weekly photo challenge : urban

There are so many images that come to mind with this challenge. Here are a few photos from a visit to Toronto, Ontario. I love this church surrounded by big buildings. I like to imagine what it looked like when the church was built… I’m thinking grass and trees and lots of space.

church surrounded by high-risesTypically urban subway platform (Museum stop of the Younge-University-Spadina line ) and escalators in a retail setting.

subway platform

escalatorsA portion of the city skyline, including the CN Tower in Toronto. This tower still holds the record as the world’s tallest tower. ( World’s Tallest Tower is defined by both Guinness World Records and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat as “a building in which less than 50% of the construction is usable floor space”. ) Pretty amazing considering that it was built in 1976.

city skyline

I love the urban density where you see buildings reflected in buildings.

reflected buildings

busy streetLast but not least let’s not forget fabulous big signs that you are not going to find anywhere but in an urban setting.

big city signs

more big signsI love all that an urban center has to offer. Except maybe traffic. That part I could do without.

25 thoughts on “weekly photo challenge : urban

  1. You weren’t hallucinating? Those extraordinary subway pillars are really there? Toronto must be a really wow place!
    Lovely post.

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    1. I can assure you it was no hallucination! I’ve never lived in Toronto, but it’s a fabulous place to visit! And thanks to you for dropping by and commenting!

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  2. Brought back a few memories – I used to live and work in downtown Toronto – that Spadina line appears to have changed since I last rode it – lot spiffier than I remember it being. And the little church that is and just wouldn’t give up its spot.

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    1. Glad I could jog some memories. Aren’t photos great for that very reason?

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  3. The photos are well done.I really like them.
    Ranu

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  4. Great job, Terri! And I love that you highlighted my city… 🙂
    Olga

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    1. Thanks, Olga. I think it’s fun to see a city from a visitor’s point of view. I never spend as much time trying to “capture” Calgary – just little snippets of what I happen to be doing. Just not the same!

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  5. Great capture of urban architecture!

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    1. Thanks very much! I was just thinking about you as I haven’t seen a lot of your posts lately. Have I just missed them? It might take a little time to “respond” to the award, but I will get to it. Thanks again!

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      1. No you have not missed them…lots of life stuff going on and I was very sidetracked with blogging….and yah I know about responding…this blog award took me over 9 weeks to get it together:)
        Blessing and a peaceful nights sleep:)

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  6. Terrific. I want to visit 🙂

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  7. You did a great job with the challenge – captured a very linear aspect of urban.

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    1. Thanks, Tammy. Guess that’s the way my mind works sometimes. I do enjoy searching for challenge photos because it makes you look at things in a different way.

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  8. I can’t believe I’ve never been to Toronto! Looks like a great city with lots of fun things to do. I bet the restaurants are amazing!! You’ve really captured your topic today!

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    1. Thanks for the comment. I’m aghast that you haven’t visited Toronto. It’s a fantastic city. There are so many excellent restaurants and so much to see, and the shopping isn’t too bad either! Toronto is probably the polar opposite of the lake in the summer, but just as much fun.

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  9. Before someone is elected president that I loathe, for example Mitt Romney, I’ve been known to declare, “If Romney’s elected I swear that’s it, I’m moving to Canada!” The likely places are Toronto or Montreal, but since I don’t speak French, I lean Toronto. Thanks for the glimpse of my possible future home.

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    1. I’ve heard that “I’m moving to Canada” threat for years from some American friends – going back as far as Bush. Oh you people and your politics! But I do have other friends in Toronto, so let me know if you move. I’ll come visit!

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      1. I’d like that! Maybe you could even gift me with one of your original tea towels and show me the latest pictures of the cat. Still, I’m hoping Obama wins re-election.

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      2. Best of luck! I’d be happy to share my printing and photos even if you don’t move.

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  10. I have trucked through all of Canada but mostly highways except to deliver or pick up goods. I actually LOVE CANADA but HATE WINTER lol so if I go I have what June,July and Aug. 🙂

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  11. Like Beantown(Boston) We had a little North Church that a city rose up around Thanks for the peek at Toronto! A friends daughter from NH is now calling it home.

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    1. Thanks for the comment. My daughter has lived in Toronto for a few years and it’s a great place to visit. A little too big for my taste but a great city for young people. I just don’t want to spend that much time “getting” somewhere! You should visit.

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