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Archive for February 25th, 2008

Have you tried the blogroll recently?

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One of the most recent additions is Alex Waterhouse-Hayward – who I met at Northern Voice. His blog doesn’t allow comments. He explained why. He once took a photo of the industrialist EdgarKaiser. One day he got a phone call from somebody, who wanted to ask something about the photo. Alex hoped this might be an opportunity to make more photographs. The question however was “Do you know where he bought that chess set in the picture?”

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I stole this picture from David Drucker’s blog and he has a good summary of the conference too.

Every so often I click through the links on my blogroll, partly to make sure they all still work (Jak has a new WordPress blog by the way). And so far I have got as far as K. Which brings me to me my recommendation. Keefer has another of his brilliant photo essays together with a brief but enlightening history of Annacis Island. It demonstrates very forcibly what you miss when you drive through a place at 90kph. Keith walks, and in places where I would hesitate to go. But he shows us what you need to do to understand where you live and have your being. And you cannot do that inside a metal box.

Over on StreetFilms Ethan Kent has a fascinating slide show of Havana street life which is well worth four minutes of your time. “If children playing in the streets is an indicator of the success of a city, then Havana’s streets may be some of the most successful in the world.”

One duplicate removed, a couple of typos corrected – all the links work

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February 25, 2008 at 7:50 pm

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How Will You Spend Your $100?

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Don’t tell me tell the Tyee

I will tell you what I intend to do. I intend to donate it to SPEC/LRC, to help fund the fight against the Gateway. That may help to defeat a proposal which, if it proceeds, will increase ghg and local air pollution despite what the provincial government continues to claim — all the evidence to the contrary.

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February 25, 2008 at 1:13 pm