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2008/10/03 Fredericton, New Brunswick

From Saint John, New Brunswick, we made a one day trip to Fredericton, with a few hours to tour free to tour the town, before dashing back to the airport.
It’s less than a 90-minute drive from Saint John to Fredericton, so we had a mid-morning run on Highway 7 through scenic New Brunswick.  Fredericton is much smaller than Saint John, but has the feature that it’s the capital of New Brunswick.

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We again arrived with enough time for lunch and some sightseeing.  By the Saint John River, there’s a park with the Lighthouse Adventure Centre.

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We walked around the front side, to see that the lighthouse was completely closed.  On a cool fall weekday, there wouldn’t be too much demand for ice cream on the ground floor.

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Looking down, we saw the south section of the Riverfront Trail beside the shore.  The Saint John River curves, with a flow to southeast at this point.

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The Riverfront Trail continues to the north, where we could see the Westmorland Street Bridge leading to Nashwaaksis, a neighbourhood now amalgamated with Fredericton. Continue reading2008/10/03 Fredericton, New Brunswick

2007/11/02 Contemporary art at Kiasma, Helsinki

Before dinner in Helsinki on Friday night, Karlos and I stopped by Kiasma to see a few exhibits.
I’m a fan of contemporary art, and the Kiasma is one of my favourite art museums in the world. On Friday nights, admission to Kiasma is free. Karlos and I had plans to meet for dinner, so I suggested that we take a quick browse of the exhibits. While there’s a video documentary playing in the stagelight constructed by Tuomas Laitinen, the observer becomes a part of the exhibit titled Lighthouse Vol. 1.

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I liked, from Kiasma’s permanent collection, Drought Circle by Richard Long.

20071102_Kiasma_RichardLong_DroughtCircle.jpg Continue reading2007/11/02 Contemporary art at Kiasma, Helsinki

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