…seize the moment………

I was busy in and out yesterday and felt sad for Boucle, as the temps were around 15C with warm winds, and he was inside.  So after my last out, and back in, I decided to seize the moment with sweetie-pie and head to the lake.  I love those spur of the moment moments, obligations permitting.

A whole bunch of parasailers had the same idea.  Those are sails sitting on the grass, and they are as big as tents.  The one in the air is guided by a man in a wet suit on the ground, practicing and enjoying the moment.  Every now and then being lifted into the sky and then back down again.

What a perfect afternoon.  And as sweetie-pie and I headed home, dark grey storm clouds were approaching from the west.  Perfect timing.

…sweetie-pie is now a happy dog……

 

…a day in the life of – #2 – ……….downtown Toronto……….

I had time between appointments.  So I went for a walk in the heart of downtown Toronto.  This is a constuction site on University Avenue.  There is construction everywhere you turn.

…Looking down University Avenue , a typical Toronto morning, with our famous streetcars and everyone walking with long strides to cross the intersection.

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And I walked up to Queen’s Park.  Our provincial legislature building.  It is solid, immense and beautiful.

I visited on an eventful day.  Quiet in the morning when I was there.  But at dinner hour, our Premier of the Province of Ontario, announced his resignation.  You can imagine all the excitement, the media, the jostling and the emotion.

…a day in the life of – #1 – the early drive into downtown Toronto……..

I had a medical appt downtown yesterday morning – early –  the sun was just starting to rise.  Thought I would make the whole thing more enjoyable by bringing my camera and shooting whatever I could.  A day in the life of Jane you could say.

This is on the QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way) heading into downtown.

The second photo is on University, looking north, with the very pretty Canada Life building on the  left.

The drive was quite good, as I left early, but that was just lucky too, because it can jam up for no reason at all.  There were very big winds this morning, gusting up to 60Km an hour.

A very busy day .

All photos taken while stopped in traffic, with the D700 and a 35mm lens.  Just point and shoot.

 

 

…olde Toronto……Lakeshore Boulevard………….

This was Wednesday with Boucle, driving east along Lakeshore Blvd. towards the Humber Bay Park area.  Lakeshore is one of the oldest roads with a lot of old original buildings.  I was going through a construction zone, there were big cranes and tractors to my right, and I was stopped at a red light. There is a streetcar coming at me, one of those red Toronto streetcars.

Taken from my car seat in my car……….

… Land of the Condos…Humber Bay Condo Buildings – Toronto

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Boucle and I headed out on an excursion yesterday.  This time we went closer to the city.  This is an area just west of the downtown area of Toronto.  All these condos are overlooking Lake Ontario.  It is condo after condo, tower after tower.  Both pictures are taken from the same spot at Humber Bay Park, one looking west and one east.  I counted 5 or 6 cranes working new sites.  And one building half completed with glass, and waiting for the other half.  A very busy spot.

It is a desirable location, as it is waterfront, and not far from downtown.  The park is very nice too.