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Adalbert is a forum for me, to post ephemera, photography, poetry, occasional travel notes, and various spontaneous motions. Cover photo: Parsonage where my great-grandfather spent his early years. Taken near Liegnitz, Silesia, ca. 1870.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Vancouver Victoria 2004

I located this old journal from a Canadian trip, not long ago. First post I've done on Tumblr in quite a spell. After posting my 1986 Trip Journal (before the Canada piece), I realized I placed the pages reversed from what they should have been.  I may redo it sometime if I get to it.  Algernon Blackwood might almost have composed the language on the plaque.




HERE STOOD
HAMILTON
FIRST LAND COMMISSIONER
CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY
1885
IN THE SILENT SOLITUDE
OF THE PRIMEVAL FOREST
HE DROVE A WOODEN STAKE
IN THE EARTH AND COMMENCED
TO MEASURE AN EMPTY LAND
INTO THE STREETS OF 
VANCOUVER


Photos by me, Vancouver, BC, 2008


2 comments:

  1. very interesting to see/read the commemorative plaque.

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  2. It is, Lisa. The phrasing stands out, such as "An empty land."

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