“There’s more than one way” describes the above picture quite nicely but it’s probably a stretch to say that it’s relevant to this blog post at all. Not that that’s ever stopped me! The other day I stood at this intersection (Lakeshore and Sherbourne I think) trying to decide which way to go. I went straight ahead because that’s what the traffic signal told me to do. I obeyed. “When in doubt, go with the green light”, is one of my ‘rules’ when I’m walking.
below: The artistry of hydro towers and wires framed by the Lakeshore and the Gardiner.
below: Shattered glass
below: Part of “Site Specific” by Scott Eunson & Marianne Lovink, on Sumach Street at Eastern Ave.
below: The view inside the streetcar. A new 514 Cherry car was wrapped in a light blue ad.
I have no idea what it was advertising.
below: There are a number of this “eye” balls in the playground part of Sherbourne Common.
below: Changing the billboard. The image is printed on a large piece of vinyl (plastic? something similar?) and held to the frame by ropes. Or at least that’s what it looked like. It was quite a distance up so it was difficult to see exactly what they were doing.
below: Graffiti. Two words. In yellow.
below: Chairs. Blue chairs. Three blue chairs plus one reflection.
below: A drab door on a drab wall.
below: An entrance to a different parking lot.
below: Numbers on the concrete.
below: More numbers. Another code that I can’t crack.
below: Stonework details on an old bank building.
below: Another old building – now that the north building of the St. Lawrence market has been demolished, the rear of the St. Lawrence Hall has been exposed. It’s quite a pretty building.
below: Interior, St. Lawrence market
below: And when you’re in front of the St. Lawrence market, isn’t it obligatory to take a picture of the Gooderham building? A Toronto iconic view.
below: Another icon, the CN Tower, as seen through the Distillery District from Cherry Street.
That’s a fabulous orange door!
below: Postage stamp art at 234 Adelaide East by Joanne Tod and Jon Reed. The whole installation includes 12 images including a 1930 painting by Lawren Harris (2nd on the left) which was issued in 1967. To the right of it is a stamp honouring the Alouette 2 research satellite. In between those stamps is Queen Elizabeth, a fixture on Canadian stamps for so many years. The old post office which was built in 1834 is nearby.
below: Walls. Shored up walls of the construction hole in front of a wall of glass.
below: Last, symmetrical? steps in the buildings.
May all your lights be green!