Philadelphia, revisited

Philadelphia is one of those cities that doesn’t seem to get much respect, especially from New Yorkers. To be honest, I’m not sure why. I had the pleasure of spending a week there on business in 2017 and found Philly to be a beautiful, vibrant, and interesting city, with lots to see and do.

Of course, given the time available, I only saw a small part of the city. Both my hotel and my customer’s offices were downtown, within 3km of each other, albeit on opposite sides of City Hall.

This kept me in the heart of the business and tourist areas, to be sure.

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A fine mid-century morning

The NOIA Building in downtown Palm Springs looks like the kind of place Don Draper would have worked in, had he not been a New Yorker.

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Take a Bow

Downtown Calgary is chock-full of midrise and highrise towers of varying styles, vintages, and aesthetic charm.

The Bow is one of those iconic structures that is just different from everything else around it. It’s taller, it’s oddly shaped, it catches light, it’s not a glass obelisk, and it has a cool sculpture at its base (Wonderland by Jaume Plensa). What more can a travelling geek with a camera ask for?

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The apartment building

Apartment living isn’t for everyone, but every city has its share of apartment buildings.

Ottawa is no exception. Although there are more and more shiny new high-rise condos and apartment building popping up, Ottawa’s apartment scene is dominated by older buildings with a certain sense of charm (or total lack thereof).

I’ve decided to take it upon myself to start documenting the vintage Ottawa apartment building, no matter how large or small, charming or charmless, in any neighbourhood around town. This post is the first in a series of who-knows-how-many.

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Closed on Tuesdays

For some reason, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum is closed on Tuesdays. Of course, the day I decided to visit was a Tuesday.

That left me stuck outside on a very crisp, very cold, very sunny day with not much to do.

There’s always something to do.

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