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December 2022 Xmas, Santa and Windsor

My Saturday rant against Toronto Stars TV guide. Always American. Never Cdn. Why?
November rant against Saturday star
December night mural. Bloor and Christie. Toronto
Bums up. The wind just blew me this way
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November photographs Dead Santa Season begins, Windsor, Toronto, Iceland pictures

Guitar Guru street art. Side of music building in Reykjavik near our Condo November 2022

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aired-out knifed and hung up-to-dry on Roselawn at midnight

A tray of trouble. wood in the granola bar. brought a box. of 28 to iceland and put out on our counter. Bit in the contaminated boar around number 10
bikes in chains boat on stilts iceland
Bumper boat in harbour near harps iceland
TRAWLER FROM GREENLAND IN HARBOUR ICELAND
PR photo of Patricia Jaguarnauth – story I posted on social media about her return to the public eye (with her permission)
This week’s Star Week cover – still pushing American culture and ignoring Canadian films, TV shows and broadcast events
Ivan Ayre at installation of his donated sculptors at the McMichael. Used in November for an online obit I wrote for Facebook. I took this picture
picture for dealership. damage front right of car Probably done by our “neighbours” the Wyatts. Cell phone picture
No shit sherlock. Pun in sign – On Site, but really should be On Sight. Yonge and St Clai. cell photo
Toronto Star Week does run an ad for one of its Podcasts buried in the lower left corner
First iPad photo of September – my computer screen. Just found it buried on my desktop
Bogota Mural photo I took. Used as a background on my University of Windsor Teams account
picture of the piece of wood I found while eating this granola bar. Bought a box of 28 for our trip to Iceland. Probably bit into the bar November 3rd. I scanned it on my scanner and sent to manufacturer. An apology of course and a promise of a refund, but, no warnings sent out to consumers.
Books, Booze, Food, Jazz Music and Poetry. Saturday in a downtown bookstore during Airwaves (Iceland)
Art of the Blur. No idea how I took this. Saw it when unloading my Icelandic pixs
ART-OF-THE-BLUR Hermigervill ON-KEYBOARD on stage at KEX-HOTEL.jpeg, Pre Airwaves concert
Getting ready for outdoor book launch in Reykjavik. Iceland Noir fiction. Tent in the century+ old downtown jail’s parking lot.
lets cancel art graffiti near iceland’s church pictured in the graffiti

 

sweir enters the launch for new novel
One of the reasons we go to Airwaves. Laufey
Outdoor alley bar in Reyjkavik. Einstein mural, kegs of beer and picnic tables. Urban Art. Street Art.Iceland
Rolling Blue Box? Taken June 2021 back when the movie theatre at Castlefield and Yonge still stood. A very small man pushing a very full groccery cart to the LCBO to cash him the empties he has harvested
got hot as the concert continued
our condo beside chair. Icelandic Chic?
Books on stand for outdoor. launch in Reykjavik. Iceland Noir fiction
Laufey on the keyboard. Nov 2, pix taken by me from loft in Icelandic downtown church Airwaves
left the piano to play her guitar. Every pew taken and some on the floor
one in the tree, two on the ground The carnage continues in Toronto. Santa killings all across town. One Santa has been de-aired, two freshly slashed Santas lie beneath. Only part of the second Santa can be seen below the hanging Santa’s feet. Who is the Toronto Santa slasher?
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Iceland November 2022 Airwaves, Murals and Art, Family and book launch (and much more)

Book Launch held in a tent, behind the Reykjavik jail, photos by Andrew and sweir
It gets dark early. Launch started at 3.15. Crew set up flares to light path back to well lit street
I was the only one wearing a mask. I am at the back end of the auidence photo by Andrew

books and beer
books, booze and poetry reading in book store in downtown reyjkavik on Saturday afternoon
Waiting for author Hegningarhúsið, Iceland’s oldest prison, opened in 1874, holds 16 prisoners. This prison is located on Skólavörðustígur in downtown Reykjavík.
weir enters tent as launch begins, photo by Andrew
Cut flowers very expensive in Iceland. Crew setting up the book launch tent – photo by Andrew
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OCTOBER 2022

