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August 2023 summer and the St Lucia

3-D sign in downtown Leamington,Ontario
infinity pool. our four poster bed and bug curtain
jade mountain infinity pool, Maria soaks and checks out the Pitons, St Lucia
Fifi

artist mural with St Lucia themes our wc in ac

our library at AC, over looking the Caribbean
Church in town near Jade Mountain hotel Maria took pix
me at balcony of Anse Chastenet
audience at Trinbago, Dundas square of T&T’s 61st Birthday
Maria took this one the wy to the hotel oe of two Pitons
Patrice Roberts on stage at the CNE on Soca Day
foodie news of the week.Great resto comes to Yonge and Eg. Smaller version of their downtown spots
David Rudder on stage at Dundas Square, Jasper did the pix
trinibago crowd
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Fitbit walking record at jade mountain
Joel davis, connector on stage at Dundas Square as part of Trinibago fete
selfie wall at the mural festival in Yorkville in the middle of Cumberland Ave, Toronto August 2023
two day trinibago festival, looking for winning number of rag, for free trip anywhere Caribbean Air travels to
mural in progress at mural festival in Yorkville, Cumberland st. august 2323
going ape for a selfie at the mural festival in Yorkville on Cumberland
Jasper and Steve at LSL watering hole
dumb sign above smoking volcano vents above the mud baths
Maria and guide check out the volcano above the mud baths
beach bar’s pillar post art 2023 St Lucia
Turtles lay their eggs on the beach and the bar staff at Jade Mountain, in St Lucia put out protection signs.
Alien has arisen and is hiding amongst real islands. St Lucia
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shark on the pillar of a beach bar in St Lucia
Maria and Steve take a mud dive
selfie taker gets ready for mud bath
mud people pose for pictures at mud baths of St Lucia
inside the Pelee Island ferry, high dust storm hits the cars inside.
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July 2023 part two (pictures that somehow disappeared from part one!)

pointing the way for Maria om Wyandotte om windsor
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pitons of St Lucia. are hotel near the closest peak
R-rated section. picture I used in a story for the Caribbean Camera
cleaning out the 50 year old Time Magazine
in the Windsor Basement

sky high garbage pile behind the police station at Duplex and Egg in Toronto
Marci Ian on stage at launch photo by sweir
Prime Minister Trudeau at the kiddies parade
Maria is in box
on the way to Pelee Island
Stuff I found in a box under my desk today
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JULY PHOTOGRAPHS TORONTO EVENTS AND FAMILY AND MURALS

ny clothes choice for my first day in school photo a year later by Maria
fountain break
3D sign in Leamington
Deborah Dundas book at Biblioasis
Gordie Howe Bridge is a work in progress
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BLUE JAY MASCOT IN THE SENIOR’S TENT AT THE TORONTO CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL LAUNCH AT CITY HALL
pan man pat
TAKE OUR PICTURES PLEASE IN THE GRACE FOOD’S SENIOR’S TENT AT THE TORONTO CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL LAUNCH AT CITY HALL IN TORONNTO
TIRED MODEL POSES FOR MY CAMERA IN FRONT OF TORONTO’S CITY HALL – CARNIVAL LAUNCH JULY 11 2023

 

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June photographs and a view AI created photographs/illustrations

Dall E created with sweir direction. for story about a diver lying in pyramid tomb
three artists moses left romain right
ONTARIO POET LAURETTE RANDELLE ADJEI
STUDENTS ATTENDING THE ANTI-BULLYING EVENT AT THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM
PRESENTING AN ANTIRACISIM AT ROM
THE CHOSEN MURAL FOR BATHURST STREET
WINNING MURAL ARTIST
WINNING ARTISTS AT BLACKHURST

 

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RUDY’S GARDEN I was walking along Toronto’s Black Creek trail near York University last week when 97-year old Rudy Riske whizzed by me on his pink pedal bike. He soon stopped at a wild flower garden he plants every year and began his daily weeding routine. Rudy has been doing this for years,RUDY’ he turns 98 in September
Rudy’s garden tribute sign black creek trail
BAND art exhibition
BAND ART EXHIBIT
Dall-e and sweir illustration about poker
AI and weir illustration for short story Alabaster legs

