Jun 22, 2011

9 N.A.D In Toronto & Photos

Today Tuesday June 21st is National Aboriginal Day (N.A.D). It celebrates the heritage, many cultures and achievements of Canada’s aboriginal peoples.  Today every province in Canada celebrates N.A.D. In Toronto the celebration happened at Dundas Square. I wasn’t able to attend (BIG BOO) because I had to work. After seeing my mother off I walked across to Dundas Square from Bay Street to take in some of the festivities. Though I wasn't able to take any photographs of the artist due to the low light I did happen to catch some of her performance, she sang beautifully, it was fantastic. I decided to take pictures of the surrounding areas, east, west, north and south of Dundas and Yonge in downtown Toronto. Its little consolation for having missed such dynamic artistry however It’ll do in a pinch. Enjoy….let me know what you think.

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Its funny how things has changed, fifteen years ago none of this existed, the city was filled with mostly old architecture, quieter, more serene, now most of that is gone replaced by big screens with continuous advertising, new buildings that lack the old detail architectural carvings, mouldings instead we see lots of glass, flat square structures designed to  hold big screen monitors for looping advertisements and an endless noise. One expects progress sure but it seems the price is complete erasure, am not sure that's a good thing that’s progress for yah, what will be will be.

9 comments:

  1. It is sad how some cities have gone this way. Still I must say it is a beautiful and very colorful place. Amazing how the clouds were coming through that lovely blue sky.
    Great photos.

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  2. I enjoyed your blog and did see some of the highlights as I passed by my TV.. Love the photos . How different your world is to mine.. I like it.
    Interesting and when I did see it on TV I thought I would just love to go to a Pow Wow once. I never have been to a big one.. Time to get off the farm.
    Blessings.

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  3. The world has Gone Digital,i just wonder what kind of architecture we are going to have in 10 years.I Pray GOD gives us life,keeps and protect us so we live to see. Again i love the Pictures.

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  4. That is the price we have to pay for progress. We erase the old landmarks. So sad

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  5. We live in a fast world.there is no time to stand still and stare.Even products are overtaken each day with new upgrades.Where is the time for old architectural buildings with intricate carvings and sculptural works.But the glass facades of the new buildings seem nice too.
    The photos are too small to appreciate the details but are nice.Can you think of a slide show that occupy less space?

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  6. Interesting blog. Isn't it amazing how fast cities grow? The pictures you published kind of remind me of Japan. I'm not a lover of how we are crowding out everything on this earth (including animals and plants we will never see again) it makes me sad and a little ill. So much history lost and buried. What can one do tho? Are you in SF? I thought I saw that, I'm in San Mateo now. I left SF last May a year ago. I read what you said about having to remove the battery in your camera that freezes. What a pain! Your images are beautiful! Yes, I'm following your blog! Take care! ♥

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    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ What awesome pictures!! I have to say... advancement in technology, engineering, etc. and all these advancements have helped to make our lives safer, more comfortable, we live longer because of some, etc. Yes, they do have their importance and good points, but at what costs?
    Along with such gains in physical convenience and wealth, there have been some losses also. One are of loss has been the degradation of our environment. We have already lost a lot in terms of wiping out from the face of this earth many species of plant and animal life. Also we have damaged the natural beauty, serenity, and healthy environment of many places by industrial activity, urbanization, and mass invasion by tourists of places of natural beauty. A lot of such damage was unavoidable. But perhaps a lot more was the result of human callousness and excessive greed for profit rather than unavoidable outcome of technological development.
    I love living in the country!!!!

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  8. Thanks for this post Rhapsody love Herrad

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  9. Agreed with @ilola......it's beautiful.

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