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No Shoes | Mark di Suvero Sculpture

July 27, 2014

Apparently Mark di Suvero‘s “No Shoes” sculpture used to be located at High Park, but was removed for restoration and re-siting. In its new location at Corktown Common park, it contrasts its systematically renaturalized surroundings and echoes the area’s industrial past.

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Fence Spur| Corktown Common

July 26, 2014

Detail of fancy extra special wire fencing at Corktown Common. Comes with spurs.

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Corktown Common

July 22, 2014

Quite the contrast between these very sunny midday photos (getting to a site early enough for proper lighting on a weekend continues to be a challenge), and the grey wintry shots from my last post. I was happy to pick up my camera again and finally get a look at the new Corktown Common park, part of the huge Waterfront Toronto revitalization. This massive urban renewal project is a great reminder that despite political debacles and continued paralysis regarding transit improvement, exciting things are happening in Toronto.

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Humber Arboretum

February 9, 2014

A grey November day might not seem an ideal time to visit an arboretum, but the lack of leaf cover provided an excellent opportunity to view the Centre for Urban Ecology building, which has LEED Gold Certification.

The botanical gardens and natural areas of the Humber Arboretum are located around the Humber River to the north of Toronto. The area is home to the Carolinian bioregion, the most diverse ecosystem in Canada, and boasts over 1,700 species of plants and animals. For more info see http://www.humberarboretum.on.ca.

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New York City High Line

February 9, 2014

A different view of HL23 the Neil Denari building on the New York High Line, this time with some of the thick grasses lining sections of the walkways.

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Frozen Fireworks | Ice Storm

February 9, 2014

With the way the sun was shining through the ice on these curlicue grasses, they reminded me of fireworks – sparkles of light, momentarily suspended.

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Christmas Eve Magic| Ice Storm

February 9, 2014

These were taken late afternoon on Christmas Eve Day; a beautiful way to start the festive season as the light glistened and sparkled off the ice.

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