Posts Tagged: pearl street

perspective from a sidewalk

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Pearl Street, Toronto

Perspective from a sidewalk; walking to work on an overcast November morning.

 

got a thing for…

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…brick.  Still walking down Pearl Street every day.  Funny little mostly back street.  I'd like it if my office was on Pearl Street.

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.

texture on pearl street

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There's something about old, forgotten corners of places that I love.  Little spots in old cottage gardens, alleyways in cities.  A corner of an old porch.  I got thinking about that on my walk to work this morning.  And oh I love to look at texture of old things.  It's  beautiful, no?