Machine, rail and tree

December 4, 2009 / Temporarily resolved the dying camera problem by co-opting Elena’s and these are some shots from this morning’s walk to work.

[machine that’s somehow related to bridge construction]
“Big Max,” parked at the north end of our bridge

First up we have a machine that might be used in the tearing down and/or building up of bridges, or perhaps in the installation and/or removal of telegraph poles—both are happening right now, and yes, our neighbourhood is a hotbed of activity, you had better believe.

[railway line heading south]
The tracks

Next is a shot of the railway line taken by holding the camera high above my head to get above the fence that doesn’t look like it would save you if you leaned on it but nevertheless usually supplies the necessary psychological reassurance that one will probably get to the other side safely, at least this one time.

[bare old tree at the Center for the Arts]
My favourite tree on campus

And finally we have a shot of what is probably most accurately described as my favourite tree/built environment combination on campus, some kind of oaky, elmy thing nestled amidst the brutalist CFA structures I walk between every day that remind me of QPAC which in turn is strangely comforting.

6 responses

  1. lyds

    One of these posts every day, please.

    December 4th, 2009 at 4:32 pm #

  2. Adrian Cooke

    One tries. One will try harder. Do or do not, etc.

    December 4th, 2009 at 5:57 pm #

  3. Scott Bynum

    I can see why you like that tree. Also kinda dig your spelling of “favourite.”

    December 4th, 2009 at 11:38 pm #

  4. Adrian Cooke

    Extra vowels for everyone, and zees turn into esses (and when they don’t they become zeds).

    December 7th, 2009 at 9:45 pm #

  5. sari

    can i please subscribe? i love this stuff and i feel someone removed from the goings on of you two. . .x

    December 21st, 2009 at 12:36 pm #

  6. Adrian Cooke

    Sari, sure thing. The feed URL is http://ztoe.net/feed/atom/. Good to hear from you :)

    December 21st, 2009 at 9:25 pm #


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