Beer bottle for the 60s, made in Ohio. Drank in Windsor Ontario. EECH
POSTED TO FLICKR OLD PICTURE OF JAMAICA DANCE TROUPE WARMING UP
 OLD SHOT – BEFORE HE WAS PM JUSTIN CAME TO THE KIDDIES AND WAS INTERVIEWED BY PATRICIA
WINDSOR HOME, LAWN GREMLINS ARE SLASHED OCTOBER 2022
LIVING ROOM – JUST REPAIRED 0CT 2022
OCT 2022 BIBLIOAIS READING/BOOK LAUNCH
SEPT 1 – FIRST PICTURE OF THE FALL IN MY OFFICE
STAR WEEK COVER BY I PAD OCTOBER 202
THREE OPUS VOLUNTEERS – AI CORRECTED EYES OF WOMAN ON RIGHT THANKS TO DROID

stephen in the Blywood Ravine Group7Mural
Warm day in October. Thanksgiving snack time: . Spam (I am years ahead of the trend)my late father’s home made wine and a brick to throw at and raccoons trying to get their share. Toronto
Two Beers with Two Babies
Burger beerr inside the house – Windsor Ontario
speakers and OPUS team at a Windsor U pizza and RBC
Chicken Pizza at the OPUS event on campus

Lucky student – won $250 and all the pizza he could eat! RBC talk at Windsor U

Speakers at OPUS evening. Winner – part time student lucky draw winner $35
Talking about OPUS health benefits at Windsor U meeting
RBC reps talk mortgage at OPUS event
GREMLINS DE-AIRED IN NORTH TORONTO OCTOBER 2022
COVER HOT OCT 2024
SENEGAL DANCER THE RITE OF SPRING – GOOGLE PHOTO

The OPUS Gang and speakers are all here
I am a trend sender. Been touting Spam for years! Miracle Meat
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September 2022

Windsor U Frosh week near Dillion Hall. Mascot for three off-campus bars including Ariius at the Windsor Casino
Windsor. Part Mural, Part Net Flix ad for Iron Ring
used iPad to take the first picture of September 2022
Wendy Jones. Pan Fantasy. It was all a blur
We all went to the pig roast on the Toronto Island. Queen City Club. Ander took this pix of Maria,donna, super blurred Mikey and me.
5pm, CNE shuts down. The giraffes head into the barns
pan fantasy bass pans. CNE concert on the International Stage. Last day 2022
Wendy Jones and Pan Fantasy perform at the CNE. Last act of the summer. Sang Hot! Hot! Hot!
Backstage at the CNE with Pan Fantasy. September 1 2022
At the CNE 2022. His famous paintings and sculpture, Cdn flag, the moose. the hockey player
Charlie Patcher’s art exhibition beside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
painted on the side of kiddies fun ride, CNE. Last day. Sept 1
Another front page on the Caribbean Camera for weir
more tiff and CTFF stories by me
Mural art on the side of kiddie’s fun house ride at the CNE. September 2022
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Windsor Murals

mash-up of three alley monster portraits. Alley is in between Drouillard Rd Windsor and the Ford Plant, August 2022
Promoting a long gone cafe on Pelletier St in downtown windsor 8.2022
History of women workers on the Ford Factory line. mural two blocks from Ford plant Windsor august 2022
rum running mural off Drouillard Road in Windsor
half a mural. Ouellette St Windsor
Fading pirate mural off Ouelette St downtown Windsor August 2022
Alley tribute to the movies mural off Ouelette St downtown Windsor August 2022
Maria at side of Capitol Theatre opening the mural of a theatre door, off University Avenue Windsor
usher uses in this Capitol Theatre mural off University Avenue in WindsorMovie mural off University Ave in Windsor august 2022
Not a mural, but it is art. Woman’s tattoo and a pass Panda float on Erie Street in Windsor Canada Day parade august 2022
It ian’t. A  Mural   but it is Art. Big Bird. Canada Day Parade Windsor 2022
mural facing the loading bays of the now closed Windsor downtown bus station august 2022
More Windsor Street Art. Canada. Canada Day Parade
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Lakefield Leader photographs. 1975 to 1978

The extended Lakefield Leader staff in the newsroom. photo by Stephen Weir. Lakefield Ontario
I tour the Lakefield students through the newsroom. Bit hairy. My first tour
Sandra Nicholls 1975. Left the Lakefield Leader to open her own store – fabrics and sewing. Downtown Lakefield

newspaper photographs B&W. Developed in Bill Dickenson’s basement (and thus are fading and curling into oblivion)

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August 2022 Carnival month

All Aboard the Freedom Train and Emancipation Day Service  Honorary conductor the Honourable Jean Augustine

