Several years ago it was Spacing Ottawa’s pleasure to spend time with the BBC broadcaster and blogger Malachi O’Doherty when he was in town for the Ottawa International Writer’s festival. We accompanied Malachi and his partner Maureen as they explored downtown Ottawa on foot, and since that meeting we have enjoyed keeping up with his many observations on life in his native Belfast.
Lately Malachi has rediscovered his childhood love of the bicycle and has started looking at his city through the eyes of a cyclist, for better or for worse. With this week’s terrible cycling news still fresh in our minds, we were drawn to this recent O’Doherty video about the aftermath of a similar tragedy in Belfast. Touching yet painfully ironic, we couldn’t take our eyes off a single flower left in memory of a life lost.