This week on Sepia Saturday,
Alan's prompt picture shows young boys and their bike,
working for some courrier service of some kind.
I am right on theme this week!!
Montreal Telegraph Co.,
if not the first company,
it had the merit of being the largest in Canada,
when it was founded in 1847.
I found an interesting post about this.
You can read it HERE!!
Montreal, c. 1894.
You'll note that I've used TUXPI/vignette effect for today's pictures.
Seen here at Dominion Square,
a location previously discussed on this post.
The place is now known as Dorchester Square.
Regular readers might remember that old lady protesting in 1961,
and how I made her protest in 2012 with Photoshop...
I believe I've featured a fine series here,
thanks to the Archives of the McCord Museum
that keeps records of all things Canadiana.
Those courrier services still exist to this day
and the city is now invaded by these young folks
making light of the driving codes and all semblance of civility
as they will willingly run you over if that'll get them there seconds faster.
We've all been there, haven't we!?!
I know I have!!
I almost got into a fight with one of them
because I insisted in crossing the street,
which was my right to exercise in order to get off the street for my own safety.
I hadn't count on that imbecile wanting to cut me off...
He stopped after almost running me over to insult me and wanting to punch me.
I didn't back down and signaled him to get off his bike and come on over,
staring coldly at him.
I was SO pissed off at him that I would have actually fought with him,
which is against my nature...
but he backed off and just went on his way.
I don't like those guys.
Too many claim the streets and sidewalks as their own turf,
dismissing car drivers and pedestrians alike,
making the place unsafe for everyone,
which I think is bloody stupid.
Respect seems to be forgotten these days,
a value now belonging to a long gone era...
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