Tuesday, December 1, 2015

City Daily Photo Theme Day: Shop Window

The first day of each month is always a theme day for members of City Daily Photo, and for the final theme day of 2015, the theme is Shop Window, a theme chosen by Vreni, who blogs from the great city of Vienna. You can find other takes on this theme right here.

I chose three different shops for this theme. The first is The Snow Goose, on Sparks Street. It specializes in Canadian First Nations artisans, particularly from the Far North.


Awhile back, Silver Snail, one of the comic shops I frequent most often closed up. However, like a phoenix rising from the ashes (not a Dark Phoenix, because that never ends well), one of the staffers started up Comet Comics, incidentally in my neighbourhood.


Boogie & Birdie is a shop I've featured before, downtown on Elgin Street. It sells clothing and eclectic knick knacks for home decorating, and tends to use not for sale stuffed animals in its front window display, which changes frequently. It's been recently set up for the Christmas season.

39 comments:

  1. This month we will know the stores Ottawa, it seems very good.

    Tomás.

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  2. Interesting choices for today's theme. I like that you shop local!

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  3. Hi William, very interesting shop windows. Nice places to visit and browse through all the items on display. Have a beautiful Tuesday!

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  4. I love those shops that sell regional crafts.

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  5. Now your talking...my sort of shop!

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  6. I'm beginning to see places decorated for Christmas here.

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  7. Love the name of the shop and the assortments of wares...

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  8. What contrasting shops. I"m with TexWis. Love the Snow Goose.

    Happy window shopping,

    Janis
    GDP

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  9. I like that first shop, I once bought a little soapstone polar bear in Canada.

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  10. Perfect trio for the theme William although I was wondering why a shop, 'Boogie & Birdie, would have not for sale products in the window?

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  11. Lovely shots of some great windows. I'd like to browse...maybe buy something....in each of these shops.

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  12. A beautiful set of pictures and memorable shop windows!
    How lucky that you now have a comics shop right in your neighbourhood.

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  13. I bet more than a few would-be customers are disappointed that Boogie & Birdie doesn't offer its stuffed animals up for sale.

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  14. That is quite an eclectic collection of shops!

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  15. i was going to say i love window shopping ... but not really, i guess i enjoy it when i am with friends or family. but when i go by myself.... i am not really a great window shopper. ... i get what i want and get the heck out of dodge. ha. ha!! ( :

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  16. Interesting series and shops for the theme, William !

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  17. Wherever you go you take such interesting pictures. How nice for tourists.

    Great holidays for them never boring.

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  18. I love the variety of your shop windows, William. Wishing you a lovely holiday season!

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  19. I love winter and I love Christmas, William, and I love seeing shop facades and windows, so this series brings me the most joy of all, as you are providing all three! Thank you so much, you have made my day, dear friend. Hugs. :)

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  20. You chosen some unique storefronts. And you've also got one in season.

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  21. You'll find me at the first one... :-)

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  22. I would definitely visit the Snow Goose!

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  23. Lots of lively shop windows. I would head for the Snow Goose.

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  24. @Tomas: thanks!

    @Halcyon: it's a good way to shop!

    @Nancy: thank you!

    @Stuart: so do I.

    @Lauren: all of them?

    @Revrunner: it's happened here too.

    @VP: I think all three have eclectic names.

    @Tex: I knew people would go for that first one.

    @Janis: thanks!

    @Marianne: this one sells that kind of work.

    @Grace: I've always been under the impression they like the stuffed animals for pure decoration purposes.

    @Pat: each are good for lingering in!

    @Merisi: it turns out to be quite convenient this way.

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  25. @EG: alas, they tend to do so well for window decoration!

    @Sharon: it was! I thought of another place, but figured I'd leave that for a future post.

    @Beth: I'm not particularly a window shopper myself.

    @Karl: thank you.

    @Carolann: thanks.

    @Susie: thank you.

    @Linda: you're welcome.

    @Red: I put off that last one as long as I could before photographing!

    @Ciel: that one is popular!

    @Marleen: I knew people would be drawn to it.

    @Norma: I thought so!

    @Dina: it's very popular!

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  26. Great looking shop windows, a few places I would like to go into.

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  27. Interesting shops William, I'd like to check out The snow goose, I'll bet they have some great stuff..

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  28. I like your selection of a store offering Canadian crafts for theme day.

    Thanks for your visits while I was away.

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  29. Nice windows and I love all the names of these shops William!

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  30. I think I'd find the Snow Goose irresistible. The Royal BC Museum in Victoria has good First Nations items but it's smaller than this shop looks.

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  31. I love that first window, William. Just the name is appealing.

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  32. @Denise: thanks!

    @Geoff: they do. I keep my eyes on those wooden carvings of animals. They're very realistic.

    @Jack: thank you!

    @Lois: I do too.

    @Kay: this one occupies a fair amount of space on the street.

    @Loire: I certainly think so!

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  33. What an eclectic selection. The last one is the most intriguing to me

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  34. I think my favourite would be Canadian Goose with all the handicrafts from Far North.

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  35. I haven't been to the Snow Goose for ages. I love it!

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  36. Thanks, William, for note on FB about link. It all started working for me today...so I am just finishing up my comments to everyone now. And, yes - All of them :). I like variety.

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  37. I like the shop window of the snow goose.

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