Valentine’s Day

Mementos

Mementos

For me, Valentine’s Day has no romantic connotations. Instead, it is a day of remembrance… Three lives not come to consciousness… three lives lost before their time… three beings never known.

The little angels came to me, each in their own time, quite by accident, and soon after each of my loses. They are the only tangible reminders I have…

The Winner Takes It All

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Freddie Wadling & Sebastian Öberg – The Winner Takes It All (Live Guldbaggegalan 2008)

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Galop Canal

Galop Canal

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Galop Canal

Galop Canal

Old Locks, Galop Canal

Old Locks, Galop Canal

Ice formations, Galop Canal

Ice formations, Galop Canal

Bollard, Galop Canal

Bollard, Galop Canal

The Galop Canal, situated between Iroquois and Johnstown (birthplace of the McIntosh apple), Ontario, along the St. Lawrence River, was built in 1845 to bypass rapids which prevented ships from navigating up the St. Lawrence to Kingston and beyond. The locks were expanded and improved in 1897. The canal was 800 feet long making it, at this time, the longest canals in Canada.

By the 1950s, the grand project to build the St. Lawrence Seaway was underway and the Galop Canal was deepened to allow the great “lakers”, vessels carrying cargo to and from the Great Lakes. By 1958, however, the Seaway project was completed, the Galop became unnecessary, and was partially inundated by the rising Seaway waters.

The canal is a last vestage of the Canada’s burgeoning inland water trade on a grand scale and, ultimately, a victim of its success…

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Incidentally, the first two shots were taken last weekend and the last three were taken Easter weekend, 2007.

I might have used this photo, if it wasn’t a photo taken by someone else. That is me, aged… 5(?).. on the left in the yellow swim suit (which I still remember 40-odd years later!). You can see my “excellent” posture hasn’t improved at all…

At Melody Lodge

At Melody Lodge

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