Thursday, April 17, 2014

Lohbado clown

Lohbado went to the marital aids store to try and save his relationship with Esmerelda. This was just before he met Dr. Jane Wormsly. Esmerelda had an esoteric streak. She founded the Rainbow Translation Company for a while, then booked off after a nasty infection infiltrated her wall of protection. Something from the outside got into her body. It was time to quit the business anyway. She had enough to buy rental property and live off the assets. She could do psychic appointments to cover luxury expense. She had a fabulous art collection. The local artists loved her.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

going out

near Berri Uquam

Decairie Service Road
on Decairie Service Road

It felt good to go out after the past few days of intense air pressure changes. One day it felt like summer, the next like winter. Today Lohbado went to Bibliotheque Nationale at metro Berri Uquam. It has a decent collection of books, movies and music. It's a very popular place for people of all ages and interests.

While walking here and there, Lohbado takes photos with his pocket camera, interesting visual arrangements.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Portable communication devices could come in handy in a variety of situations. Lohbado took photos of these when visiting friends.

Monday, April 14, 2014

brick wall

There's something mysterious and spiritual about a brick wall. The vertical line in some of the above pictures suggests a connection with another way of looking at things, perhaps a line to the infinite, a dark line, breaking up the pattern of brick. Plenty of wall expressions exist... nose against the wall, run up against a brick wall, prayer wall, Pink Floyd's album "The Wall". One could pause to examine the lines, patterns textures, an infinite variety of visual discoveries.

Sunday, April 13, 2014


A friendly evening, once in a while it's good to get out.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

clean washroom

not sure what this is

wash your hands

Washrooms have changed a lot. There's something fascinating about the washrooms in an old building, especially when they haven't been renovated in a while. The urinals in the above picture look fairly recent. Some old buildings have upright urinals practically the size of bath tubs. They don't make them like that anymore.

Lohbado spent a fair bit of time, over the decades, pausing to pee into various porcelain devices. In the old days, privacy wasn't such a big deal. It's quite common these days to separate urinals with little partitions, so men can't look at each other, at the variety of devices nature provided for emptying the bladder.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Lohbado goes to church

St. Joseph's Oratory

pain and suffering


St. Joseph's Oratory is a Montreal landmark, visible from a great distance. It requires a good set of legs to walk up the hill and up the long flight of stairs, but once inside, escalators make it a little easier. There are several places where one could sit quietly and relax. Lohbado visited the main sanctuary, just inside the front entrance, then rode the escalators to the sanctuary under the dome. The sheer size of the basilica is amazing. It also offers a panoramic view and a spacious park area outside. It's rare to find a public space that doesn't torment the visitor with background music. Lohbado sat there for quite a while to enjoy the peace and quiet.