It’s wonderful to see our soldiers back at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa. What could be more Canadian?
Photographs>Memorial Soldiers for more photographs.
Flawed? For sure. Needs work? Absolutely. I am talking about this photograph and that is why it has not been posted.
I walk the streets of the best city in Canada almost daily and that city is Ottawa. ( Sorry Toronto ) I see law enforcement everywhere and I have decades of seeing and knowing the incredible work these men and women do. Work that most of us could never muster enough courage to do. Instead we criticize.
So many cry foul, look to reduce budgets and at the extreme, look to eliminate. All because of a few bad apples and perhaps some outdated practices and policies. Much like this photograph, police forces need to be worked a bit and edited with the help of others in the community, a joint effort.
Personally I can’t imagine being under this magnifying glass constantly. How would any of us fare out given such conditions?
Perhaps it isn’t evident to everyone, but we are in a time of great change and the corona virus has been the catalyst for many of these changes.
So… A few bad apples eh? All of it seems like nothing when I compare it to the bushels of bad apples in today’s society. Positive and permanent change can happen and it will. We just need to show support to our law enforcement and say Thank You.
I was at Parliament Hill today with the hundreds of protestors and I did take some photographs but it’s this photograph that is most meaningful to me. Canada, Canadians, Strong and Beautiful.
A young man stands on Sparks Street in Ottawa, Canada during the “Black Lives Matter” protest.
This is one of my favourite photographs. From what I could tell at the time, this man appeared to be homeless. I thought and hoped that perhaps in sleep, he was at peace.
When I first heard of the movement “Black Lives Matter” I thought “Ridiculous!” Of course Black Lives matter.