus Wanderlust: A History of Walking: “Women’s walking is often construed as performance rather than transport, with the implication that women walk not to see – but to be seen – ...

PostArctica: 780 Saint Remi – Then and Now.

Took this picture about 7 years ago after much of the Turcot Movement had already happened. Much on my mind at that point. This was a pretty cool building inhabited by many artists. It was only 4 storeys and the lofts all had those incredible floor to ceiling windows that were actually about two storeys ...

PostArctica: Decayed Set Of Final Scene In A Film Noir

PostArctica: L’automne – Year 2!

Amazing how long projects can take when you make them as complicated as possible. Anyway, I walked the Verdun waterfront the last couple of days and here we are again picking up where we left off, perhaps a little wiser via research and life in a world where the only constant is change (wink). But ...

PostArctica: Dissolving Clouds

Came across this and began to wonder… If I could do it too… So today I dissolved some clouds using only the powers of my mind. It took longer than I thought it would.  

PostArctica: Graffiti In Cote Saint Paul

Industrial section.

PostArctica: Late Summer Melancholy of An Arch

Rolling on foot into Westmount today and took a pic which reminds me of Giorgio de Chirico’s Mystery and Melancholy of a Street. Here is Giorgio’s version. And here is mine. Maybe I am just crazy, getting old, but I see paintings in photographs, or, but its not a problem. The interesting thing is that ...

PostArctica: That 9/11 Picture

People who worked at Open City at the time might recall Vladimir doing a lot of work with this image, yea, it was iconic, too real, way out there…because it is us barenaked with everything reduced to the pure moments before death, a trajectory of beauty and crippling fear, a kind of new Ecstasy for ...

PostArctica: Fuck Colonialism

Stumbled upon this flash mob in Saint Henri Sunday afternoon. They stopped a passenger train. Train is stopped fairly early in its journey from out of downtown Montreal. I was there about 10 minutes and then everyone just left and it was regular pedestrian traffic again. Apparently, “They are opposed to an oil exploration project ...

PostArctica: Grimskunk at Verdun Art

Yesterday was the now annual event on Wellington street called Verdun Art organized by Nadia Gagnon of Maltehops. And it was nothing less than an awesome day of music on the street. There were 5 musical groups and the Girardin family and friends put on a drumming concert from their balcony. Little girl lets the ...

PostArctica: Triptych #1 – Monet, McLaughlin and Turner

PostArctica: Triptych #2 – Richter, McLaughlin, and Rauschenberg (with corners erased)

PostArctica: Not Aliens

but… saw this today on Angers under the Cote Saint Paul leg of the Turcot rebuild. It does have a driver who is probably very highly paid and I wonder what exactly this thing does?  

PostArctica: Square Victoria #5

PostArctica: I Googled Sandals

PostArctica: Three Mattresses

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Solar Eclipse from Regina, SK

The eclipse today was visible from Regina, but not the totality available to Americans in many states. My new Canon SX540 HS did a good job with a pair of solar eclipse filter glasses taped over the lens. The sunspot chain was very sharp and visible at 200X digital zoom, 80ISO. I made a projector ...

PostArctica: NDG Gothic

Trying some new ideas, let me know what you think. NDG is a neighborhood in Montreal.

PostArctica: Untitled # 319

PostArctica: Bags from Columbia

Walking down a pleasant street in the north plateau the other evening and I run into this entrepreneur. Excellent quality handmade goods made in Columbia. Check them out on Facebook here!

PostArctica: Garden In Verdun

Interesting watering system.

PostArctica: Dying Tree With Storm

Don’t look back.