Distractions, reflections

David Ing, at large … Sometimes, my mind wanders

Toronto, Ontario; Vancouver, BC.

Green Room

Green Room. Bright lights in alley led me to find the Green Room, a student hangout bar in the Annex. Was open in the 1970s when I was student, and I never went. Was closed for a long time, then recently reopened. I still don’t drink, so it’s not a real attraction for me. (Toronto) 20111005 20:28

Banksy Church St. behind 70 Esplanade

Banksy Church St. behind 70 Esplanade. Last Banksy work in Toronto, street art behind plastic protection, graffiti on top. Smaller than I expected. Noticed at Banksy was here. And he survived the wrecking ball , sidebar to What Banksy’s Toronto Pieces Look Like Now, originals at Nick Mount on Banksy (Toronto) 20111007 1844

North Vancouver cafeteria view

North Vancouver cafeteria view. View of Vancouver skyline across the Burrard Inlet, from cafeteria of North Vancouver office. The man-made scenery looking south isn’t the same as the natural glory of mountains looking north. Still, the harbour view is a better than average fringe benefit of west coast work. (North Vancouver) 20111013 1142

Seaplanes at Coal Harbour

Seaplanes at Coal Harbour. iew north with seaplanes docked at Coal Harbour, and North Vancouver beyond. White planes seem to be the standard colour, so the yellow one stands out. (Vancouver) 20111014 1020

Muchmusic Nightbox

Muchmusic Nightbox. John St. window of MuchMusic open, @nightboxmusic performing @nml NewMusicLive. Camera jib was swinging wildly inside during the song. Cool fall Tuesday afternoon, so few onlookers compared to summer. Window rolled down a few minutes later. (Toronto) 20111018 1752

Fall Dusk Riverdale Park

Fall Dusk Riverdale Park. Looking west over Riverdale Park towards downtown Toronto, cool overcast fall day, but leaves on trees still haven’t turned yellow or red. Living near Lake Ontario, frost comes at us slower. (Toronto) 20111023 1802

Chinese Herbs For Fever

Chinese Herbs For Fever. Three bags of undescribed roots and twigs for decoctions after Chinese doctor diagnosed weakness, fever and slight cough. After a last night’s phone call with Telehealth Ontario nurse, I expect a better resolution with this approach instead of visiting the clinic with western medicine. Had woke up feeling better, but fatigue set in within a few hours. I biked very slowly to Chinatown. 20111029 1344

October 31st, 2011

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