Posts Tagged: cbc broadcast centre

rainy + twilight = beauty

 

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Flags at half-mast in front of the CBC Broadcast Centre in honour of Pierre Juneau. Front Street, Toronto

 

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Front Street, at CBC Broadcast Centre, Toronto

 

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I was attempting to shoot the reflection of that lamp in the puddle. Not so effective with my phone camera, but the colours! Front Street at John Street, Toronto.

I wasn't as enchanted with this rainy day as I often am because it was windy as hell.  I bent my umbrella this morning just trying to hang onto the thing, and I won't even mention what my hair looked like when I got to work.  It was still kind of nasty on my way back after work, so I walked underground as far as the CBC Broadcast Centre.  When I emerged the dusk was beautifully reflected in the shiny street.

 

night walk in the city, finding beauty

It's Monday.  A really Monday-ish kind of Monday.  

I slog through the day, and am glad my phone doesn't ring and work on some things that need working on and find ways to take my mind off the clock. Some of the time anyway.

I feel better immediately upon being freed from the office.  This evening brings mild temperatures again.  I walk around and shop, and find the mittens that eluded me yesterday.  The walk home in the shining streets heightens my mood significantly.  Every inch of the walk gives me pleasure and there are moments I feel like I could cry the city looks so beautiful sparkling and moving and winding itself down under that black sky. I feel the momentum of it, like the clocks and machines in the movie Hugo which we saw yesterday; still resonating with me today, it seems.

Nearly home, I look inside the CBC Broadcast Centre at the beautiful flying man sculputure I look at most days and finally get around to photographing it.  It's ethereal; full of lines and mystery and history and shadows and promise and time.  As I look through the window while the security guard walks around me checking that all the doors are locked for the day, I'm thinking it looks more so behind the windows reflecting the city street against the black night.  Don't you think? 

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With gratitude, it's beautiful thing #84.

monday night

 

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Old City Hall, Queen Street, Toronto
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Sculpture inside the CBC Broadcast Centre, Front Street, Toronto

 

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Sculpture inside the CBC Broadcast Centre, Front Street, Toronto

 

My walk home wiped away the Monday blahs.  A couple of indications as to how.