Friday, June 24, 2011

the CN tower - who's stalking who? or what?

in my 365 project, i have undertaken for the month of june to photograph toronto's CN tower. i have been successful so far, but because we can only post one photograph a day, i am showing here the progression of how a shot came to be, particularly my posting on june 23, 2011 (

we were driving east, away from the downtown core, and when i looked in the passenger side mirror, i noticed the distinctive shape of the tower's main pod, as if it was peeking from behind a building. it almost took on a somewhat playful stance, even though we know it is an inanimate object/structure. and with the turns on the gardiner expressway, it really seemed it was playing . so here are the photos, please enjoy them.

at front street, driving east to get to the highway

before turning on jarvis. there's the flatiron building on the bottom left

on the highway now

this is the shot that made it to the 365 album:

pardon :-) but that's a "seed" from a tree where we parked, not a bird doodie!

and this was directly behind us on the gardiner expressway.

the end!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas in the City

the stores were selling Christmas wares like this one at a local supermarket on the danforth as early as after thanksgiving in October.

these poinsettas were photographed at the canyon creek on front street.

danforth is all dressed up for the holidays.

and this is the scene on the danforth going eastbound from victoria park.

sidewalk displays like this one were in abundance.

and this.

a close up of that sidewalk display.

this is the park on front street by the flatiron building.

the snowflake Christmas tree display - this serves as the fountain during the summer.

trees like this one are all dressed up with colourful lights.

the tree with the flatiron building as a backdrop.

more trees dressed up in colourful lights.

the Christmas tree at Brookfield place.

the ceiling lights at brookfield place - a thousand lights or more, i would guess.

a planter display at the food court at brookfield place.

a planter displaying yellow poinsettas at brookfield place.

yellow poinsettas.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

autumn sights

the spire of jarvis street baptist church

the spire up close

last of the vines clinging on to the facade of the church

blueberries? they sure looked like blueberries, but i'm sure they're not.

along jarvis street

an errant cluster of berries found among the bushes at coxwell parkette

taylor creek park

not blushing, just turning red

at playter parkette on danforth and broadview

driving along don valley parkway

a church on woodbine avenue

along the don valley

somewhere northeast of toronto

a hanger-on!

empty playground at eastlyn park near woodbine

a house on sherbourne street

window of another house on sherbourne street


berries on a tree along jarvis street


white cosmos

changing colours

another daisy holding out on the weather