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21 Aug

Furby…..SCARY!

By Silver Blue

I used to think they were cute colourations,

Now, they sort of remind me of that Chucky doll.

Silver Blue, who doesn’t need more material for nightmares….

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27 Apr

But you know I can’t come with you…

By Silver Blue

….for I’ll always be scared of heights.

11 random photos of Toronto and Niagara Falls (Canadian) from 2001:

ScotiaBank. If you haven’t gathered, this post is about tall buildings and heights. I wish I could tell you what these other buildings are, but I just simply don’t know. 11 years has washed away a great deal of memory.

Loved the deco style construction on the top of this building.

The way these three buildings lined up … still makes me smile for some reason. It just, in my mind, works.

This is the “New City Hall”. I know what that tall building is. 🙂

This, therefore, is the “Old City Hall”. 🙂 I was surprised to see seagulls on the lawn!

Nothing like looking down into the Toronto Skydome stadium from way up in the CN tower!

Me, on the Canadian side of the Niagara Falls (the horseshoe falls).

Finally, me with Misty Bear, mascot of the Maidens of the Mist ships that go up to the falls.

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“You lift me up into the sky, feels like I could fly, never gonna die,
And I almost made it, but not quite.
Now you’re flying out of sight, and you know I can’t come with you,
I’ll always be scared of heights.”

Silver Blue…who looks back in wonder…and smiles.

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28 Mar

I’m on the top of the world…

By Silver Blue

or at least it seemed. July, 2001. Toronto, Ontario. The CN Tower. Dinner. Fabulous.

TALL!

Up, Up, UP! (Did I mention that I’m not too keen on heights?)

Still, dinner was faboo. I had longer hair.

…and I also had a diamond stud earring.

It was a time that was well worth the 62 minutes dinner took (as that was how long it took the restaurant to rotate. I may never pass that way again, but for that brief moment in time, I truly was …on top of the world.

I had to do a lot of post processing to this photo because the city is so bright behind me, I practically was enrobed in shadows. The Sheraton Centre is the second buildling over my right shoulder (look at the pole coming out of my shoulder — little dark grey square building, then the long, flat building beside it….) that was where I stayed my trip north of the border.

The Sheraton.

The years have stolen from me the name of this art deco-ish hotel, but I loved the shapes!

Service was great as well. I snapped a photo of the server, because I thought his eyes matched his vest. Now that I look back upon it, no so much. But he did give the true Canadian hospitality, and that made the moment memorable. I don’t even remember (no surprise) what his name was. I wasn’t as good at putting in captions and meta data as I am these days, and with digital photos, there’s no “back” to write on. LOL.

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Silver Blue, who now is going to bed. Nite-nite everyone!

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24 Mar

My morning is bound to appear.

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Ocean View Beach, Norfolk, VA.

“If I can endure for this minute
whatever is happening to me
No matter how heavy my heart is
or how dark the moment might be…
If I can but keep on believing
what I know in my heart to be true,
That darkness will fade with the morning
and that this will pass away, too –
Then nothing can ever disturb me
or will me with uncertain fear,
For as sure as night brings the dawning,
my morning is bound to appear.”

(“Comes The Dawn” by Helen Steiner Rice)

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Silver Blue, who has his mind scattered all over…and it shouldn’t be this way.

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25 Feb

Another view of DC

By Silver Blue

Taken in 2000. Cold. Snowy in some sections of town. But I never knew things like this existed:

I’ve heard of the Great Pyramids of Giza. But the Minor Pyramids of DC? Actually, it looks (to me) more like skylights.

What we could consider, today, a steel representation of an outfit that perhaps Lady Gaga would wear, I never could discern exactly WHAT this was supposed to be.

I seem to have a penchant for finding bunny sculpture wherever I go. 12 years ago was no exception. 🙂

Finally…. oh, to harken back to high school and…

The dreaded TYPEWRITER ERASER! LOL. Why someone felt the need to enlarge one and make it “art” is beyond me, but… it made me smile then, and still does today.

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Silver Blue, who finds things like this exciting to photograph. Such a mystery!

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07 Feb

Is it the weekend yet?

By Silver Blue

Staying with my post from Toronto in July 2001…the infamous “Blue Light” Weekend Countdown

I’ll be honest that it would be nice to have a number of these around … just to build morale!

This is the “Old” City Hall. I’d tell you about it, but I’ll let them do it:

Love the architecture.  Love the history. Love the photographic opportunities.

The thing is, though, if I lived to be 100, and did nothing but shoot photos each and every day, I’d still not be able to capture all the memories I’d want to, to be able to tell the story of my life.

Of course, I’ll never look like this again, either.

How I loved those shoes. First pair I wore the soles off of in… a really long time.

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Silver Blue, who says that more photos will be taken in 2012…. and my wish for you is best expressed through a song I’ve not heard in years… (from 1971)

“May a little bitty bit of sunshine come your way…
and a little bit of love and happiness everyday…
I wish you no goodbyes, but a new friend every morning…
clear blue skies, all the simple things in life that are good and true
that’s the world I wish for you…it’s the real thing…”

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06 Feb

Memories of Yesteryear…

By Silver Blue

As you know, I’m a self proclaimed audiophile. I love music, of every type, every sort, every…everything. So, when I go to another area, away from where I live, I tend to want to seek out the music shops. One of the most famous that I’ve been to no longer exists. The facade does, because it’s historic, but the store is no more.

2001.

Toronto.

Sam, The Record Man. Yonge Street.

How I wish I’d been able to get a photo of it at night when those neon records would seem to “spin”.  But, back in those days… I wasn’t thinking that places like this might not always be around.

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Silver Blue, who appreciates photos for being able to take you back to places you can no longer go.

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