Saturday, October 18, 2014

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

  • Scavenger Hunt Sunday

    The rules are simple:

    1. Anyone can participate.
    2. You’re encouraged to take five new photos this week for the challenge. Creativity is also encouraged!
    3. If you get stumped, you may use one photo from your archive (although I’m not too strict about it – I do my best to take fresh shots).
    4. Link up here on Sunday (or Tuesday at the latest) – you can use the button above.
    5. Leave comments for at least five entries around yours (with so many new participants each week, it’s the only way I know to be inclusive
    6. Have fun


BOOK - sculpture at University of Toronto

MAIL - I spotted this on the eastern end of Union Station but had no idea what the names meant other than Cunard.

Further investigation led me to this.
Hill would be Rowland Hill, inventor of the Penny Post, Franklin would be Benjamin Franklin, whose postal career was before the Revolution, and thus is part of Canadian History, too. Cunard and Allan were pioneers of the transatlantic mail system.
I read several places that Fawcett and Stephan were post masters at Postal Station A.

  • STAR - outside Union Station/ACC. Below is a piece by John McEwen entitled Search Light, Star Light, Spot Light. It is said to have been inspired by a quote from the author Louis Untermeyer, “God, if you wish for our love, Fling us a handful of stars.” The surface of each steel column is perforated with star-shaped holes, which glow from the inside when lit. They are reminiscent of the spotlights placed on players during sporting events. ACC hosts hockey and basketball.

  • SATURATED - our condo window 

  • WALL - Queen's Park this is just a portion of the wall.
    Ontario Veterans War Memorial is a 30-metre-long (98 ft) granite wall located on the front south lawn. Besides images (mostly photographic) laser-etched into the granite, the wall also includes inscriptions from author Jane Urquhart and military historian Jack Granatstein on the bronze centre- and end-pieces respectively.


  1. I have to check out that memorial wall the next time I'm down there.

  2. Love the book sculpture! Looks like a fun city.

  3. Awesome set. I like your book shot. (I also used a stature for that prompt)
    Neat look mail station, It was interesting to learn about the names on the building.
    Oh that Star piece is really cool looking.
    I'm guessing you had rain this past week.
    Very nice memorial wall.

  4. That is a great way to make a wall memorial. Bet those statues are real pretty when lit up at night. Did not know Ben franklin was famous in Canada too-learn something new every day.

  5. Nice shot of the postal station along with the bit of history. I really like your wall photo from Queens's Park. That must have been awesome in person!

  6. I love to photo buildings--but out town only has really old brick ones--
    so really enjoyed seeing yours--thanks for the great photos!

  7. That wall is amazing! I also love your interpretation of books. Great statue.


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