Dalle weir illustration about a CJOM FM meeting for short story
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GETTING A COP CONSTABLE JESSIE TO SIGN THEIR SHIRTS
DANCE OF THE CARIBBEAN FLAGS
DANCE OF THE CARIBBEAN FLAGS
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STRIKING A POSE FOR THE CAMERA ON THE PARADE
PHILLILPINO STUDENTS DO A BAMBOO DANCE
CROPPED PICTURE OF HOMELESS MAN WHO I GAVE ALL MY COINS TO
WALKING BACK FROM THE MARKET= REFLECTION OF SIGN IN THE WINDOWS
CHAATHAM ALL BLACK BASEBALL TEAM, HISTORY BOOK LAUNCHED IN WINDSOR

 

luminato dance – fleck theatre. It was a winner
NUIT
Walk of Excellence 2023 500 marchers cross Finch as they head to University of Yptl
drummers at the March
Mundy got a $,000 bursary from York
Itah left, Olivia Chow middle at schools walk. not my photo
POET LAURETTE AT MARCH

 

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SHELLEY FALCONER THIRD FROM LEFT, NOT MY PHOTO
MURAL ON THE SIDE OF THE RESTAURANT I USED TO EAT LUNCH AT WHEN I WORKED AT IMPERIAL OPTICAL THIE 70S
TORONTO’S PIANO PIANO RESTO’S ALLEY MURAL BEHIND THE KING EDDIE HOTEL
MURAL RACCOON
HOMELESS. MAN CLEANED ME OUT ON WELLINGTON BUT HE DID POSE FOR PIX IN TORONTO
BLACK CREEK PARK LOCAL HERO, 97 YEAR OLD VOLUNTEER GARDNER BIKES DOWN THE PARK TRAIL NEAR YORK TO TEM TO THE PLANTS
CARTOON STORY MURAL
Maaria’s walk for cancer

York University students greet the marchers as they arrive at York

last year’s march of distinction Jane/Finch
house on our block, Duplex and Roselawn. Toronto
Just found on my cell, maria’s house before I savaged the bushes in front 2021 Kildare in Windsor
WORD ON THE STREET AUIDENCE AT AUTHORS’ TALK
Marilyn Denis goodbye cover Star Week
photo I used for story on Niagara Falls carnival parade august 2023
LCBO didn’t mind when I took a picture of four cans of a spritzer for a contest!
Took this in South America a few years ago. Resized it and repurposed it for a story on a coming Niagara fall Carnival style parade
mummy’s curse by sweir/dall=4
colourised mummy’s curse created by sweir and DALL-3
colourised picture of Butson’s motel and bar (where I worked in 1970ish) Renfrew
TRUDEAU PROTESTER STOPPED YELLING AND STRUCK THIS POSE WHEN I PRAISED HIS BOD, NORTHERN TIP OF QUEEN’S PARK
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BACK YARD BLUR WINDSOR

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May photographs 2023 (bb pixs actually taken at end of April)

Ricard Robyn and Maria Nenadovich beside the portrait of the Sinking of the Mayflower, shot take in Barry’s Bay Hotel

