Toronto

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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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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