2017 in photos (part 2)
Escaping Lake Louise and being on my own again was difficult at first, I kept myself busy with late night walks and photography
Bridge in Edmonton
Alberta Legislature Building
I got some cheap hockey tickets at the hostel thinking I was going to see the Oilers play. Turns out it was the junior team (The Oil Kings), still a good game though with lots of fighting.
The never ending journey across the prairies.
Segway tour in Saskatoon. The segway was supposed to be the next big thing in personal transport, but they never really caught on. Probably because they look stupid.
South Saskatoon River. For what is was worth, Saskatoon was a pretty nice place.
Escaping Sasktoon is visit a ghost town.
Welcome to Bents, population 0
This was once someone's home, someone's childhood. Now, it is just a rusting reminder of the past.
As well as being fantastic for photos, visiting Bents really talks to you. A reminder that nothing is permanent.
Leaving Saskatchewan behind and moving onto Rossburn in Manitoba. The first night I ended up photographying the local youth team, Waywayseecappo Wolverines, bit of a mouth full. It doesn't matter where I go in Canada, I always seem to end up photographying ice hockey
Not like I am complaining though, I like photographying ice hockey.
It is all about the drama.
One of my favourites.
My neighbours for the next week or so
The long road to town.
Even here, you can see the northern light.
Early morning in the middle of nowhere.
I have always been a city person, but I can appricate the farm life.
Riding into Riding Mountain National Park. I felt like a proper adventurer.
Looking over a beaver dam below. We actually saw a wolf in the park, first time my guide had seen a wolf in 5 years. Of course I didn't have the right lens on my camera at the time so no photos sadly :(
Returning to civilization. This is the museum of human rights, although it looks like a giant middle finger.
I quite liked Winnipeg.
Kristen, my awesome host and guide. Thanks so much for having me and showing me a great time.— with Kristen Douglas.
Sampling the local beer.
Assiniboine Park (Winnipeg Zoo)
At the "Journey to Churchill" exhibit. My plan was always to go north to Churchill to see the polar bears. But the one train line to Churchill had flooded that year and flights were way too expensive. So this was the best I could do.
Curious little Arctic Fox.
Arctic owl enjoying the usually warm Autumn.
Sleepy mountain lion, but keeping one eye open.
Red Panda on patrol.
Now entering an local art gallery, exhibiting Inuit art. Out of all the major cities in Canada, Winnipeg seems to have the closest connection to great north.
Some plumbing left behind by the builders.
Rey Mysterio meets Spider Man 3
Heading south to Niagara Falls.
If a waterfall roars, but nobody is around to hear it, does it still make a sound?
The falls at sunrise. I have mixed feelings towards the falls. They are indeed beautiful, but do all the hotels and attractions have to be so close?
I finally make it to Toronto.
Touring the Steam Whistle brewery. Steam Whistle are a great company having won many awards. Their beer is really nice to.
The tour was great.
A slight detour to Detroit.
Detroit was in interesting place. One street was full of shops and businesses, the next street over was full of abandoned building. A real reminder of how the city almost collapsed. This is the somewhat ominous looking Renaissance Center.
Toronto Island. A small, sleepy little place away from the busy city.
Halloween with the hostel.
Slightly out of focus group photo. I was a bit drunk as well so forgive me.
Halloween is a big deal in Toronto
People take their costumes very seriously.
I have never been a fan of street art or graffiti, other than Banksy. But the artwork in graffiti alley was amazing.
Most of the larger murals were done by an artist known as Uber 5000. You can usually see his name writer somewhere within his work.
See if you can find him name in this piece.
Escaping Toronto and heading further East. Climbing up to the top of Rock Dunder.
At the top of Rock Dunder.
Rock Dunder selfie.
Photographing a First Nations event at the local university. During my time here and time with Shelby I learnt a lot about the First Nations in Canada and the US.
It was a great privilege to be able to spend time here in Belleville and to learn about First Nations. Thanks Shelby Lisk, you can find her website at: http://shelbylisk.com/
Heading up north to the nation's capital, Ottawa.
Library of Parliament in Ottawa. This is where they keep all the books on laws and shit.
Parliament Hill, lit up for remembrance.
Finally in Montreal. I ended up staying in M Montreal, a great hostel with a bar that hosted live music ever week.
First band I photographed, Friendly Frog Freakshow. They were indeed very friendly.
They also hosted comedy nights every Sunday.
Another band I shot, The Kolas Experiment. This wasn't at the hostel bar, but rather in another venue that actually had decent lighting.
Photographying an amateur dramatics.
It was all in French and Spanish so I didn't really know what was going on.
It was good though whatever it was.