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St Mathieu south of de Maisonneuve

22 November 2009

“Familiar things seen in an unfamiliar context become perceptually new as well as old.”

– Robert Venturi, Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture

long view of tracks on St Mathieu south of de Maisonneuve

These tracks are left by a pigeon who landed right into the wet cement and then flew right out again without taking a step. Pigeons don’t hop. There are many other fainter tracks of walking pigeons nearby, but these deeper tracks show the weight of the pigeon as it lands and takes off.

Note the large planter full of parsley in the background. It is one of two in front of the Pizzeria Anatolia whose slices are available until the wee hours of the morning. Thanks to the pizza-meister for filling my purple bucket twice with hot water. Tasty pizza too.

Close view of landing tracks

another landing track - not just a walk from the tree oasis

One Comment leave one →
  1. tanya morand permalink
    25 November 2009 3:51 PM

    Hi Jennifer
    You are the pigeon detective! What a delightful, poetic blog. I wish I was in Mtl. to follow these tracks, but your text resonates with your voice, and reminds me of your marvellous appreciation that elevates the everyday and the ordinary to something to pay attention to!

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