One woman's insight into her daily life and some 'adventures'.............cooking, collecting, travels etc. With a lil' bit of this and that...........

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

CN Tower (Toronto)

Today I'm linking to; asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com
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Today for outdoor I'm showing the "CN" Tower in Toronto, Canada............where I live.

This tower was built in 1976 and was once North America's tallest freestanding structure. It held the record for 34 years. It has an equivalent floor count of 147 floors.
It also has a 360 degrees revolving restaurant on top which really revolves, by the time you finish dinner you are facing another part of the city.
This tower attracts 2 million visitors a year........it's an icon for the city.

This is driving into the city on the Expressway from the west end and the view of the Tower.

I have lived in Toronto my whole like and I've never been up to the Tower except this summer when my Sisiter in Law came with her husband I decded it was time for me to go up. I've been in tall buildings in New York City and Chicago but never here.............anyway all my friends really have never been there either in the Tower, they say it's for the tourists.

Standing at the base of the CN Tower building......see each line those are floors.

Toronto city views from the tower.

I live someplace to the left. :-)

Toronto Island.......this place has gorgeous parkland and there are actually people who live there in a small community. You have to take a ferry across which they run quite often, in the summer time it is extremely crowded, but the gardens have beautiful flowers, lots of yachts and boats, swimming, midway for the kids only to name a few things that go on there in the summer time.
It also has a small airport which is now expanding where you can catch flights to some large cities across North America.

Waterfront condo's and the Expressway on the south side of the city.

The view of the Toronto Island Airport, it basically just has small airplanes. But it is expanding and more flights are landing making it easier to get downtown, but I doubt any huge jets are going to land like at the other airport.

These are glass floor views........I just took a picture from the side. I couldn't step on the glass, being a chicken. It felt like I was going to fall through....very eerie and scary feeling and I wasn't the only one.

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Blue Pen

Today I'm linked to; "Blue Monday" at Sally's.


Today I'm posting a picture of this decorative pen with this gorgeous............. turquoise blue colour.
This pen I cherish because it was my Mothers {RIP}. She's always had it since I can remember as a child. She kept it in her room on this shelf along with some other treasures she loved or sometimes in another room in the house..
I have no clue where she got it from but all I know that she's had it since the 50's.
Sometimes she would keep it as a decorative piece in the den but then when the grandchildren would come they would play with it and try and write with it. But I don't think it has ever been written with forever, as I'm sure the ink is dried out. Then after this pen got it's permanent home back to the bedroom..........and you know what they still would find it when the kids came to visit grandma.

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