photo I used for story on Niagara Falls carnival parade august 2023
Mitzy Hunter, former MPP and now running for mayor checked out the weekend Word on the Street Festival,
word on street – toronto – Queens Park. Ink earl by windsor U prof on sale
mural better than food. Uncle Betty’s. Yonge St just north of Castlefield
Before – Stoney Lake bait building near Young’s Point 1978
LAKEFIELD LEADER STAFF. BILL DICKSON MISSING AFTER
BEFORE COLORISATION LAKEFIELD LEADER STAFF. BILL DICKSON MISSING
FAILED ATTEMPT TO SHOW RENFREW STUDENT STICKING A CREAMER ON FACE AT HARMIS RESTAURANT IN 1965
YELLING AT NORTH TIP OF QUEEN’S PARK. ANTI TRUDEAU. STOPPED WHEN I COMPLIMENTED HIS BODY. POSED. NICE GUY TILL HE STARTED YELLING AGAIN. WORD ON STREET
UNKNOWN-MAYOR-CANDIDATE-AT-WORD-ON-THE-STEET.
WORD ON THE STREET AUIDENCE QUEEN’S PARK
BOOK OF THE DEAD AT THE HIMALAYAN CAFE ON YONGE ST
art of the blur. Found pix in my camera.
JUDITH PENFOLD. STILL HAVEN’T FOUND HER. NOR THE BEST MAN JOHN MCILVRIDE OUR 46TH ANNIVERSARY MAY 27
JUDITH PENFOLD – OUR BEST LADY 46 YEARS AGO. CAN’T FIND HER OR HER EX HUSBAND JOHN MCILLVRIDE
Bev Don (middle) and Maria Nenadovich (right) of the Yonge Lawrence Village BIA receive an Eglinton- Lawrence Volunteer Service Award from MPP Robin Martin. Happened last week.
@jamai_photography photographer Rate R section Carnival costume launch – I wrote story and used this publicity shot
not my photo but I have seen the graffiti
MURAL DOWNTOWN NEAR AGO
NDP MPP PRESENTS CERTIFICATE TO AFRICAN GROUP
NDP MPP PRESENTS CERTIFICATE TO AFRICAN GROUP LIB MPP (L) AND CONSERVATIVE MPP (R) IN BACKGROUND
AI colourisation of this photo taken in Trinidad 1915 of a mining crew loading train near Pitch Lake
AI colourisation of this photo taken in Trinidad 1915 of a tar pit crew in front of pitch lake
Trinidadian woman – originally in sepia before I saws colourisation AI AP
1890s from a glass negative of this Trinidadian woman – originally in sepia before colourisation
RAISE AND POINT! AFRICIAN UNION FLAG RAISING QUEEN’S PARK
RAISE AND POINT! AFRICIAN UNION FLAG RAISING QUEEN’S PARK
AI colourisation of this photo taken in Trinidad 1915

NDP, Conservative and Liberal welcome African Union to Queen’s Park
African Union Flag rises
new outdoor art in front of the AGO in Toronto =cell picture
national anthem sung at flag raising at Queens Park
MARIA TOOK THIS. CLUBS HAVE PATRONS TAKE PICTURES OF THEIR COAT RACK NUMBER! MARIA TOOK PIX
THIS IS THE FLAG DESIGN ON THE FLAG RAISED AT QUEEN’S PARK
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JUST AFTER THE SHOW MARIA TOOK THIS OF THE SIGN. I HAD A CAMEO
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“Bless me with good fortune,” he whispers to her. She’s young, with crinkly red hair and freckles crowding her cheeks.
Two doped up men were camped out for the afternoon at Toronto’s sculpture gardens. Took a break from smoking up to take a closer look at the African sculpture installation
Me and the painting of the sinking of the Mayflower. Balmoral Hotel stairwell. Maria took this picture of me
12- year old Balmoral Hotel in Barry’s Bay. Delivering 2022 tax returns to Richard Robyn April 21, 2023
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Everyone in my creative writing class hated every word I wrote

Every one in my 4th year creative writing class, at Windsor U hated every single word I wrote. Dali-1 illustration by sweir
FAILED ATTEMPT TO SHOW RENFREW STUDENT STICKING A CREAMER ON FACE AT HARMIS RESTAURANT IN 1965
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“Bless me with good fortune,” he whispers to her. She’s young, with crinkly red hair and freckles crowding her cheeks.
one box for the body. one for the head. Dali-1 illustration by sweir for creative writing class story
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April 2023 Back in Toronto

