Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday Finds

1. Starts with Q
2. Week's Favorite
3. Fall or Spring

The first two will be the same, except we’ll work our way through the alphabet. The second can be a favorite image or activity from the week. The third will be different each time.

Friday Finds   ABC Wednesday

October  2016 - Toronto ON

Starts with Q - Queens Quay equals 2 Qs.

I realized as I typed this and I really wanted an apostrophe to be included that the sign didn't have one.
I was also surprised on how many websites "explained" how to pronounce quay - key. Odd, to me, why wouldn't one know how to pronounce it?

Queens Quay is a prominent street in the Harbourfront neighbourhood. The street was originally commercial in nature due to the many working piers along the waterfront; parts of it have been extensively rebuilt in since the 1970s with parks, condominiums, retail, and institutional and cultural development.
The road supplanted both Front Street and Lake Shore Boulevard as the most southerly east-west corridor in the city when it was created on reclaimed land in the inner harbour. Sometime after 1919 to the early 1920s the inner harbour was filled in and new slips were created.

Click here to take a walk along Queens Quay.

You can ride the streetcar along Queens Quay.

Or walk along the Simcoe WaveDeck.

Week's Favourite - spotted some new additions to the team on Legends' Row outside Air Canada Centre.
Goalie Turk Broda is now having a chat with Johnny Bower.

Fall or Spring - fall display outside our condo.

Weekend Reflections

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Posting at Weekend Reflections.

October 2016 - Minneapolis MN

Outside the Guthrie Theatre.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Tuesday Treasures

Tom hosts Tuesday's Treasures.

October 2016 - Venice Township MI

Leaving Owosso in Michigan we headed down M-21 we actually turned back to get photos of the tire art outside this house.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Monday Mural

I'm linking up at Monday Mural hosted by Oakland Daily Photo.

October 2016 - Toronto ON

A new mural being painted near us. These are drive by shots as we almost never walk over this way, The underpass is at a busy intersection that also has an entrance to the expressway.

I hope to get a complete photo when it is finished.

From StreetARToronto Facebook page:

Artist Cindy Scaife is bringing vintage colours and vibrancy to the Park Lawn Rd. underpass - here's a peak of her #mural in progress! JoinArtist Cindy Scaife is bringing vintage colours and vibrancy to the Park Lawn Rd. underpass - here's a peak of her #mural in progress! Join StreetARToronto to #launch the final creation on October 25th @ 1pm. to #launch the final creation on October 25th @ 1pm.

Lake Shore Blvd used to be home to the old motels but they have all been replaced by lofty condos. In the late 1950s clinging to Humber Bay, this strip of lakeside properties brimmed with confidence, promising the transitional comforts of television, in-ground (but naturally unheated) pools, and stunning views of a city that had yet to embrace fun.

There is a room key from the Lakeshore View Motel depicted.
Also the Blue Swallow.

Seahorse Motel

Here is a photo from the 1980s that shows our condo, Palace Pier, in the background.

And looking the other way.


Tom the backroads traveller hosts FotoTunes

February 2015 - Singapore
Clarke Quay 

Kodachrome - Paul Simon

When I think back
On all the crap I learned in high school
It's a wonder
I can think at all
And though my lack of education
Hasn't hurt me none
I can read the writing on the wall

They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world's a sunny day
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph
So mama don't take my Kodachrome away

If you took all the girls I knew
When I was single
And brought them all together for one night
I know they'd never match
my sweet imagination
Everything looks worse in black and white

Click on photo to enlarge.



Wordless Wednesday and at Wordless

October 2016 - Michigan

Photo Sunday - HUGE

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Photo Sunday Challenge - HUGE

The world's largest axe is located in Nackawic, New Brunswick, Canada.

The axe stands 15 metres (49 ft) tall and weighs over 55 tons. The axe-head is 7 metres (23 ft) wide. The concrete stump is 10 metres (33 ft) in diameter. It was commissioned, designed and built in 1991 by a company in Woodstock. There is a time capsule embedded in the head of the axe.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

inSPIREd Sunday

October 2016 - Minneapolis MN

A stop before we get on the road to Madison on our way home.

