Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Moving Day

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Taking a break from pushing her hand cart.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Lake Erie Winter

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Lake Erie is the shallowest of the Great Lakes and is the first one to freeze. With all of the Arctic air streaming across in the last week of 2017 and the first week of 2018 it set up the perfect conditions for a quick freeze up. Shortly after the Christmas holiday, forecasters in the National Weather Service office in Buffalo were saying that there was a good chance that they could see Lake Erie completely freeze over. If so, that would be the first time in 17 years.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Monday Night

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Tire tracks. Slow down, drive safe.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Newest City Hall

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Those two curved buildings with the flying saucer (Council Chamber) in the middle is Toronto's present day City Hall. In 1957, the city held an international design competition for the new building. The winner of the competition was Finnish architect, Viljo Revell. Construction commenced on November 7, 1961, and the building was opened on September 13, 1965 by Governor General Georges Vanier. The final cost of the new City Hall was approximately $31 million. Tragically, Viljo Revell died of a heart attack 10 months prior to the opening ceremonies. He was 54.
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The letter "O" in the Toronto sign continues to be a favourite of tourists and locals to have their picture taken.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Old City Hall Toronto.

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This is Toronto's third city hall, built over 11 years (1889 - 1899) at a cost of more than $2.5 million. Following the opening of Toronto's fourth, and present, City Hall in 1965, Old City Hall was threatened with demolition. A group of concerned citizens and community activists called, "Friends of Old City Hall", convinced the city to preserve this important landmark. Old City Hall was declared a National Historic Site by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada in 1989.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Streetcar Mural

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Artist: Allan Bender and John Nobrega. - I have posted this mural before but unfortunately there was a car parked in front of it. I have revisit on many occasions hoping that there would be no car there...
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...until finally one day I got lucky.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Harbour Entrance

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Due to winter ice build up it becomes very hazardous to walk out here. Thanks to a couple days with above freezing temperatures most of the ice has melted making the walk a bit more safer.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

By The Light Of The Silvery Moon

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Whenever I get close to swans they like to moon me.
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The spectators were bored with the display. ~(‾▿‾)~

Monday, January 22, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Foot Rest

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The only time I rest my foot like that is when I am standing at a bar having a drink.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Brookfield Place

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Everything you see here is all located indoors. Home to some of Toronto’s most prestigious financial and legal firms, the complex fosters business and commerce of global significance.
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The jewel of Brookfield Place is this six-story pedestrian thoroughfare has been dubbed the "crystal cathedral of commerce".
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This escalator leads up from a underground complex simple known as "PATH". It is a large underground shopping complex with 30 km (19 miles) of shopping arcades. There are approximate 1,200 shops and services found in PATH. More than 50 office towers are connected through PATH. Also connecting with twenty parking garages, six subway stations, two major department stores, eight major hotels, and a railway terminal.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Monday Night

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One thing I have notice early in the morning is that when I see other people they are always walking by themselves.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sunday Sky

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The photo was taken on one of those freezing cold winter days that nature as been sending to us. Except for my face, I was bundle up to withstand the cold. The wind blowing in off of Lake Ontario was powerful and so cold that I had to give up. I had plans to take some more photographs but this one turned out to be be my one and only shot of the day. (╯︵╰,)

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Cartoon Graffiti

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Tom & Jerry on the loose in Graffiti Alley.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Snow Tracks

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After a snowfall the city's snow removal crews can become overwhelmed. In the meantime wear high boots and walk carefully.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Toronto's Gem

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The Princess of Wales Theatre is a 2000 seat playhouse built by the father and son producing team of David and Ed Mirvish. The Princess of Wales was the first privately owned and financed theatre built in Canada since 1907 and the first anywhere in North America in over 30 years. Construction began on August 6, 1991, and the building opened to the public with the musical Miss Saigon on May 26, 1993. Believe me, the inside is much more lavish than the outside.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Men With Beards

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It has been many years since his last shave.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Hockey Hall Of Fame

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Located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, it represents the game that defines Canada. The Hall of Fame offers the finest collection of hockey artifacts at all levels of play from around the world... interactivity, hands-on games, theatres and also the Stanley Cup.
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Of course, on the street near by, you will see hockey fans and tourist.

Monday, January 08, 2018

Monday Night

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In the winter, the gazebo is a lonely place.

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Sunday Sky

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I forgot to check my camera settings before I took this photo. My aperture was set to F16 which in turn caused the star points from the sun. The good news is that I am pleased with my goof up.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Sunny Day Snow

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Sunny day photos of snow can result in over exposure. Here's a trick I learned from Bryan Peterson to get the correct exposure every time. It is called the sunny 16 rule. Set camera to manual, aperture f16, shutter speed 200 and iso 200.

Friday, January 05, 2018

Mouser

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Because he has markings on his head similar to Batman's cowl, his owner named him Brace after Batman's alter ego Bruce Wayne. And yes it is an expert in capturing mice.

Thursday, January 04, 2018

It's Cold Outside

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This has been one of the coldest winters in a long time.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Winter Pond

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In the summer the kids come here to fish,

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Iceland-ing

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Landing on a fresh coating of smooth ice. Not to worry... it was a perfect landing.

Monday, January 01, 2018

Monday Night

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Happy New Years Day!
Photo taken early 2017 Christmas morning in London, Ontario.

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