Vancouver Then and Now Series     The Vancouver Then and Now Series includes  photographs of Downtown, Gastown, Stanley Park, Kitsilano, and the North Shore. A very effective interactive presentation of Then and Now, in which you simply follow these instructions: Mouse over images with red borders to see into the past. For mobile tap once. Tap again outside […]

Positive Aging

These photo portraits are said to represent the impact of aging and this feels like a negative — and a loss.   A narrow vision of beauty.   To me, the mature portraits could also represent other impacts — maybe wisdom, acceptance, clarity. resilience.  Other?  Makes me wonder if the older person knew that the […]

Robert Frank’s mid 1950s B/W Photos exhibited in Anna Leonowens Art Gallery Sept. 5 – 12 Robert Frank’s photos will appear as newsprint copies at the Anna Leonowens Art Gallery for just one week, beginning today, and will then be destroyed.   This is the landmark concept that caught my eye: “Robert Frank was the first artist to insist that photographs alone tell a story, though he did relent and […]

Morning on Main Street 1910 and 2014  Len PD MacDonald posted this glorious photo of Morning on Main Street today (August 7, 2014).  A similar view of 1910 Main Street suggests that you have to get onto Main Street early in order to catch the light and avoid traffic blocking the view of the street.         […]

First Bank of Nova Scotia, Main Street, c 1910

First Bank of Nova Scotia, Main Street, c 1910. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum. Restoration: Joe Muir for Aldine Fine Art ( Antigonish historian Laurie Stanley-Blackwell includes the unrestored photo of the the Bank of Nova Scotia in her online description of Vanished and Changed Landscapes of Antigonish During the 19th century, Canadian urban […]

Leonard Boudreau (1916- 2014), Pomquet, 1920

Leonard Boudreau  (1916- 2014),  Pomquet, 1920. Courtesy of PomquetHéritage. Restoration: Anne Louise MacDonald.  4-year old Leonard (b. 1916),  son of Mary Jane (Doiron) & Leon Boudreau. Maternal grandparents are Elizabeth (Doiron) & Fidele Doiron. Paternal grandparents are Elizabeth (Cross) & Jean Boudreau. Leonard Boudreau died on February 3, 2014.     To give you an […]