Saturday, July 26, 2014

water tower fun

Instead of going to the beach, or playing in the water, Lohbado stood on the street and took photos of an old water tower along the Lachine Canal in Montreal. One doesn't have to spend money, hop on a plane, or drive a great distance to enjoy a vacation. For this vacation, Lohbado rode the metro from Cote des Neiges to the St Henri/Lachine neighborhood. A vacation involves making a break with routine in order to relax and tune into the sights and sounds one barely noticed or took for granted. Things appear in a new and vivid light, quite refreshing to the mind.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

evening pictures

Lohbado went for an evening bike ride and took a few photos of how the brick glowed in the warm light.

Monday, July 21, 2014

burning box of fire

fire next to the bike trail

fire in a box

by the Lachine Canal, Montreal

a cyclist used a cell phone to call the fire department
While out on an evening ride, Lohbado rode past the scene of a garbage bin on fire. A cyclist called the fire department. Fortunately, they arrived in time to prevent the fire from spreading to the building.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Fur of the Cat

too much to drink

hangover the next day
There's an old saying: have a drink when you wake up to reduce the hangover. This is called hair of the dog. Lohbado didn't take a drink. Instead, he reclined in an easy chair and let the cat nap on his belly and chest. The healing effect of the cat reduced Lohbado's hangover. In Club Morono, this is called "fur of the cat".

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Lohbado's vacation day 2

Yesterday Lohbado rode east along the canal. Today he rode west. It takes a while to get in shape. Two days of riding, the body gets sore. Here's a random selection from today. It's amazing how fast old factories and warehouses are quickly being bought up and turned into condos or living units. First artists inhabit the buildings. Then the artists get kicked out. The buildings are divided up and sold.

Friday, July 18, 2014

pretty as a post card

This year Lohbado is taking a holiday in Montreal. When one takes a holiday, it used to be popular to buy post cards, generic images with heavily saturated colours and a glossy finish. Lohbado decided to make his own post cards. Here are some images he took while riding a noisy old bike along the Lachine Canal. The visual richness of Montreal makes the city a bikers paradise.

return from Europe

It's nice to be home again, after a fabulous visit to Europe. A little jet lag, relax a few days, enjoy the summer...