Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Corn Field

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This crop appears to go on for ever. The corn most likely will be used for livestock feed.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Mural

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Exploring Graffiti Alley with my granddaughter.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Bike Patrol

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At one time it was rare to see a police officer patrolling without a squad car. In 1989, the Toronto Police Service introduced its first Bike Patrol Unit. Bicycles allowed officers to cover more ground than on foot, and they could travel where patrol cars could not. It also makes the police more visible to the public. With this visibility also comes an increase in human contact with the community.

Friday, October 13, 2017

U.S. Coast Guard

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While in Halifax this past summer, I saw for the first time ever, the tall ships regatta. Pictured above the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle (USCGC Eagle) was my favourite. Throughout the summer, Eagle trains cadets and officer candidates, teaching them practical seamanship skills while indoctrinating them in the Coast Guard’s afloat leadership laboratory. Built at the Blohm + Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany in 1936, and commissioned as Horst Wessel, Eagle is one of three sail-training ships operated by the pre-World War II German navy. At the close of the war, the ship was taken as a war reparation by the U.S., re-commissioned as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle and sailed to New London, Connecticut, which has been her permanent homeport ever since. Eagle has offered generations of Coast Guard Academy cadets, and more recently officer candidates, an unparalleled leadership experience at sea.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Abandon House

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I don't know why or how but it is very close to a major highway widening project.
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This old house has become a target for graffiti.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Juxtaposition

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To be or not to be... that is the question.

Monday, October 09, 2017

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Sunday Sky

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Sunrise over the nuclear power plant.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Bad Photo?

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I recently read an an article "Why Publishing Your Bad Photos Is Never a Mistake". You can view it here. I decided to give it a try. Normally I like my photos to be sharp but this one came came out blurry. The reason for that is 1.lighting conditions were low 2.my iso was not set high enough 3.the subject was moving faster than I anticipated. I really liked the scene and the eerie atmosphere it created. So if you are leaving a comment please tell me (good or bad) what you think. This does not mean that my future postings will be blurry.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Smile

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I find that if you ask, most people (strangers) will let you take their picture. The smile was my reward for asking.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Sparky

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New restaurant going up in this spot. This worker is using a grinder to put some finishing touches on rough spots.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

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Development of the Douglas DC-3 started in early 1935 with the prototype flying by the end of the year. The first production aircraft was delivered to American Airlines in July 1936. The US Air Corps became interested in the DC-3 and ordered a military version, called the C-47 or Dakota. It had many capabilities, including dropping paratroops and supplies, evacuating the wounded, troop transportation and glider towing. Eventually, about 10,000 C-47s were built for the US military.
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The Museum’s DC-3 Dakota displays the markings of RCAF No. 435 and 436 Squadrons, which operated in Burma during 1944-45 and whose slogan was "Canucks Unlimited". The DC-3 was built in June 1939 for Eastern Airlines, where it flew for over 13 years. In 1952, it went to North Central Airlines who operated it for another 11 years. The aircraft then left airline service, but continued to fly commercially until it was acquired by Dennis Bradley, who donated it to the Museum in 1981. It is one of the DC-3s currently still flying with over 82,000 hours in the air - equal to over 12 million miles, or 492 times around the world.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Monday Night

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Smiling faces working the night shift.
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These two smiling faces came outside and let me take their picture.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Sunday Sky

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I started off to photography some night scenes. Instead I came across this scene of the sun setting.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Park Bench

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Sometimes one has to get away from the madding crowd.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Going To New Heights

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It is getting almost impossible to go somewhere without seeing someone not using a moble phone.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The Sound of Silence

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Wearing earbuds shuts the world out.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Back Up

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I am glad she paused long enough for me to grab this photo.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Monday Night

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Night or day there are always "Friendly Strangers" that just want to have fun.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sunday Sky

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Watching the sunset in Saint Andrews, New Brunswick.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Autumnal Equinox

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September 22 is the first day of Autumn and that means Fall Fair season is upon us.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Walk On By

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Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right,
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Lonely Street

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You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with. - Wayne Dyer

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Uber5000

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I read in the newspaper that artist Uber5000 had painted a new mural in Toronto's Graffiti Alley. I was excited about going downtown to photograph it but it took me three weeks before I could find the time to go.
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Like most murals there always seems to something that blocks one's view from getting a good clear photo. In this case it is a wall with private property on the other side.
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There are a number of items in the mural that only someone from The City Of Toronto might relate to. From this photo I am listing a few of them. If you don't understand click on the highlighted words for more information. As always, you can also click on the photos for a better view. Starting from left to right there is Sam The Record Man sign just below the high flying plane. Darwin the IKEA Monkey climbing the CN Tower. Next is Crane Girl. There are more but if you are interested go back to the first photo and have good look. You might even see Uber5000 dog.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday Night

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The last show of a Busker Fest weekend.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Portia White

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Located on a utility box in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Unfortunately the year of death needs to be corrected to 1968. Portia May White, contralto and teacher born 24 June 1911 in Truro, NS; died 13 February 1968 in Toronto, Ont. She broke through the colour barrier to become the first Black Canadian concert singer to win international acclaim. Considered one of the best classical singers of the 20th century, her voice was described by one critic as “a gift from heaven,” and she was often compared to the celebrated African American contralto Marian Anderson. Portia was named a “person of national historic significance” by the Government of Canada in 1995.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Bridging The Gap

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Jamestown Line Bridge - Builder and construction date unknown. Although the design is found on multiple bridges in Ontario, outside of Ontario the design of these bridges would be classified as extremely unusual and rare. Two elements make the design unusual. First, the truss configuration is a subdivided double-intersection Warren. This means that in addition to a vertical member between each "X" of diagonal members, there is also a vertical member that passes right through the center of each "X." Double-intersection Warrens are uncommon, but subdivided double-intersection Warren truss bridges are very unusual. Thanks to Historic Bridges for the above information

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Rural Decay

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Abandon home that is decaying much more graceful than urban decay.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Digging A Hole

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Another hi-rise condo by SF3, San Francisco By The Bay. The development is scheduled for completion in 2019. The units range in price from $606,900 to over $1,024,900. It will have a total of 231 units, sizes range from 1128 to 1918 square feet.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Monday Night

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Mary’s African Cuisine offers authentic dishes from West, Central and East Africa.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sunday Sky

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Sunrise under the pedestrian bridge. I was surprised at how well the light emphasized the green tinted windows.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Gimme Safe Shellter

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Mayor John Tory says he has a “deep concern” about the number of people sleeping on the streets of Toronto and the encampments that persistently pop up in the downtown. “It’s not that I’m embarrassed about it. I mean I am embarrassed about it, but it’s more that I just feel, morally, surely we can do better than this.

Friday, September 08, 2017

Down And Out

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The money you give him might be his only joy or hope for the day

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Toronto

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The 3D Toronto Sign was installed in front of city hall in July 2015 for the Toronto 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. Due to popular demand, the illuminated sign still remains on the Square.
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The letter O is a favourite place for people to hang out.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Twenty Minutes Before Sunrise

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It is quiet, peaceful and there are less daylight hours.
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Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Saving Lives

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On Saturday August 26th, 2017, the Pickering Auxiliary Rescue Association celebrate 50 years of supporting the local community. Their mandate is simple: the preservation of life on the water. From humble beginnings forged out of a passion to help those in need they flourished to be the association they are today. No matter the weather, crew after crew head down to the dock ready to respond to the call over the radio. My thanks to the Rescue Association for the above information.

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