Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Design

thanks to Snow from The Snow Melts Somewhere for hosting this week’s Friendly Friday

Design is everywhere. We often travel far and wide to capture beautiful design elements in architecture when there are wonderful design elements right under our noses here at home.

Design in London, England

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Here at home and in the neighbourhood
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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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

….the most famous monument in Toronto has to be the CN Tower

Visible across the lake from the west end of the city.

Visible across the lake from the west end of the city.

From the Gardiner Expressway.

From the Gardiner Expressway.

From inside the Dome at the baseball game.

From inside the Dome at the baseball game.

From the base looking up at night.

From the base looking up at night.

For more ‘monumental’ photos check out WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

 

What a Difference a Day Can Make

….. temperatures were holding steady around the 0 degree (freezing) mark

It was a lovely balmy day and the ice and snow on the sidewalks and roads are now melting away at an alarming rate. By tomorrow we should have a slushy mesh as the temperatures rise to six degrees (well above freezing).

The good thing about the warmer temperatures today was that the roads had cleared enough to make driving doable and bearable. I drove downtown to meet up with my daughter, A and her partner, J to check out the Junction Flea Market. We’re not quite sure why it was held in the Queen West area when the Junction is north and further west but the Great Hall housed the affair and the turn out was good.

After a coffee, a few Asian dumplings and purchasing a couple of old record albums, some flowers and a vase we headed north to the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario). The girls wanted to see the Evan Penny show and today was the last day.P1000156

While we were there I discovered a great lookout from the fourth floor and took a few shots of the city from an angle I’ve never seen before.

To the left is OCAD, the university of art and design and in the middle is the CN Tower.

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January 2013 Photo a Day – Street

….. views of my street, neighbourhood and city during different seasons

It was my first day back to work since the holidays and by the time I got home it was already dark. Consequently I wasn’t able to take new photos for today’s theme. Luckily I have a pretty large file of photos. Some of them were taken from my bedroom window at different times of the year and others from the front door and one from the car window.

Spring

The street below looking through the blossoms of the crab apple tree.

The street below looking through the blossoms of the crab apple tree.

Summer

The CN Tower while driving along the Gardner Expressway.

The CN Tower while driving along the Gardner Expressway.

Pedestrian bridge at the mouth of the Humber River

Pedestrian bridge at the mouth of the Humber River

Autumn

View of the street below through the autumn leaves.

View of the street below through the autumn leaves.

The gravel road we take on our daily walks.

The gravel road we take on our daily walks.

Winter

The view from our front door after our first big snowfall this winter.

The view from our front door after our first big snowfall this winter.

Walking the dog. On our way home.

Walking the dog. On our way home.

To see more amazing photos following this challenge go to Jeanne’s blog….a nola girl at heart.