Author Archives: bilyreid

MEMORIES OF AFGHANISTAN

The extremely sad news out of Afghanistan recently has brought back memories of my 10 day traverse of that benighted country back in the day before the Soviets invaded and made a mess of it.  At the time, I had … Continue reading

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KARL MARX

To commemorate the 100 anniversary of the Comunist Party in China, the Chinese ambassador to the UK laid a floral tribute at the Marx grave in the “Victorian Valhalla,” HighGate Cemetery in North London.  KARL MARX, HIGHGATE CEMETERY, LONDON  

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PRINCE PHILIP RIP

The Duke of Edinburgh, HRH Prince Philip has passed.  Floral tributes have been moved from Buckingham Palace down the Mall to Marlborough House, currently the home of the Commonwealth Secretariat. Marlborough House had previously been a Royal Residence up until … Continue reading

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ST. DUNSTAN IN THE WEST

Today is John Donne day in the Anglican church calendar. Besides being one of the greatest poets of his era, Donne was also vicar of Fleet Street’s St. Dunstan in the West.  ST. DUNSTAN IN THE WEST

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HAPPY ST. DAVID’S DAY

Happy St. David’s Day to the Welsh people. In their honour, here’s a snap I took of Chirk Castle in the Welsh Marches a few years back.    

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RETURN OF THE POP-UP GALLERY

Pleased to announce the return of the POP-UP art gallery at Lansdowne Park after a two month lockdown. I’ll be showing a few panels amongst a dozen other artists from the Glebe Community here in central Ottawa. Hope to see … Continue reading

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THE OLD COW SHED

Winter has gripped the land.  Was fortunate to capture the following image in Gatineau, Quebec.  This old barn with “French” ventilators was in a perfect state of detioration for photography: a year earlier would have been too early and next … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS EVE 2020

King’s College Chapel is considered one of the finest examples of Perpendicular Gothic architecture in England and is a landmark symbol for the University of Cambridge. Started by King Henry II and finished by King Henry VIII,  The Chapel is … Continue reading

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DAY OF INFAMY

Today, December 7, is the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack.  Memorial wall to the sailors of the USS Arizona who died on Dec 7, 1941. Gun turret of the USS Arizona. The Arizona is still in her death throes. … Continue reading

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GLEBE ART EXHIBITION

I have been invited to participate in an art exhibition at the Lansdowne commercial centre in Ottawa.  See details below:  The Pop-Up Gallery is located next to Winner’s on Marche Way.  If you’re looking for some unique Christmas gifts, drop … Continue reading

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