Old fashion skate

Old fashion skate

Skaters in period dress make their way along a river trail near the historic site of the Forks, the confluence of the Red and Assinibione rivers in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, February 17, 2014. Hundreds of people took to the rivers in warmer weather and on Louis Riel day, a provincial holiday. REUTERS/Lyle Stafford(CANADA)

Jets land on river

Jets on ice

Hundreds of spectators watch the NHL Winnipeg Jets first ever outdoor practice on the Assiniboine river in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Lyle Stafford(CANADA)

Istanbul

Dear friends Paul and Jan, who left on a cycling tour of the planet last May, blurted out before they left, come meet us in Istanbul for New Years Eve. Again I say, why not. What follows is a very brief documentation of life in the Turkish capital of some 14 million. Lyle Stafford/Images

img_7642 Pretzel seller in Taksim Square.

img_7702 Fishing for Hamsis (anchovies) on the Galata bridge with the Süleymaniye Mosque in the background.

img_7735 Taking a break from a busy market day near the Spice Bazaar.

img_7767 A stocking salesman demonstrates his merchandise to the ladies near the Spice Bazaar.

img_7768 Street meat, in this case, Tavuk (chicken) just waiting to become someone’s donair on Iskital.

img_7903 The shops on the Galata bridge spanning the Golden Horn.

img_7944 Pretzel salesman in the sprawling hardware market in the Egyptian Bazaar

img_7977 On the ferry across the Golden Horn enroute to Eyup. The Eyüp neighborhood is a historically important area, especially for Turkey’s Muslims.

img_8068 Looking for a card game plays out on the streets of the Kadirga district.

img_8094 Purveyor of fine floor coverings, show off dozens of beautiful Turkish rugs with many cups of tea.

img_8151 Whirling Dervishes perform at the old Orient Express train station.

img_8272 A street vendor sells New Years Eve party favors in the Sisli district just hours before the clock strikes twelve.

img_8282 Our favorite take away shop on the high street near our flat in Sisli.

WPG-PHX, Why not

Cornhusker State

Fargo ND

Iowa Church

Lincoln Neb

South Dakota

Recently helped dear friends move to Phoenix Arizona for the winter. Some nine states were traversed I believe, some I’m not sure we even stopped in. A few frames from either the passenger but mostly, the driver’s seat. December, 9-12. Lyle Stafford/Images

Market Square, Cube

Bandstand Cube

A pedestrian walks past the Old Market Square performance stage in the Exchange District in Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 16, 2013. In 2012, OMS Park became home to a brand new state-of-the-art open-air performance venue known as “the Cube”. Set against the backdrop of historic warehouses, the Cube is an interactive art fixture that can be used 365 days of the year. Lyle Stafford/Image

You know it’s cold when…

Insulated Loo

Construction site portable toilets are seen insulated from the impending cold of the winter months in the East Exchange district of Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 16, 2013. Lyle Stafford/Image

Whistlepunk

Whistlepunk

Ninety one year old Thelma Godkin in the woods near her home in Chemainus, B.C. September 12, 2013. Godkin, at seventeen, was the lone woman working alongside burly male loggers. Godkin says she felt free among the trees when she worked in the logging camps as a whistlepunk. (LYLE STAFFORD, TIMES COLONIST)

Harriette

Harriette

COMOX, B.C.: SEPTEMBER 12, 2013 – Harriette Cunningham ten, a big 4H participant, holds her prize winning rooster Henry, in her backyard in Comox, B.C. September 12, 2013. Harriette, who is transgender has transitioned to life as a girl. (LYLE STAFFORD, TIMES COLONIST)

Bunker

Bunker

VICTORIA, B.C.: AUGUST 6, 2013 – Andrew Whalen of Ephrata Washington state, hits out of the green side bunker on one during round 2 of Canadian Men’s Amateur Golf Championship Gorge Vale Golf Club in Victoria, B.C. August 6, 2013. (LYLE STAFFORD, TIMES COLONIST)

Train tragedy

Train tragedy

VICTORIA, B.C.: JULY 11, 2013 – Patrick Clusiault, 20, who grew up in Lac Megantic Quebec, sits outside his apartment in Victoria, B.C. July 11, 2013. Clusiault lost his first cousin and others in a train derailment and fire that destroyed the centre of town. LYLE STAFFORD, TIMES COLONIST)

Chasing Crows

Chasing Crows

VICTORIA, B.C.: JUNE 13, 2013 – Retired economics professor, Frank Wilson, with his second book of poetry in support of Multiple Sclerosis societies in Victoria, B.C. June 13, 2013. Chasing Crows features artwork created by the art therapy group at the Multiple Sclerosis Society Centre in Victoria. (LYLE STAFFORD, TIMES COLONIST)

In the weeds

amalie artist

VICTORIA, B.C.: JUNE 25, 2013 – Open Space Gallery artist-in-residence Amalie Atkins installs ‘We Live on the Edge of Disaster and Imagine We Are in a Musical: The Braid Harvesters.’ in Victoria, B.C. June 25, 2013. (LYLE STAFFORD, TIMES COLONIST)

