Posts Tagged: cn tower

christmas market amidst the bluster

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It's blustery and damp. So far, that's what the winter has been: blustery and damp. Cold and clear is pleasant to walk in; blustery and damp gets down through your bones. Despite that, we walk over to the Distillery District to see the annual Christmas Market, and many folks and their families are braving it too.  We sip some mulled wine under a patio heater and then check out the vendors in the booths lining the cobbled "streets."

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Clouds obscuring the CN Tower, behind the Dominion Public Building, Front Street

 We retreat back westward and land in C'est What for some cosy and a snack.

Walking home later, we've got homemade soup on our minds. Even the CN Tower looks as if it wants to hide under the covers.

 

tourist spot

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Inukshuk at the CN Tower

The area around the CN Tower is undergoing some change, with the construction of a large aquarium.  This little inukshuk is new.  I like its face, don't you?

first night, company

Today I take the day off.  I clean my place and do some grocery shopping.  Debbie and Mary Jane are coming to town for the weekend.  This is going to be good.  

Over the dinner hour, all my people arrive.  We have snacks and drinks.  Then we all walk over to watch the Jays play the Rangers.  It's a luscious evening; the dome is open.  The Jays win.  

It's going to be a good weekend; did I mention that?

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crazy orange people

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Often, when you look up at the CN Tower in the summer, you see those crazy orange people up there embarking on the EdgeWalk.  For the record, that's about 1100 feet up.  Let the record further state that the EdgeWalk is not in my bucket list.

it was a slaughter

Gusty, rainy, windy. Tree carnage. Mass umbrella slaughter.  I won't even talk about what happened to the CN Tower.

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I guess this is the spot where you present the umbrella carcasses back to the city. Maybe it's where the magic cleaning up faeries come and send them off to umbrella heaven.

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Disappearing tower. From Windsor Street near Front Street, Toronto

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Continuing to disappear. CN Tower, from Queens Quay at Rees, Toronto

vines revisited

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I took some rather moody shots of these vines last March.  The other day I noticed how much they're greening up.   I love vines in any season, but I'm sure liking that colour.  Blue Jays Way near Front Street, Toronto.

skylight and giant woodpeckers

 

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The Skywalk, south of Front Street, Toronto

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Giant Woodpecker sculpture, Toronto Convention Centre, off York and Bremner

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Woodpecker sculpture, Toronto Convention Centre, off York and Bremner

Back to work today.  Productive, though I'd gotten used to the freedom of that FOUR DAY weekend!   Should be back up to speed by Friday.  In the meantime, I do like today's photos.

vines

 

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Vines at the bridge, with the CN Tower. Blue Jays Way near the Rogers Centre, Toronto.

 

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Vines and the CN Tower. Blue Jays Way over the railroad tracks near the Rogers Centre, Toronto

 

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Vines, on bridge structure, Blue Jays Way over the railway tracks near the Rogers Centre, Toronto.

 

I see these vines all the time and think I'd like to photograph them.  Today seemed to be the right day.  I love these photos!  In life, there is nothing old in sight – it's on Blue Jays Way over the railroad tracks, near the CN Tower and Rogers Centre.  Lots of concrete, and some vines.  Beauty, everywhere, if you look.

Longer Days

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I shot this at six-thirtyish, on the way home today.  In a week's time it will look this light at seven-thirtyish.  Longer days, more light, spring is coming.  It's really coming. 

rainy windy snowy windy rainy windy snowy

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Steely grey sky with a beautiful tree that posed in front of it.

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Windy rainy snowy rainy WINDY snowy icy sleety… no wonder that tower hung its proverbial head in the proverbial sand.

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Blue Jays Way looking north at Front Street, Toronto

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Path next to the railyway corridor, Blue Jays Way looking toward Spadina Ave.