I can't live without electricity or a telephone, but do power lines and telephone poles always have to be in the way? I didn't have a chance to scoot across the Canada-US border to get a cleaner photo of Mt Baker in Washington State on this day when clear skies made the formation look eerily beautiful. This'll have to do. I'm not editing the poles and lines out.
I walked into this bathroom, started giggling, walked straight out and promptly returned with my camera phone in hand. It really shouldn't be that funny because after all, the natural place for a plunger is in the bathroom. I've just never seen one stored on top of the toilet tank.
I was in Gastown last weekend having lunch across from this supposed place you can stay at that has "New, Clean Rooms". After looking in the front window I noticed a utilitarian bucket from Home Depot (a building/home renovation supply store) and a rotary telephone on the front desk that's from 1982. These things advertised in the front window spell neither "clean" nor "new".
The tugboats here remind me of The Beachcombers, the longest running drama series in Canadian tv, from 1972-1990. I used to watch it but all I remember was the unpalatable character Relic, and how most episodes were about chasing after logs that got away from logging barges. Can't get more Canadian than that. Except maybe if it was about harvesting maple syrup. Or making ice wine. Or something about beavers.
A fundamental in retailing is to shelve related categories of products together. Some shopper brought this package of hangover-avoidance pills over from the pharmacy and left them on these cases of beer in the refrigerated section of the supermarket. I'm guessing they were planning ahead, then figured they'd just take their chances.
We've seen the Union Jack on everything from t-shirts to tattoos to the roof of BMW Minis. This guy had his own unique way of portraying it while out for a stroll on his own in the middle of nowhere really. I didn't want him to see me with my camera, hence the bit of foliage and stone structure I was hiding behind in the first shot. Sometimes it's best to just not ask questions.