Thursday, March 26, 2015

Infill

This is a common sight in the older areas of Toronto where you will find a new modern house built in the middle of much older homes. I'm not sure if this was a total rebuild or just an extensive renovation but it works for me. The pic was taken a few weeks ago when we still had snow.
I like their fence and am taking part in Good Fences. Click HERE to see more fences from around the world.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"Think About Life"

The Art Gallery Of Ontario (AGO) has a major show on now of the works of Jean-Michel Basquiat (click HERE for info). Unfortunately there was no photography allowed but I quite liked this banner at the entrance. I need to go back for another viewing to make up my mind about his work.
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE for more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Blast From The Past

I go by this corner store fairly often and always look at it and wonder what it is like inside. The outside seems as if it could be from the 40s and all the old features and signs are still there. I'll have to go in one day. Our snow is all gone now.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Purple

This is the mural that was in the reflection, that I showed you on Friday, in the door of the Corten steel house from Thursday. It is directly beside the Green Man mural from last Monday and gives you an idea of the view from the door of the house. I have no idea who the artist is, possibly Muha but could find no info.
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE for more murals from around the world. 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Rural No More

This is St Stephen-in-the-Fields Anglican church, so named because when it was first built in 1858 it was in the countryside well outside the city. Now it is in the middle of the city in Kensington Market, as the city has grown up around it. The Gothic Revival building burned in 1865 and had to be rebuilt and today with a very small congregation, the building has been split in half with one part used for worship and the other half used for church and community services. This church is very well-known for its outreach programs for the homeless and many other worthy activities. It is hard to catch a shot of it with all the trees, even in winter.
Taking part in Inspired Sunday. Click HERE to see more religious buildings from around the world.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Turtle Plus Friends

This giant turtle figure can be found in a local park near a pond which has a bit of running water dropping into it, keeping a small patch of open water for the ducks all winter. Everyone seemed to be enjoying the sun when I passed by a week ago.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Across The Lane

I took this shot of the reflection on the door of yesterday's laneway house to give you an idea of how narrow the laneway is and also what part of the view from the house is. Of course you can also see me bundled up for the cold and since I had been wandering for about 2 hours by this time I was a wee bit chilly! I'll show you the mural on Monday. It looks like there is a bit of wiring to finish on the house.
Taking part in Weekend Reflections. Click HERE to see reflections from around the world.