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Assorted Personal Notations, Essays, and Other Jottings

[PHOTO] TNG Neighbourhood Watch, Nassau east of Augusta, Kensington Market

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TNG Neighbourhood Watch, Nassau east of Augusta, Kensington Market #toronto #torontophotos #kensingtonmarket #nassaustreet #Augustaavenue #neighbourhoodwatch #startrek #picard #riker #data #tng

Written by Randy McDonald

July 29, 2014 at 2:20 am

[PHOTO] Eight Toronto photos

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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

Planters of the future, on Bloor west of Dovercourt #toronto #torontophotos #gardens #bloorstreetwest #bloorstreet #bloor #dovercourtroad

Looking west on Edward Street

Looking west on Edward Street, evening #toronto #torontophotos #edwardstreet #yongeanddundas

The rainbow flag and the flag of Canada, outside of Buddies in Bad Times

The rainbow flag and the flag of Canada, outside of Buddies in Bad Times #toronto #Torontophotos #theatre #buddiesinbadtimes #churchandwellesley #flags #rainbow #canada

Construction tower for 66 Isabella, Church and Isabella

Construction tower for 66 Isabella, Church and Isabella #toronto #torontophotos #isabellastreet #churchstreet #churchandwellesley #condos

Front garden, 575 Church Street

Front garden, 575 Church Street #toronto #torontophotos #churchandwellesley #churchstreet #gardens #flowers #angles

Looking into Cawthra Park from Church

Looking into Cawthra Park from Church #toronto #Torontophotos #churchstreet #churchandwellesley #parks #cawthrapark #worldpride

Pink flowers, grey wall on Nassau Street

Pink flowers, grey wall on Nassau Street #toronto #Torontophotos #flowers #gardens #kensingtonmarket #nassaustreet

Looking north on Augusta Avenue

Looking north on Augusta Avenue #toronto #torontophotos #Augustaavenue #kensingtonmarket #nassaustreet #pedestriansunday

[PHOTO] Streetcars crossing, Dufferin and Dundas

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Streetcars crossing, Dufferin and Dundas #torontophotos #toronto #ttc #streetcars #dufferinstreet #dundasstreet #dundasstreetwest

Written by Randy McDonald

July 24, 2014 at 2:34 am

[PHOTO] Cawthra Park, one month after WorldPride

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Cawthra Park, one month after WorldPride #toronto #torontophotos #churchandwellesley #cawthrapark #worldpride

Written by Randy McDonald

July 23, 2014 at 2:40 am

[PHOTO] Airport photos from Toronto and Charlottetown

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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.

Crossing at Terminal 3 #toronto #torontophotos #mississauga #torontopearson #terminal3

Normal, too, was seeing the 192 Airport Rocket ready to depart.

The 192 Airport Rocket departs as the inter-terminal monorail descends #toronto #torontophotos #mississauga #ttc #monorail ##

WestJet planes were lined up and visible from the terminals.

Westjet planes on the tarmac #torontopearson #toronto #torontophotos #westjet

Leaving the much smaller Charlottetown airport, things were quieter. Tania Doucet‘s mural “Sailing Island Skies” is decidedly nice to see.

Detail of Sailing Island Skies, 2013, by Tania Doucet, Charlottetown Airport #princeedwardisland #pei #charlottetown #charlottetownairport #taniadoucet #sailingislandskies #art

The WestJet plane sent to take me back to Toronto looked rather beautiful in the early dawn light.

Ready for departure, Charlottetown Airport #princeedwardisland #pei #charlottetown #charlottetownairport #westjet

Approaching the plane for boarding #princeedwardisland #pei #charlottetown #charlottetownairport #westjet

Written by Randy McDonald

July 22, 2014 at 2:36 am

[PHOTO] Walking Stanhope beach, Prince Edward Island National Park

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This evening, I walked along the beach in the coastal community of Stanhope, inside the Prince Edward Island National Park, with my parents.

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.

Descending to Stanhope beach #princeedwardisland #pei #stanhope #peinationalpark #princeedwardislandnationalpark #beaches #dumes #scrub

Looking west on Stanhope beach #princeedwardisland #pei #princeedwardislandnationalpark #peinationalpark #stanhope #beaches #cliffs

Sand and surf, Stanhope #princeedwardisland #pei #princeedwardislandnationalpark #peinationalpark #stanhope #beaches #gulfofstlawrence

Abandoned sandcastle at Stanhope, by KW and CG #princeedwardisland #pei #princeedwardislandnationalpark #peinationalpark #stanhope #beaches #sandcastles

Looking towards the dunes, Stanhope #princeedwardisland #pei #princeedwardislandnationalpark #peinationalpark #stanhope #beaches #dunes

Stream running to the sea, Stanhope #princeedwardisland #pei #princeedwardislandnationalpark #peinationalpark #stanhope #beaches

Me, at Stanhope beach, looking east into the sunset #pei #princeedwardisland #peinationalpark #princeedwardislandnationalpark #northshore #stanhope #beaches

Returning from the beach, Stanhope #princeedwardisland #pei #stanhope #beaches #princeedwardislandnationalpark #peinationalpark

Written by Randy McDonald

July 19, 2014 at 2:16 am

[PHOTO] Art around Charlottetown

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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.

Charlottetown Revisited, 1964,  by Jean-Paul Lemieux,  Confederation Centre of the Arts Gallery,  Charlottetown #princeedwardisland #pei #charlottetown #confederationcentre #confederationcentreoftheartsgallery #jeanpaullemieux #charlottetownrevisited

Manipulating the Self,  1975-76,  by General Idea #princeedwardisland #pei #charlottetown #generalidea #manipulatingtheself #confederationcentre #confederationcentreoftheartsgallery

Detail from The Fence,  2011,  by BGL #princeedwardisland #pei #charlottetown #bgl #fence #thefence #styrofoam

Detail of Book Sculptures: Three Generations, 1993, Micah Lexier #princeedwardisland #pei #charlottetown #micahlexier #booksculptures #threegenerations #confederationcentreoftheartsgallery

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.

Fathers of Confederation, 2014, as painted by the Colonel Gray Senior High Art Students after the commemorative stamp #princeedwardisland #pei #charlottetown #fathersofconfederation #colonelgray #publicart #confederationcentreofthearts #

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.

Blue heron sculpture,  Queen and Water #princeedwardisland #pei #charlottetown #queenstreet #waterstreet #blueheron #heron #publicart #sculpture #ahmonkatz #birds

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.

Dinosaur skeleton from Alberta,  Confederation Landing Park #princeedwardisland #pei #charlottetown #confederationlandingpark #dinosaur #pei150 #alberta

Gerald Beaulieu‘s Bluefin Bullet, installed in 2011, is a sculpture of a tuna on the southwest corner of Queen and Richmond. (The scales are spoons.)

Bluefin Bullet, 2011,  by Gerald Beaulieu #princeedwardisland #pei #charlottetown #queenstreet #richmondstreet #bluefinbullet #geraldbeaulieu #publicart #sculpture #tuna

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