Sunday, August 20, 2017

Foto Tunes

Tom the backroads traveller hosts this weekly meme. 

August 2017 - Toronto ON

The Rogers Centre, originally named SkyDome, is a multi-purpose stadium situated just southwest of the CN Tower. Opened in 1989 on the former Railway Lands, it is home to the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB).

The venue was noted for being the first stadium to have a fully retractable motorized roof, as well as for the 348-room hotel attached to it, with 70 rooms overlooking the field.

But I really wanted to highlight these sculptures!

The Audience – by Michael Snow is a collection of larger than life depictions of fans located above the northeast and northwest entrances. Painted gold, the sculptures show fans in various acts of celebration.

John St. entrance

Waver, Pointer, Oh No, V for Victory, Camera Man, Nose Thumber, Man and Boy

Peter St. entrance

Binoculars, Lady Pointer,  Ear Wagger, Clapper, Fatso, Thumbs Down, Muscle Man

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Monday Mural

I'm linking up at Monday Mural hosted by Oakland Daily Photo.

August 2017 - Toronto ON

We went to Underpass Park this week and got some beauties. I will break this into 3 posts.

Part 1
Part 2

Underpass Park, located under and around the Eastern Avenue, Richmond and Adelaide overpasses, is the most extensive park ever built under an overpass in Canada, and the first ever in Toronto.

Constructed in two phases, the first completed sections of the park are between St. Lawrence Street and Bayview Avenue. The second phase of the park, on the west side of St. Lawrence Street, opened in 2015.

Birdo and Elicser made an appearance!

Good Random Fun

August 2017 - Burlington ON

Who knew what randomness you could find at the Royal Botanical Gardens?

Linking up:
The Good The Random The Fun


One Word Sunday is hosted by Travel with Intent.

20 August - Time

Store front ACC a few years ago

30 April - Cliche
7 May - Caring
14 May: Spectacle
21 May: Flag (or flagging)
28 May: Rush
4 June: Restless
11 June: Abstract
18 June: Entwined
25 June: Repetitive
2 July - Inclined
9 July - Underfoot
16 July - Old
23 July - Through
30 July: Horizon
6 August: Upright
14 August: Decline
21 August: Time
28 August: Lookout

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Shadow Shot Sunday

Shadow Shot Sunday

July 2017 - Midland ON

Click here to find out about this bird and a great little town full of murals.

Friday Finds

Starts with H
2 Simple or simplify
3 Green
The first will be the same, except we’ll work our way through the alphabet. The second and third will be different each time.
Hosted by Friday Finds and this is V4 or round 4!!!

Also playing along at ABC Wednesday

Eh to Zed

For this round of the alphabet I am going to celebrate Canada's 150 birthday by showcasing towns across the county.
To date I've been in the Maritimes with my letters. For the letter E we went to Ontario. F we were back in the Maritimes. With G we're going into Ontario.

Back in the Maritimes in Halifax. Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia.

Simple or Simplify

My absolute favourite colour!


August 2017 - Toronto ON

Canoe Landing Park which I gave you a glimpse of last week.
Davisville Sculptures that we also saw last week.

By now you know that we tend to treat Saturday as a day of rest, meaning we don't typically go out but use it to catch up on things and relax.
I did get some photos though.

Our building has just added some new art displays reflecting the history of the building and the area.

The hallway adjacent to the Shipping and Receiving Department and Loading Dock has fun loving pictures of small dogs to guide our residents’ way to the doggie rest area as well as the ample lawns and walkways for human and canine play and exercise.

The hallway just outside of the Shipping and Receiving Department and Loading Dock area has been graced with pictures that pay tribute to the many dedicated contractors who come to The Palace Pier to help renovate, maintain and overall contribute to increasing the value of our building. Another image recognizes the hard working movers and delivery personnel who carry and load myriad possessions and packages for our residents.

The B-1 entrance hallway from the parking garage leading Visitors up to “The Palace Pier & Environs Historical Retrospective”, now has glimpses of vintage cars, heralding more of the history that we share.

More to come!

Dinner was crispy pork belly with a new recipe for cashew cabbage.

One Word Sunday Decline
inSPIREd Sunday
Six Word Photo
Shadow Shot Sunday from The Milliner's Daughter exhibit

Some more new art in our building.
B-3 parking level evokes our spectacular vistas overlooking the Great Lake Ontario, reminding us that sailing is part of the lifestyle of many who reside in The Palace Pier, enjoyed through 3 of our 4 seasons. These images also beckon our many gifted artist and photographer residents and employees, inviting them to capture each one-of-a-kind water scene.

Lamb chops with Dijon basil butter mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts.

More of my walk last week
Weekly travel theme - numerals
The Milliner's Daughter lots of photos from the exhibit I saw last week that some of you were curious about
Good Random Fun
Foto Tunes

I headed out to get some photos to finish off some posts.  And found some new stuff as well.

Bank of Montreal which is 200 years old this year had this on display in its branch at FCP. This was for the 40th anniversary of FCP First Canadian Place in 2015.

Lobby of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

I like this one in the Intercontinental Hotel.

Art in the Convention Centre.
This cool skyline is a quilt.

One Horse Town by Sebastien Larochelle going for $17,500.

Another one I really like. My Life is a Dream by Melanie Giguere selling for $5,095.

Dinner was an old staple that we haven't had this year! Asian ground pork and green beans.

Tuesday Treasures also from last week's walk

We headed out to Burlington, about an hour's drive from home depending on traffic. Our first destination was the Royal Botanical Gardens mainly to see the Lego displays.
Click for the fun Lego art
Click here for more garden art.
And click here for lots of flowers and plants

We had lunch in the Tea House in the background.
I had the Tea Sandwiches $8.50 Assortment of delicate sandwiches including cucumber and mint cream cheese, egg salad, and curried chickpea salad.
And it was quite good, they didn't mention that these were open-faced, however.
John had a garden salad.

The water lilies were gorgeous.

And we had fun playing with the reflections.

From there we headed to Milton to Terre Bleu a lavender farm, just in time as they were harvesting.
Lots more lavender photos here.

We should have dressed for the occasion!

Dinner, at John's request, was Asian chicken lettuce wraps. He just loves these.


John's weekly golf.

I went to St. Lawrence Market, with a stop at Winners, always dangerous. Escaped with a pair of leggings, sweater and dishtowels $60 not bad.

A shot of the skyline looking west on my trip.

I wanted to go exploring but there was laundry to do along with other chores.

A nice sunset.

Dinner - au gratin potatoes sauteed cabbage and ham.

Thursday Doors

Our destination today was the Underpass Park.
The park transformed derelict and unused space beneath a series of overpasses into a unique community park.
Just a peek, because we took so many photos of the incredible murals!
Click here for more photos and even more here.
Then check out the next Monday Mural for even more.

We had last night's leftovers for dinner.

After a good breakfast we packed for a weekend wedding in Kitchener, about an hour's drive.

Dinner was hosted by the wedding couple, my cousin and her partner.

John and Laura.

Julie and Anais. Funny, I don't have a photo of the happy couple Julie and Laura! I will rectify this at the wedding on Saturday.

John and I had the delicious steak frites, these fries were amazing! Garlicy with Parmesan cheese.


I finished Her Turn to Cry finally. I found it started to drag but needed to know the ending.

Started I Let You Go, and don't really have a feeling how it will go.

Haven't browsed a cookbook in a while, thumbed through Ovenly this week.
I am excited to try the cheddar mustard scones.


Weekend Cooking hosted by
Beth hosts Weekend Cooking where you can post anything food related.