Saturday, March 31, 2007

Northern Sunset

I'm on a trip for work, last night I was flying over Sudbury (latitude 46 degrees, compared to Toronto's 42) in a small 18 seat private plane, and the colours of the sun and the clouds made the sky look simply unreal.
Most people think Sudbury is an awful (weather and population wise) place, but it's actually one of the most beautiful places I have seen. I was standing outside the airport, and it was the definition of utter and complete peace and silence. The people are also amazingly nice!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Drinkin' in the City

Who says Canadians don't know how to have fun? THIS, is a liquor store (The LCBO)! That's right, all of it... One of the biggest in the country! It's at Toronto's Rosedale Subway Station; and if I am not mistaking it used to be a major train station. It's a great building, dedicated to a great cause.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Gum Wall

This is probably one of the greatest things I've ever seen. This is up there with the Mona Lisa and David... This, is the GUM WALL OF SEATTLE! No idea who started it or why, but it's full of gum. It's probably the most amazing thing I have ever seen (that isn't known about)!

Saturday, March 24, 2007


This, The North York Centre Public Library, correct me if I'm wrong, is the second largest public library in Toronto (but the nicest looking one). It has 6 floors of books (as you can see here), and you can find the most obscure texts here. Highly recommend walking through it if you have a chance!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

New Outfits for all

Sorry the quality is rather horrid, but I took these zoomed in on my cell-phone. Focus more on the content than the art. Cheers!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


Today, Spring begins in the Northern hemisphere. The Spring Equinox was at 5:07pm GMT. This moment has been celebrated by Zoroastrians for 5000 years. Zoroastrians are largely centred in the country that is now known as Iran. Because of this very special day I have posted a number of photos from my recent visit to the country.
Also, if you have some time I would ask you to watch THIS VIDEO... it may change your preception of Iran forever. It's short, I promise.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Seattle Goes Green

So... How could you NOT love such a colourful place??? I wish my house looked like that.

I also really liked this alleyway. It was a very quiet, but festive place...

Friday, March 16, 2007

Los Desaparecidos

Today's entry is in honour of Los Desaparecidos. My picture does not give them the honour they deserve; but perhaps the current exhibition at the North Dakota Museum of Art will come closer.
If you are interested on this topic I also suggest reading Open Democracy's recent article.
I hope one day the people who have committed these horrendous acts will be punished; I also hope that we never forget about those who gave their lives for our freedom.

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Favourite Shops I

I'm hoping to continue with this, I'll keep bringing you pictures of my favourite shops, restaurants and bars in Toronto every now and then.
SEGOVIA is a Spanish restaurant, it has amazing food and atmosphere. It's also tucked away in a tiny ally, one block away from a major intersection (Yonge and Wellesley). If you come to Toronto, I hope you'll have a chance to go there.

Russian Hero

Look at the man sitting on the very right of the picture...
To me, he looks like he just escaped out of a Russian story book. Maybe Master and Margarita, or maybe even Anna Karenina...

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Seattle in Bloom

I took this picture on March 1st in Seattle, WA. At this moment there was a huge snowstorm in Toronto... Instead of pink flowers, there was 3 inches of snow on the trees.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Intellectual Wall

This wall really grabbed my attention.
At first it was mainly the poster for The Wind that Shakes the Barley*. However, if you look closer you will also see a number of Pink Floyd, Siddhartha, Salvador Dali and Radiohead posters.

*Speaking of this film, I saw it at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, and it was pretty amazing. Ken Loach is one of my favourite directors, and even though this is not his best film, it is definitely worthwhile.

Summer's Day

This is Davisville Station on the Toronto Subways system. There are not a lot of outdoor stations, and this is a VERY good thing, as it gets as low as -40 degrees Celsius in the winter.
However, today, the first double digit temperature day of the year (13 degrees), I bet these people were enjoying themselves quite a bit.

Monday, March 12, 2007

The Pink Palace

This is Queen's Park (Site of the Parliament of Ontario).
The street in front of it is probably the most dangerous street to jaywalk on. Even though it's not a main street, cars often swerve purposely to try to hit you. Perhaps they're just angry at their Members of Parliament.


I follow a lot of the daily photo blogs, and the other day I started to look for one about Toronto, and I was extremely surprised that I couldn’t find one!!!
So… I decided to start one.
Usually people who live in a particular city stop looking at their surrounding… They don’t go to visit exhibits or historical sites.
I’m hoping that this blog will be a good incentive for me to go and discover Toronto (Perhaps along the way I can inspire some other Torontonians or even tourists to do the same).