Sunday, March 29, 2020

Annex Houses

While trying to avoid crowded places I have been wandering along quiet streets. And before the leaves come out on the trees it is a good time for viewing houses. I love this group of typical Annex neighbourhood homes with the turrets and wonderful brick work.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

A House For The Birds

This house is for the birds but rather than a place to live it is a place to eat, maybe more of a cafe than a house. This Cardinal was certainly enjoying a snack.  
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

Friday, March 27, 2020

"Safe Hands"

In yesterday's post you could just see the very top of this sculpture over in the far left. Titled "Safe Hands", the artist for this one is Ron Arad, a British-Israeli. The 88 ft tall stainless steel structures were originally designed to be kinetic but after realizing the challenges of our winter the decision was made to have them immobile and intertwined. The inclusion of art in new developments is required by city regulations which is a good thing!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Wavy

I like all of the wavy balconies on this really tall condo that was just finished a few years ago at Bloor & Yonge St. All of those stores on the main floor are closed because of the virus and there is now hardly any traffic around. I'll show you what that structure peeking into the lower left side is tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Hats

The big guy in the window of the hat shop caught my attention. What a great mannequin that fellow is. The sign is painted in the style of the old fashioned hand-painted signs that Honest Ed's store here was known for. They became collectible when the store closed and you can find framed old signs from Ed's in some of the trendiest places around town.  
Taking part in Signs 2. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Not Snow

These are the first Snowdrops that I saw this spring and it was so nice to see them rather than snowflakes. March isn't over yet so we never know what the weather may yet bring!

Monday, March 23, 2020

Outgrowing The House

This cute mural was found on the side of a garage just north of College St. It is by the artist Smoky whose work I like and there always seems to be a story to the pieces. I'm not sure what the story is here but those are awfully large feet coming out of that wee house.   
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.