Category Archives: Photos + Snaps

photo essays, stitched panorama, and other (often analog) photo-centric projects

Memento: El Cortez Hotel (Las Vegas)

El Cortez Hotel, Las Vegas (Fremont Street), Nevada

Mementos: Phewa Lake (Pokhara, Nepal)

boatman on shore
boat underway on lake
boatman drinks tea

Artifact: R. L. Stevenson (Grandpa) / United Air Lines 100,000 Mile Club plaque

Items: R. L. Stevenson (Grandpa) / United Air Lines 100,000 Mile Club plaque

Artifact: Microphone (at Hotel Zed, Victoria, BC)

“On the Air” Microphone at Hotel Zed, Victoria, BC – note VW Bus in background

Mementos: Expo 86 “Royal Invitation”

Mementos: Expo 86 Royal Invitation, cover

World Fair/Exposition 1986 (EXPO 86) was a huge deal in my sorta homecity of Vancouver. I’m no royalist/monarchist but do love paper ephemera and artifacts – as such, here is one such item: a program/invitation booklet of United Kingdom royal family inviting folks to the event in an act of unnecessary hubris and pomp, but whatever, its a slice of history. 

Mementos: Expo 86 Royal Invitation, blurb
Mementos: Expo 86 Royal Invitation, program
Mementos: Expo 86 Royal Invitation, participants and acknowledgements
Mementos: Expo 86 Royal Invitation, back cover

Artifacts: 4+ Phonograph/Record Players (from Galle Fort and Dikwella, Sri Lanka)

Record Player: near Dikwella, Sri Lanka
Record Player: Fort Galle, Sri Lanka
Record Player: Fort Galle, Sri Lanka
Record Player: Fort Galle, Sri Lanka
Records: Fort Galle, Sri Lanka

Artifact: Hot Spring Haiku (as seen at Himalaya Museum, Pokhara, Nepal)

Hot Spring Haiku – as seen at Himalaya Museum, Pokhara, Nepal

Artifact: Radio (in a Sanur coffee shop)

Radio (in a Sanur coffee shop)

Artifacts: woggles / variety (scouting)

bucket of woggles (now is stewardship of young Lee Olson)

When my brothers and i were wee lads, our beloved Mom was out cub scout leader.

In Canadian (and international) scouting, the leaders of the cub pack are named after characters in Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. Mom was Akela, Mikki Gladstone was Bagheera, we also had a Baloo and others.

After Mom passed away and the brothers and I were sorting through items, Dan and I assembled a tub of “woggles” which are little sliders designed to hold the kerchief/scarf together around one’s neck.

Of course, there is plenty of creativity available for such a device – many are evidenced in this collection.

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Artifact: Radio (in a Galle, Sri Lanka collection)

Artifact: Radio (in a Galle, Sri Lanka collection)