Friday, October 7, 2016

Friday Finds



1. Starts with O

2. Week's Favorite

3. Eyes


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

 July 2016 - Toronto ON

Starts with O














Toronto Street Post Office, also known as Toronto's seventh Post Office, is a 1851–1853 heritage building. It is located at 10 Toronto Street in downtown Toronto. The building was designed by Frederick William Cumberland and Thomas Ridout in the Greek Revival style.

It served as a post office until 1872 and as a government office building until 1937. It was then used by the Bank of Canada until 1959, when it became the head office of E. P. Taylor's Argus Corporation, which was subsequently controlled by Conrad Black.It was here that Conrad Black was taped removing boxes of documents from the office.
It is now home to a private wealth management company.












Week's Favourite - my husband's selfie as he arrived at the Ryder Cup in Chaska MN last Saturday.



Eyes - we were in Minneapolis on Sunday and found this Prince mural.


10 comments:

  1. Some checkered history to that beautiful building, considering His Pompousness' connection to the place.

    I really, really, really dislike Conrad.

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  2. I like your Prince mural. I've seen another unless this is it, the one I saw had two faces. Perhaps the same artist. Neat on Post Office street. Our Conroe (TX) Post Office was on North Dallas Street. It branched from West Dallas Street which was also Highway 105. The whole thing was Dallas Street and was very confusing until we knew where Dallas Street was.
    We haven't been to the Katy (TX) Post Office where we moved to as it is in Old Katy and really hard to get to and maybe hard to find. Duno. TMI?
    ..

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  3. That's a gorgeous building. They sure know how to design good-looking buildings back then.

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  4. Another interesting history lesson - thank you for the fascinating glimpse into the history of that building.

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  5. What a great old post office building. Nice artwork. I love the eyes! Thanks so much for joining in Friday's Hunt. Sorry I'm so late to get around visiting this week (Obviously, I blame some goats).

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  6. Looks like a visiting-worth building... nice choice for this weeks letter to, streetsigns always tell a story don't they, I feel my self often wondering what the name links to

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

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  7. Very interesting history for that beautiful old building.
    Great photos too.

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  8. The post office looks beautiful. Like a pretty flower in the concrete jungle.
    Nice read

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