Started my day in the comic era museum waiting room of my dentist in downtown Toronto. Fun but it hurt. iPad picture
Damned if I can remember the movie, but, I do know I used this photo in one of my first movie reviews back in 74 or 75
chris Alexander says he wants to hire me to do pr for this summer’s event
publicity shot from Rated R section, Toronto . Caribbean Carnival do Nort burg Ayr permission from @jamai_photography
million people on the road during caribana. took this picture from the ontario place bridge
iceland star laughs at comment from Toronto fan at Harbourfront
Me and the painting of the sinking of the Mayflower. Balmoral Hotel stairwell. Maria took this picture of me
80s Sterrn cover from OMA’s collection
I took this at a festival near the Scarborough Town Centre. Caribe Dance. One of my favourite shots from Steven M’s festival
working all nite on the Mirvish Centre Bloor and Bathurst
portrait of our washing machine. Maria took the picture for the insurance company when the machine broke down. Woulda cost 1000$ without this picture

Yesterday, Today and Next Year

Accidentall photograph of my new keyboard
12- year old Balmoral Hotel in Barry’s Bay. Delivering 2022 tax returns to Richard Robyn April 21, 2023
my weekly star week picture for my tweet, picture taken with IPAD on diningroom table
cell photo shot of now empty lot. week before it was a booming pickle ball court
USED Dall-e-30034 to create this illustration for a creative writing cover about how class hate my work
Rated R!!! section from the Revellers, sent me this press photo for my article in the April Caribbean carrnival
loaded 600 photos into this new display frame. gift from Russ and Rose, Always on, always interesting
publicity shot from the Revellers. I am back writing about carnival for the Caribbean Camera. Used this in an April feature I wrote

 

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Fuzzy, Many out of focus pictures taken with cameras, cell phones and borrowed from Associates – April 2023

captured poster jpg for my book Blood and Bubbles the History of Diving in Film
Worst picture of the year so far! Opus meeting and pizza call. Windsor University
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March photographs

Wood it be chocolate – student art
cell picture. Yonge St. pickle ball park packed up and vanished
me and horace Thorne’s son at trinidad consulate, event for dead Horace
one wall of student exhibition
student photo of girl in the tube
what we found in March when the snow disappeared in North Toronto
Second alien illustration by AI illustrator for my 4th year Creative Writing course

Student’s face portrait grade 8 art exhibit
clothes dryer photographer from our basement
Selena (Tribal Mas) was in Trinidad for their carnival. She sent this to me to use in the Caribbean Camera. Which I did
Grade 9 artwork at March exhibit. looks like chocolate but is bits of pressed board
cover art for the etobicoke art school exhibition. Fork crown
student art. 100 empty tins on board
melting santa grade 9 painting
Dall-e-2 creation of an alien scuba diver for my Windsor U Creative Writing course short story about Zombie Reef
my at Chinese NY wall CAW centre Windsor U
stolen rabbit. pix taken-in NYC by Ander from. Always looking for odd travel
printed this in the Caribbean Camera with PJ’s permission
My funeral garb these days
on assignment – student art exhibition, stopped at front door to take this
living Tree wrap Windsor
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February 2023 rough

Waiting got this Mighty bomber’s grandson
Q&A about to begin re:immigration
happy winner
and the winner is
the business of winning
more pizza
more and more pizza opus
more pizza more opus pizza
coffee break opus
more coffee
everyone had a meal
Opus Steven not Stephen
speaking about speaking
waiting for the winner of the draw
talking immigration
immigration talk
talking immigration
late arrival
lining up to hear about relief
recovery
west talk
Q&A about to begin re:immigration
immigration
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opus pizza break
signing in the students
signing in the students
president Chris welcomes the OPUS students
president Chris welcomes the OPUS students
Steve – opus – at the podium
sideview of author the sleeping car porter giller winner windsor reading
sideview of author the sleeping car porter giller winner windsor reading
mighty bomber’s grandson – Ryan
Windsor living tree skirt
ami at the Chinese student new year booth windsor u
happy new year
Happy new year, mandarin orange in a give away bag windsor U student centre
Reading – the sleeping car  Porter – giller prize winner –  Bibliosasis bookstore – Black history Month Wyandotte Street Windsor
Reading – the sleeping car Porter – giller prize winner –  Bibliosasis bookstore – Black history Month Wyandotte Street Windsor