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Out Walking – Queen Street West

 

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Gladstone Hotel, Toronto

 

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Some house-tops over stores, Queen Street West, Toronto

 

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Prettiest (and CLEANEST) window of the day

 

Today we decide to enjoy the afternoon and get some vitamin D with a walk up to and down Queen Street West.  We walk as far as the Gladstone Hotel (top photo), and make our way back, eventually back down to King Street for salad and mediterranean veggie flatbread at Fynn's of Temple Bar. 

Before all that, in the morning, I get craving something different for breakfast, so I look up some recipes for egg strata, then make up one of my own, with onions, garlic, kale, ham, tomato slices, [skim milk] cheese and bits of thin rye bread.  It was delicious.

 

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I guess I could never be a foodie blogger because I eat before I photograph.

 

really cold, jazz listening january afternoon

 

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It was -14C when we woke up yesterday.  I was really glad I'd bought my new coat and I'm happy to say it did keep me warm when we went out in the afternoon to catch some music at the Rex Jazz and Blues Bar on Queen Street and have a few pints.  That up there was the Laura Hubert band and they were terrific.  We enjoyed Danny Marks and Friends before them. 

We walked back down John Street and stopped for a burger.  I liked these windows from the perspective of our upstairs seat at the restaurant.

 

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Dark, coming home, and we were thinking the CN tower was looking especially cold.  I liked the lines of steel underneath.  Had it been less cold, I might have attempted a better composition of the two elements of the picture.  While my coat kept me warm, my gloves were less than effective in keeping my poor fingers comfortable.  Note to self:  buy good mittens.

 

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walking about

Osgood Hall
The iron fencing at Osgood Hall, University Avenue at Queen Street, Toronto.  The purples and blues courtesy of dusk, on the shortest day of the year.  Those colours, that light – beautiful thing #79.

This is a Visual Realia post.