Tuesday, November 29, 2011

T is for tiffin

the window of Tiffins 'Curry in a Hurry' restaurant
In India, tiffin means a hot, light meal or snack.
It also refers to these metal containers used to carry prepared food
These great little environmentally friendly stackable stainless steel tins are designed for lunch or picnic boxes but are also ideal for storing coffee, tea, sugar, spices or whatever you like. Each tier fits snuggly on top of each other and secured with a clasp on either side with a separate lid for the top.
The handle clips it all together.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday Mural

a decorated hydro box in Hamilton

Sunday, November 27, 2011


crossing the Grand River, this is one bridge desperately in need of repair.
as seen last July, I wonder what shape it will be in by winter's end?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Long Shot

at Glen Abbey
'In the 1994 Bell Canadian Open Pro-Am, 
John Daly drove his ball into 16-mile creek from this tee. 
Total distance 390 yards'

'Good Luck and please enjoy one of the most famous tee shots in Canadian Golf'

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday Mural

Dupont Station
One of the murals by James Sutherland, entitled Spadina Summer Under All SeasonsTwo large mosaics of a giant flower in cross-section, made with thousands of pieces of glass directly into the station’s tiling, face each other across the tracks.
I'm taking a cue from Andy at Occupied with Photography who posts a mural each Monday. Since he is an ex TTC driver, I thought I'd start with a subway mural.

Our World Tuesday                                             Mellow Yellow Monday

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Port Huron Bridge

The bridge at the Port Huron Yacht Club

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011


Royal Ontario Museum
and just for fun, a different angle of the same view with the fall colours 
on the right is with Orton post processing to make it softer and more vibrant

Thursday, November 17, 2011

cover me softly

the astute and regular visitors may recognize this 
as yet another sunset view from my balcony

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

St Andrew

Continuing with the TTC theme from yesterday's post....
I decided to travel the subway and take some photos of the station signs.

The station walls are undergoing some renovations. Above is one version of the newer signage and tiles and below are an older version of the signs with the vertical tiles and showing the original version and the giant square subway tiles that was underneath, on the left. 
(this just looks like it was taken in black and white, but it really is that colour)
St Andrew station opened in 1963  (there is also a St George and St Patrick, but no St David station. none however were named after the saint or the cross or even England, Scotland or Ireland)

signs, signs

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

R is for Red Rocket

I took this photo of the old TTC streetcar sitting in a farmer's field on Highway 6 while stuck in traffic back in August. When I last went up that way about 2 months ago, the inner garden had been cleared, but sadly I did not stop to photograph it.
The Red Rocket is the nickname given to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) vehicles. It was started with the bright red trains that were used from 1954 to late 1960s and the name stuck. Now, the streetcars and buses are mostly red and white and the subways cars are silver.
This summer a new design was unveiled for the subway car and this weekend we got a preview of the new streetcar.

They are heavily promoting the Red Rocket and 'Ride the Rocket' slogan (over the other slogan 'The Better Way' for reasons best left alone)

ABC Wednesday

Saturday, November 12, 2011


surveying their domain
of a recreated landscape


Friday, November 11, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

meet the meat

 I rather liked the play on words for this butcher's shop

but then, I really liked the juxtaposition of the butcher's sign with the hunter cutout
which belonged to the shop next door, 
which happened to be 
(*neither of these shops are common in the city!)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Q is for Queen's

One Queen's Hotel that is still open and operating as a bar and another that has sadly closed down

Monday, November 7, 2011


the stairway 

in the new 
Burlington Performing Arts Centre

that opened earlier this month

Sunday, November 6, 2011


transformation of an old railway bridge into a pedestrian walkway.
you can see a train engine in the centre distance looking on, wistfully.

Friday, November 4, 2011

looking forward

never drive faster 
than your guardian angel can fly
~author unknown

Thursday, November 3, 2011

steps to the lake

listen to the salutation to the dawn 
look to this day for its life
for yesterday is but a dream 
and tomorrow is only a vision

~sanskrit proverb

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

P is for piggy

at a restaurant in Kingston called Chez Piggy (once owned by Zal Yanovsky of the band the Lovin Spoonful) the hallway outside the washrooms have been decorated with cartoons of pigs by some well-known editorial cartoonists.
also near Kingston, there is a new coffehouse the Socialist Pig with an attached restaurant called Pig Iron BBQ serving the best pulled pork I have ever had!

and a real live (for now) piggy

ABC Wednesday                                    signs, signs

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