Saturday, September 23, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Autumnal Equinox

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September 22 is the first day of Autumn and that means Fall Fair season is upon us.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Walk On By

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Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right,
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Lonely Street

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You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with. - Wayne Dyer

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Uber5000

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I read in the newspaper that artist Uber5000 had painted a new mural in Toronto's Graffiti Alley. I was excited about going downtown to photograph it but it took me three weeks before I could find the time to go.
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Like most murals there always seems to something that blocks one's view from getting a good clear photo. In this case it is a wall with private property on the other side.
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There are a number of items in the mural that only someone from The City Of Toronto might relate to. From this photo I am listing a few of them. If you don't understand click on the highlighted words for more information. As always, you can also click on the photos for a better view. Starting from left to right there is Sam The Record Man sign just below the high flying plane. Darwin the IKEA Monkey climbing the CN Tower. Next is Crane Girl. There are more but if you are interested go back to the first photo and have good look. You might even see Uber5000 dog.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday Night

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The last show of a Busker Fest weekend.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Portia White

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Located on a utility box in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Unfortunately the year of death needs to be corrected to 1968. Portia May White, contralto and teacher born 24 June 1911 in Truro, NS; died 13 February 1968 in Toronto, Ont. She broke through the colour barrier to become the first Black Canadian concert singer to win international acclaim. Considered one of the best classical singers of the 20th century, her voice was described by one critic as “a gift from heaven,” and she was often compared to the celebrated African American contralto Marian Anderson. Portia was named a “person of national historic significance” by the Government of Canada in 1995.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Bridging The Gap

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Jamestown Line Bridge - Builder and construction date unknown. Although the design is found on multiple bridges in Ontario, outside of Ontario the design of these bridges would be classified as extremely unusual and rare. Two elements make the design unusual. First, the truss configuration is a subdivided double-intersection Warren. This means that in addition to a vertical member between each "X" of diagonal members, there is also a vertical member that passes right through the center of each "X." Double-intersection Warrens are uncommon, but subdivided double-intersection Warren truss bridges are very unusual. Thanks to Historic Bridges for the above information

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Rural Decay

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Abandon home that is decaying much more graceful than urban decay.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Digging A Hole

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Another hi-rise condo by SF3, San Francisco By The Bay. The development is scheduled for completion in 2019. The units range in price from $606,900 to over $1,024,900. It will have a total of 231 units, sizes range from 1128 to 1918 square feet.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Monday Night

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Mary’s African Cuisine offers authentic dishes from West, Central and East Africa.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sunday Sky

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Sunrise under the pedestrian bridge. I was surprised at how well the light emphasized the green tinted windows.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Gimme Safe Shellter

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Mayor John Tory says he has a “deep concern” about the number of people sleeping on the streets of Toronto and the encampments that persistently pop up in the downtown. “It’s not that I’m embarrassed about it. I mean I am embarrassed about it, but it’s more that I just feel, morally, surely we can do better than this.

Friday, September 08, 2017

Down And Out

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The money you give him might be his only joy or hope for the day

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Toronto

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The 3D Toronto Sign was installed in front of city hall in July 2015 for the Toronto 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. Due to popular demand, the illuminated sign still remains on the Square.
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The letter O is a favourite place for people to hang out.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Twenty Minutes Before Sunrise

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It is quiet, peaceful and there are less daylight hours.
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Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Saving Lives

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On Saturday August 26th, 2017, the Pickering Auxiliary Rescue Association celebrate 50 years of supporting the local community. Their mandate is simple: the preservation of life on the water. From humble beginnings forged out of a passion to help those in need they flourished to be the association they are today. No matter the weather, crew after crew head down to the dock ready to respond to the call over the radio. My thanks to the Rescue Association for the above information.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Sunday Sky

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The gulls were in the water but something spooked them, which in turn became a stroke of luck for me and my camera.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Yellow Birds

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As soon as I spotted the birds I knew it was the work of artist Uber5000.

Friday, September 01, 2017

Serving Beer

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After two beers and grilled cheese sandwich... on the way out I took this shot from the hip.
I am not very good with hip shots but I keep trying.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Facing Up To Old Age

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Aging like this is much more natural and graceful than trying to suppress it with a face lift.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

Monday Night

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Photo taken at dusk. Acadia served Canada for more than five decades from 1913 to 1969, charting the coastline of almost every part of Eastern Canada including pioneering surveys of Hudson Bay. She was also twice commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) as HMCS Acadia, the only ship still afloat to have served the RCN in both World Wars. Today she is a museum ship, designated as a National Historic Site of Canada, moored in Halifax Harbour at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
Thanks to Wikipedia.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Sunday Sky

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On Monday August 21 there was a lot hype over the solar eclipse. In my part of the world the eclipse peeked with a 70% coverage of the sun. Towards the end of the day the sun made up for the blackout with this lovely sunset.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Macdonald-Cartier Freeway

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You are looking at the busiest Highway in North America. Better known as Highway 401 a U.S. Department of Transportation study concluded that the highway through Toronto is officially the busiest stretch of freeway anywhere in North America. The average daily traffic is anywhere from 450,000 to 500,000 vehicles.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Run Down And Deserted

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By the looks of things the house has been deserted for sometime. I could see a number of run down items like washing machines and furniture on the inside. It appears the former home is being used for storage.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Striptease

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The visual power of advertising.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Parking Enforcement

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In Toronto a bright yellow parking ticket on your windshield can range from $30 to $450 in fines.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Treasured Moments

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An instance in life, that is more valuable than money, gold or jewels.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Up In Smoke

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The government is putting more and more restrictions on where people are able to smoke. For me that is good news.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Monday Night

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Fireworks on the Halifax, Nova Scotia Harbour.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunday Sky

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A sunset is the sun’s fiery kiss to the night. - Crystal Woods

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Flamed

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This is one of those shots when I was in the right place at the right time. I was crossing the road in a pedestrian cross walk when the hot rod pulled up and stopped.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Bucket Man

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He is actually a window cleaner. I don't know why he has so many buckets but it certainly caught my eye.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday Night

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The concession booth is closed but the Coke machine is open two-four-seven.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017

High Dynamic Range

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I am just experimenting with HDR photography.

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