11 December 2019

09 December 2019

the bluffs

at the east end of Toronto are the Scarboro Bluffs (should really be Scarborough, no idea why it was spelt 'wrong' in early to mid 1900s)

"The shore is extremely bold, and has the appearance of chalk cliffs,but I believe they are only white sand. They appeared so well that we talked of building a house there and calling it Scarborough"
Elizabeth Simcoe, diary 1793

08 December 2019

wooden gem

Considered one of the most beautiful wooden churches from southern Poland.
A roof detail of Saints Philip and James Church in Sekowa.  Built around 1520 from larch wood, it was extended in the 13th C with a spire and veranda. During 1914-15 some of the wood from the altar was used for trenches and firewood. There was some reconstruction done in 1918 and again in 1948 after the second world war ended. 

for Sunday Stamps - places of worship

06 December 2019

05 December 2019

Spanish Grill

Newest, Most modern. Only air conditioned hotel in Laredo.

04 December 2019


Town of Oakville
With 16 Mile Creek, Dunn & Lakeshore Rd., Oakville Centennial Building and
Gairloch Gardens

03 December 2019


the largest shopping mall in the world when it opened in 1964
61 stores in 1 million square feet
and Canada's first indoor mall

Several expansions later, it now has 270 stores in 1,845,725 square feet.
Good luck finding parking for your holiday shopping.

01 December 2019


The red fox, with the great name of vulpes vulpes, can be found all across the Northern Hemisphere. They are known as "wise and cunning", or alternately, as "sly and sneaky". A mature fox can weigh anywhere from 3-14kg with a luxurious tail that is one third of its body size. I live in the downtown core of a medium sized city and for a couple of years we had a three-legged fox that wandered the streets. Last year there was a litter of three born somewhere nearby and it is exciting to see two of them (there were always two together and the third off by itself) still roaming around.

for Sunday Stamps - small animals

29 November 2019

grand house

The Grand House on the North Side was the hub of Chicago's social life in the 1890s
Once the largest private residence in Chicago, demolished in 1950.
Fun fact: the exterior doors had no knobs or locks — the only way in was to ring for admittance.

28 November 2019

merchandise mart

i accidentally bought two of the same (but slightly different) card.
Opened in 1930 with 4,000,000 sq ft of space!!

27 November 2019

sticks and blades

Melbourne Museum, opened in 2000 a natural and cultural history museum
The sweeping 'blade' canopy is a signature of the architectural firm Denton Corker Marshall.

26 November 2019


The Edersee is an 11,8 sq km reservoir in Walbeck-Frankenberg, Hesse with 199.3 million sq metres of storage space. Lake Edersee is surrounded by 50 hills which are covered be a sea of beech trees over 6,000 hectares.