Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Church Wall

The sun has turned these textured bricks on a church wall into a wonderful pattern.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring Crocus

It is sunny and warm today and all the little flowers are celebrating!

Monday, March 29, 2010

ROM Again

Yesterday's shot was taken from the east - this is the view from the west. The large section on the left side houses the dinosaurs - it is really cool light inside with all the irregular shaped windows.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Royal Ontario Museum

This is the ROM with its addition designed by Daniel Libeskind - known locally as the Crystal and very controversial as to whether it is good or bad. It is quite spectacular in real life. Its busy location makes it difficult to get a shot without traffic.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Earth hour under the solar lights!

Had all the lights off and basked in the glow from the solar-powered ones - it was fun.

Friday, March 26, 2010

CN Tower

This is the CN Tower as seen from Little Norway Park. At 1,815 ft high it is among the tallest towers in the world. It is used mainly as a broadcast tower but also has a revolving restaurant with spectacular views.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Little Norway Park

This totem pole is situated in Little Norway Park which commemorates the World War 2 training base, used by the Norwegian Air Force, that once occupied this site. The park is part of the Harbourfront park system. The CN Tower is peeking over the top of the pine tree.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Flower underpass

This underpass was painted by the seniors who live in the building you see behind in the pic. They spent weeks out there with walkers and canes working away on it with a little help from some volunteers.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Colour on a dull day

It is a dreary, wet day outside but the Clivia is putting on a good show inside. This is the 3rd time it has flowered since I had it.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Ireland Park

These sculptures are in a tiny park down by Lake Ontario. It was built to commemorate the thousands of Irish who arrived here in 1847 to escape the potato famine in Ireland. It is quite a moving place as many of them arrived ill and died soon after.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

More Underpass Pics

Yet another pic from an underpass this one is just along from the crow from a couple of days ago.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

More Underpass Pics

This painting is actually on the opposite wall to yesterday's post. Not sure what it is supposed to be - the god of the underpass? There are 2 figures guarding each end of the walkway which I will post some other time.

Friday, March 19, 2010


The city has commissioned artists to paint murals in many of the railway underpasses - some are great, others not so much. This bird comes complete with 3D additions.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Sunny Days

We have had great weather this week +17! All the patios are packed - the Rivoli is a long standing fixture on Queen St W.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Green Wall

What lurks behind this green wall?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sunny harbour

Went down to the lake today and didn't want to come back. You can see the CN Tower from all over the city!

Monday, March 15, 2010


The Paralympics are on this week in Vancouver - too bad they aren't getting much media coverage.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Wind turbine at Exhibition Place

This turbine is right in the city, on Lake Ontario. It is 30 stories high and generates around 1000 megawatt hours of power/year - the needs of over 200 homes. It was one of the first "urban" turbines.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Birthday cupcakes

My favourite baker came by with some surprise cupcakes. They taste as good as they look!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Rainy Day Boots

After days of sun - rain brings out the red boots.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Casa Loma

This "castle" right in the middle of the city was built by Sir Henry Pellatt circa 1911-14. He ran out of money before finishing it. This photo is taken from down the hill on Spadina Rd - it looks totally different in summer. The flag in the foreground is the City of Toronto flag flying in front of the Archives.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Cats in the sun

Caught these cats basking in the spring-like sun yesterday. I think that the artist who did them is Christina Luck.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cool mailbox

These are the new mailboxes from Canada Post - they are supposed to discourage graffiti.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Spring Goose?

Love this goose although the paint is starting to peel.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Red day in the studio

The red flowers make it feel a lot warmer today. Do you think that this type is too large?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Still Testing

Still figuring things out! Trying to make the type a wee bit larger.

Cold days

Trying to post a photo? it seems to have worked but may be a bit lrge?

First post

Not sure how this will work but will try to post photos etc occasionally.