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T. E. Smith-Lamothe's Snapshots

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  1. buzzard

    Snapshot Title: buzzard
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Nave stained glass window, Chartres Cathedral, France
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    Grisly scene of floating, bloated bodies becoming food for a buzzard (or vulture).



  2. barge-boats

    Snapshot Title: barge-boats
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Seine panorama on left bank looking west to the Pont Solferino, Paris, France
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    A couple of the long narrow barge-boats which ply the Seine.



  3. Le Grand Palais

    Snapshot Title: Le Grand Palais
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Seine panorama on left bank looking west to the Pont Solferino, Paris, France
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    Built for a 1900 Exposition, this glass-clad grand hall is still used in 2009 for displays and exhibitions.



  4. The western end of the Louvre

    Snapshot Title: The western end of the Louvre
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Seine panorama on left bank looking west to the Pont Solferino, Paris, France
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    The Louvre is a complex of buildings around a courtyard. This wing stretches down the Seine for several city blocks.



  5. West Rose Window

    Snapshot Title: West Rose Window
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Interior of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    Partially obscured by the huge organ pipes, the West-facing Rose window is about 13 meters (50 feet) in diameter.



  6. vigilant gargoyles

    Snapshot Title: vigilant gargoyles
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: View from the Left Bank to the Ile de la cite, Paris, France April 2009
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    ever warding off evil spirits, the gargoyles of Notre Dame seem to have been effective, so far, as this enormous building in the heart of the city has survived wars, city-wide fires, floods, revolutio...



  7. belfry

    Snapshot Title: belfry
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: View from the Left Bank to the Ile de la cite, Paris, France April 2009
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    Quasimodo's domain in the "Hunchback of Notre Dame" by Victor Hugo, first published in 1831 under the title of "Notre Dame de Paris" --- Victor Hugo never approved the English title.



  8. technology on the roof

    Snapshot Title: technology on the roof
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: View from the Left Bank to the Ile de la cite, Paris, France April 2009
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    A high-tech antenna on a Beaux Arts-styled building.



  9. The River Seine

    Snapshot Title: The River Seine
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: View from the Left Bank to the Ile de la cite, Paris, France April 2009
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    just a glimpse of river in the far distance where it curves around the tail end of the Ile-de-la-cite.



  10. the dove goes out

    Snapshot Title: the dove goes out
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Nave stained glass window, Chartres Cathedral, France
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    A lone dove is sent on a discovery reconnaisance mission.



  11. animals arrive

    Snapshot Title: animals arrive
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Nave stained glass window, Chartres Cathedral, France
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    but no unicorn in sight.



  12. Noah at work.

    Snapshot Title: Noah at work.
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Nave stained glass window, Chartres Cathedral, France
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    boat building simplified.



  13. Eiffel's Tower

    Snapshot Title: Eiffel's Tower
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Seine panorama on left bank looking west to the Pont Solferino, Paris, France
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    THE Paris landmark.



  14. tip of the obelisk

    Snapshot Title: tip of the obelisk
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Seine panorama on left bank looking west to the Pont Solferino, Paris, France
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    The obelisk at the Place de la Concorde.



  15. a roller-blading policeman

    Snapshot Title: a roller-blading policeman
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: View from the Left Bank to the Ile de la cite, Paris, France April 2009
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    the gendarme on wheels



  16. harpsichord

    Snapshot Title: harpsichord
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Sainte Chappelle interior, Paris, France
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    The performance of Vivaldi's Four Seasons Concerto included the harpsichord set up on the podium here.



  17. Pyramid

    Snapshot Title: Pyramid
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Louvre at sunset, Paris, France
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    I. M. Pei designed a new entrance point to the Louvre Museum in 1989 which has a glass pyramid as its most visible feature. Underneath the pyramid is an underground entrance to the complex.



  18. Noah's Ark

    Snapshot Title: Noah's Ark
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Nave stained glass window, Chartres Cathedral, France
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    So many animals, so little room on board.



  19. barnacle

    Snapshot Title: barnacle
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Narrow Street in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    like a barnacle on a ship's hull, this little house atop a house seems to have drifted here and settled to stay.



