Sunday, March 07, 2010

Around town

I suspect no one is going to be reading the blog this evening, what with the Oscars on. I thought briefly about live blogging the event, but it occurs to me that Twitter is generally a more effective way of doing that. So if you're interested twitter.com/towniebastard is where I'll be this evening, making a variety of snarky comments as the evening's festivities move along.

However, on the off-chance you're not going to bother with the Oscars, well, I did have a couple of requests for pictures. So with the temperatures once again reaching up into the deeply weird and balmy range yesterday (-11C in Iqaluit in March. It's as if someone opened the gates of hell nearby), we grabbed the camera and the dog and did some wandering around town.

They're....all right photos. I'm not deeply in love with most of them. However, there is one weird one right towards the end. You'll know it when you see it. And yes, that is what you think it is, and no, I did not stage it. I photographed it exactly as I found it.

Snowmobile trails near the Arctic Winter Games Arena, heading out to the sea ice.

Me up on the Plateau subdivision with the airport in the background.

Looking out over the sea ice from the Plateau subdivision.

A view of Iqaluit when walking back from the look-out at Sylvia Grennell park.

Yes, that is an ice cream cone, abandoned in the snow.

Just in case you had your doubts. I didn't plant it. Taken out near the breakwater with Iqaluit in the background.

I said it was unusually warm in Iqaluit. However, I didn't say it was actually warm, especially if you don't dress for it. Cathy's wearing sneakers in this picture. Then again, I can't say anything because so was I on Saturday.

Iqaluit, as seen from the other side of the bay.

Last Five
1. Octopus's garden/Sun king - The Beatles*
2. Day of reckoning (burn for you) - Robbie Robertson
3. My Oklahoma home (live) - Bruce Springsteen
4. Better off as we are (live) - Blue Rodeo
5. Blackout - Sloan

5 comments:

SRD said...

Thanks for the pics. But, honestly, of all the reasons I might not be reading your blog on a Sunday night, the Oscars must be the most unlikely!

Ania Vesenny said...

The weather has been crazy, eh? Thanks for the beautiful pictures--looks balmy (for Iqaluit, of course).

Cathy Olliffe said...

An ice cream cone.
What was it doing there?
It looks intact.
Maybe it was the wrong flavour.
I mean, who really knows?
Huh.
I might steal this thought for a story... that all right by you?

The Perfect Storm said...

Great photos. Always like to get a picture of what the rest of Canada lives like!

Regards,

Melodie said...

I love the ice cream cone! If it wasn't licked, then someone else could come along and still eat it, hehe. Since it's still -11°C then at least it wouldn't melt.

I don't quite understand how people in Nunavut love ice cream so much when it's so frozen there all of the time. (Most of the time). But I guess Indians drink hot tea in 50°C...