Looking out of the window of my apartment, for a moment the city was quiet. Not a car, person or noise aside from the wind. These rare occasions seem far and few between when sharing space with millions of other people. It almost seemed strange. Then, a woman walked out of a neighbouring building with her dog and two others appeared, walking north. Then, the sirens. For a moment, in this big city there was nothing but the wind and it seemed barren. These moments come more frequently as the temperature drops and this evening, well, it’s really cold out there.
The urge to get outside with my camera seems to disappear when it’s grey and cold outside. The weather yesterday briefly permitted a nice stroll until the rain started – suddenly we were cold, wet and weary of our surroundings. We headed back home and I enjoyed a few cups of tea before venturing out again for some hair therapy with my beloved stylist downtown.
I rarely take photos of the interior of Toronto. Almost all of the photos I take are taken outside. Around this time last year, we went to the ROM and I brought along my camera, sporting my beloved 50mm lens that enjoys capturing photos under low light; and as it happened during this outing, layers of glass.
Everyone should go to the Royal Ontario Museum at least once. Some take in the history of what’s on exhibit, others, like myself, enjoy stealing the views for future enjoyment.
On another note, I wanted to acknowledge that today on Remembrance Day and every day, I am thankful to have the ability to enjoy and absorb the history of this planet as shared by the ROM. Without the efforts of those who fought and died for our freedom, none of this would exist. Thank you, today and every day.
Side note: what famous actor looks like the dude depicted on this statue? You know the answer..