first day of school today. it has to be soooo difficult for the students as it was a long weekend of fun and parties and all that nice things, and then to have to wake up early to catch the bus, or the school bus, so mommy or daddy can get to work on time after dropping them off. but not to worry, our moose crossing guard will make sure everyone is safely crossing the street and keeping those mad drivers at bay. and i them drivers see the waving stop sign if they ever take their eyes off their blackberries and mind the roadway. be safe, folks!
at the rainbow cinema's lobby. the manager was quite generous in letting me take photos of this beautiful piano. it's a really old thing, the sign says, (which i had placed on the bench there, as you can see,) "amateurs should not even touch" this piano..."
i was taking shots of the icy ridges along the water and walking with the nikon in my face, i didn't feel right away that i was walking on a slippery patch. then i heard a small crack and that's when it clicked, i looked down and this portion of the ridges was slowly breaking. i almost fell but managed to hop on to the snow/sand, to balance my fall, i actually extended my right arm and in the process clicked the shutter and this was what i'd have fallen on to: angry lake waters. no one would've seen me probably and this would not have been posted.
after two weeks of harried holiday schedules partner and i finally got to sit down and have a relaxing dinner. and for the first time, we got to enjoy the newly-made napkins, the ones with mitred corners. when you have good china and eat good food, you must have cloth napkins, and yes, with mitred corners. yay!
three of my photographs were published by the newspaper 'hellas news', a greek publication with offices in toronto and new york. the photos can be found in the back cover of the thick holiday supplement of the paper. quite chuffed with meself, obviously. if you have a chance, get your free copy (at least i think they're free). i'll be showing it to my friend frankie who is a bonafide grecian goddess who will read the captions for me. my thanks to the good people at hellas news!
i purposely shot this: an enclosed nativity scene in front of the old toronto city hall and the family that stopped to look at their shopping bag near the display. the child was caught looking at the camera while the father is blurry from moving too much.
i can assure you it was a bitch trying to buy anything at any shop at this mall at this time of the year. however, surprised that there was not a lot of people. but i'm sure they'll all show up a day or two before Christmas. and don't even think about going there for boxing day. note two more reindeers and the Christmas tree that changes lights.
tonight i took partner out to dinner for his 69th birthday. after having a large baklava dessert, we decided to walk off the calories by taking photos of the light display at the greek town parkette. this is the illuminated Christmas tree, and there happened to be a pair of lovers arguing about something.
this car was driving so close to our vehicle. partner had to change lanes to make way for him but didn't pass. after quite a distance, we went back to the passing lane and then this car did the same thing. so, what to do? i took my camera, got on my knees on my seat to shoot his license plate. he didn't clue in at first then he started to ease off. still didn't pass when he had the chance. turned out it was a damn woman driver who was on her friggin' cellphone. partner got caught in slow traffic and when this car passed us on the right, i opened my window, and blatantly showed her i was taking a picture of her. it is illegal to drive and be on the phone in ontario but the law is broken every time by drivers like this one.