My 2020 COVID walks have sometimes been a show of smoke & mirrors and illusions.
COVID poster from the middle of March, extorting us to just ‘Stay Home for the Next Two Weeks’. An illusion for sure – there were several of these currently buried under graffiti and pink spray paint – this was the only one I could read. The cracked glass on a gilt-framed old photo, found on one of my back-alley walks in April. Shadowy tangle of autumn plants lurking behind gauzy fencing.Steam patterns on glass with my spooky friend reflected in the background. Smoke from the fires south of us turned our Vancouver skies an eerie orange – at points in September Vancouver and Portland were vying each other for the worst air quality in world. Reflection of the Woodward building in the Downtown Eastside in the windows of the building across the street. This one seems to have a smiling creature in the middle. Ian Tan Art Gallery coloured glass window reflecting on a glossy painting. Distorted reflection of me at the Electric Bicycle Brewpub in Vancouver. Ripped poster for a ‘No New Normal’ protest against government regulations at the Downtown Art Gallery. More of the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Smoke & Mirrors.