October 2008 Archives

Zombie Taxi

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It wouldn't stop picking up fares.  Even when it started falling to pieces....  It was relentless, moaning and crying "Fares,  faaaarrrrreeesssss"  It was - The Taxi of the Living Dead!

Coming soon to a theater near you.

Eaton Center Tower

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Taken on Thanksgiving Sunday night - just as we overheard a tourist asking her friend why we were taking a picture of the place they were going to on Monday.  Maybe she thought we were scouting locations for something nefarious.  :-)  Not me - I just thought it looked cool.


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Gutting the Best Bargain store on Queen at Broadview.  This little section of Queen Street seems to be undergoing a rather extensive makeover - a lot of the older stores seem to be closing, and being replaced with restaurant after restaurant.  I'm actually hoping that we get a better fruit market in one of these stores.

Industrialism in the Dark

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We went for a photowalk the other night - just wandering around in the dark, taking pictures of interesting things.  I loved the way the top of the towers faded into the dark.  Next time, I'll have to remember to bring a tripod, though.

City in Silhouette

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Have I mentioned that I love the view from my balcony?

Autumn Decay

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Summer is long gone, and the weather is getting nippy.  Thanksgiving has come and gone.  At least we have Christmas to look forward to! (or is it too early to talk about that?)

On Your Bike

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Waiting for the lights to change on Queen Street. 

Alternative Transport

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Lots of people ride skateboards to get around downtown.  Most of them are younger than me, like this guy, but there are some surprises out there.  In many ways, the skateboard is an excellent method to get around downtown - not ideal, but useful nonetheless.

Seed Pods

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I'm not sure what kind of seed pods these are - maybe they're milkweed?  Found beside the rails on the bike path to Cherry Beach.


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I loved his plaid Jays hat.  And the skulls on his jacket - I have to get one of those jackets! Taken at Queen and John, again. :-)

Morning Commute

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These two gentlemen ended up sitting next to each other on the Queen streetcar.  Something about the way they sat there just appealed to me.

Car 4131

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Most mornings, I end up on the streetcar, jammed with people.  This morning, I managed to get a mostly empty, short-turn streetcar. 

Path to Where?

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On the bike path to Cherry Beach.  I love the diversity of scenery in this city - urban canyons on one side, quiet, lush paths like this on on the other. 

Bridge Detail and Christmas Lights

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More detail of the bridge on Cherry Street.  I love the industrial look, and the Christmas lights are a nice touch, don't you think?  I can't wait to go back there after dark one night to see if they light them up every night.


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On my way home, the other day, I noticed the maintenance cover in the sidewalk.  I didn't know that Allstream advertised on the street that way.