So today, I came across a tattered set of pages from someone’s old family photo album. Going through these images is absolutely mesmerizing as one can somewhat piece together a story. I’ve decided to organize them, along with a pile of loose photographs that through comparing faces and names, apparently belongs with these album pages.
6:30 pm • 29 October 2012 • 11 notes
Everything is wet and cold and rainy and damp and soaked (it feels like it has been raining non-stop for the past week and we have another rainy week to come); and all I want is to curl up with a mug of tea, a movie, and my Daisy (seen here).
6:36 pm • 28 October 2012 • 11 notes
I also took a stroll through High Park on my way home to enjoy the changing fall colours.
9:06 pm • 24 October 2012 • 13 notes
So I woke up this morning unemployed, and over the past few hours, I now have offers for four different jobs! Super excited!
9:05 pm • 24 October 2012 • 17 notes
I was sitting inside a bus shelter eating a piece of fried chicken, when a little girl waked up with her parents. They were lecturing her about how she should stop eating at McDonalds when her grandmother offers. She turned to the glass between us, looked at my chicken, then at me, and then back to the chicken, and proceeded to draw a heart on the glass with her fingers and blew a kiss in my direction. I don’t even.
6:50 pm • 21 October 2012 • 35 notes
What happens when a railway is torn up?
The Schomberg and Aurora Railway (S&AR) was a railway that ran from a junction with the North Yonge Railroad (from Toronto to Lake Simcoe along Yonge Street) just north of Bond Lake in Oak Ridges, Ontario, to the town of Schomberg, Ontario. The line closed in 1927 and was quickly torn up, against the complaints of local residents. Almost a century later though, remnants of this long gone rail road can be seen on satellite images as a faint line running across the countryside. In some cases, the former right of way was used to create new streets, and in other cases, was completely removed to facilitate suburban neighbourhoods, highways, and golf courses.
Here’s a link to a google maps based map I created to show the approximate route of the old train line.
6:15 pm • 20 October 2012 • 16 notes
I have a job interview tomorrow at Holt Renfrew (a Canadian Department Store comparable to Saks Fifth Avenue / Barneys New York / Selfridges). I don’t know what to even wear for said interview. I feel like Betty Suarez on her first day at Mode (see Ugly Betty). Help!
10:31 pm • 16 October 2012 • 33 notes
What used to be the route of Highway 7 through much of York Region, Langstaff Road was bypassed in the 1980’s by the construction of a limited-access expressway and the construction of Highway 407 in 1997. This is how it appears today (the 407 is seen on top of the ridge to the right).
7:11 pm • 15 October 2012 • 6 notes