London – Day 2 (Part 2)

….Day 2 was jam packed with activity

We ended our site seeing day at Liberty London where we admired the beautiful fabrics that Liberty is so famous for and went upstairs to the Christmas Department. Yes, Christmas. October is the beginning of the Christmas season in England. I couldn’t help myself but I had to purchase a little Christmas gnome for our granddaughter’s Christmas tree. I wish I had taken a photo. Sorry about that.

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One of my daughter-in-law’s must do items for this trip was to experience a Sunday roast. Our son booked a table at the pub where he and his wife celebrated their marriage after the civil ceremony over two years ago. Since none of us were at their party (we celebrated with a Persian wedding a month later with all the families in Italy) Brendan really wanted us to see the place and he pre-ordered a traditional Sunday roast for six.IMG-8221
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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge – Look Up

….Lens Artist Photo Challenge

I’m doing a lot of looking up as I tour the streets of London.

Victoria and Albert Museum
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St. James Park
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Liberty London

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Word of the Day Challenge – Patterns

….the word for Word of the Day Challenge is patterns

Patterns are everywhere. Some are man-made and others occur naturally in nature.

Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion

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Totem Pole at the ROM
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Budda Head
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Grid platform on the climbers
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 Fireworks – Random Pattern
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Pattern in Nature
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Symmetrical Pattern
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Asymetrical Pattern
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Artistic Pattern by Kenojuak Ashevak
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Persian Rug
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Horizontal and Vertical Line Patterns
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Diagonal Patterns
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Brick Work
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Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Glass

….thanks to Cee for hosting the Black and White Photo Challenge

Wine Glass on the Beach

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Glass Bird Feeder
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Glass of Beer

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Glass Windows on the ROM Addition
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Doing the Tourist Thing – Part 2

….after Greek Town

The second place that my sister, brother-in-law and I went to see was Harbour Front. As you can probably guess from the name it is on the waterfront, close to the centre of the city. This is where you catch the ferry to go to the Toronto Islands and Porter Airport (also accessible via a tunnel).

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When you look north of the harbour all you can see are high rises. The dome where many of our sporting events take place is almost invisible because of the numerous condo towers that surround it. Between buildings you can still get a glimpse of the CN Tower which is no longer the tallest man-made structure in the world. It held the record for over three decades, from 1975 to 2007.IMG_3763
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