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[PHOTO] Looking northeast, Yonge at Eglinton

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Looking northeast, Yonge at Eglinton #toronto #yongeandeglinton #yongestreet #skyline #blue #sky #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

August 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm

[PHOTO] Looking west along the tracks, Bartlett Avenue

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Looking west along the tracks #toronto #rail #tracks #bartlettavenue #Davenport #dovercourtvillage #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

August 20, 2019 at 2:15 pm

[PHOTO] Wires against grey

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Wires against grey #toronto #Davenport #bartlettparkette #grey #sky #wires #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

August 20, 2019 at 1:45 pm

[PHOTO] Front yard of zinnias

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Front yard of zinnias #toronto #davenport #salemave #frontyard #garden #zombies #flowers #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

August 20, 2019 at 1:15 pm

[BLOG] Some Wednesday links

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  • Bad Astronomy’s Phil Plait looks at the strange galaxy NGC 5866.
  • The Broadside Blog’s Caitlin Kelly looks at some of her prep work when she covers a news story.
  • Centauri Dreams considers the idea of using the Earth itself for gravitational lensing.
  • D-Brief notes a newly-discovered fossil parrot from New Zealand, a bird nearly one metre in size.
  • Far Outliers looks at the values of cowrie shells in 19th century central Africa. What could they buy?
  • Gizmodo notes the limited circumstances in which IMDb will allow transgender people to remove their birth names from their records.
  • JSTOR Daily looks at the abortive American state of Franklin.
  • Language Hat notes a 19th century Russian exile’s experience with the differences between Norwegian and Swedish.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes, after Epstein, the incompetence that too often characterizes American prisons.
  • Marginal Revolution notes the importance of slavery in the history of Venice.
  • The NYR Daily notes how W.H. Auden was decidedly unimpressed by the Apollo moon landing, and why.
  • Starts With A Bang’s Ethan Siegel notes the import of astronomers’ discovery of an ancient early black hole.
  • Strange Maps’ Frank Jacobs shares a vertical world map from China.
  • Understanding Society’s Daniel Little considers how competent the Nuclear Regulatory Commission actually is.
  • Window on Eurasia looks at the internal divides of Russia.

[PHOTO] Seven photos of the underside of the Spadina Road bridge, and more

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Passing underneath the Spadina Road bridge over the Nordheimer Ravine reveals, on the concrete underpinnings, surfaces dense with graffiti dating back perhaps two years. The ending of the trail to the southeast of this location, in Royston Park, is much more sedate and green in the foreground.


















Written by Randy McDonald

August 14, 2019 at 8:45 am

[PHOTO] Lone lily, Dovercourt Village

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Lone lily #toronto #dovercourtvillage #flowers #orange #lily #lilies #garden

Written by Randy McDonald

August 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm