Jul 08

Britannia Beach circa 1900

We knew more about connecting people to their environment in 1900 than we do today.

This is a view of the pier at Britannia Beach (in Ottawa Canada) as the 20th century dawned when people could tram to the area to enjoy nature’s wonder

(and apparently practice
their diving off the end of the pier according to what a (really) oldtimer told
me when he saw the above image).

Today, you have to cross dangerous parkways (aka highways) to access most of the area’s waterways.


Naming them after dead prime ministers (in this case Sir John A MacDonald) and labeling them “parkways” makes bureaucrats and urban planners feel better about their busywork destroying city life and animation, but doesn’t help create better places and spaces.

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