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[PHOTO] Three photos of Manhattan from Belvedere Castle

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The top of Belvedere Castle offers superb views to the north.

Looking east across Turtle Pond #newyorkcity #newyork #manhattan #centralpark #skyline #turtlepond #belvederecastle #winter #latergram

Looking north across Turtle Pond #newyorkcity #newyork #manhattan #centralpark #skyline #turtlepond #belvederecastle #winter #latergram

Looking west across Turtle Pond #newyorkcity #newyork #manhattan #centralpark #skyline #turtlepond #belvederecastle #upperwestside #winter #latergram

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Written by Randy McDonald

February 25, 2018 at 11:15 am

[PHOTO] Five photos of Galata Cafe, 5122 Dundas Street West

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Galata Cafe, located at 5122 Dundas Street West, is a superb Turkish coffee restaurant. I may well head out to Etobicoke again, walking north from Kipling station, just to enjoy their strong coffee again. Certainly I’ll be praising them on their Yelp page as soon as I have a moment.

The History of Turkish Coffee #toronto #islingtoncitycentrewest #galatacafe #dundasstreetwest #coffee #restaurant #posters #latergram

Streetscape #toronto #islingtoncitycentrewest #galatacafe #dundasstreetwest #coffee #restaurant  #latergram

Coffee, with Turkish Delight #toronto #islingtoncitycentrewest #galatacafe #dundasstreetwest #coffee #turkishdelight #restaurant  #latergram//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Paraphrenalia #toronto #islingtoncitycentrewest #galatacafe #dundasstreetwest #coffee #restaurant #latergram

Paraphrenalia #toronto #islingtoncitycentrewest #galatacafe #dundasstreetwest #coffee #restaurant #latergram

Galata Cafe #toronto #islingtoncitycentrewest #galatacafe #dundasstreetwest #coffee #restaurant #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

February 25, 2018 at 9:45 am

[PHOTO] Four photos of Belvedere Castle, NYC, one old and three new

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In my 2012 visit to New York City, I did pass by the Victorian folly of Belvedere Castle in the middle of Central Park. I did not go inside.

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This time, with Jonathan and Alexander, I did.

Belvedere Castle (1) #newyorkcity #newyork #manhattan #centralpark #belvederecastle #winter #latergram

Belvedere Castle (2) #newyorkcity #newyork #manhattan #centralpark #belvederecastle #winter #latergram

Belvedere Castle (3) #newyorkcity #newyork #manhattan #centralpark #belvederecastle #winter #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

February 24, 2018 at 12:30 pm

[PHOTO] The Old Swimming Hole, John Kuna, 2009

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Artist John Kuna‘s 2009 mural “The Old Swimming Hole”, located at 5126 Dundas Street West remembers an old mill pond on Mimico Creek once used by locals as a swimming hole. Back in the early 20th century, so much of Etobicoke was fundamentally rural. Toronto Plaques reproduces an image of the plaque in better days.

The Old Swimming Hole, John Kuna (1) #toronto #etobicoke #islingtoncitycentrewest #mural #dundasstreetwest #johnkuna #latergram

The Old Swimming Hole, John Kuna (2) #toronto #etobicoke #islingtoncitycentrewest #mural #dundasstreetwest #johnkuna #latergram

The Old Swimming Hole, John Kuna (3) #toronto #etobicoke #islingtoncitycentrewest #mural #dundasstreetwest #johnkuna #plaque #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

February 24, 2018 at 11:00 am

[CAT] Shakespeare, caught in a moment

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Shakespeare, caught in a moment #toronto #dovercourtvillage #shakespeare #cats #caturday #catsofinstagram #catstagram

Written by Randy McDonald

February 24, 2018 at 9:45 am

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[BLOG] Some Friday links

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  • Bad Astronomer Phil Plait tells us what tantalizing little is known about Proxima Centauri and its worlds.
  • Centauri Dreams imagines that, for advanced civilizations based on energy-intensive computing, their most comfortable homes may be in the cool dark of space, intergalactic space even.
  • D-Brief notes an effort to predict the evolution of stick insects that went in interesting, if substantially wrong, directions.
  • Mark Graham notes that, in the developing world, the supply of people willing to perform digital work far outweighs the actual availability of jobs.
  • Mathew Ingram announces that he is now chief digital writer for the Columbia Journalism Review.
  • JSTOR Daily explores how consumerism was used, by the United States, to sell democracy to post-war West Germany.
  • Language Hat explores the script of the Naxi, a group in the Chinese Himalayas.
  • Paul Campos considers at Lawyers, Guns and Money the importance of JK Galbraith’s The Affluent Society. If we are richer than ever before and yet our living standards are disappointing, is this not the sort of political failure imagined?
  • Russell Darnley takes a look at how the death of a community’s language can lead to the death of that community’s ecosystem.
  • Jason Davis at the Planetary Society Blog considers the possibility of the ISS being replaced by privately-owned space stations.
  • Dmitry Ermakov at Roads and Kingdoms shares some photos from his ventures among the Finno-Ugric peoples of Russia.
  • Peter Rukavina shares a black-and-white photo of Charlottetown harbour covered in ice.
  • Starts With A Bang’s Ethan Siegel makes the point that cancelling NASA’s WFIRST telescope would kneecap NASA science.

[PHOTO] Four photos of Central Park in January

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Even in winter, the care taken by the designers of Central Park in creating an urban wilderness is obvious.

Central Park in January (1) #newyorkcity #newyork #manhattan #centralpark #winter #january #latergram

Central Park in January (2) #newyorkcity #newyork #manhattan #centralpark #winter #january #latergram

Central Park in January (3) #newyorkcity #newyork #manhattan #centralpark #winter #january #theberesford #latergram

Central Park in January (4) #newyorkcity #newyork #manhattan #centralpark #winter #january #theberesford #latergram

Written by Randy McDonald

February 23, 2018 at 12:30 pm