  20. garden

    Snapshot Title: garden
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Narrow Street in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    roof-top garden



  21. gargoyle

    Snapshot Title: gargoyle
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Looking north from the Peace Tower, Canada's Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Ontario
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    a tower gargoyle in the shape of a long necked demon-dog spews rainwater from its mouth during rain storms.



  22. Giant spider

    Snapshot Title: Giant spider
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Looking north from the Peace Tower, Canada's Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Ontario
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    This giant spider sculpture is made of wrought iron and greets visitors to the National Art Gallery at the plaza outside.



  23. Museum of Civilization

    Snapshot Title: Museum of Civilization
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Looking north from the Peace Tower, Canada's Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Ontario
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    The curving Museum of Civilization designed by Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal, symbolizes in stone and copper the glacial-sculpted terrain of parts of Canada. It is located in Gatineau, Quebec a...



  24. National Gallery of Art

    Snapshot Title: National Gallery of Art
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Looking north from the Peace Tower, Canada's Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Ontario
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    The National Gallery of Art was designed by Moshie Sadfie, world-renown Canadian architect. It houses a wonderful collection of the famous "Group of Seven" paintings and also a stunning overview of I...



  25. finial reflection

    Snapshot Title: finial reflection
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Kinkaku-ji Temple (The Golden Pavilion) Kyoto, Japan
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    the golden bird finial atop the pavilion reflected in the mirror lake.



  26. reflection

    Snapshot Title: reflection
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Kinkaku-ji Temple (The Golden Pavilion) Kyoto, Japan
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    mirror in the lake



  27. h-m-m-m-m, deja vu?

    Snapshot Title: h-m-m-m-m, deja vu?
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Panorama from Eiffel Tower in Paris 360degree
    Image Owner: Wolfgang Grossmann



    Description:

    I've seen this silhouette somewhere before?



  28. The Press Gallery

    Snapshot Title: The Press Gallery
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: House of Commons, Canadian Parliament, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    Members of the press have their own gallery and school-styled desks for writing notes.



  29. Public Gallery

    Snapshot Title: Public Gallery
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: House of Commons, Canadian Parliament, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    Canadians can watch their government in action from above and behind the Speaker's chair.



  30. Chair of the Speaker of the House

    Snapshot Title: Chair of the Speaker of the House
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: House of Commons, Canadian Parliament, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    The party which forms the government has its members sitting to the right of the Speaker of the House.



  31. polar bear emerging

    Snapshot Title: polar bear emerging
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Dow's Lake, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada during Winterlude 2009 Festival
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    polar bear form is emerging through the artful removal of snow with a shovel (for the broad "brush strokes" --- a dremel tool might be used later).



  32. Victoria

    Snapshot Title: Victoria
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Parliamentary Library Interior, Ottawa, Canada
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    Despite its Victorian-gothic setting, this statue looks slightly out of place in the centre of the reading room of the Parliamentary Library in Ottawa, Canada. It is a brilliantly white statue of th...



  33. acrobat

    Snapshot Title: acrobat
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: A thousand and one stars, Chinese Lanterns Show at Montreal Botanical Gardens, 2008
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    on a wire suspended above the pond is a head-standing acrobat with a unicycle.



  34. dancers

    Snapshot Title: dancers
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: A thousand and one stars, Chinese Lanterns Show at Montreal Botanical Gardens, 2008
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    three dancing figures



  35. masks

    Snapshot Title: masks
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: A thousand and one stars, Chinese Lanterns Show at Montreal Botanical Gardens, 2008
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    masks play an important part in traditional Chinese opera and plays



  36. rabbit
  37. owl
  38. squirrel and acorns

    Snapshot Title: squirrel and acorns
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: St. James United Church/Eglise Unie St. James, Montreal, Quebec frieze
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    squirrel and acorns



  39. Cruise Ship

    Snapshot Title: Cruise Ship
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Halifax, Nova Scotia harbour view
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    The aerodynamic smoke stack of a cruise ship is often seen at the port's landing facility across from George's Island.



  40. wall mural

    Snapshot Title: wall mural
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Evening falls on Montreal
    Image Owner: Tom Stepleton



    Description:

    Montreal has dozens of building murals which sometimes relate to the businesses inside, but sometimes are totally "out there"!



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