Posts Tagged: wellington street

park, at night, walking home

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Walking through the newly landscaped Clarence Square Park on my way home; looking back toward Wellington Street. It's a substantial improvement to that little part of the city, and includes a large, fenced dog run and numerous new trees. My enjoyment of the one-minute walk through it mornings and evenings is enhanced too.

 

not the santa claus parade

Lovely Sunday morning and there's a fair bit of loafing around, reading, making luscious breakfast, I mean brunch, editing photos and eventually getting showered to go out and catch up with the Santa Claus parade making its way down toward St. Lawrence market. As it happens, my fault, we don't get out the door in time and as we walk down Wellington Street, we find a lot of families heading home and what looks like a massive advertisement for Tim Horton's plastered all over the street. If what Tim's is advertising is garbage.

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Post parade litter, which gets progressively more abundant as we move east on Wellington. I'm 51 and I live in a large city and I still get shocked by those who would throw garbage on the ground.

The crowds are  a little less charming after the parade than they might be during the parade and it's a relief to duck into the cozy and quiet little Cést What for some fine ale and snack of warm cheese with carmelized onions, and warm pretzels and broccoli for dipping.

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Cést What pub, Front Street, Toronto

Later we walk home in the twilight and I'm thinking the colour of that sky is more beautiful than any old parade float any day.

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Twilight behind Front Street, Toronto

 

foggy

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Oh how I love a misty morning.  I walk the long way down Wellington just to see those towers languishing behind the low hanging clouds.

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.

sister love and a rainy monday

 

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I get home and find a card in the mail from Jane, with a bunch of cut out articles and Beatrix Potter. Sure is nice to be reminded that your sister is thinking about you.  I miss you lots Janey.  (Seems to me, a little girl I knew got a card like that from another sister (aunt) who lived in the UK years ago…

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Mirvish Walk in the rain. King Street, Toronto.

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LEAVES! Off Wellington Street near John Street, Toronto

Walking home of a Friday

 

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Drawn to green… need more green. For a moment I was imagining I was in early summer and green was everywhere. But I'll take spring. Spring is good.  York Street, Toronto.
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I really love this doorway, and have attempted to photograph it a number of times. Posting it in honour of Windsor back home! Wellington Street, Toronto.

 

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253 Wellington Street, to be exact. That number is back lit – I think it's reallly pretty at dusk.

 

locked in a room, looking down

 

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All week I've been working intensively in a room with a team writing a proposal. I worked a bit late again today, and before I left I went into the President's corner office and looked out the window. In an older, 14 storey building in the midst of downtown and a lot of MUCH TALLER buildings, the most interesting direction too look is down. Bay Street at Adelaide Street, Toronto.

 

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"Remembered Sustenance" – a sculpture on Wellington Street near John Street. I've read the sculpture of strange little animals is meant to be playful. I thought it was playful to photograph it from the vantage point of the strange animals' butts.  Moreso the thought of what the passers by were thinking of me photographing statue butts.

 

sidewalk shadows

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A bike and its shadows. Wellington Street, Toronto.

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Shiny sidewalk and shadows. Wellington Street, Toronto.

After work I go shopping.  I had forgotten how much I hate shopping for pants. 

shopping, not pulling out wallet, dawdling

 

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Window and detail, Hudson's Bay store, Queen Street, Toronto

 

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Brass doorway on an office building, Bay Street, Toronto

 

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Building and sidewalk (and shadowy figures), Bay Street, Toronto

 

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Glass art, RBC Building, Wellington Street, Toronto

 

Tonight, after work, I went shopping.  I want some new clothes. THAT is another sign of spring, feeling as if I can't live another minute with the current wardrobe.  Yes, spring is coming, I'm sure of it now. 

I didn't buy anything.  Nada. But I dawdled on the way home, thinking, again, that I can feel spring in the air.  While dawdling, I took some pictures.