Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Canada Day Crowd
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Plane taking off from Rockcliffe Airport, 17 July 2008.
Ottawa/Rockcliffe Airport or Rockcliffe Airport, (IATA: YRO, ICAO: CYRO), a former military base, is a non-towered airport located on the south shore of the Ottawa River, 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) northeast of downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The airport is the home of the Canada Aviation Museum, which owns the field, and is used and maintained by the Rockcliffe Flying Club.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Bytown Beer and Wine Company
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Ira Glass on Storytelling
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
The Game Begins
The bike polo game begins when all players throw their mallets into the center of the court. A designated player from one team (Pierre shown) divides them ramdomly in half and tosses the two bundles into opposing directions. The players enter the court to find their mallet which decides their team. Play commences on "Go!" That's when the fun starts.
Monday, July 07, 2008
It's a quiet game. Don't know why I originally thought it would be a loud, vicious game. As a spectator you hear the gentle hum of rubber on asphalt, the sound of eight bicycle chains grinding, the almost silent swish of the homemade ABS pipe polo mallets converted mostly from old ski poles as they scratch the court, and the occasional yell of either profanity or cheers in the elation of a goal scored.
It's a co-ed game as well. Ottawa bike courier, book editor, and friend Jennifer Books was out on Sunday playing with the boys. She dishes it out as hard as the next guy, too, let me tell you. She takes no shit from anyone as long as you play hard and fair on the court. Shown in this is photo is Patrice going for the ball at the start of the game. Will post more pics over time I hope. I hear there is an annual tounament the first weekend of August.
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Oliver Jones & Oscar Peterson
Jazz pianist Oliver Jones plays a tribute to the late, fellow Montrealer and pianist, Oscar Peterson, Canada Day on Parliament Hill.
"Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, CC, CQ, O.Ont. (15 August 1925 – 23 December 2007) was a Canadian jazz pianist, vocalist and composer cultural icon. He was called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, "O.P." by his friends, and was a member of jazz royalty. He released over 200 recordings, won seven Grammy Awards, and received other numerous awards and honours over the course of his career. He is considered to have been one of the greatest pianists of all time, who played thousands of live concerts to audiences worldwide in a career lasting more than 65 years."
Pierre & Patrice
Saturday, July 05, 2008
Jim Cuddy - Blue Rodeo
Friday, July 04, 2008
What a sweetheart of a singer. The Pascale Picard Band played their song Smilin' on Canada Day on Parliament Hill, July 1st 2008. Hear the song here:
Thursday, July 03, 2008
George Elliott Clarke (Officer), Audrey Thomas (Officer), Elke Inkster and Tim Inkster (Members), etc., etc., etc. Congratulations to all!
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Snowbirds - Canada Day 2008
Snowbirds Fly Over Parliament Hill
Hope you didn't blink...
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds flew over Parliament Hill on Canada Day at roughly 12:33 pm. Their fly-over pattern was much wider than in previous years. Luckily, I had my wide angle lens to capture the nine Canadair CT-114 Tutor jets as the sped by.
Here they are as photographed in 2007.
And in a previous flight in 2006.