Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween Canadian Style

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Help this guy out... if you dare. Mmmmmwwwwahahahahahaha! Some people put a lot of effort into decorating their homes, yards and driveways. They may even construct life size replica graveyards or dungeons and invite people from the neighborhood to view their creations

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Spider House. Halloween is celebrated in Canada on October 31. When the dark of the night arrives children dress up as ghosts, witches, skeletons, or characters from popular culture and go door-to-door, asking for candy while uttering the mock threat "trick or treat!"

Friday, October 30, 2015

Highway 407 Extension East

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Presently under construction this new section of the 407 toll road is owned by the Ontario Government. The first phase (21.19 kilometres) is expected to be completed by late 2015. The construction value: $1 billion in 2012 dollars.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Stars

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Forty minutes before sunrise. I know I can do better and I am working on it.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Signs - The Impossible Dream

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To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go
I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Abandoned

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Another building that has been deserted and neglected.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Cemetery Colours

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I don't particularly like photographing in a cemetery. This one is an exception.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Saturday, October 24, 2015

The Man From India

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Continuing from yesterday's posting. I met Gajendra, a fine gentleman.

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It was the highlight of the day.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Thomas Foster Memorial

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Thomas Foster visited India in his late seventies. After seeing the famous Taj Mahal, Foster was inspired to build a memorial in his boyhood community, with a Christian adaptation. The Memorial was erected in 1935-36, and cost $250,000. It contains three crypts for Foster (July 24, 1852 - December 10, 1945) a former mayor of Toronto, his wife Elizabeth McCauley and young daughter Ruby, who died at the age of 10.

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A marble altar and pulpit.

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Circling the lower part of the dome ceiling in gold lettering on a field of graded blue mosaic, is the inscription: "Take this my body for it is done and I have gained a new life, glorious and eternal".

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The floors are terrazzo and marble mosaics with symbols such as the River Styx and water lilies.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Signs - Boop-Oop-A-Doop

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Betty Boop is a famous cartoon character created in the 1920's. Mae Questel began voicing Betty Boop in 1931 and continued with the role until her death in 1998. Thanks to her memorabilia items, Betty still remains a icon today. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

Visitors From A Galaxy Far Away

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This is proof that Ancient Aliens have made visits to my part of the world. This one looks like a early Darth Vader prototype.

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This one appears to be wearing headgear like some of the Easter Island statues. It is also proof that they enjoyed a reefer once in awhile.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Last Of The Crop

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Clippers, Dahlias, and Moose Head beer in a Alexander Keith's mug. How sweet it is!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Pumpkin

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Wife: Honey please get me pumpkin from the bin.
Me: Which one would you like?
Wife: Get me an orange one.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Level Crossing

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This car was stopped travelling west and I was in my car stopped by the same train as I was heading north. No use wasting time so picked up my camera and started clicking.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Graffiti, Love It Or Hate It

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For this graffiti I went into the bowels of hell.

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Escaping from hell can be tricky. Never proceed in the direction of the pointing arrow.

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Once you exit the gates you still have the Gate Keeper to contend with.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Signs - Pucks

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In the off season, in a hockey arena, this sign caught my eye. The hockey players are tough and the fans are even tougher!
I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Last Of The Last

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Potted Mums are very popular in the autumn. It is a good sign that summer is really over.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Government Of Ontario Transit #3

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Since May 1967, GO Transit has evolved from a single GO Train line along Lake Ontario's shoreline into an extensive network of train lines and bus routes.

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As of July 2014, GO Transit's 117 double decker buses comprise nearly a quarter of the agency's fleet. While the buses aren't appropriate for every route, and while clearance issues may keep them off of certain roads, their importance cannot be overstated as the system's ridership increases.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Government Of Ontario Transit # 2

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It seems that every CEO in public transit gets the urge to change the look of employees uniforms or the colours of rolling stock. In this case the coach on the right sports a slight change in colour that will be applied to all vehicles. In the industry it known as rebranding.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Government Of Ontario Transit #1

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Abbreviated as "Go Transit", it is a commuter transportation system that is owned and operated by the Provincial Government. This train is operating on the major east west route. One interesting thing about this route is that regardless of direction, locomotives are always facing east.

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When the train resumes west bound travel the engineer operates the train from last coach which now becomes the lead car. In the USA and Canada, they are called cab cars. Push-pull is a mode of operation for locomotive hauled trains allowing them to be driven from either end.

Friday, October 09, 2015

Glass Insulators

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Continuing from yesterday's posting... I spotted these glass insulators on the poles beside the railway tracks. Walking along a rail line in Ontario you might get lucky and see the insulators on aging wooden telegraph poles At one time they were a very common sight. The earliest insulators were developed with the growing telegraph line network initiated in 1844.

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Insulators were originally designed to keep the wires linking telegraphs and telephones insulated from the wooden poles that held them aloft. Made from glass or porcelain in a dazzling array of shapes and colors, including amber, cobalt blue, olive green, and royal purple. Today they are prized for their rarity and physical beauty and may sell for thousands of dollars.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Trackside

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Me and my camera waiting at the side of the railway tracks hoping to take a picture of a moving train. I finally gave up. Tomorrow I will explain why I found the old poles on the left side of the tracks more interesting.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Signs - Sea Lamprey

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The sea lamprey is a primitive, eel-like fish native to the northern Atlantic Ocean and the Baltic, western Mediterranean and Adriatic seas. They invaded the Great Lakes in the early 20th century through shipping canals. The sea lamprey uses its sucker mouth, sharp teeth and rasping tongue to attach itself to the body of a fish and suck the fish's blood. Fish that survive the attack are left with a large open wound that can become infected and often leads to death. The jumping ability of adult sea lampreys is limited, so barriers function to block adult access to spawning habitat and, therefore, reduce the amount of habitat that sea lampreys can infest. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Pink Bug

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A smooth running pink is a cool experience. Too bad her creators are in deep doo doo.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Shearwater Aviation Museum

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Banshee, serial number 126402, is one of 39 Banshees purchased from the United States Navy. Banshee 126402 arrived at Shearwater in March 1957 and was flown by VF 870 Squadron from Shearwater and the aircraft carrier HMCS Bonaventure . The Banshee was an all-weather fighter, which primarily provided air defence for the fleet. It was retired from the Navy in September 1962 and donated to the Shearwater Aviation Museum. This aircraft was displayed outdoors until 2000 where it deteriorated in the corrosive maritime weather. It was brought indoor and refurbished by volunteers from 12 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and is now on display, in pristine condition, in the museum's #2 hangar.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Salmon Migration

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The annual fall salmon run has begun. These guys and gals are in the Bowmanville Creek going upstream with one thing on their mind... sex

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When they reach the dam this is where things get bogged down.

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The fish ladder is new this year. Last year 10,000 salmon and trout were bucketed or netted to get them around the dam. The rainbow trout do their migration in the spring.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Encounter On The Street

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We made eye contact, which lead to a conversation, which lead to this photo.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Sunrise

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Daybreak at the nuclear plant.

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