Monday, June 26, 2006

Yorkville images...

Out for a walk in the Yorkville neighbourhood in Toronto, we happened upon these interesting sights. A glass sky...

...and three ladies deep in conversation.

7 comments:

Alina Chau said...

beautiful photos!! Yorkville seems like a lovely city!! :)

justinpatrickparpan said...

Some impressive urban archeology guy’s! Canada seems like a pretty cool place.

Angela said...

Cool photos! Bloor-Yorkville rocks. Drank beer at Hemingway's many times, walked the area many times. I used to work at the ROM!

Clive said...

Gubby Csacky, my beloved boss and mentor at Nelvanarama used to hang out at Hemmingways too, in the 80's; I dare say you guys also remember him well. He would have drunk something smooth and sophisticated and chinkled the ice in the glass as he peered over the rim. I can almost see him sauntering by. Nice photos guys.

Clive said...

Ooops, thats Csackany. Sorry Gubby. I know, I know; don't drink and blog, one gets all maudeline and mispells words.

Lee-Roy said...

Whoa. Those are neat pics. With that glassy sky, you could almost forget there's a huge building there ...almost.

Never been there, but I'm guessing.

the doodlers said...

Alina,
Thank you. Yorkville is a small chi-chi shopping district in downtown Toronto. It was a haven for hippies, draft dodgers, and alternative music in the 60s. There was a coffee house called The Riverboat, on Yorkville avenue, where musicians like Joni Mitchell and Neil Young played. Now it's all pretty much stores, coffee houses and some upscale restaurants.

Justin,
Thanks muchly. As you probably know, Canada is not all urban. This is a small part of the city called Toronto. Outside the city there are forests of tract housing developments that go on and on and have eaten all the wonderful rich farmland that used to surround the city. So Canada CAN be cool, but a big part of Canada is not so cool.

SuperFreak,
Well, that's real neat. I always wanted to work at the ROM but never did. Sounds like a great job.

Thanks Clive, We remember said Csackany. Do you keep in touch?

Lee-Roy,
The building is pretty easy to spot. It looms over a parking lot that you cannot see in this photo. I cropped the top out of the picture to make it look more interesting.

Cheers and thank you all.~Arna