Curiosity Cabinet

Three Things I’m Curious About This Week #4

  1. These photos of Queen Street in Toronto by David Kaufman, which really capture the intersection of historic and modern architecture.
A straight-on photograph of a block of buildings on Queen Street in Toronto. At street level, there are shops with modern signage, while above the buildings have historical red brick facades.
Queen Street West, east of Spadina, Toronto, May 2012 by David Kaufman

2. This essay about the Canadian prairies by Alanna Mitchell, which so perfectly mirrors my own feelings and experiences that I wish I’d written it.

A watercolour illustration shows a group of sage grouse in a prairie landscape. One bird flies through the center of the drawing.
Illustration by Kerry Hodgson via Canadian Geographic

3. The bare-throated bellbird (Procnias nudicollis), a funny looking bird from Brazil that makes a sound so loud it can cause hearing damage at close range.