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[PHOTO] Sixteen photos from Todmorden Mills (#todmordenmills)

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Yesterday afternoon I went over to the Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, to catch an exhibition of drawings by Daniel Rotsztain there. I stayed to explore the lovely grounds, fresh and green in the rain.

Yesterday afternoon I went over to the Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, to catch an exhibition of drawings by Daniel Rotsztain there. I stayed to explore the lovely grounds, fresh and green in the rain.

Looking down #toronto #todmordenmills #stairs #latergram

West across #toronto #todmordenmills #donvalley #stairs #latergram

Cottage amid green #toronto #todmordenmills #donvalley #cottage #latergram

House and leaves #toronto #todmordenmills #donvalley #house #latergram

House and leaves (2) #toronto #todmordenmills #donvalley #house #latergram

Back of a barn #toronto #todmordenmills #donvalley #brick #latergram

Dashing into the wedding tent #toronto #todmordenmills #donvalley #wedding #latergram

Table #toronto #todmordenmills #donvalley #table #latergram

"Welcome, Angel and Tomme" #toronto #todmordenmills #donvalley #wedding #latergram

Up the valley #toronto #todmordenmills #donvalley #towers #playterestates #rain #latergram

Umbrellas on the bridge #toronto #todmordenmills #donvalley #towers #playterestates #umbrellas #bridge #rain #latergram

Bridge north #toronto #todmordenmills #donvalley #bridge #rain #latergram

Looking at the Mills #toronto #todmordenmills #donvalley #bridge #rain #latergram

Fresh green in the rain #toronto #todmordenmills #donvalley #green #bridge #rain #latergram

Just short of the top #toronto #todmordenmills #donvalley #green #bike #rain #latergram

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Written by Randy McDonald

October 16, 2017 at 12:51 pm

[BLOG] Some Sunday links

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  • Bad Astronomer Phil Plait looks at the discovery of rings around Kuiper belt dwarf planet Haumea, as does the Planetary Society Blog’s Jason Davis.
  • The Big Picture, from the Boston Globe, shares photos of the devastation of Puerto Rico by Maria.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes the strong support of many–most?–on the American right for apartheid.
  • The LRB Blog shares an article by Mike Davis looking at the vulnerability of California, especially Napa, to wildfires.
  • The Map Room Blog links to a beautiful detailed map of the French railway network.
  • The NYR Daily reports from Catalonia on the edge of a meltdown.
  • North’s Justin Petrone writes about going hunting for mushroooms in Estonia.
  • Starts With A Bang’s Ethan Siegel shares five especially noteworthy photos provided by NASA. (What, no Pale Blue Dot?)
  • Window on Eurasia suggests Russians in Tatarstan, unlike other groups, are unique in not wanting to learn Tatar.

[PHOTO] Alley south off Wallace Avenue, Junction Triangle

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Alley south off Wallace #toronto #junctiontriangle #wallaceave #evening #rain #alley #laneway

I walked home last night from the west, passing from Dundas West station and up over the rails over the Wallace pedestrian bridge and down onto Wallace Street on the far side. The soft rain, in the light of evening, lent itself to beauty.

Written by Randy McDonald

October 15, 2017 at 10:35 am

[CAT] Shakespeare, looking off the couch

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Shakespeare, looking off the couch #toronto #cats #shakespeare #caturday #catsofinstagram

Written by Randy McDonald

October 14, 2017 at 9:45 am

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[PHOTO] Ten photos of the Toronto skyline from the Chester Hill Lookout

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Yesterday afternoon, I ventured out to Chester Hill Lookout. I first learned of this observation point, located in the east-end of Playter Estates north of the Danforth and west of Broadview overlooking the Don Valley, through an Instagram post. The views offered by this location of downtown Toronto to the south and west are amazing. I must go again on a clear day or night.

Skyline from Chester Hill (1) #toronto #skyline #playterestates #chesterhilllookout

Skyline from Chester Hill (2) #toronto #skyline #playterestates #chesterhilllookout #donvalley #latergram

Skyline from Chester Hill (3) #toronto #skyline #playterestates #chesterhilllookout #donvalley #latergram

Skyline from Chester Hill (4) #toronto #skyline #playterestates #chesterhilllookout #donvalley #latergram

Skyline from Chester Hill (5) #toronto #skyline #playterestates #chesterhilllookout #donvalley #evergreenbrickworks #brickwork #latergram

Skyline from Chester Hill (6) #toronto #skyline #playterestates #chesterhilllookout #donvalley #evergreenbrickworks #brickwork #latergram

Skyline from Chester Hill (7) #toronto #skyline #playterestates #chesterhilllookout #donvalley #evergreenbrickworks #brickwork #latergram

Skyline from Chester Hill (8) #toronto #skyline #playterestates #chesterhilllookout #donvalley #evergreenbrickworks #brickwork #latergram

Skyline from Chester Hill (9) #toronto #skyline #playterestates #chesterhilllookout #donvalley #graffiti #publicart #latergram

Panorama of skyline from Chester Hill #toronto #skyline #playterestates #chesterhilllookout #donvalley #panorama #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

October 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm

[PHOTO] Reddening maple in evening light, Dupont at Ossington

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Reddening maple in evening light #toronto #dupontstreet #ossingtonave #dovercourtvillage #mapleleaf #tree #red #fall #autumn #evening

Written by Randy McDonald

October 10, 2017 at 1:58 pm

[PHOTO] Four photos of Cavendish Grove, the former Rainbow Valley, PEI

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Cavendish Grove, a winding network of paths through trees not far from the north shore, was built on the grounds of the well-loved but now closed amusement park of Rainbow Valley. It was a lovely space to eat lunch, but a bit disorienting to pass by places I knew quite well–there were the paddle boat ponds, there was the castle barring entry to the park, there was the UFO, over there was the talking owl–only to see nothing there.

Cavendish Grove (1) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #cavendishgrove #rainbowvalley #abandoned

Cavendish Grove (2) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #cavendishgrove #rainbowvalley #abandoned

Cavendish Grove (3) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #cavendishgrove #rainbowvalley #abandoned

Cavendish Grove (4) #pei #princeedwardisland #cavendish #cavendishgrove #rainbowvalley #abandoned

Written by Randy McDonald

October 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm