Toronto, summer of 2015. For a city just shy of 6 hours from Columbus, and with a close friend of ours living there, this has become a regular destination for us. I love this city, summer or winter. (Haven’t really braved an entire winter in Toronto though, but I think I could.)
I love Toronto. People are out in the parks, it’s an easy city to get around in, and the food is great. My camera loves it too. Toronto skyline from my friend’s apartment, overlooking the city. Couldn’t resist. It’s my motto. Did I mention good food. They have some great bakeries. Here’s a photo I’d love to master. You move your camera with the moving vehicle, such that the moving vehicle is in focus and everything else is blurred. I love this photo – everything is blurry, extreme contrast, somebody jogging… it’s totally fuzzy and yet you just know that something is happening. Speaking of things happening, just follow the arrow. Oh yea, total geek points. Self portrait, waiting in a Starbucks (of all places!) until our table was ready at a great Thai restaurant just down the block. Graffiti in Toronto is incredible – they have great murals with intricate detail. Such colorful designs. I don’t know if I’ve let this secret out, but I have a secret love for macaroons. I snuck in and had a few when no one was looking. (I paid for them, I just didn’t share…) Uncle Tetsu’s famous Japanese Cheesecakes… a 2 hour wait, and a limit on how many you can buy. (They only have so many ovens, so you can only buy them as quick as they can make them.) But, they really are worth the wait. Me standing in the middle of the street again. Lines and perspective are just better when you’re dead center.