A Tree Falls in Westmount

While out for a morning stroll I came upon this fallen tree in my local park. The trunk of the tree has snapped not far from the ground. The tree is being taken down by city employees, none of whom could recall seeing a tree break in this manner. Branches, even fairly large ones,  oftenContinue reading “A Tree Falls in Westmount”

Melville Avenue: Then and Now

The original photo of my grandparents was taken during the mid-1940’s as they returned from an Armistice Day parade and ceremony (now Remembrance Day). Using the little knowledge and skill I have when it comes to photo enhancement, I have positioned them at precisely the same spot on the street as it is now.  FortunatelyContinue reading “Melville Avenue: Then and Now”

Cardinal Spellman: An Old Friend Returns

He’s back! My old friend Spellman the cardinal. It’s been a year or so since I’ve seen or heard him – not even a Tweet, but today he was back.  Maybe he spent the summer at the Vatican. DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establishContinue reading “Cardinal Spellman: An Old Friend Returns”

Blogger’s Apartment Featured in Museum Display

Each year in Montreal, The McCord Museum puts together an exhibit for display outside on McGill College Avenue in the city’s downtown.  This year it is called Harry Sutcliffe – Strolling Through Montreal and features photographs from the 1920s and 30s. The photo below from the exhibition shows Sutcliffe’s foresight. To some this will appearContinue reading “Blogger’s Apartment Featured in Museum Display”

Sunday Brunch in Montreal; Table for Two!

DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! PleaseContinue reading “Sunday Brunch in Montreal; Table for Two!”

Mother Nature’s Gates

“Hey! What gives you the right? To put up a fence to keep me out or to keep mother nature in”      Signs – Five Man Electrical Band DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bitContinue reading “Mother Nature’s Gates”

Drones Add New Angles to Sochi Games Coverage

I think Aussie would have liked these things, and not just because he had a tendency to drone on … and on … and on about his many afflictions and gripes! There is an interesting article in The Atlantic’s online edition about the use of drones. The same unmanned beasts that are so controversial whenContinue reading “Drones Add New Angles to Sochi Games Coverage”

Montreal Grand Prix: Not for the camera shy

Who can take your picture where, and what can they do with it? Today the annual Formula 1 circus rolls into Montreal for a weekend of extravagance.  This event belches exhaust fumes into our air and cash into our hotels, restaurants and stores. Some estimates put the revenue for the weekend at upwards of $100Continue reading “Montreal Grand Prix: Not for the camera shy”