New Year’s Day 2010
Happy New Year, everyone!
New Year’s Day 2010
Happy New Year, everyone!
|clouds in the skies above, heavenly wanderers,|
I have never been inside this poorly spelled salon, but I was thrilled to have it available for my X.
The Lady of the Lake stands surrounded by flying geese at Spencer Smith Park by Lake Ontario. She has been there since 1973 and recently underwent a complete restoration. On this day she is also enshrouded in fog which is enhanced by the pin hole setting.
A view of the Burlington Skyway from the Lasalle Park Promenade bridge as the sun rises.
My favourite home decor shop, dressed up for Christmas
Merry Christmas to all
I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure in the landscape -
the loneliness of it - the dead feeling of winter.
Something waits beneath it - the whole story doesn't show.
The world headquarters WatchTower Bible and Tract Society building in Brooklyn.
This heavy duty pedestrian overpass connects the two dead ends of Pape Ave created by the CNR tracks that slice right through the street. Top view is from the west side with the setting sun and looking south. Bottom view is from half way up the ramp looking north on the east side. Between the tree branches, you can just barely see another small bridge that leads to the apartment building on the right.
A rainbow lands in the town of Niagara Falls (Ontario)
The Prince Edward Viaduct is never called by its official name, it is more commonly called The Bloor [Street] Viaduct, or simply, The Viaduct. This is the dividing line between the east end of the city and the downtown area. If you have read Michael Ondaatje’s book, In the Skin of the Lion, this is the bridge that is the background to the story.
Rainbow Bridge, Niagara Falls. Left is Canada; Right is USA.
|"This isn't a watercolor, it's a mural."|
|~ Erich Segal|
It very often rains when I visit Niagara-on-the-Lake and this storefront covered in umbrellas provides the perfect cover!
In memory of the voice of City. Mark Dailey, a tv anchor, reporter, and announcer passed away on Dec 6th. His distinctive and entertaining voice defined Citytv, and Toronto, for over 30 years. This “breaking news” car bursts out of the old CHUM/City Building.
The lift bridge over the Burlington Canal was up early one morning last week as I took photos of the sunrise.
I would not exchange my leisure hours
for all the wealth in the world.
-Comte de Mirabeau-
I took so many pictures of these Tall Ships when they were in Toronto last July… here is another view of two of them, with two other smaller boats for a size comparison, just in case you were in any doubt about their tallness!
A truck crosses the old Valley Inn Rd bailey bridge last winter before it was closed to vehicular traffic. The familiar rumbling sound of the boards whenever a car drove over them was a comforting old timey sound to many people.
|"I never saw an ugly thing in my life:|
|for let the form of an object be what it may|
|- light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful."|
|~ John Constable|
Without these compass points, it might be hard to tell that you were facing SOUTH at Spencer Smith Park during a very foggy day last week.
A dusky view of the Manhattan Bridge from the Brooklyn Bridge.
“helloooo, nice to see you….”
|The blush of dawn may yet restore|
|Our light and hope and joy once more.|
|Sad soul, take comfort, nor forget|
|That sunrise never failed us yet.|
~ Celia Thaxter
A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age ~ Robertson Davies
It was very foggy here on Friday, so I ventured out to capture some of it. It broke enough to get a view of the promenade bridge at LaSalle Park, but not much beyond it.
|A friend is one of the nicest things you can have,|
|and one of the best things you can be.|
They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe. ~ Laurenc Binyon
from the Post Office Museum
A waterfall display at the Mum Show
Another bridge over the Grand River. I took this view of the bridge while waiting for the heron to do something other than just stand there…. another shot of the heron can be found here
|In nature, light creates the color.|
|In the picture, color creates the light ~ Hans Hofmann|
Pigeons, showing some love.
The pedestrian overpass over the train lines is high up in the treetops
which gives a nice view of the burning oranges as the sun comes up on a recent October morning.
|she has seen|
|the guiding light|
|in a dark sky|
This dead tree stump in Mississauga that has been transformed by carver Jim Menkes
sometimes, if you take a stand, the fish will come.
Another view of the Blue Water Bridge that crosses the St Clair River from Sarnia Ontario into Port Huron Michigan as seen looking towards Canada. Yes, there are actually two spans – obviously, one bridge was not quite enough for all the traffic. The first view of this bridge can be seen here
|At sunset, Nature is painting for us... day after day... pictures of infinite beauty ~John Ruskin|
An early morning view from Bridge No 1 in St Catharines at the Welland Canal.