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Category Archives: Landmarks

St James Spire – Toronto

The Spire of St. James Cathedral here in Toronto.

I love walking around my city. Got a couple other things in the works too.

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I am standing on, “The Esplanade” looking north. The white automobile you see is on “Front Street. Those are condos in front of the Spire.

G.R. Hambley May 23, 2018 ©

 

A Time Traveler’s Obelisk

A Time Traveler’s Obelisk

I was visiting my Obelisk this week and got a little retrospective.  I enjoy flipping through time and screwing with the “Temporal Prime Directive”, among other things.

I reiterate, “My Obelisk” so get your own. No, no I don’t share!

A pothole appears where there never was one and you lose your oil pan. A tear suddenly happens in the grocery bag you’re totting and your goods are falling out. You find yourself going the wrong way on a one way street and you tell the cop writing you up that you’d swear on the stack of burgers you got on the seat beside you that the arrow point the way you’re going.

These are all impositions brought upon you by time travellers. It’s a very good idea to watch whom you piss off cuz…. They could be a time traveller. They could have angelic friends who don’t mind handing out some comeuppance so to speak.

I was winging my way around and stopped in front of the Hockey Hall of Fame to admire, “The Players Bench”. While I was gazing on said sculpture my critical thinking decided the piece should be seen throughout history.

I like this “Players Bench” piece enough that I think those in the past and those in the future should be able to appreciate Canadian Culture at my desire.

A couple days back I went forward to next Thursday (check the posting date) and brought the sculpture with me inside my Obelisk where it shall remain forever, maybe.

If you’re located right beside the sculpture at oh, 3ish in the afternoon, don’t be  leaning on the thing getting your picture taken. If you’re attached to the piece when it moves, you’re going in to my Obelisk and I aint letting you out!

In the future and past, I will be moving things around and when I do, it makes holes and tears in the fabric of time. If you should lose something or bottomed out, among other evil nasty things that you can’t disprove in court … I did warn you!

G.R. Hambley ©
May 06, 2018, maybe

Curves and Lines

Curve Challenge

Toronto and I live in the core. Some of the architecture is gorgeous. Some not so much!

Me I do love the craftsman ship and beauty of Cathedrals and Churches.

Metropolitan United Church

To the left you see the needle of the CN Tower

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The curves of the Cathedral and the straight lines of office boxes

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Spire of St Michael’s Cathedral

The straight lines of the scaffold during restoration

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G.R. Hambley – June 17, 2016
all rights reserved

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It’s Dominion Day, Happy Birthday Canada!

Dominion Day
Happy Birthday Canada

The Dominion Of Canada

July 1 is Dominion Day

Beginning in 1958, the Canadian government began
to orchestrate Dominion Day celebrations.

I do not care thing one or thing two what was enacted years ago by a Liberal Government without quorum.

I am proud of my Country and its heritage.

Conservatively inclined commenters saw the change as part of a much larger attempt by Liberals to “re-brand” or re-define Canadian history. Columnist Andrew Cohen called Canada Day a term of “crushing banality” and criticized it as “a renunciation of the past [and] a misreading of history, laden with political correctness and historical ignorance. Wiki Page History

There is photography and art below the poll

The image is a 2 shot compilation.
The Flag and the CN Tower are one shot.
The Snowbirds shot is 1 of 10 from a loop sequence

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Yes “The Little Bear” is patriotic too!

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We’re certain our American friends wouldn’t stand for July 4
being anything but Independence Day!

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If you’d care to make
The Rules Of Life
a desktop wallpaper you may

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I AM CANADIAN

Introducing The Little Bear

Introducing “The Little Bear” with 2nd and a long way down

Time to semi formally introduce, “The Little Bear”. You can call him CTB or CT if you like.

I use the little guy for a number of things. He’s cute, he’s diverse, he’s acerbic and does he ever get around! I’ve never quite figured out where he got the acerbic but hey it works for him.

He will be making appearance sometime in the future just as himself. Here is a small look.
CTB’s PAD
and yes I did set it that way on purpose.

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I did put him up after he had that unfortunate, “Dead Head” incident in my “Contemfutzing” piece, In the piece you will encounter links that will take you to Urban Dictionary where you will see the submission was by a CTBear. That submitter would be yours truly.

The little guy will be making more appearances. I’m even considering putting up a behavioral trilogy he’s already appeared in. He’s been to Niagara Falls (not posted yet) and run over by a train. He is resilient!

There are many persona here. This is mine and has been mine for a very long time. Like Tigger, there is only one and I’m it! The one and only, Cool Teddy Bear.

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The shot inside the little guy was taken in the catwalks of what at the time was known as, “Skydome” and is now known as Rogers Centre. The stand alone shot itself is below CTB,

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When you go up there, really there is only one rule

DON’T _ _ _ _ _ _ _ DROP ANYTHING!

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G.R. Hambley aka Cool Teddy Bear – all rights reserved

Niagara Falls In Winter

Niagara Falls In Winter

The majesty of Niagara Falls can speak for itself

All shots were taken February 23, 2008. Day was mixture of Sun and Cloud

Other than a slight adjustment of Brightness and Contrast
on a couple, all shots are as taken

I would like the bridge to nowhere explained!

The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is 170′ or 52m below the surface

G.R. Hambley Photographs © – all rights reserved

ENJOY!

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G.R. Hambley Photographs © – all rights reserved