Friday, October 19, 2018

Weekend Roundup

Welcome to The Weekend Roundup...hosted by Tom The Back Roads Traveler
Skywatch Friday
ABC Wednesday

1. Starts with "P"
2. A Favorite

For the letter of the week for this round I am going to go with all things TTC, Toronto Transit Corporation.

Starts with "P"

Pape is a subway station on the Bloor–Danforth line that opened in 1966 and is located in Toronto's Greektown neighbourhood at the northeast corner of Pape Avenue and Lipton Avenue, just north of Danforth Avenue.

TTC's aerial view.

 The station was modernized in 2013. Art has been incorporated throughout the station, located on the platforms and concourse as well as the station building interior and exterior. Artist Allan Harding MacKay has integrated architectural features of the station and urban features of the neighbourhood in his work. 



From an old printer's axiom. Back in the early days of printing presses, each line of text had to be set up one letter at a time. Since the letters in the press were reversed (so they'd print forward), the printmaker (or typographer) needed to be careful not to confuse one letter for the other.
Reminding someone to "watch his p's and q's" means to pay attention to the details.
Stratford ON

Mackenzie House was the last home of Toronto’s first mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie.,The museum interprets urban Victorian life of the 1860s and the evolution of democratic institutions through the lens of Mackenzie as a writer, publisher, politician and rebel.

The site includes the original three-storey brick, Greek Revival row house (originally the centre of three row houses, built circa 1858), and a one-storey addition which houses a narrow gallery space and  a recreated print shop.

The neighbouring row houses were demolished in 1936, while Mackenzie's grandson, William Lyon Mackenzie King, was Prime Minister.

Papers printed by Mckenzie.


A pletora of Ps! 

Weekend Reflections

Posting at Weekend Reflections.

August 2018 - Toronto ON

Thursday, October 18, 2018

A Photo a Week Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge THOUGH GLASS

2018 - Toronto ON

Her Majesty's Pleasure™ is global award-winning salon/spa and cocktail bar located in the King West Village Fashion House.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Pull Up a Seat

Pull Up a Seat

Seen at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto.

Kammie's Odd Ball Challenge

Kammie's Odd Ball Challenge

The rules are - no rules.
Odd Ball Photos are those great photos that you take which really don’t seem to fit into a common category. We’ve all taken them and like them, because we just can’t hit delete and get rid of them. If you have any of those type of photos, this challenge is for you.
Oddball: noun a person or thing that is atypical, bizarre, eccentric, or nonconforming
adjective whimsically free-spirited; eccentric; atypical

I love taking photos of potato chips and all the odd flavours there are.

Conclusion - Lays have the monopoly of chips world wide, they also own Walkers and Sabritas.

Alice Springs Australia

Nottingham England


Normandy France

Roast chicken and thyme

Northern Ontario Canada

Prince Edward Island Canada

Frankfurt Germany

Prague Czech Republic

San Miguel de Allende Mexico


Southern US

Sedona AZ

Various flavours found around Toronto

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tuesday Photo Challenge

Tuesday Photo Challenge REFLECTION

This was a little easy for me as I have been participating in Weekend Reflections for quite a few years. So I was curious what would be my favourite from my archives.

As I perused my hard drive, I "reflected" on the reflections of us!

Adelaide Australia

That's us in the centre, John in green with camera and me in beige with hand on hip.

Chicago IL

Dublin Ireland

OK so John's not in this reflection, but beside it.

Guadalajara Mexico

Mirrorwd gates

Tuesday Treasures

Tom hosts Tuesday's Treasures.

March 2013 - Clarkdale AZ

We rode the Verde Canyon train from Clarkdale. The train station was the bustling hub of every small town and this attraction does a great job recreating that daily life with a modern twist. There are several fast food venues, a wine shop and a museum.

This four-hour excursion takes you on a 20-mile journey through 100 years of history. FP7 locomotives, two of only 10 remaining in North America, are the muscle that pulls the renovated consist of cars.

We chose first-class passage, accommodating fewer passengers than coach, includes spacious living room-style seating near panoramic windows. Other amenities include a champagne toast upon boarding, full-service cash-bars presenting premium liquors, service at your seat and a variety of complimentary appetizers.

All cars access open-air viewing cars equipped with shaded canopies. Outdoor attendants well-versed in the canyon’s history, geology and wildlife share highlights and answer your questions. Being outdoors brings you face to face with the sounds and sights of the high desert that characterizes the Canyon. Access to open-air viewing cars and narration are elite amenities which make the experience of our train unlike any other.