Thursday, September 18, 2014

Friday My Town Shoot Out

I'm posting over here this week.

September 2014 - Toronto ON

Streets - Show us your towns streets and corners. This can go from highways, to rural country roads. What is your favorite street and why?

My favourite street, at the moment, is Queen Street West. As a relatively new "westender" (less than two years) we have had fun simply hopping on the streetcar getting off wherever we fancy. It is an eclectic mixture of old and new.

These photos are from Gladstone to University so it is a broad and diverse range of city life.

Weekend Cooking

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

September 2014 - Toronto ON

Last Sunday I went to the Roncesvalles Polish Festival. Look at the crowds! But it wasn't as bad negotiating through these crowds.
Last week I posted food photos from the Taste of the Kingsway Festival.

It is North America's largest Polish celebrations.

Can you smell the smoke?

Barque Smokehouse were at the Taste of Toronto in July and I really loved the duck taco that I tried.

Malbeque oysters were a dollar each.

Weekend Reflections

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Posting at Weekend Reflections.

August 2014 - Washington DC

To read more about the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial and why it creates such amazing reflections, click here.

Look UP Look DOWN Las Vegas

Look Up, Look Down challenge hosted by Travel With Intent.

I'm linking up over here today.

March 2014 - Las Vegas NV

British Isles Friday

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Joy's Book Blog is hosting this weekly meme.

May 2010 - Glasgow Scotland

On a wet dull day...

The Doulton Fountain, gifted to Glasgow as part of the International Exhibition of 1888, was moved to the Green in 1890. Designed by architect Arthur E. Pearce, the 48 ft tall fountain was built by the Royal Doulton company to commemorate Queen Victoria's reign. It featured a 70 ft wide basin, with a slightly larger than life-size statue of Queen Victoria, surrounded by four life-size statues of water-carriers representing AustralasiaCanadaIndia and South Africa. 

A lightning strike in 1891 destroyed the statue of Victoria, and rather than let the city replace the statue with an urn, Doulton paid for a second hand-made statue to be produced. In the 1960s the fountain was allowed to fall into a state of disrepair with the water supply being turned off. However in 2002 a £2 million restoration program was started that restored the fountain to its original condition. As of 2004, the fountain has been placed in a new location, in front of the People's Palace