Following another very good session with K.E., the M.S.W. student/counselor I’ve been seeing through the Clinic for HIV-Related Concerns at Mount Sinai Hospital, I took myself on an ‘artist date’ as prescribed/described in The Artist’s Way, a book whose covers I have not actually cracked open for a few years (note to self…)
Under brilliant sunshine, if also biting winds, I set out on a photographer’s walk. (The sun and wind combined to give me a burn on my face.) First I went for some pictures at Toronto’s City Halls (old and new). Click twice on each for an enlarged view. Cropped, and otherwise edited, copies can be seen in my Webshots gallery at http://community.webshots.com/user/kenngc.
From there, at Queen and Bay Streets, I walked south through the financial district to a favourite urban park/public space of mine at Toronto Dominion Centre (much more pleasant in warmer weather, I grant you). Here’s a sculpture of a stool, perfect to sit on to see the CN Tower through the space between two of the buildings.
Just across the street is BCE Place, another massive office-retail space whose TD-Canada Trust Tower features magnificent cathedral-style ceilings.
After doing a bit of shopping (two scarves – one for me now and one exactly the same for a Christmas gift…how smart is that?!) my
feet boots were starting to weigh me down so I stopped by a branch of my credit union at Ryerson University for some cash (no fees, hooray!) and headed home through Allan Gardens (other spring time photos from there can be seen at the aforementioned Webshots gallery).
As you can see dusk was coming on, and the sun was no longer providing what little warmth it had been earlier, so I stopped by a convenience store for some snacks and came home to Emma who, naturally, was delighted to see me.
It’s now mid-evening and I haven’t a clue what I’ve missed all day. For all I know the war in Iraq could be over and Stephen Harper’s re-considered his stand on Kyoto…yeah, right 🙂