Today I am participating in a long conference call and so I camp out in a vacant office so I can close the door and put the phone on speaker. The office overlooks Adelaide Street and one of my favourite downtown buildings, the Canada Permanent Trust building. I get watching the office workers on several floors and it strikes me that each floor is a separate world of its own, each person oblivious to the others moving about above and below. That gets me to thinking about the thousands and thousands of office workers moving about the the windows of all the office buildings downtown, like worker ants. The thought of being a worker ant makes me a little depressed so I turn my attention back to the meeting and get on with my job.
…I walk by the Canada Permanent Trust Building, and admire it. Finally I started carrying around my 'real' camera again so I could catch some of the details. Some of these are taken from a (ninth floor) window in my office, and some from the sidewalk on my way home. Imagine what your world would be like if there weren't beautiful things to look at.
No, I don't want to imagine it either.
Friday; out finding a cup of tea in the afternoon; looking through these cool windows in one of the MANY glass towers that are eating up the old buildings in Toronto. I think eventually Toronto may look like the Emerald City did to Dorothy and her pals from that field of poppies. Yeah, land of emeralds and all that.
This elegant Art Deco building is across the street from the somewhat less elegant Art Deco building I work in. I could look at details like this forever. Give me a camera with a long zoom lens and I'd find months of material.
I admire this beautiful building every day, particularly that yellow light in the windows, the arches inside, and the detail in its exterior. I need to get here with my real camera to get some better, closer shots. I will.
Just a window I liked, walking home tonight, Friday night.