Distractions, reflections

David Ing, at large … Sometimes, my mind wanders

Toronto, Ontario; Denver, Colorado.

Spiral staircase down to 3rd floor, AGO south

Spiral staircase down to 3rd floor, AGO south on Flickr. Via Flickr: Douglas fir staircase down to the third floor, Art Gallery of Ontario. The material and curve are a Frank Gehry signature. (Toronto) 20110608

Pedestrians and traffic rerouted at Queen Street West at John Street

Pedestrians and traffic rerouted at Queen Street West at John Street. The traffic and sidewalk mess at Queen Street West at John Street. Signs say 2011 Muchmusoc Video Awards on Sunday, and setup starts on Tuesday. Travel by bicycle beats car, streetcar, and walking. (Toronto) 20110615 1800

Time capsule from 1954 IBM opened at #ibm100

Time capsule from 1954 IBM opened at #ibm100 . Originally put in cornerstone at 844 Don Mills Road in 1954, the time capsule was presented for #ibm100 by Celestica, as a spinoff of IBM Canada. Includes brochures for electric typewriter, card verifier, photos of 1954 Governor General of Canada, IBM Country Club (Markham) 20110616

Sargasso, by Philip Beesley, in the Allen Lambert Gallery at Brookfield Place

Sargasso, by Philip Beesley, in the Allen Lambert Gallery at Brookfield Place. Part of the Luminato festival, an installation titled Sargasso, by Philip Beesley, suspended in the main thoroughfare named the Allen Lambert Galleria in Brookfield Place, 181 Bay Street. I listened to the downloadable MP3 commentary, leading me to think that the nylon cables have stretched so that the canopy that is supposed to hover at one metre is at one foot, 8 days after the work was opened. (Toronto) 20110616 2100 www.luminato.com/2011/sargasso

Sunday morning on 16th Avenue Denver

Sunday morning on 16th Avenue Denver. Colorado 7:30 a.m. Mountain Time for a traveller from Eastern Time means search for breakfast finds sleepy main street. Last night had many pedestrians on 16th Avenue, but early morning has free bus running in front of closed storefronts (Denver) 20110619 0730

The Big Blue Bear, Denver Convention Centre

The Big Blue Bear, Denver Convention Centre. “I See What You Mean”, the 40-foot blue bear by Lawrence Argent, installed in 2005 in front of the Colorado Convention Centre in downtown Denver. The venue is so huge that an animal that size would feel at home. (Denver, Colorado) 20110621 1315

June 30th, 2011

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