Friday, November 17, 2017

Monster Home

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Under construction in my neighbourhood.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Breaktime

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Judging by their luggage the two of them are taking a break before they move on.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Old & New

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Toronto's Old City Hall on the left and newer glass hi-rise the right.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Monday Night

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Nothing special... just a empty row of benches along the boardwalk.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Not So Perfect Day

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When ever I have a bad I am going to think of this picture and realize that my day is not so bad after all.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Remembrance Day

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November 11th is the day that Canadians commemorate those who died in armed conflicts. The above photo depicts what remains of Canada's Camp-X used as training facility for WWII spies. More than 500 Canadian and American civilians were trained as intelligence specialists by the British Special Operations Executive. Serving on dangerous missions abroad, these secret agents were not legally protected if caught nor were they openly recognized for their courage and sacrifice. The first school of its kind in North America, Camp X was also an advanced top-secret communications relay station until it closed in 1969. The camp's activities helped build intelligence ties between Canada, Great Britain, and the United States, and have inspired spy-fiction writers.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Friendly

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When I was travelling on the streetcar across town this gentleman struck up a conversation with me. He was interested in the type of photography I do. When it was time for me to get off I asked permission to take his photo. He was more than eager.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Women Paint Toronto

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Artist: Bareket Kezwer. Just in case you are unable to decipher the text...STRONG-SMART-UNITED.
With support from the City of Toronto StreetARToronto program, a mix of emerging and established Toronto based artists transformed the laneway that runs north behind Queen Street West between Lansdowne Avenue and MacDonell Avenue into an outdoor art gallery. Working side by side, the collective of all female artists painted approximately 2,000 square feet of murals.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Autumn

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Mild weather in October slowed down nature's change to the best colours of the season.
This will be my one and only photograph of fall foliage for 2017.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Vivian Maier

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This is a selfie of me watching "Finding Vivian Maier". If you have a passion for photography and want to find out more about her, click HERE to view a two and half minute video.

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Sunday Sky

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After an entire day of rain the skies began to clear.

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Looking Up

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Condominium tops off at 76 floors.

Friday, November 03, 2017

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Movie Theatre Construction

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Expected opening target date is spring 2018. There will be 12 screens, 4 of which will be for VIP ticket holders 19+, who will have the option of ordering food and alcoholic beverages to their seat. The other screens will be open to guests of all ages.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Service Delay

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"Bat Out Of Hell" had to be pushed into the repair shop.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Beanstalk

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This is one of those murals that frustrates me. I can't find any info about it, including the name of the artist.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Monday Night

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This pickup truck caught my eye and I decided to photograph it. The shutter was open for 8 seconds and that in turn caught the headlight trail of a passing car.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sunday Sky

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“How sweet the morning air is! See how that one little cloud floats like a pink feather from some gigantic flamingo. Now the red rim of the sun pushes itself over the London cloud-bank. It shines on a good many folk, but on none, I dare bet, who are on a stranger errand than you and I. How small we feel with our petty ambitions and strivings in the presence of the great elemental forces of Nature!” ― Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Google

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Google just opened a donut shop for two days only in Toronto and they're giving away free donuts. There's a been a line snaking out of the pastel pink pop-up that takes centre stage at Dundas Square all day. The idea is that their new Google Home Mini, Google’s version of a Siri or Alexa type product, is even smaller than a donut and remarkably somehow capable of delivering as much enjoyment. My thanks to blogTO for all of the above info.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Morning Train

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"Go Transit" commuter train travelling west through the Greater Toronto Area.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Signs, Signs - Sears

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Sears Canada is bankrupt. The few stores that have remained open are now having liquidation sales.

History leason...
Sears was once the envy of the retail industry. Founded by railroad station agent Richard Sears in the 1880s, Sears Roebuck got its start with the 'internet' of the 1800s: mail order catalogues.

At the time the very idea of ordering a product through a catalog and having it delivered to homes all over the country was incredible. What started as a small pamphlet offering various models of watches grew to become a 532-page catalog by 1895. Offering everything from bikes and sewing machines to cars and entire pre-made homes. The reason it worked was simple... convenience.

