Friday, May 28, 2010

I'm Talking To You

Perhaps you are aware that we, in TO, are having the most spectacular weather in, um, years. I mean, I have to assume that the mere lack of weather-related complaining gives it away.

Each day I leave the office and wander around in a haze of heat happiness. And today, I actually took some photos as I walked around the Grange Park.

It's very pretty, if "real", which is to say I've been known to call it the Grunge.

Ridiculous and Sublime: The St. George Church Tower next to some rent-controlled semi-brutalist mishmash structure

The door of the St. George Church Tower - the church itself burned down

The church tower courtyard - it's in disrepair...

The full structure...

With a short right turn, this is the view looking out of Grange Park to the south (towards Queen West)

If I eat one more frozen yogurt with shredded coconut while walking around this park, I will officially qualify for "girl with problem" status. But what am I to do? It's all blue sky and hotter than hell and lunchtime.

Today I went on some kind of sugar high and decided I'd make an architourist video for you, my fabulous readers.

In case you've ever been curious to put a voice to my photos, here's your chance but I warn you:
  • I'm not very interesting here - though I'm fascinating in real life! This is a one shot, spur of the moment film experience. In truth, I can't believe I walked around talking to myself with people zooming by!
  • It looks crappy: I filmed it on my cell phone. That is never a good idea. Unfortunately, everything is low-res granular, hence the supporting photos above. I want you to know it was as clear as a bell out there.
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Hilariously, at one point I refer to the old house in the foreground of this park and regret that I can't remember its function. Um, it's the freakin' Grange?!

Let's just say I'm not going to quit my day job :-)

8 comments:

  1. I love that burned down church and how nature is trying to reclaim it. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Stop bragging about the weather!! :) Oregon sucks right now. It hasn't been this bad of a spring in years. Can you please send some of that sunshine down this way?

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  3. the weather in nyc is glorious as well, and will be for the long weekend. happy official start to the summer! :)

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  4. I couldn't get the vid to load, but I'm sure you sound brilliant! Those photos are wonderful. TO is beautiful.

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  5. Lovely photos ... Especially when I'm sitting in a cold (for us, that is!) wet winter!

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  7. Monkey: Thank you!

    Shallow: I know, that was very insensitive of me. But now the weather gods are getting me back!

    Sophie: Ah, summer...

    E: Too bad - but it wasn't my best work! It's fun here right now. You should visit!

    tiffany: Sorry! I feel the same way in January :-)

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