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Photo by John FitzGerald

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

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kiiti, Diane Putnam, Billathon, Leon_Vienna and 6 other people have particularly liked this photo


22 comments - The latest ones
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Splendid street shot! Stay well!

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5 weeks ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to William Sutherland club
Thanks, William.
5 weeks ago.
 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
Fine shot, stay safe.
5 weeks ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to J. Gafarot club
Thanks, José.
5 weeks ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
We can only hope for next year, John !
5 weeks ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Ulrich John club
"Hope is the chief species of enjoyment that human life affords." (Samuel Johnson)
5 weeks ago.
 Léopold
Léopold club
This man is looking in vain for the parade.....
5 weeks ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Léopold club
This is actually quite close to one of the parade routes in the city, Léopold.
5 weeks ago.
Léopold club
has replied to John FitzGerald club
You are more efficient than a GPS thanks John !
5 weeks ago.
 rdhinmn
rdhinmn club
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.
5 weeks ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to rdhinmn club
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).
5 weeks ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
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?
5 weeks ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Keith Burton club
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.
5 weeks ago.
Keith Burton club
has replied to John FitzGerald club
Oh dear...........that's so sad! I'm assuming an investigation is ongoing...............before the inevitable platitudes and cover up :-(
5 weeks ago. Edited 5 weeks ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Keith Burton club
The facts about residential school abuse have been public knowledge for 99 years, Keith, and the residential schools still lasted into the 1990s. There's a lot of talk about reconciliation, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of effort put into it.
5 weeks ago.
John FitzGerald club
has added
But public opinion has shifted on this issue, so that may lead to improvement.
5 weeks ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
Interessante canadese straaten
5 weeks ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Fred Fouarge club
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.
5 weeks ago.
 MaggsMep
MaggsMep club
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.
5 weeks ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to MaggsMep club
Thank you very much, Maggs. I have to agree with you, unfortunately, about man's cruelty. I fear that lowering the flag is as far as the government will go in reconciliation.
5 weeks ago.
 Leon_Vienna
Leon_Vienna club
Bleak - in any case.
I already had a joke about your flag in my fingertips - then I read your answer to Keith's question and there remains nothing but: bleak ...
5 weeks ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Leon_Vienna club
I am afraid so, Leon. All we've had from the government has been theatre. People have taken it upon themselves to pull down statues, but I don't see how that's helping indigenous people. On the other hand public opinion has shifted on this issue, so that may help.
5 weeks ago.

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