Monday, July 14, 2014

City Randomness

The building demolition went off yesterday- I slept right through it- and you can view footage if you like right here. Also, in reference to a question from yesterday, the artist James Hart comes from the Haida tribe in British Columbia.

I have a bit of a mixed bag of shots today, taken at assorted times and places. This was from May, with a monster truck driving through the Glebe. I don't understand the monster truck culture. I'd rather step into the Marble Slab there beyond it for some ice cream.


Also from May, this was on Victoria Day. The military trucks behind Centre Block on Parliament Hill had dropped off the Howitzers that were used to salute Queen Victoria.


The flag of St. George, a nod to the English team, was up during the World Cup at this pub in the Glebe.



On Doors Open weekend in June while I was on Sparks Street, a series of antique and sports cars were parked on the pedestrian mall.


The bagpiper below could be heard from a long way off, here at the intersection of Bank and Sparks Street.


Here where Plaza Bridge becomes Elgin Street are a series of flagpoles with the national, provincial, and territorial flags.


Close by is this statue of Brigadier Andrew Gault. Compare it to the last time I featured it.


A recent shot of the National Arts Centre; this pair of large billboards on the west wall features two different programs coming up in the fall, one music and one theatre.





34 comments:

  1. Nice series, William. I love the bagpipes, it is something I really don't hear often!

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  2. Tha bagpiper immediately reminds me of a holiday in Scotland, many years ago. Nice!

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  3. We have a power station going up soon but it's early in the morining so I might miss it. The Monster truck you showed looks like a tractor but I hav eto admit they are pretty monstrus now

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  4. Great series of photos, thanks William. We have had a variety of supporting flags in our neighborhood with a nod to the World Cup. Just around the corner a German flag. I am sure they are very happy this morning.

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  5. I think Gault was probably more comfortable in his uniform during the fall. :-)

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  6. I don't understand the monster truck phenomena either except that I suspect the people who own them have a lot of fears and are trying to hide them behind their vehicles.

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  7. Love the mournful tones of a far off piper.

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  8. You would probably have found me sitting on the ground listening to the piper before trying to get someone to let me give one of those cars a spin!

    Loved the video, that was quick. I like the last second when there are only trees left!

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  9. i'm not big on monster trucks, but i do love muscle cars!

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  10. Sadly the English flag didn't fly for very long!
    Jane x

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  11. Great set of images. I like the bagpiper.

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  12. Love this mix of shots! When I first moved to Toronto, I first lived in one of those skyscrapers. There was a guy who would play the bagpipes in the underground parking of the building. Of course it echoed up to the very top floors. He only played during the day though so he wouldn't "annoy" anyone. When the weather was nice, he would practice at the nearby cemetery.

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  13. An interesting group of shots. I think that monster truck looks more like a tractor and I would not want to drive it...or buy the fuel for it. .

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  14. @Linda: I love the bagpipes myself.

    @Marleen: I saw the guy, and figured why not photograph?

    @Bill: it seems quite a few people turned out to see the building go.

    @Denise: I'm sure they were glad about the results!

    @Revrunner: not so much in summer!

    @EG: that would not surprise me.

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  15. @Birdman: it's a great sound.

    @Ciel: I figured it was a good idea to include that clip.

    @Tex: I like them too, even if I have trouble telling which car is which.

    @Jane and Chris: alas, it did not.

    @Luis: thank you!

    @Halcyon: a cemetery is a good place for the pipes.

    @Judy: the fuel would be a nightmare!

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  16. Nice photos ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  17. Excellent selection of images William... Wow! The link to the implosion was beyond amazing.. hard to imagine, one minute there, then poof! gone! Would love to witness an implosion.

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  18. a great assortment of photos...i love to hear a bagpipe play!

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  19. Now I can see the living town, Nice.

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  20. I am always amazed by your selection of pictures, but this one is even better than the others!

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  21. I'm with you on the monster truck scene. It's one of those things that just doesn't make sense. I love the paint job on the second car in the car show shot.

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  22. Saw the demolition on the news yesterday! Nice assortment of pics.

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  23. Nice set of images. Looks like a lot happens in town.

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  24. Nice serie with al lot of variation, William, I specially like the photo of the colourful old cars and the shot of the bagpiper.
    And thanks for the link to the video of the demolition of that building. It's always impressive to see such an implosion. Impressive how they do it without any collateral damage, I think.

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  25. @Country Gal: thank you!

    @Grace: I should have woken up!

    @Tanya: it's a great sound.

    @Inna: thank you!

    @VP: thanks!

    @Sharon: it certainly is bright.

    @RedPat: thank you!

    @Bill: a lot definitely happens here.

    @Jan: they managed to even do so in a way that didn't cause any harm- aside from one broken window- to a building very close by that was meant to be saved.

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  26. I don't get monster trucks but I do like bagpipes....and marble slab ice cream.

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  27. Bagpipes are fine, but monster trucks? Why? I guess they are good for bragging rights.

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  28. Don't 'get' the monster trucks, either. though I do really enjoy the vintage cars!

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  29. Nice set of pictures! I haven't seen bagpipes in a while.

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  30. Yes to the vintage cars and the ice cream, but nit for monstrr trucks or tanks.

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  31. That truck looked like a clown one.

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  32. A miscellany post. Every now and then I have lots more pix than days to show them, so I, too, just mix them up and toss them out there!

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  33. An impressive demolition. I wonder what Sir John would have thought!

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  34. Interesting set of images, William!

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