Friday, April 29, 2016

Photo Friday Finds

1. Starts with R
2. Week's Favorite
3. At Rest

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.



April 2016 - Toronto ON

Starts with R - Toronto's streetcars are nicknamed Red Rockets. 
The term "Red Rocket" was only taken up by the TTC as a marketing slogan in the early to mid 1980s. It was in widespread use throughout the 1970s thanks to John Downing of the Toronto Sun, who applied the nickname during a series of articles attempting to bend the will of the TTC in favour of retaining streetcars. John Downing got the idea for the term from John Bromley during a lunch meeting between the two and Mike Filey. John Bromley originally coined the term on March 30, 1954, to (in his words) "facetiously" describe the slow Gloucester cars operating on the newly opened Yonge line. The term remained in limited use amongst John Bromley's friends during the fifties and the sixties until John used it during the lunch meeting with John Downing, and the idea took off like a (ahem) rocket.

Here is one at going west on Queen at Spadina.


This is one of the new models going north on Spadina at Queen.


We can see the Humber Loop from our condo and spotted this streetcar all dressed up.



Week's Favourite - taken while waiting for shuttle outside Union Station.



Texture

Well, that's easy as this week I framed some photos from Mexico and hung some fabric I had bought in San Miguel de Allende. I used a hanger, for now for the fabric until I can find a dowel or something more decorative.






7 comments:

  1. I hadn't seen the new models before. It took long enough to do the work around Union Station!

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    1. Oh trust me, they are not even close to finishing. All the lower level is under renovation.

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  2. like the photos - I'm printing some pics on fabric so I can add them to our "night curtain"

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  3. neat shots of Toronto, I need to get up there one of these days

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    1. You better be sure to let me know so we can meet up. You'll get great value for your dollar these days.

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  4. Loved seeing the action around Toronto and thee texture shot was good

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  5. Love the streetcars! Don't think we have any close to me. Beautiful shot of your city building. I like the creative use of the hanger. :-) Thanks so much for joining in Friday's Hunt.

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