Rose Marie Cipryk and Don Alexander travelled the Trans Siberian Express in 1970. The engines varied depending on what energy source was nearby; coal sometimes, diesel sometimes and electric sometimes.
Don Alexander (right) at Inglis Falls on the Niagara Escarpment in Owen Sound. Also shown are Don Danard (centre) and Ted McKnight (left). In 1954 , on a holiday weekend in May we had hiked up a ravine to the waterfalls.
Don Alexander will later become a Niagara Escarpment Commissioner on the special land-use body that is charged with protecting the unique ecological areas along the 800km length of the unique landform. Don Danard was a prominent morning radio host in Toronto for many years.
An escarpment “wearable art” dress. Shown in the 2011 Niagara Artists Centre “Strutt” wearable art runway show. It is titled Niagara Esc-Art-Ment. I printed on fabric, a design to portray fractured rock layers of the Niagara Escarpment. I hand sewed the dress because I do not know how to use a sewing machine. A shoulder piece reflects the many water falls along the escarpment and some cedar sprays at waist respect the ancient thousand-year old cedar trees that grow along the rockfaces.
Don Alexander started work in Television (1955) when it first started in Canada. When station CHEX-TV marked its 50 year anniversary