Friday, July 29, 2016

Photo Finds

1. Starts with E
2. Week's Favorite
3. Bounce

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.



July 2016 - Toronto ON

Starts with E - Exhibition Place.

Exhibition Place is a publicly owned mixed-use district, located by the shoreline of Lake Ontario, just west of downtown. The 197-acre (80 ha) site includes exhibit, trade, and banquet centres, theatre and music buildings, monuments, parkland, sports facilities, and a number of civic, provincial, and national historic sites. The district's facilities are used year-round for exhibitions, trade shows, public and private functions, and sporting events.

The entrance to Exhibition Place is through the Princes' Gates.

Often mistakenly called the "Princess Gates", the monumental Princes' Gates were officially opened by Princes Edward, Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII), and George (later the Duke of Kent), on August 31, 1927, during that year's CNE. The gates were built in the Beaux-Arts style to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Canadian Confederation and were originally to be called The Diamond Jubilee of Confederation Gates. The name was changed when it was found that the Princes were touring Canada the year of its dedication




It reads Canadian National Exhibition 1879 (year of the first Exhibition)  1927 when the princes' made their visit.










This photo was taken from the car on another day and you can see the wind turbine, a 91-metre windmill belonging to WindShare co-operative, erected on December 18, 2002, is the first wind turbine installed in a major North American urban city centre. The turbine production capacity helps displace up to 380 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually, which is the equivalent of taking 1,300 cars off the road or planting 30,000 trees each year.



Week's Favourite a mural by Clandestino.





Bounce
OK so I didn't take this and was stumped this week when this showed up in Facebook this afternoon so it must be serendipity!


10 comments:

  1. I like the bounce segment. Could be very painful😂😃😄

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  2. So many "E"s, fabulous favorite and cute bounce!

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  3. The gate is an impressive structure.

    That trampoline comes in very handy on a hot day for them!

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  4. That looks like an amazing place. That gate is impressive. Love the mural. Cute image for bounce. Thank you so much for joining Friday's Hunt. Have a great week!

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  5. Love the shot of the deer under the trampoline-how timely! Lovely gates and sights to see. Interesting facts about the wind turbine, and you framed it perfectly!

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  6. Fabulous and EXCITING post,
    the photo's are amazing, thank you for sharing
    this with us,I too loved the shot of the deer beneath the tramplelene....bounce if you dare !
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  7. Wonderful choise for this weeks letter... I also like to visit buildings like these but prefarbly on quiet (as much as possible) days, because I don't like to mingle in crowds. Beautiful photo's, very apealing, to bad its so far away from where I am ;-)

    Have a nice ABC-W-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
    http://melodymusic.nl/abc-wednesday-19-e/

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  8. I went to Toronto for the first time in 2011. LOVE that city!

    ROG, ABCW

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  9. Oh my goodness, the princes'gate is so magnificent!!! I love the closeups. Looks like a glorious shoreline!!
    Ann

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  10. Jackie, the princes' gate is magnificent. I really love the closeups. Toronto looks like an interesting and beautiful city.
    Ann

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