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Antique Impressions: Winter Street Scenes

Winter Street Scene 1fr


Just a view of our street in Elliot Lake – lines, natural abstract patterns, nature and the signs of human occupation present the everyday life in a Northern Ontario community.  Winter creates barriers, Canadians create tracks. Even the garbage & recycling trucks keep moving.

Winter Street Scene 2fr

These everyday mundane experiences that we take for granted and  make up our memories, look exotic, strange and,….. perhaps bit challenging &intimidating to those who live in very different parts of the world. Some Canadians may also find daily life in our part of the country off-putting. Oldsters see obstacles and extra work, while youngsters see an exciting world of adventurous challenges. How we choose to see and remember makes all the difference.


Winter Street Scene 3fr


Winter Street Scene 4fr


Winter Street Scene 5FRr


7 responses

  1. These make me feel nostalgic for my child hood. I guess I have finally reached antique status.

    January 26, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    • elmediat

      Having achieved this status you can now be properly framed. 😀

      January 28, 2014 at 11:17 pm

  2. leecleland

    I find these a very interesting look into the everyday of living with snow and so much of it. Love that the garbage bins are still on the street and obviously life goes on as normal. What happens when the snow melts, where does all that water go in a suburban setting? Surely the drains can’t cope!

    January 26, 2014 at 4:37 pm

  3. leecleland

    Forgot – love the last two frames, a bit different.

    January 26, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    • elmediat

      Many thanks. With this much snow, we hope for a gradual melt. If it comes too quickly the ground is frozen and it can not absorb the water quickly. Spring run-offs can bring flooding. Snow banks may be cut and hauled away to reduce problems.

      January 28, 2014 at 11:21 pm

      • leecleland

        Wow! Cutting and hauling the snow banks away must be amazing to see. I had no idea that was even possible. My knowledge of snow and ice is increasing 🙂

        January 28, 2014 at 11:54 pm

  4. I heard something about hauling away the snow in NYC. I never thought about that, but if it melts too rapidly, you’ll have a flood, big time!

    March 5, 2014 at 2:08 am

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