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Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra

Extra, Extra! Read all about it, two-year-old artist prodigy takes nation by storm!

Well, not really, but the topic of this week’s photo challenge keeps making me think of newspaper boys peddling the daily news on the streets of big cities in the 1920s.

I finally had the chance to get out  and see a bit of my new city this past Saturday when we took a family trip to the National Gallery.

Ottawa is such a beautiful city, and it has tremendous cycling paths. On Saturday, my wife, two boys, and I cycled downtown to visit the National Gallery of Canada. The city has two major waterways running through it, the Ottawa River, and the Rideau Canal. Our cycling route took us on a beautifully scenic route along the Canal. I’ll be making many more trips along this route and will share what I see in future posts, but for my contribution to this week’s challenge, I thought I’d share this image from the day.

While taking in the visual beauty that hangs on the walls of the gallery, I caught my younger son in a brief moment of silence and stillness as he took in the beauty of a mountain landscape.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art

Art has got to be one of the most subjective things on our fine planet. As bloggers, we all make art, whether it’s through the images we post, or the words we weave… but not mine 🙂

I pass this guy quite often when I’m out for walks, and this time I decided to stop and capture him while he focused on his art. He uses a variety of bricks and rocks, and meticulously balances each piece on its finest point. I have absolutely no idea how he does it, and he often draws a crowd while he works. All of the people in the background were watching him as I approached, but the left by the time I found my angle.

I would love to know more about him…

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