All trains lead to Denver. This line got stuck in my head tonight thinking about this game. I have no idea why, Denver isn’t a critical piece of route in the game. Nevertheless, this is where the picture idea came from today. Not happy with the execution, a little soft, but that’s all part of it.
All trains lead to Denver, don’t forget.
Also, this game is called Ticket to Ride, and I love it.
Also, this has nothing to do with the theme, nature. Can we have another boardgame week?
What is nature? That was the question posed in an environmental ethics course I did during my undergrad. The theme this week is nature. Does this picture count even though a human-made construct is in the shot? Of course the plant is natural, but is it less natural in a park? On a path? Photo contests often disallow photos of animals in zoos, because they are less natural than free-range animals? An interesting dilemma. I think photo above depicts nature.
On a less philosophical note, a large moth or butterfly landed on a tree just off the path around Quidi Vidi. I climbed down to shoot it and it fluttered around my head for a few seconds and landed on my arm. I had never seen a moth like it before, like something out of the Newfoundland Insectarium. When the bugger landed on my arm I had my telephoto lens on my camera which has a minimum focusing distance of about 5 feet. Wish I had swapped my macro on before I went off the trail, oh well.
The capelin are rolling in Middle Cove and everyone on the Avalon Peninsula were there tonight. Traffic was as maggoty as the fish in the water. Unfortunately they weren’t on the beach like I had hoped, so this is the best I could do, a little trooper that hopped out of a bucket.
At one point as we were leaving we noticed Bigg-E had something in his mouth. Melissa wrangled out a capelin that BG was about to swallow whole, haha.
You can’t talk about urban decay in St. John’s without talking about the deplorable conditions of the roads. Sure, they’re getting a little better now that the potholes have been filled and the scratch & patch is underway. But holy shit were they bad this spring. Can we not figure out a way to fix the roads that doesn’t have to be done every year? And surely there must be some kind of paint out there that can last more than one season. Poor tourists, the roadways are bad enough when you know your way around.
Pictured above are trolly tracks on the west end of Water Street.