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  1. What to Wear: Dinner with Friends

    Friday, June 3, 2011

    Happy Friday! Today is rainy and cool, but can't dampen my spirits. In a hour or so I'm heading off to Edmonton to see my friends who I haven't visited with in ages (I tried to find a photo of all of us where we weren't drunk out of our gourds, but clearly that didn't happen).
    I'm also hoping to get in a little shopping and talk time along with dinner.

    Dress: $40 (Rowena) | Mosquito bites: Free (Mother Nature)
    I haven't worn this dress in a long time. Generally I have so many colourful dresses that I stay away from dark ones in the summer, but since today is dreary I figured I could swing it, especially with the light stripes and the flower.

    Flower hiding the lank pieces of hair, courtesy of the rain.

    This weekend in Jaywalkers Jamboree in Camrose, which means lots of street fair food! The vintage shop is also having a great sale by the looks of it, but it was closed today when I went. :(
    Maybe it's because the ride outside was pumping loud, obnoxious Top 40 music!

    It's also Augustana's centenary weekend. 100 years ago, some Norwegian-Canadians established Camrose Lutheran College, with a vision to provide education to the young town of Camrose. Now, after a few name changes, it's the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta - a small liberal arts institution with a rural focus and a big name attached.

    In the last year, I've fallen in love with Augustana. I love the campus, especially when you head straight down 49 street and see Old Main - the original CLC building - rising in the distance among the modern buildings. In the style of Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov's Ghosts of WWII photography series, I did my own, juxtaposing what the campus looks like now with a photo of Old Main from the 1940s.

    I did this historic collage rather quickly so it's not the best, but I like it as a first attempt. I have access to a lot of old newspapers and photos, so I hope to make this a reoccurring project to showcase how much Camrose has changed - and how much stayed the same!

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