In July 2002, I persuaded Theresa Meining, owner of the Dominion Café (334 Baker St.) to let me hang some of my local pictures. She reports that visitors look at them and scratch their heads. This is not surprising, as the prints use various mappings to show everything possible to see from a single spot: completely around the horizon and from zenith to nadir.

Below are some of the same scenes, but not always with the same mappings as above. Click on a thumbnail image, below, to see a larger picture.

Also see my pictures of  Kootenay Lake , and of  Rossland .

Nelson, B.C., Canada
Name: Gyro overlook
Date: Oct. 28, 2001
Size: 900 x 450 (36k)
Place: Gyro Park,
One of the grandest views of Nelson is surely to be found from the overlook at Gyro Park. It presents a view of virtually the whole town.
Name: Courthouse
Date: August 13, 2001
Size: 800 x 800 (59k)
An August-2001 story in the  Nelson Daily News  mentioned that the Nelson Courthouse was a favourite subject of pictures by tourists. So, I decided to try my hand at it, also. Although the Courthouse dominates this scene, everything else possible to see from this spot on the sidewalk also appears in the picture.

Name: Vernon St.
Date: August 13, 2001
Size: 600 x 600 (92k)

This view is from the island in the middle of Vernon St. between the Courthouse and the Heritage Inn.
Name: Gyro bridge
Date: Oct. 28, 2001
Size: 800 x 400 (72k)
Gyro Park presents many inviting scenes for this type of photography. The color (almost a CPR red) of this little foot bridge over a ravine blends beautifully with the fall foliage.
Name: Museum parlour
Date: June. 17, 2002
Size: 600 x 600 (116k)
Housing the contents of Nelson's attics, the  Nelson Museum  presents reconstructions of early nineteenth century rooms; this is the parlour.
Name: Museum kitchen
Date: June. 17, 2002
Size: 800 x 690 (124k)
Again the  Nelson Museum , this time the kitchen.
Name: Museum ladybird
Date: June. 17, 2002
Size: 800 x 400 (112k)
The Ladybird room in the  Nelson Museum  houses historic boats from the Lake.
Name: Rabbit hole
Date: Oct. 28, 2001
Size: 600 x 600 (44k)
Looking like a view down the rabbit hole, Nelson appears in the distant valley as seen from Toad Mountain.
Name: Dominion Café
Date: Mar. 1, 2002
Size: 800 x 600 (60k)
This small coffee shop on Baker Street allowed me to hang some of my pictures of Nelson Through Strange Eyes.

All of the images are © Alistair B. Fraser and may not be used elsewhere without permission.