Today’s posting is another aggregation of Instagram photos I’ve taken in Toronto over the past week, on Bloor Street, near Yonge and Dundas, around Church and Wellesley, and finally in Kensington Market.
(Normal posting will hopefully resume tomorrow, when I actually get a working laptop.)
Planters of the future, on Bloor west of Dovercourt
Looking west on Edward Street
The rainbow flag and the flag of Canada, outside of Buddies in Bad Times
Construction tower for 66 Isabella, Church and Isabella
Front garden, 575 Church Street
Looking into Cawthra Park from Church
Pink flowers, grey wall on Nassau Street
Looking north on Augusta Avenue
Leaving Toronto on Saturday the 19th, I saw plenty of things at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Take the sight of pedestrians crossing with their luggage.
Normal, too, was seeing the 192 Airport Rocket ready to depart.
WestJet planes were lined up and visible from the terminals.
The WestJet plane sent to take me back to Toronto looked rather beautiful in the early dawn light.
The Stanhope beach is a favourite beach of mine, a beautiful white sand beach stretching out along the shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. I posted last year`s photos here this March. Below are what I think are the highlights of this year`s visit.
I’ve been seeing art about town. I thought I’d share eight of these in today’s photo post, annotated.
The first four were photos of works in residence at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. The first is part of the permanent collection of the gallery, Jean Paul Lemieux‘s 1964 mural Confederation Revisited painted for the centennial of confederation in 1967. The next three all, I think, belong to the touring Oh Canada exhibition. General Idea‘s 1975-1976 photo mosaic Manipulating the Self, The Fence produced out of styrofoam by Quebec City art collective BGL, and Micah Lexier‘s 1993 Book Sculptures: Three Generations.
This next work is a mural painted by the senior art class of Colonel Gray High School, painted on paper and displayed on the wall of the Confederation Centre Public Library. The subject is, of course, the famous 1864 photo of the Fathers of Confederation gathered at the Charlottetown Conference.
On the southwest corner of Queen Street and Water Street, Island artist Ahmon Katz’s statue of a blue heron stands. Mumbling Jack has pictures of the sculpture taken immediately after its installation in September 2013.
For comparison is this skeleton of a distant ancient relative of the blue heron, a quick predatory dinosaur, displayed as part of Alberta’s show this week in the Celebration Zone at Confederation Landing Park.