Posts Tagged: mercer street

walking home, it’s old brick

 

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A section of the Toronto Hydro-Electric Dynamo House. This is an addition to the original building (not shown, to the left), built in 1889. I'd like to come back at a time of day more conducive for shooting pictures of both lovely sections. Bay Street near Dundas, Toronto

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Two kinds of brickwork on this gorgeous Mercer Street building. It's slated to become a facade on a new development.

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Another view, including window reflecting sky and pointed edges bordering the bottom. Mercer Street, Toronto.

After work I walk up to Canadian Tire in search of some camp chairs to have at home to take up to the rooftop patio and across the road to the lake.  I found some I liked, and lugged the suckers home with their shoulder-carry bags.  Of course these things are never as heavy in the store as they are halfway home.  I expect also they'd feel lighter if they were being lugged to a camp site or a beach than they do over sidewalks teeming with city dwellers.  I was happy to stop a number of times to take photos.  It was the brick photos that called out to be published today.

westinghouse building

 

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There are so many of these beautiful walk up office buildings downtown. So many of them coming down to make way for condos. This is a particularly beautiful one. Most of the historically significant ones are being sacrificed, their fronts pasted on the front of the new towers to circumvent the heritage protection of them. I must say, the design to incorporate this one looks interesting. For a change. At any rate, the fencing is going up and the windows are being covered with paper.  King Street West, Toronto

 

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New restaurant/club going in an old building on Pearl. I like that sign, which I saw for the first time today.  Pearl Street, Toronto

 

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Rainy day. Pretty green leaves on the sidewalk. Spadina Avenue, Toronto.

 

beauty on the way to work

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These beautiful blown glass flowers are encased in the ceiling of the entrance outside the Soho Hotel – camera pointing straight up. Just walking under them gives me pleasure. Wellington Street, Toronto.

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I was enchanted with that sprinkler alarm. Pearl Street, Toronto

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Wondering if this blog should have extra categories: gates, and brick. Pearl Street, Toronto.

This morning I took a windier route to work than usual, sticking into some smaller, less busy "back" streets.

dusk

 

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John Street, Toronto

 

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Mercer Street, Toronto

 

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As I stood there lining up this shot of the pink light on the red carpet and sidewalk, that bouncer, who had been standing with some other guys out of frame on the sidewalk, decided to walk into the shot. Maybe he was getting ready to reject me and my running shoes from walking into that club. King Street, Toronto

Happy birthday Mom!  I love you.