Belt Line art. The bike/walking trail goes under the Eglinton Rd Bridge. Man’s face painted on wall. urban art

mural in basement of St Lawrence Market, in lunch space

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Woke for Vok at Harbourfront Nordic outdoor concert. Vok one of our fav Icelandic bands

Who ia the singer in the lite. I took this pix in 2017. Think she is British and very young. One of the acts at Airwaves in Iceland – rediscovered August 2022 while housecleaning my desktop

Train Art. Waiting for Go Train in Brampton

DRUMMING UP THE UNDERBROUND FREEDOM TRAIN AT UNION STATION JULY 31ST

THE BRAMPTON CUP CAME FOR THE EMANCIPATION SERVICE AT SHEPPARD STATION 10 MINUTES AFTER MIDNIGHT AUGUST 1ST  TORONTO

THE BRAMPTON CUP CAM TO THE PARADE. NOT MY PHOTOGRAPH

LONE PROTESTOR AT TRUDEAU’S KICKOFF OF THE KIDDIES PARADE IN MALVERN

Stormers take over the road – picture from the Ontario Place Bridge across Lakeshore

PR photo carnival nationz revellers in Adidas shoes

Bee float stalled by swarming stormers

Approaching the judge’s stand. Tribal in red

out of focus – four security guards watch stormers from the sideline near Hotel X

Luna section performs for the Judges

recropped photo of Luna section performing for the Judges

vest find at the parade

Craigg on a truck

A week later

Maachel t-shirt for the parade

Little Girl and her mom with a big message on the TTC Underground Freedom Train

Jean and her friends at Union Station

 

 

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April to now. July 16 2022 in a crazy mixed up order

Don't kick the ball
Sign out front of gallery. Hamilton Gallery of Art
June 2022

Just before Trudeau’s convoy of 10 SUVs arrived at Black Methodist church, Anthony and I were escorted off the property

Brampton gallery’s summer outdoor exhibition

Maria’s old apartment building on University Ave in Windsor back in 1077. Took June 2022

January 1971 – hit parade from CKLW Windsor

Odie from the Caribana parade 10 years ago. Rob Ford wines a reveller

Wall art. Windsor’s oldest fish and chips pesto. Tecumseh Ave. Pat and Hanks. July 2022 (it opened in 1955)

Four Principals come to a fork in the road. Actually a 4-way crossing. Walk of Distinction June 2022 near York University

Herman Silochan = Energy costume launch
Couldn’t use Herman’s photo of the Energy Costume launch. Catches the energy of the mas but not suitable for community paper. Did use a few others of his though

Singing Goodbye to her classmates. Grade 12 graduates at CWJefferies June 2022

sunlime 2022 costume launch – by Herman Silochan

Face of the Festival at Media Launch for Caribbean Carnival 2022. June 2022 at Hotel X photo by weir

Fat Stephen about to say good-bye to his fav jean shirt. Should never have washed it. July 2022. Maria did the honours with her cell phone

the late Max Eisen. Was helping him with a reading at the Yonge Eg Indigo Book Store. Sold out. Store forgot to provide a signing table, no matter men in the long waiting line took turns lending out their backs

still my favourite spam shot. used a black table cloth for the studio I set up in our dining room

In My Body By Bboyizm/Crazy Smooth Co-presented by dance Immersion, Canadian Stage, and TO Live. March 2022. used in my interview of Crazy Smooth – the man in the air above

The Ford boys hang out at the Caribana Parade.
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Getting the finger from a dummy at the Hudson Bay store at the Eaton Centre in Toronto

John Bennett. The former McMichael Gallery executive chef passed away in June 2022 – McMichael photo 14 years old, brought out for obit

Caribbean Camera cutline says it all

Real estate sent out this flyer bragging that the Premier Ford is using their services to sell his Etobicoke home. I got the oversize flyer shoved through the mail box June

Craigg’s Eye View. Craigg Slowly took this for me. Mas costume show before this year’s Parade

June 2022 Back on Yonge St. Million fans

silent protest to street preacher calling down God’s wrath on the gays in the Pride Parade. He couldn’t handle the topless ridicule and put his megaphone awaya aauantil she left.

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March – 2022 – very few pictures this month

in my office installing new computer

Old picture used on Facebook

109 Castlefield Ave

just in time for St Patrick’s Day – Eglinton St

10th of March. One last snowstorm

Bloor Street – snow almost gone – coffee shop ready to serve