In the interest of having a better time this year, I’m going to get out more often. And it starts with me inviting Daegan along for a photo walk. I’m particularly excited because thanks to his buying a new D-SLR camera for school, his old one has become a “hand me down” to me. So he is going to show me how to use it. Continue reading Appreciating My Own Backyard: A Long Autumn Walk
What, exactly, is my backyard like?
As I live near the top of a big highrise apartment, I don’t have a back yard in the true sense of the word. I don’t even have a balcony. I’m actually glad about this. We had one when we lived on the 11th floor and it was always loud and windy and not really a place to spend time – but we still paid rent for the space so it felt like wasted space.
Our buildings are inspired by the Brutalist Movement of the late 60’s early 70’s with lots of concrete and steel. One of the movement’s biggest proponents was a man who went by the name of Le Corbusier who was enamoured with the idea of the “Radiant City” – tall towers surrounded by green space. Our neighbourhood captures this well: Continue reading My Backyard
Today I leave the bus behind and take my bike on a nearly car-free route along Lake Ontario and ending at one of Toronto’s newest libraries in the shadow of a fort over two centuries old. Continue reading Fort York Neighbourhood: Fort York Library
Throughout the past few days I’ve thought of small things here and there – none worth a full entry in and of itself that I wanted to share. Tuesday night, I decided to make something I hadn’t made in a … Continue reading Catching Up – Bits and Bobs