The Basilica of Saint Mary replaced a previous church, the Church of the Immaculate Conception. It was originally built in 1871, located at 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue North, but the expanding warehouse district was engulfing the church property. Archbishop John Ireland announced plans for a new Church of the Immaculate Conception on Christmas Day, 1903. In 1905, Lawrence S. Donaldson donated a one-block parcel on Hennepin Avenue near Loring Park for the new church buildings.

Civic dedication of the church took place on November 4, 1913, and the church was informally opened on May 31, 1914. It was informally referred to as the Pro-Cathedral of the archdiocese from its beginning, but the parish was still officially named the Church of the Immaculate Conception until September 21, 1921. It was formally named the Pro Cathedral of Saint Mary at that time. Although the building was open for worship in 1914, the interior decoration, windows, and plaster work were not completed until 1925. It was established as a minor basilica by Pope Pius XI in 1926, making it the first basilica in the United States.

Darn, we'll be gone by then. Turns out a Facebook friend who lives in St. Paul's was at the 11AM service and then took her dog Wendy to be blessed.

Mass was taking place so we only stood in the entrance.

Friday Finds

1. Starts with P
2. Week's Favorite
3. Whole

The first two will be the same, except we’ll work our way through the alphabet. The second can be a favorite image or activity from the week. The third will be different each time.

Friday Finds   ABC Wednesday

September 2016 - Toronto ON

Starts with P

It's not an actual street in Toronto but it is how the Distillery District designed its grid for getting around.

Pure Spirits is the name of an oyster bar at this corner.

Week's Favourite condo flower arrangement (besides family!)

Whole - having almost the whole family together for Thanksgiving.

Let's Talk Turkey

October 2016 - Toronto ON

Even though we're invited to a family Thanksgiving dinner on Monday I wanted to cook a turkey myself. I love the leftovers!!
So Saturday we headed out to find a fresh turkey at College Park.
We also went to College Park because there is a new LCBO that I had checked out a few weeks ago and noted they had a larger selection of gluten free beer.

We love driving home through the city. Photos taken from car.

Not sure what this sign is for. You First?? Dundas Square. It appears to be atop a bus shelter.

So cute peeking out on Queen St. W.

I can't believe I forgot to take a photo of the turkey. He was 4.3 kg so I googled how long to cook him in a convection oven as I always seem to overcook in this oven.
Canadian Living magazine said:

That just seemed too long. I decided this was a better idea.

So stuffed and in the oven at 5:30 aiming for 8PM sit down. Seems when I adjusted the racks (it is a double oven) I moved the oven divider causing the oven to shut off. So an hour later I am back and notice that the oven isn't on!! I quickly get it heated up and took it out at 8PM, used the thermometer and decided it needed fifteen more minutes, perfect!

Sunday YES turkey sandwiches for breakfast! And turkey soup on the stove.
Golf, football, baseball, blogging, bingeing My Kitchen Rules. Leftovers.

Leftovers for dinner watching the Blue Jays WIN!!!

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Monday gorgeous Thanksgiving Day!

Out to get some gluten free desserts at the Cheese Boutique.

Family dinner.

Tuesday we were on a mission to find some floor lamps. Accomplished! Two floor lamps for living room and one desk lamp for office.

Condo fall decorations.

Wednesday John golfed and I did some shopping.

Gorgeous day on the golf course.

Thursday the car was due for a check-up and since the dealership is in the east end I suggested an outing after. We went to the Guild Sculpture Gardens but there was some sort of work going on and nowhere to park. So home instead.

Friday shopping and lunch with my BFF what could be better?

Finished Last Train to Babylon and was not disappointed.
Abroad which I found quite disturbing and very intense.
Also After Anna a good read.
Also finished The Illegal and loved it. And thrilled it is a local Canadian writer living in Hamilton!! Can so see this as a movie.
Started The language of Flowers a completely different storyline than the above but has my interest.

Saturday - turkey, mashed sweet and white potatoes, mushy peas, cauliflower, GF stuffing and gravy
Sunday - turkey leftovers
Monday - family Thanksgiving dinner
Tuesday - more leftovers
Wednesday - burgers
Thursday  - pizza
Friday - chicken curry


full plate thursday @ miz helens

Friday Photo Journal

foodie friday @ rattlebridge farm

friday favorites @ condo blues

Weekend Cooking hosted by
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Amanda’s Books and More
West Metro Mommy Reads
 Saturday Snapshots is hosted by West Metro Mommy

Weekend Snapshots