I've been working in this neighbourhood in Cambridge, Ontario that spreads out on either side of Avenue Rd. between Hespeler Road and Franklin Blvd. It's a modest part of the city where people seem to take great joy in their homes. Many along my drive home to Kitchener as festooned with seasonal decorations and lights.
I love the naive optimism of this crude rocket sculpture that's been on the Satellite Motel site for as long as I can remember. It captures the cold war worship of technology and the belief flying to the moon would somehow change the destiny of humankind. Wow, things sure have changed.
I'm unsure of the intention of this "sculpture" that rises awkwardly above one of the Hespeler Road entrances of Cambridge Centre Mall. However it takes on a more elegant look when isolated. I wonder if the designer/artist – consciously or not – is paying homage to the famous flying Canada Geese of Michael Snow's Flight … Continue reading Unscene
For me Hespeler Road, Cambridge, Ontario is a diorama, a sliver of a dying car culture — frozen in time. Fast Eddie’s restaurant, a local burger chain with a self conscious branding, is a cultural icon on the strip. Its blistering yellow and read/orange concrete blocks rise from the landscape like a Lego pimple.