December 2008 Archives

Just Around The Corner...

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You never know what's just around the corner. 


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In the window of the Umbra store on John Street.  Don't these look like cool little ornaments?

Looking Into The Distance

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As we get closer and closer to Christmas, I start thinking about how nice it's going to be to relax after all the frenzy.  I love this time of year, but man, is there a lot to do.  Taken at the Eaton Center, shopping for the kids.

Snow and the TTC

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You know, the TTC works remarkably well during snowstorms in Toronto.  It took me about 35 minutes to get home - when it normally takes me about 15 minutes.  But the streetcar kept moving, it was warm, (if crowded), and best of all - I didn't have to do the driving.  Thanks, TTC - keep up the good work.

Snow on Cedars

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It was very peaceful after the snowfall.  If you listened in the silence, you could hear winter settling in like a relative visiting for the holidays.  For a little while, you're glad to see them.  But soon, you just wish they'd frickin' leave already.

Eaton Center at Christmas

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The Eaton Center is always so well decorated for Christmas time.  And it's always so busy.  But, I've gotten most of my Christmas shopping done already - just a couple more gifts to get, and I'll be ready to wrap. 

View from Casa Loma

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We climbed all the way up to the top of the tower in Casa Loma, and a bunch of the windows were streaked with moisture - it made for very distorted pictures.  So - rather than try to work around it, I got this shot of a window overlooking the rest of the castle.

Subway Arrival

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Taken at the Dupont Station, as we waited to take the train home after visiting Casa Loma.

Casa Loma Through the Trees

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This is the view from the top of the Baldwin Steps - 110 steps up from Spadina Road to the level of the castle.  We had taken the subway  to get to Casa Loma, getting off at Dupont Station.  It's a short, two block walk to the steps, and the view is worth the climb.

OMG Santa! II

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Another of the many Santas that have sprung up like early winter mushrooms in my house.  I kid her, but I really like it when my fiance commits a Christmas on our house - I like seeing the decorations, the tree, and the Santas.  (And how can you not like someone that has over 2 1/2 days of Christmas music in her iTunes?)

OMG Santa!

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Okay - Christmas time is upon us, and that means that the hordes of Santa Claus's are taking over my house.  This is only one of my fiance's collection - a collection I plan on getting a few more shots of this year.  (You can see some more of the collection in the background - we have at least fifty Santas around the house right now.  )

The Round Room

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I loved the light in this room.  The walls are covered with windows, and you get light in from every direction.  And since it's a round room, it has no dark corners. 

The Oak Room II

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Doesn't this look like an awesome room to spend Christmas morning in? 

The Windsor Room

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Another picture from the Casa Loma trip.  This guest bedroom was lit with the late afternoon sun by the time we got to it. 

The Oak Room

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I took my fiance to Casa Loma for her birthday.  She hadn't been there since she was in grade school, and I'd never been there.  We started out on the first floor, and this was the first room we really looked at.  The entire room is panelled in oak, and the carving took two men three years to complete.  The results are gorgeous, though, aren't they?

More Clowns

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Another picture from the Santa Claus Parade.  Yes - it's more clowns.  There was an army of clowns at the parade, as you'd expect. 


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I wonder how many times you blend into the background without realizing it. It's gotta be pretty common in the city.  I suppose that - in this case - it's what you get for wearing a coat patterened after a predator's pelt.