Distractions, reflections

David Ing, at large … Sometimes, my mind wanders

Toronto, Ontario; Helsinki, Finland; Espoo, Finland.

Fountain and boardwalk by City of Toronto Parks and Rec department, marsh and cattails by mother nature. Woodbine Park north of Lakeshore Drive is nearby Ashbridges Bay, so this planned park is reasonably close to the pre-settlement state (Toronto, Thursday) 20100902 1830

Fountain and boardwalk by City of Toronto Parks and Rec department, marsh and cattails by mother nature. Woodbine Park north of Lakeshore Drive is nearby Ashbridges Bay, so this planned park is reasonably close to the pre-settlement state (Toronto, Thursday) 20100902 1830

Seeing off Noah for his flight to Beijing for 2 years at Renmin University. He won’t see this photo because both Tumblr and Facebook are blocked in China. We configured his blog, Google and Skype this morning. (Toronto, Sunday) 20100905 1330

Seeing off Noah for his flight to Beijing for 2 years at Renmin University. He won’t see this photo because both Tumblr and Facebook are blocked in China. We configured his blog, Google and Skype this morning. (Toronto, Sunday) 20100905 1330

Melanie Doane in trio at the Shops at Don Mills on outdoor stage. Saw her last at the Horseshoe Tavern circa 2000, which became the Melvin Live album. She joked at the comparison with Tiffany playing shopping malls in the 1990s. (Toronto, Friday) 201009010 1930

Melanie Doane in trio at the Shops at Don Mills on outdoor stage. Saw her last at the Horseshoe Tavern circa 2000, which became the Melvin Live album. She joked at the comparison with Tiffany playing shopping malls in the 1990s. (Toronto, Friday) 201009010 1930

Big hole in the ground, in Regent Park redevelopment, south of Dundas Street, east of Sherbourne. Work in process, tax dollars at work (Toronto) 20100922 1830

Big hole in the ground, in Regent Park redevelopment, south of Dundas Street, east of Sherbourne. Work in process, tax dollars at work (Toronto) 20100922 1830

Lisa Rochon, Globe and Mail architecture critic, launches Revell Toronto Helsinki symposium, introducing the influence of Finnish functionalist modernist architect, Viljo Revell on Canada with the design of Toronto City Hall. 20100923 1845

Lisa Rochon, Globe and Mail architecture critic, launches Revell Toronto Helsinki symposium, introducing the influence of Finnish functionalist modernist architect, Viljo Revell on Canada with the design of Toronto City Hall. 20100923 1845

Quiet afternoon at Kamppi, where I am used to seeing festivals. Weather cooler than in Toronto.  Number of people wearing hats outnumber the one person I saw in shorts. (Helsinki, Sunday) 20100926 1600

Quiet afternoon at Kamppi, where I am used to seeing festivals. Weather cooler than in Toronto. Number of people wearing hats outnumber the one person I saw in shorts. (Helsinki, Sunday) 20100926 1600

Iconic view of the main building of the former Helsinki University of Technology, which was stylized as their logo.  In the consolidation into Aalto University, the logo is an alphabetic A.  I like the old logo better!  (Espoo, Finland) 20100927 1815

Iconic view of the main building of the former Helsinki University of Technology, which was stylized as their logo. In the consolidation into Aalto University, the logo is an alphabetic A. I like the old logo better! (Espoo, Finland) 20100927 1815

September 30th, 2010

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