Today's assignment is to make a photograph of something that captures a small bit of the flavor of where you live or your culture. Quebec City is FULL of culture. I could have chosen from a number of things but decided to go with two less known/traditional pieces. I took this picture while walking the dogs at the farm today. Just outside the fence there is a snowmobile trail with road signs and all. Due to our rather long winters, snowmobiling is a very popular activity here. I chose this picture because the vehicle is an interesting variation from the traditional snowmobile.
You'll notice that I chose to frame this picture. The frame is a piece of a picture I took of a railing. In Quebec a number of older homes have this railing around balconies, stairs and decks. If you look carefully you'll see that the parts that are cut out look like skate blades. During World War 2, metal was in great demand. Rather than throw the remnants in the garbage, the metal bands were saved and used rather creatively. These are becoming rarer as more people are opting for newer, low maintenance materials. They are a neat reminder of the resourcefulness of our ancestors.