walkabout

Lawrenceville

Lawrenceville is one of the largest neighborhood areas in Pittsburgh. It is located northeast of downtown, and like many of the city's riverfront neighborhoods, it has an industrial past. And like many industrial-era neighbourhoods, it's gentrifying and becoming hipsterized.

 

That's bad news if you're looking for a cheap place to live, good news if you're going to eat out or are looking for live entertainment.

When travelling on business about a month ago, I got a chance to visit Lawrenceville after a day's customer meetings. Armed only with my X100F I went for a walk and sought out interesting stuff to shoot.

This is clearly a neighbourhood in transition; it will be interesting to see what it looks like in 5 years' time (or even 2).

Ahhh, springtime!

This past Saturday was an absolutely stunning spring's day; beautiful blue skies, a warm(-ish) breeze, trees starting to bud and people coming out of hibernation.

My wife and I decided to take a break from family Easter festivities and go for a little walk in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, on of the original suburbs on the extreme western tip of Montréal Island. Our stroll took us through the campus of John Abbott College and main street that cuts through the old village.

Almost a country club

Very soon, this will be one hell of a shade tree

Let the weeping begin

The willows

This is promising

This is promising

When you just have to get that shot

His & hers

The Toys of Summer