View from the west

I got this nice skyline shot from the west side of the city when I was exploring there recently. This was actually taken from the pedestrian bridge I showed you earlier this week. For more skies, take a look at Skywatch.

I'm glad the weekend is finally here - and it's a long one for us! We've got visitors in town, so that should give me plenty of photo ops and a chance to use my new camera - the Nikon D7000. It's a long and sad story, but my old D3000 stopped working at a most inopportune time (right when I arrived in PEI for the second leg of my Farewell Canada Tour!). After returning from that trip, I looked at all my options and decided to upgrade to the D7000 - I'm hoping it will be worth it.

Stylish bench

This original bench was also at the shoe store with the red shoes. I love the simplicity of it and also how the store uses that fantastic wood sculpture to display their wares. I found this wonderful shop when browsing through the Distillery District recently with visitors. Perhaps I'll have to go back for a closer look and maybe a purchase!

Distilled streets

Here's a fun look at some of the street signs in the Distillery District. Pretty funny, eh? Unfortunately, there are no active distilleries in the district anymore, it's mainly home to restaurants and shops. But the pedestrian-only streets are great for a leisurely stroll. For more signs, visit Signs, Signs.

Confidential to my sister: Happy Birthday!!!

Fancy shoes

I love a splash of red, especially when it comes to footwear. Every woman (and man) needs a nice pair of red shoes and this pair would fit my style perfectly! For more red, take a look at Ruby Tuesday.

Making of the CN Tower

I recently took my second (and probably last) trip up the CN Tower.  I didn't notice this mural depicting the builders of the Tower the first time I went up, so I did get something out of the second trip! The guys who built the tower must have been very brave. It makes me nervous just looking down through that glass floor. 

Hope everyone had a great weekend! I'm gearing up for more visitors next weekend. And that means more photo ops. For more murals, take a look at Mural Monday.

Over the tracks

This brightly colored pedestrian bridge will take you over the tracks in the western part of the city. Lots of new condos and residential units have recently gone up in this area of town. So new paths and walkways had to be built to accommodate them. I rather like this one! 

Hope your weekend has been good so far. For more bridges, take a look at Sunday Bridges.

Wayne's World

Reflections from the window of Wayne Gretzky's wine shop in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Yes, the former hockey star really does have his own winery. But don't ask me how the wines taste, I've never tried one. For more reflections, take a look at Weekend Reflections.

Empty benches

I'm not sure why these benches were unoccupied. They look pretty inviting to me! These were found in the Distillery District of downtown Toronto.

Grammar crazy

If the owner of this shop is close, I guess I could just wait around to see when he/she comes back? Hopefully it won't be long, but I have a feeling I'll be waiting awhile. For more signs, take a look at Signs, Signs.

PS: I will definitely  be starting up a photo blog when I'm in Berlin! I just hope it won't be too cold in the first months. But I do have some archives.

Super shiny!

I stopped by the Bolton / Caledon Midnight Madness celebration last Friday. Businesses and local services were out and about to answer questions and provide information. I really loved this big, shiny fire truck! Who doesn't love a big splash of red? For more red, visit Ruby Tuesday.

Big news!

A Trabbi on the streets of Toronto is just about the last thing I'd expect to see - but since I did, I took it as a sign to make an announcement here on my blog. My adventures in Toronto are winding down and I will be moving to Berlin in early November. 

In the meantime, my husband and I have been doing a "Farewell Canada Tour". We've completed two legs already and there's a third coming up at the end of this month. I will try to post some shots of those travels on my other blog as time permits. Happy Monday!

Fences and trees

Here's a look at some golf course scenery for you this Friday. I like the vertical and horizontal lines created by the trees and the fence. Hope you've got exciting plans for the weekend. I need to rest up from my visitors! For more fences, take a look at Friday Fences.

Eagle in silhouette

This year I finally got a round in at Eagle's Nest. This was actually one of the first courses I played this season, but I never got around to posting this shot. The course was really beautiful and very challenging, I'd love to go back. Too many golf courses for so little time!

Downward facing dog

I found this sign outside Vaughn Mills shopping center on a recent rainy day. I don't know about you, but I find it hilarious! I guess the artist has a different way of representing falling down - it looks more like someone doing yoga to me. Hope this adds a giggle to your hump day, for more signs take a look at Signs, Signs.

Pop of red

If you need a quick fix of red, this bright poppy will do the trick! For more red, visit Ruby Tuesday.

A legend

I'm not really sure what makes this place legendary. Perhaps some of the athletes who practice here have taken part in the Olympics? In any case, I liked the colors and the patio does look like a nice place to enjoy the views of Lake Ontario. For more murals, take a look at Monday Mural.

Hope your week is off to a good start! I'm already ready for the next weekend.

Skies reflected

I haven't posted a reflection shot in quite awhile, so I hope you'll enjoy this one! I loved the old-fashioned sign and the puffy clouds that show up behind it. Hope you've got big plans for the weekend. We've got visitors in so it's off to the Falls. For more reflections, visit Weekend Reflections.

Floral bench

Lakeridge Links has great landscaping. Who wouldn't want to sit on that bench surrounded by flowers? The only thing that mars the landscape is the big bin. But I guess it has to go somewhere!

Blast off!

I stopped for a coffee one weekend at the Jet Fuel in Cabbagetown. The drinks were delicious and the company was also interesting. It seems to be a hangout spot for bikers - the pedaling kind! I thought the sign was also cute. For more signs, visit Signs, Signs.

It is what it says it is...

You'll find beer stores all around town, but I've never seen one with the name actually painted on the side of the building like this. In case you're wondering, they do sell beer there. The system is actually sort of fun. You go in and there is a big board on the wall (sort of like at McDonald's) showing all the beers available. You place your order and someone in the back prepares it and out it comes on the conveyor belt!

Besides selling beer, these stores also take back your old beer cans and wine and liquor bottles for a refund. For more murals, take a look at Monday Mural.

August theme day: Streetlamps

I found this wonderful little streetlamp outside a home in the Cabbagetown area of Toronto. I just love walking through this neighborhood, every house is cuter than the next! 

Hope your month is off to a good start. I've got some big news coming up.
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