Gonna just take a moment here to pimp another blog that I have started called Edenborough. Not sure exactly where’s it’s going yet, probably never will, but I think it may be fun. Do please drop by.
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Heather Utah has been posting flags.
“The images themselves call out the space between people in public places; I have become increasingly agitated with this designated space – this is my calling out and reclaiming the space which belongs to EVERYBODY. I suggest we start using it & loving before it is too far gone. The faces are meant to represent everyone who has felt this way – the bus scapes are the mundane, everyday places this space exists. I want to believe that love exists in the spaces between.”
And this one at the west gate of Turcot Yards on Pullman road.
You can catch the full set here.
We are expecting up to 30 cms of snow over the next 48 hours as we continue to pile it up in Montreal. That will sound very sweet to people who deny global warming is real, but the truth is, if it’s connected at all, it’s more in tune with an increase in hurricanes, floods, etc. Enjoy!
Well, it sure looks like I at least got to see one large scale project at Turcot Yards that has made the whole journey more than worthwhile. Who would have thought that turning it into a snow dump would have done the trick? The main snowpile runs about 2/3 the length of the yards. I have never seen anything quite like it before. I really think the people that snowblow the snow up there are having a great time. That’s a job I would love!
Story in Westmount Examiner.
Dug up a few pictures from around Verdun.
The jewelry store on the corner, Dube, was better known as Gaulins for about 40 or more years. Vacant lot is a result of a fire in the 80′s.
Oddly the lights at La Grande Marquise were on and emergency lights of the Galt Metro entrance. Restaurant is closed today.
Here a bit late after 3 adventurous weeks pretty much away from the ‘ol computer (and all I am going to say about that is that it is amazing how busy you can get during the Holiday Season and, yes, had a pretty good time overall). Most of you are probably getting bored with this story by now, but if you aren’t, Fagstein has links to Every. Story. Ever. or at least comes close right here.
Here is the quick version of my story. In Verdun on day 2 or 3 of no power and a friend suggests we walk up to the McDonalds on Lasalle blvd. To my surprise it was open because it is linked on the same grid as Verdun General Hospital. So I ate a Big Mac and fries voluntarily and had to admit it was better than I remembered for your typical fast fat and sodium dish. We went back the next day and they had no burgers left, just some fries, cherry pies and an apparently endless supply of soda. As far as I am concerned, Verdun McDonald’s Runs Out Of Burgers, should have scooped the whole silly province without power story that was making the rounds. Sigh. Yes, folks, turns out the first 2 weeks of January ’98 were just as dull as today except there was no electricity and the Verdun McDonald’s Ran Out Of Burgers.
And here are some images courtesy of Le Journal de Montreal.
Noticed last week that snow is being dumped in the west end of Turcot Yards and there is also this article in the Gazette to confirm.
“The Côte des Neiges/Notre Dame de Grâce borough made a deal with the Quebec Transport and Environment departments to use the Turcot Yards as an emergency snow dump, but only until Jan. 11.”
Why not all winter? I have noticed that there is excellent drainage at Turcot (well, it was a railyard) and although I suppose large snow mountains could be considered dangerous in themselves, they sure have the opportunity to spread it out at Turcot. Cross country, anyone?
Seems that Montreal City Weblob has commented here that she blogged about my blogging after Fagstein blogged that I blogged about the chain of reactions to Fagstein writing an article in The Gazette about Coolopolis who blogged about that prompting Montreal City Weblog to blog about that while I turned and blogged about that.