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Labour Day, 2021, in London, Ontario, Canada. No parade this year, again.

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William Sutherland said:

Splendid street shot! Stay well!

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9 months ago

John FitzGerald replied to William Sutherland:

Thanks, William.
9 months ago ( translate )

J. Gafarot said:

Fine shot, stay safe.
9 months ago

John FitzGerald replied to J. Gafarot:

Thanks, José.
9 months ago ( translate )

Ulrich John said:

We can only hope for next year, John !
9 months ago

John FitzGerald replied to Ulrich John:

"Hope is the chief species of enjoyment that human life affords." (Samuel Johnson)
9 months ago

Léopold said:

This man is looking in vain for the parade.....
9 months ago

John FitzGerald replied to Léopold:

This is actually quite close to one of the parade routes in the city, Léopold.
9 months ago

rdhinmn said:

I don't think we ever have Labor Day parades. Probably because one week later we have the Defeat of Jesse James days - enactments of the raid, a large number of craft vendors, produce sellers, and food tents, plus various programs. Thousands of people come to town. I generally go to Omaha.

This is another photo where you used the trick of dividing into two by some strong line, like the lamppost, and have very different cityscapes on either side, isn't it? Noticing that one can do it, and keeping the divider geometrically precise, is quite a skill.
9 months ago

John FitzGerald replied to rdhinmn:

Nothing like the Defeat of Jesse James Days here, Bob. I don't think anything exciting has ever happened here, apart from floods and the sinking of a ferry full of holidaymakers, and you don't really want to to re-enact those. Thanks for the analysis of the photograph -- I will be studying my earlier photos. Studying this photo I suddenly realized the lamppost is placed right where the rule of thirds, which I consider unfounded, says it should be. This is a crop across a portrait-orientation shot, and I suspect part of my motivation may have been a desire to have something in the photo that extended outside it (like buddy, whose shorts and shopping bags I cropped out).
9 months ago

Keith Burton said:

An interesting street scene John..........with lots to look at..........especially when viewed very large when the detail is amazing.

Why is the National Flag at half-mast?
9 months ago

John FitzGerald replied to Keith Burton:

Thanks, Keith. The flag was lowered on federal buildings on May 30 after the discovery of 215 unmarked graves at a former residential school for indigenous children. Since then over 1,000 other unmarked graves have been found at three other former residential schools, and the government has announced no date for raising the flag again.
9 months ago

Fred Fouarge said:

Interessante canadese straaten
9 months ago ( translate )

John FitzGerald replied to Fred Fouarge:

Some of the oldest buildings in the city are down the far end, Fred (not old by European standards, of course; there wasn't a clearing here till the 1830s). And I was across the street from a designated historic building.
9 months ago

MaggsMep said:

As ever your urban landscape is brilliant John.

Thanks for answering Keith question, I had noticed the flag too. Man's cruelty to the young, the vulnerable, the underprivileged, the different is apalling and unfortunately continuing.
9 months ago