Can’t see much through the windshield of this old truck.
Monthly Archives: April 2015
Out of Sight
Dreaming of Summer
Powassan Maple Syrup Festival
Spring Forest Monochrome
The period of time in Spring between the disappearance of the snow and the arrival of the warmth.
Waiting for the explosion of growth that comes inevitably each year.
Memory Unearthed is an exhibition of the photographs of Henryk Ross, a photographer in the Lodz ghetto in the years 1940 – 1945.
The Art Gallery of Ontario currently has the photographs on display and it is an enlightening and disturbing exhibition. It contains some of the bravest, scariest and most real photographs to be seen anywhere. It captures the desperation and depression of that hopeless time for the people who were imprisoned there for those years of WW II.
“From 1940 to 1944, Ross took work-permit identification card photos for the ghetto’s ever increasing Jewish population consolidated into Lodz ghetto by the Nazi regime. He also took “official” images, promoting the ghetto’s work efficiency, and at the same time he documented the grim daily life in the ghetto: suffering and despair, starvation and diseases, the exploitation of the workers, the deportation of thousands to death camps at Chelmno and Auschwitz.” (AGO web page)
I was able to visit recently and came away with a renewed appreciation of the horror that was Nazi-controlled ghetto life in Poland.
These photographs are a small fraction of the story presented by the AGO.
The Student Learning Centre Building of Ryerson University on Yonge Street, Toronto.
I was dazzled by it.
Spring Run – Off
Duchesnay Creek runs high in the spring as the snow is melting upstream.
The Falls are powerful at this time of year.