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Revitalizing Downtown Core

Yasir Naqvi has created a task force to look at ways to revitalize the downtown core subsequent to the pandemic. I first found details of this in an article by the Ottawa Business Journal; that article interviews a few of the task force’s members. An article in the Centretown Buzz provides details on the task […]

Sherwin-Williams’ 2023 Color of the Year

Sherwin Williams has announced it’s Colour of the Year for 2023. Redend Point (SW-9081). They describe it as a warm blushy beige. I read it works as well inside and outside. Of course in my mind outside colours are regional; what works in Canada, vs the US vs the southern states or Caribbean islands can […]

Home Improvement Projects You Shouldn’t Put Off Despite Inflation

ApartmentTherapy lists 6 home improvement projects you shouldn’t delay in spite of their costs. The list includes: Repairing and Maintaining Gutters and Downspouts Window Repair and Replacement Painting Projects Dryer Vent Cleaning Surge Protection Pressure Washing

Architecture – Rood Screens

While watching the Queen’s funeral services both that Westminster Abbey and at St-George’s Chapel I was intrigued by the screens dividing the church in two. And so evolved today’s post. Let’s first start with definitions: Chancel – where the high altar is located, in the past only the clergy and the choir members were permitted […]

Funeral – Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Alas tomorrow is Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral a Westminster Abbey. The funeral of a queen whose reign lasted 70 years. A woman who quietly advanced women’s place in the workplace. You can watch the funeral starting at 5am Monday morning on cable. The full schedule can be found here. If you don’t have cable you […]