Category: Photos

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This is a picture I did not take of a little boy trying to climb a wrought iron fence, with his mother trying to haul him off of it by pulling on the long “tail” of his Winnie the Pooh backpack, which was really just a semi-disguised child harness. (It wasn’t working.)

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This is a picture I did not take of an elderly man wearing an oxygen tank breathing tube, driving a beat-up and Bondo’d Honda Prelude, and running a red light at incredibly slow speed.

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This is a picture I did not take of an Old Order Mennonite woman at the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market giving a “weirdo” look to a young man decked out in his finest steampunk garb (including top hat and goggles) at 8am on a Saturday morning.

Help me showcase interesting design in Waterloo Region

Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge… and beyond! What do you see on your daily commute, while walking the dog, or out for a night on the town? What buildings or architectural features do you love, hate, or find striking?

For the Fluxible conference attendees, I want to showcase some of the interesting design tidbits around the Region. But I only have two eyes and so many pictures, and I know there are folks out there with amazing photography skills and a fine eye for design. Help a girl out?

I will be selecting a bunch of the coolest pictures of buildings, art, flora, and who knows what else, to showcase our home and native land to folks coming to the conference. Sure, it’ll help out-of-towners get to know Waterloo Region (we’re more than Old Order Mennonites and tech companies!), but I bet even the locals will be surprised at things they never knew were there.

So what do I need you to do? Email URLs of photos or your favourite examples of interesting design from around the Region. Or attach pictures to an email. I will curate and assemble a slideshow and cite what, where, and by whom (that’s you). You will receive my eternal gratitude. My email address: melledotca@gmail.com.

Can’t wait to see what you see. 🙂

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This is a picture I did not take of a middle-aged woman with elaborate, bleached blonde hair, a black miniskirt and strappy, sky-high stilettos, leaning very heavily on a cane while walking slowly from the parking garage to the hospital.

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This is a picture I did not take of a middle-aged woman and an elderly woman walking out of the local mall, the elderly woman carrying a cellophane-wrapped gift basket of Justin Bieber’s Someday perfume.

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This is a picture I did not take of a middle-aged man at a BBQ joint, working his way through a monstrous platter of ribs, whilst sipping white wine and watching UFC on his iPhone.

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This is a picture I did not take of an elderly man walking a tiny white dog, and a young woman pushing a stroller and walking a tiny black dog, both of them straining to prevent their dogs — who clearly thought they were very large and fierce, indeed — from meeting.

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This is a picture I did not take of a young man, looking barely old enough to shave, walking toward me on the sidewalk, gingerly carrying a cellophane-wrapped bouquet of roses and a small green bag, looking supremely pleased within himself, on this blustery February 12th, for already having won Valentine’s Day.

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This is a picture I did not take of a pickup truck on the highway with a large cardboard box in the back, labelled: QUANTUM NANO.

The box seemed excessively large, considering…