Wednesday, June 25, 2008

It's the same you...

In difficult times, remember...
you are the very same person
who went through really good times.


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Happy St-Jean Baptiste Day

("Dave's School Bus for Vegetables", 6/24/08, MTL, Ezra S.)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Gowerteh sees the light... Sorry I Missed Your Party

(Photo: Nerile Kamchu, 1974, Gelatin albumen G-type print, ©2002 Mirolexa ImageBank Pty.)

I was touched by this Gowerteh poem, so I thought I'd share it...

He or she supposedly wrote this about an early incarnation of the modern day flash-camera (then the size of 'a robust yet listing watership')...

By J.Y. Gowerteh, 1682, Lower Caernery Mainlands
As featured in Széardoj's Lament, Vol. 47, Lines 612-643
Reprinted with permission

Music in the flashes
People sayeth it matters
All I sayeth is: try me
Music in the flashes

Rocked me like the future
Devoid of food and habit
Someone screameth out: smile now!
Music in the flashes

Sire, crimp, like shorn hair, the thought
Paper rife... and taut
Memories prevail
Love me through the hail
Flashes lighteth our way
The 'morrow, now today
Ask me for lit matches
Music in the flashes

And smile
Sun child
Mist reveals the shiver
Silver'd paper dreams
Listen for good portraits
You are a love
You are a love
Music in the flashes

Goose bumps, no?

Be well, Ez Sezzer, and keep snapping those digital cameras...


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(Would Gowerteh be shocked at how it all may have come so true? You be the judge...)

UPDATE: Thanks for all the comments, guys!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Public Service Announcement

Dear Everyone,




Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Spring straining...

("Spring Straining", 6/08, MTL, by Ezra S.)

Big thanks to Alexandra for noticing this nice shadow coming of the strainer and for suggesting it as a photo.


Friday, June 6, 2008

Ben's Building Update

An update to my 100th post from exactly one year ago about Montreal landmark Ben's Delicatessen:

The CBC and other news sources are reporting that Ben's will soon be torn down by developers. Montreal's Ville-Marie Borough voted that the building has no exceptional heritage value. Their decision cannot be appealed, according to the article.

So, the fate of this Streamlined Modern era building seems to have been sealed and the deli will be no more.

A planned 15-storey condo will go up in the building's place. The city will require it to have some design cues hearkening back to the architecture of the original building.

Another Montreal landmark has disappeared.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Piano for the cows...

Ever seen a concert for cows?

This pianist had the pleasure of putting on such a show.

Click HERE to watch.

Moooo-ve over Liberace...