Everyday Tourist 2017 Retrospective: Fun Flaneur Finds

For most people the new year, is a time to reflect on what has happen over the past year and what they would like to happen over the next.  For me it is a time to edit the 20,000+ photos I have taken this year and decide which ones to keep. 

Flaneuring Footsteps, Calgary

Flaneuring Footsteps, Calgary

It is also time to ponder what were my best experiences, adventures and discoveries? What was the best art gallery, art exhibition, artwork or architecture I experienced? Should I create albums of the best pieces of public art, best street art, buildings or street photos?

After much reflection, I decided the life of an everyday flaneur isn’t about the “best of” it is about surprises, chance encounters and the thrill of the unexpected. 

As a result this photo essay while in chronological oder is a hodgepodge of fun flaneur finds discovered over the past year wandering with my eyes and mind wide open. I hope you enjoy....

Yoga bound, Calgary

Yoga bound, Calgary

Strawberry Dancers / Watermelon Mountains, Calgary

Strawberry Dancers / Watermelon Mountains, Calgary

Keys, Calgary

Keys, Calgary

Night Rider, Calgary

Night Rider, Calgary

Tree of Life, Berlin

Tree of Life, Berlin

Shopping Vortex, Berlin

Shopping Vortex, Berlin

Circus architecture, Berlin

Circus architecture, Berlin

Giant Red Tops, Berlin

Giant Red Tops, Berlin

Bitte Please, Berlin

Bitte Please, Berlin

Pedestrian, Berlin

Pedestrian, Berlin

Mannie, Berlin

Mannie, Berlin

Street Furniture, Berlin

Street Furniture, Berlin

Recycling Igloos, Berlin

Recycling Igloos, Berlin

Notes, Berlin (Discovered these poems taped to a pedestrian bridge in Kreuzberg, Berlin late one afternoon.)

Notes, Berlin (Discovered these poems taped to a pedestrian bridge in Kreuzberg, Berlin late one afternoon.)

Magritte Lives, Berlin

Magritte Lives, Berlin

No Entrance/No Exit, Berlin

No Entrance/No Exit, Berlin

11 disciples, Berlin

11 disciples, Berlin

Molecules, Berlin

Molecules, Berlin

Treasure Hunters' Paradise, Berlin

Treasure Hunters' Paradise, Berlin

KaDeWe Smile, Berlin

KaDeWe Smile, Berlin

Green Eye, Berlin

Green Eye, Berlin

Confession, Berlin

Confession, Berlin

Word Search, Berlin

Word Search, Berlin

Fun School, Berlin

Fun School, Berlin

Mystery Box, Berlin

Mystery Box, Berlin

Stripes & Checks, Berlin

Stripes & Checks, Berlin

Eye Candy, Berlin

Eye Candy, Berlin

Hommage to Don Cherry, Berlin

Hommage to Don Cherry, Berlin

Hungry, Berlin

Hungry, Berlin

Living Room, Berlin

Living Room, Berlin

Escher & Alexa, Berlin

Escher & Alexa, Berlin

 Happy Bunnies, Leipzig

 Happy Bunnies, Leipzig

Red River, Leipzig

Red River, Leipzig

Snail's Pace, Leipzig (Backstory: The snail on the handle of the historic Leipzig City Hall was placed there by a local craftsman to represents how slowly things move at City Hall)

Snail's Pace, Leipzig (Backstory: The snail on the handle of the historic Leipzig City Hall was placed there by a local craftsman to represents how slowly things move at City Hall)

Three Sisters, Leipzig

Three Sisters, Leipzig

Not armed and not dangerous, Leipzig

Not armed and not dangerous, Leipzig

Dare To Be Different, Leipzig

Dare To Be Different, Leipzig

Street Talk, Leipzig

Street Talk, Leipzig

Couple, Leipzig

Couple, Leipzig

Inside! Leipzig

Inside! Leipzig

Special, Leipzig

Special, Leipzig

Peaceful Revolution, Leipzig

Peaceful Revolution, Leipzig

Follow Through, Leipzig

Follow Through, Leipzig

Partners, Leipzig

Partners, Leipzig

Door Handle as Art, Leipzig

Door Handle as Art, Leipzig

No parking, Leipzig

No parking, Leipzig

Strings Attached, Leipzig

Strings Attached, Leipzig

Brutal Beauty, London, ON

Brutal Beauty, London, ON

Dressing Up!, London, ON

Dressing Up!, London, ON

Playful, Hamilton

Playful, Hamilton

Perspective, Calgary

Perspective, Calgary

Windows, Calgary

Windows, Calgary

Street Party, Calgary

Street Party, Calgary

Dance with me! Calgary

Dance with me! Calgary

My old backyard, Gleichen

My old backyard, Gleichen

Remnants, Sisika

Remnants, Sisika

Waiting, Calgary

Waiting, Calgary

Edge, Head Smash-in Buffalo Jump

Edge, Head Smash-in Buffalo Jump

Hooped, Canmore

Hooped, Canmore

Really, Olds

Really, Olds

Blast From The Past, Olds

Blast From The Past, Olds

Statement, Calgary 

Statement, Calgary 

Upsized, Calgary

Upsized, Calgary

Too Much Information, Calgary

Too Much Information, Calgary

Musical Stairs, Calgary

Musical Stairs, Calgary

Legs & Pillars, Calgary

Legs & Pillars, Calgary

Dataport, Medicine Hat

Dataport, Medicine Hat

Love, Calgary

Love, Calgary

Rainbow, Calgary

Rainbow, Calgary

Buried, Canmore

Buried, Canmore

Happy Hour, Calgary

Happy Hour, Calgary

Elizabeth, Calgary

Elizabeth, Calgary

Failure, Calgary

Failure, Calgary

Stanley Guitar, Nashville

Stanley Guitar, Nashville

Oxymoron, Nashville

Oxymoron, Nashville

Euphony, Nashville

Euphony, Nashville

Pick-up Sticks, Nashville

Pick-up Sticks, Nashville

Bus Rider, Nashville

Bus Rider, Nashville

Wisedom, Mesa

Wisedom, Mesa

Trophies, Calgary

Trophies, Calgary

Alone, Calgary

Alone, Calgary

Outer Space, Palm Springs

Outer Space, Palm Springs

Creative Space, Palm Springs

Creative Space, Palm Springs

Yard Art, Palm Springs

Yard Art, Palm Springs

Hippy Mask, Palm Springs

Hippy Mask, Palm Springs

Whimsical, Palm Springs

Whimsical, Palm Springs

Corner, Palm Springs

Corner, Palm Springs

Blue Bird, Calgary

Blue Bird, Calgary

Juxtaposition, Calgary

Juxtaposition, Calgary

Twisted, Calgary

Twisted, Calgary

Fire, Calgary

Fire, Calgary

Pathways, Calgary

Pathways, Calgary

Thanks for scrolling to the end. 

All the best in 2018.