Little bit of summer. I love blading, but this is just crazy beautiful. The girl has talent. Check it out!
Just couple of days ago I heard on radio that certain music frequencies are “good for you” Studies conducted that certain octaves produced by harps resonate, induce and help to speed up healing process. In cases of cancer patients, it calms them down and produces endorphins that lessen the pain patients experience. It was also studied that fractures tend to heal faster when exposed to to these frequencies. Oddly enough some operating rooms started to play harp music or sounds of the ocean during an operation. Same effect can be reached by having a cat as the purr produced reaches the same frequency. When two groups of students were exposed to sounds of crashing surf, it was reported that group that heard the waves was less anxious, more organized and suffered less depression. Here is a vid of a Waterorgan in Croatia. As the surf crashes, the elegant stairs have a built in series of 35 musically tuned tubes with whistle openings on the sidewalk. The movement of the sea pushes air through, and – depending on the size and velocity of the wave – musical chords are played. Very Cool!
Just to let you guys know, if you are searching for anything older than 2 months ie: photos/slides…. they will not load until early next week. I have changed servers and it will take some time for everything to transfer over, hopefully without a glitch.
As it turns out, Kostelphoto.com and LCBO not only have a good working relations, but also same taste “no pun intended” in product and photography. Check out their version and mine. I think we had the glasses for way longer than they did theirs. I wonder if their mulled wine tastes as good as ours 😉 If you don’t know what I am talking about refer to this **post.**
Everyone have a great weekend.
As you know I am a strong believer and a proponent of pedal power and self propulsion. Here you have the example of an artistic view, somewhat tampered by the Torontos Finest. Never the less, great exposure and over 23K hits.
Just wanted to share with you that I have been added as one of the resident photographers to portcredit.com website. Its always amazing to see your own work on other sites and to be able to share space with other great local photographers.
To all you avid iHeads. I saw this video, and it made me think that although impractical in civilization, this is actually a really good method out in the back country portaging, on a quest in jungles of Borneo or waiting out a blizard in Antarctica. I personally have not tried it as my iPod is the first generation that only charges through firewire and not usb. I presume it would work in the same principal. If any of you try it, please let me know of your success.
If you have been following my progress….you’d know that I have squeezed my “project” in the timelines as I claimed, which I am proud of. I Need to pour the floor, put the base boards up, lay the carpet and I am done. If you are wondering what will happen to the upstairs spare bedroom… it will be a surprise for the new year!
Couple of days ago, I was given a pair of tickets for a lecture by a Danish Architect and an Urban designer Jan Gehl in Living Arts Centre, on future of Mississauga as a city, community and a place to call home. I have taken one architecture class in gr 10 (which I totally enjoyed) however not knowing anything about urbanism and current trends, we sat on the horse and galloped to see what the city is doing in terms of living conditions, traffic, population…etc. We were not only surprised by the amounts of informations given, but also by the delivery, and by that I mean wit, humour and satire…. but also the Urbanism 101 in 2hrs and comparative analysis of other countries and cities similar to Mississauga.
So here are some facts that I retained:
Before Mississauga, we had few different villages such as Port Credit, Streetsville, Lorne Park, Cooksville, Dixie, Meadowville…that got amalgomated to what we now call Mississauga.
Most of the central development of Mississauga revolved around constructing New Commercial and residential dwellings, parachuting them where ever and building life and communities around them. This proved over the years to be in fact wrong and the new methodologies are to create life, communities, eco spaces, life… and build around them.
Humans are small and slow creatures.
We are designed for 5km/h, with very linear views, senses and perceptions are limited to a short distance and we tend to see few meters above and little below. Cities built now are made for 60km/h creatures. Everything is distant, tall, big, impersonal, with no sense of community. Old cities and villages had charm. Place to sit, talk, have coffee, watch people, socialize….et al.
Modes of transportations are also partly for the blame. What Gehl tried to convey, is that looking into pre- world war II models of urban dwellings should be the way to go. Entice the community, create that neighbourly feel, relax and enjoy the place you live in.
As such, Mississauga city is in mids of a 9 month project, looking to get ideas from pros and public alike, what future Mississaugas should be like. If you are further interested please check out ***Conversation21.com***
Just fyi, Copenhagens primary traffic conjection is caused in the bike lanes as 37% of their pop, travels on two wheels as oppose to 26% in vehicles.
I am a strong proponent of Healthy living and if you have a happy and healthy citizens, you will have a prosperous city for years to come. Here is my plug 😉 I also teach CanBike 2, (bicycle training according to the highway traffic act), so if you are interested send me an email as I will be booking for a course early next year.