Friday, October 9, 2015

Over The Fence

Looking over the fence in yesterday's pic you can see lovely gardens and also this walkway leading to a fountain surrounded by Muskoka chairs for relaxing. I think this must be a very nice apartment building to live in judging by the exterior.

Thursday, October 8, 2015


I've always liked this apartment building which is one of the more than 250 in Toronto designed by architect Uno Prii and I had shown you the one end of the building before (HERE). When I walked by a week ago it was the blue balconies with the blue autumn sky that grabbed my attention - that and the cool fence they have surrounding the large gardens. I'll give you a shot of part of the gardens tomorrow.
Taking part in Good Fences. Click HERE to see more fences from around the world.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Last Of Its Kind?

The Chow Keong Hand Laundry is probably the last of the hand laundries in Toronto. It was opened on Avenue Road in 1946 by Chow Keong and is run today by his son Dennis who is in his eighties and Dennis's wife. If you bring your clothes in they are all carefully hand-washed and ironed and ready to be picked up several days later. I took this on a Sunday afternoon and the laundry was closed but I could see Dennis in there working away. And of course there are lovely bonsai plants in the window!
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A Real Blast From The Past

Look what I found in my parents' basement! A Walt Disney magazine from October 1957 featuring Musketeers Cheryl and Tommy dancing with Bobby not looking to happy in the background. Those were the days with the Mickey Mouse Club!

Monday, October 5, 2015

In A Rush

This cool blue mural is found on the front of Rush Lane which is a cocktail-focused bar on Queen St West. The mural was painted in 2014 by Brooklyn-based artist Beau Stanton and when that window is closed at night the whole panel is part of the image.
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Autumn At The Park

The light has changed and the trees and plants are starting to lose their bright colours at James Gardens park but it is still a wonderful place to sit and relax. Just on the left side of the bridge you can see a few ducks who were all sleeping, some while standing, but all ready to beg if anyone came along with food for them.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Stars At Night

This is a pic of the sculpture by John McEwen which I showed you yesterday in the daylight, taken on a different day and from the opposite direction. All of the little stars light up and are visible to the eye but for some reason the camera doesn't catch then all. The sign in the background is for the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, a grand hotel across the road from Union Station.