“Une bonne vieille tempête”

Until the rain washed much of it away today, it seemed like the snow wouldn’t stop accumulating in the streets of Montreal. A big storm in early December left more than 30 centimetres of the stuff on the ground; no sooner had that been cleared away did another 40 or 50 centimetres fall over the […]

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Politicians, Slippery in More Ways than One

Quebeckers head to the polls today in a provincial election that might produce the first minority government in more than a century. Most of the snow has melted, but for most of February and March, the election provided for more than just news-hour entertainment: it made for great impromptu tobogganing for people who don’t have […]

White Night

Rue Jeanne Mance after a heavy snowfall. Corner Villeneuve and Jeanne Mance. Seven hours post-lunar eclipse, two hours pre-sunrise.

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City in the Snow, This Time in January

Click here to view the whole set of snowy photos from Kansas City.

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A Winter’s Day on Victoria Avenue

It was a cold winter night during the holiday season. We were sitting alone in a cavernous, dimly-lit and poorly-heated Indian restaurant. Suddenly, as we were eating, a band of boisterous South Asian men dressed in scarlet Santa Claus uniforms burst into the restaurant, banging drums. They marched towards the restaurant owners, chattering excitedly, brandishing […]

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Polish Winter

Lodz is Poland’s second largest city. Not being the capital or having the dazzling charm and beauty of for example Krakow, the city isn’t that well known or visited by tourists. Lodz used to be an important centre for textile industry and lots of beautiful, old factory buildings remain in the city. Many of them […]

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La ville glacée

On December 1st, I awoke as the blue fingers of dawn took hold of the eastern sky. Unable to return to sleep, I went to the kitchen and made myself a coffee. With bleary eyes, I watched the back alley as the night’s darkness faded into a mute grey. A few snowflakes began tumbling down […]

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Winter Solstice 2006

That time of year when the sun is lowest on the horizon and we wonder if spring will ever come again. December 21st, the winter solstice is anchored in the very connection of our planet to the heavens. Low sun, long shadows, and short days. Bundled up, we walk on a dormant land.

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City in the Snow

Kansas City is amid its first major winterish weather event. The ice came first, then came the snow. I was planning on riding my bike to work this morning, but found that my bike lock was frozen, and was thus unable to unlatch my bike from the porch post on the back of my building. […]

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When the Buildings Smoke in Calgary

In Calgary, when it’s freakishly cold, so cold your skin starts to burn just from walking outside—cold like it was just a few days ago, after temperatures plummeted to 30 degrees below zero—the skyscrapers release giant plumes of steam as if they were on fire, or perhaps enjoying a few good cigars. I’m glad I’m […]

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Streetlife in Venice

Venice is not only canals, and not only tourists. On a small square, the locals enjoy the warming sun on a chilly January day.

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