By offering customers a wide variety of products delivered to their doorstep, Sears grew by leaps and bounds. Sound familiar? We’ve heard this story before, and it's not a stretch to say that Sears was the Amazon of its day.

I am linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Stripes

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If you want to do street photography one must be prepared for that moment when you get caught. No big deal here. With her phone she was doing the same thing as me, so we both just carried on.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

Chalk To Me

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Her name is Jo Lalonde but she is better known as the Chalk Chick. Getting her art career off the ground can be challenging at times, but she has managed to support herself from the proceeds of her work. Jo does participate in in various busker events throughout the country. Click here to see more of her work.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Saving Souls

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This is only one of the many religious sidewalk setups that are trying get one's attention.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Corn Field

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This crop appears to go on for ever. The corn most likely will be used for livestock feed.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Mural

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Exploring Graffiti Alley with my granddaughter.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Bike Patrol

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At one time it was rare to see a police officer patrolling without a squad car. In 1989, the Toronto Police Service introduced its first Bike Patrol Unit. Bicycles allowed officers to cover more ground than on foot, and they could travel where patrol cars could not. It also makes the police more visible to the public. With this visibility also comes an increase in human contact with the community.

Friday, October 13, 2017

U.S. Coast Guard

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While in Halifax this past summer, I saw for the first time ever, the tall ships regatta. Pictured above the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle (USCGC Eagle) was my favourite. Throughout the summer, Eagle trains cadets and officer candidates, teaching them practical seamanship skills while indoctrinating them in the Coast Guard’s afloat leadership laboratory. Built at the Blohm + Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany in 1936, and commissioned as Horst Wessel, Eagle is one of three sail-training ships operated by the pre-World War II German navy. At the close of the war, the ship was taken as a war reparation by the U.S., re-commissioned as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle and sailed to New London, Connecticut, which has been her permanent homeport ever since. Eagle has offered generations of Coast Guard Academy cadets, and more recently officer candidates, an unparalleled leadership experience at sea.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Abandon House

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I don't know why or how but it is very close to a major highway widening project.
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This old house has become a target for graffiti.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Juxtaposition

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To be or not to be... that is the question.

Monday, October 09, 2017

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Sunday Sky

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Sunrise over the nuclear power plant.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Bad Photo?

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I recently read an an article "Why Publishing Your Bad Photos Is Never a Mistake". You can view it here. I decided to give it a try. Normally I like my photos to be sharp but this one came came out blurry. The reason for that is 1.lighting conditions were low 2.my iso was not set high enough 3.the subject was moving faster than I anticipated. I really liked the scene and the eerie atmosphere it created. So if you are leaving a comment please tell me (good or bad) what you think. This does not mean that my future postings will be blurry.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Smile

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I find that if you ask, most people (strangers) will let you take their picture. The smile was my reward for asking.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Sparky

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New restaurant going up in this spot. This worker is using a grinder to put some finishing touches on rough spots.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

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Development of the Douglas DC-3 started in early 1935 with the prototype flying by the end of the year. The first production aircraft was delivered to American Airlines in July 1936. The US Air Corps became interested in the DC-3 and ordered a military version, called the C-47 or Dakota. It had many capabilities, including dropping paratroops and supplies, evacuating the wounded, troop transportation and glider towing. Eventually, about 10,000 C-47s were built for the US military.
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The Museum’s DC-3 Dakota displays the markings of RCAF No. 435 and 436 Squadrons, which operated in Burma during 1944-45 and whose slogan was "Canucks Unlimited". The DC-3 was built in June 1939 for Eastern Airlines, where it flew for over 13 years. In 1952, it went to North Central Airlines who operated it for another 11 years. The aircraft then left airline service, but continued to fly commercially until it was acquired by Dennis Bradley, who donated it to the Museum in 1981. It is one of the DC-3s currently still flying with over 82,000 hours in the air - equal to over 12 million miles, or 492 times around the world.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Monday Night

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Smiling faces working the night shift.
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These two smiling faces came outside and let me take their picture.

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