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Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Today the street is full of funky shops and is home to the DT farmers market in the warmer months. Condos have sprung up in the form of lofts and high rises.
This shot looks North up the street along side the Revlon building.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
After this he returned to Canada to accomplish his dream of “devoting whatever talents an proficiency I possess to the painting of a series of pictures illustrative of the North America Indians and scenery.” The resulting paintings of Canada’s original inhabitants, over 400 of which are in The Royal Ontario Museum, have made him justly famous.
-Although Paul Kane lived in Toronto he spent a large amount of time out West and his name is attached to public spaces across Canada . My favorite just might be Paul Kane Skateboard Park in Sherwood Park ;-) -
Have a great Tuesday.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
This picture looked very good in black and white, but the contrast was lost and so I have elected to leave it in colour.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Earls is only a few blocks from my house so it's a quick and easy place to get a meal. I have been going to earls since I was a teenager. The chain has gone from great food at very affordable prices to good food at slightly above average prices.
The restaurants are all being redone in that ultra modern fashion that is so vogue today, and the parrot that you see was at one time a major symbol of the earls chain.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
On the road leading up to the hot springs you pass by these falls. The path to view the falls does extend much beyond the bridge that you see. So In order to get the shots you see I had to go mountain climbing AND LET ME TELL YOU! Balancing not dropping your camera, scaling a hillside and trying not to get your new Diesel jeans dirty is hard for a city slicker.
The 15 year old boy inside me is also fully aware that these falls also resemble the female sex organs. Which does absolutely nothing for me personally, but there is still a certain giggle factor.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
The new site has 4 pools, 2 unheated fresh water pools and the other two are hot spring feed.
There is a poolside cafe and the same family has help run this site for 3 generations now.
The water comes out of the mountain at 54 degrees Celsius and is cooled to 40 C or 104 F.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
The Bathhouse had a spa and massage services. It's second story viewing area had would have had an amazing view.
The pool was not large enough to meet demand so It was filled in and the bathhouse was razed. The foundation of the structure remains as it houses a large part of the hot spring collection network that feeds the new site today.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I met a very nice musician from the UK in the beer tents, went and saw Te Be Arthur's (Look in the blog archive) and ran into some old theater friends.
Monday, August 18, 2008
“Doing the Fringe” or “Fringing” means being adventurous and taking a chance. Over 260 producers are taking a chance on being selected for the festival’s 100 available lottery placements. Fringe Festivals are your opportunity to experience bizarre and outrageous uncensored live theatre. There is no good OR bad…just raw human creativity needing to be expressed AND experienced. Sure there are the reviews, but you are not going to let a theatre critic tell you what to see…are you?? Its summer…Be Adventurous!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Capoeira (IPA: [ka.pu.ˈej.ɾɐ],Tupi-Guarani word for - clear area) is a blend of martial art, game, and dance that originated in Brazil, from the regions known as Bahia, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, and São Paulo. The art form originated in Brazil during the 16th century, a result of the slave trading that took place in conjunction with the previously enslaved native Indians. Capoeira was created and developed by slaves brought from Africa. Participants form a roda (circle) and take turns playing instruments, singing, and sparring in pairs in the center of the circle. The game is marked by fluid acrobatic play, feints, and extensive use of groundwork, as well as sweeps, kicks, and headbutts. Less frequently-used techniques include elbow-strikes, slaps, punches, and body-throws.