Ouch

Ouch

Hossein Barkhah of Iran dislocates his elbow attempting to lift 157.5 kilograms in the snatch category in group A of the men’s 77 kilogram weight class at the World Weightlifting Championship in Vancouver British Columbia November 18, 2003. REUTERS/Lyle Stafford

Funny man

Funny man

Comedian Craig Gass at the Strathcona Hotel on Douglas St in Victoria, B.C. June 18, 2013. (LYLE STAFFORD, TIMES COLONIST)

Buffy

Buffy

VICTORIA, B.C.: JUNE 5, 2013 – Singer Buffy Sainte-Marie performs at an outdoor concert as part of a week of free music performances at Congress 2013, Canada’s largest academic gathering with about 7,000 delegates in Victoria, B.C. June 5, 2013. (LYLE STAFFORD, TIMES COLONIST)

Green Weaver

Andrew Weaver

VICTORIA, B.C.: MAY 14, 2013 – Oak Bay-Gordon Head Green Party of B.C. candidate, Andrew Weaver, speaks to supporters at his victory party after taking the riding from Liberal incumbent Ida Chong during the provincial election, at the Oakl Bay Beach Hotel in Victoria, B.C. May 14, 2013. Weaver is the first Green Party member to be elected to the provincial legislature. (LYLE STAFFORD, TIMES COLONIST)

Highland Games

Highland games

VICTORIA, B.C.: MAY 18, 2013 – Gordon McIlwham gets a feel for the 26.5 pound Braemar Stone at the Putting the Stone competition during the 150th Highland Games at Topaz park in Victoria, B.C. May 18, 2013. (LYLE STAFFORD, TIMES COLONIST)

Shedding light

Shedding light

VICTORIA, B.C.: FEBRUARY 20, 2013 – Young singer/musician and depression sufferer, Erin Carson at home in Victoria, B.C. February 20, 2013. Music and the act of preforming has helped Carson deal with her disease. (LYLE STAFFORD, TIMES COLONIST)

Idle No More Victoria

Idlemore

Idle No More participants sing, drum and dance around Centennial Square in Victoria, B.C. February 2, 2013. (LYLE STAFFORD, TIMES COLONIST)

Chain gang

ferry refit

Esquimalt Drydock employees inspect the anchor chains on the Spirit of B.C. in Victoria, B.C. January 29, 2013. (LYLE STAFFORD, TIMES COLONIST)

Idle No More Victoria

Idle No More Victoria

A young woman in traditional dress, holds her drum during an Idle No More protest on the steps of the Legislature in Victoria, B.C. January 26, 2013. (LYLE STAFFORD, TIMES COLONIST).

Idle No More Victoria

idle no more

VICTORIA, B.C.: JANUARY 5, 2013 – Idle No More protester David Sumeth Dick and some 200 other prevent Coho ferry traffic from departing in Victoria, B.C. January 5, 2013. (LYLE STAFFORD, TIMES COLONIST)

Idle No More Victoria

blockade

VICTORIA, B.C.: JANUARY 16, 2013 – Idle No More blockade of Highway 17 at Mt. Newton Cross Road in Victoria, B.C. January 16, 2013. (LYLE STAFFORD, TIMES COLONIST)

Idle No More Victoria

blockade

VICTORIA, B.C.: JANUARY 16, 2013 – 80 year old Mary Jack takes part of Idle No More blockade of Highway 17 at Mt. Newton Cross Road in Victoria, B.C. January 16, 2013. (LYLE STAFFORD, TIMES COLONIST)

Ghouls

Ghouls at Oldfield orchard, Marcus Gilbert (R) and Mitchell Gilbert run though the cedar maze startling visitors in Victoria, B.C. October 20, 2012. (LYLE STAFFORD, TIMES COLONIST)

Zombie

A zombie takes to the streets in Victoria, B.C. October 6, 2012. (LYLE STAFFORD, TIMES COLONIST)

AIDS

Jessica Whitbread, at AIDS Vancouver Island in Victoria, B.C. September 20, 2012. Whitbread from Toronto who is criminalized for not disclosing her HIV status is in Victoria for film and discussion on HIV-positive women. (LYLE STAFFORD, TIMES COLONIST)

Grand Analog

Grand Analog’s Odario Williams performs during the Rifflandia festival at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria, BC, Sept 16, 2012.
Lyle Stafford/Times Colonist

F*cked Up

Damian Abraham of the 2009 Polaris music prize winning band F*cked Up performs at Sopranos night club during the Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, BC, Sept 14, 2012.
Lyle Stafford/Times Colonist

F*cked Up

Damian Abraham of 2009 Polaris music prize winning band F*cked Up performs at Sopranos night club during the Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, BC, Sept 14, 2012.
Lyle Stafford/Times Colonist