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Unfortunately, for many veterans, homelessness is a sad reality on the streets of Calgary

Unfortunately, for many veterans, homelessness is a sad reality It’s hard to imagine someone who served our country in the military living on the streets. Unfortunately, for many veterans, homelessness is a sad reality. Accurate data about the number of homeless veterans in Canada remains elusive, but various studies peg the number at between 3,000 and 5,000 people, about 10…

GLOW Winter Festival

Calgary GLOW Festival Feb 14th-16th 2020 Stephen Avenue, Calgary has been the centre of attention this weekend (Feb 14-16) as large crowds enjoyed music and entertainment, as the 2020 Glow Winter Festival brought Calgarians out onto the street. Now in its third year, the festival includes a series of events, including an ice-carving competition, an 18-passenger train, axe throwing and 35…

Calgary, 62 years of memories

Married for 60 years It never ceases to amaze me the things people talk about, or the memories and stories people share with me, on the streets of Calgary. Some are funny, some are sad but many like that of Nikolai remind me of the good in people. Nikolai is of Russian origin but emigrated to Canada 62 years ago,…

International Street Photography Exhibition, Glasgow, Scotland

I was very excited to learn that a second image by myself, Calgary street photographer, Chris Toombes had been chosen by a panel of experts to hang in the International Street Photography Exhibition at the Glasgow Gallery of Photography in Glasgow Scotland during January 2020. The Glasgow Gallery of Photography The Glasgow Gallery began as a free online gallery in…

Calgary’s lost soles

The fascination of abandoned shoes As a street photographer I always stop and photograph items that have been either dropped, misplaced or discarded. In particular I love to photograph abandoned or lost footwear, sometimes the shoes may even be new and fashionable. For many street photographers, myself included, they’re fascinated by the context they find lost shoes; intrigued by how…

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