Ottawa, Ontario; Toronto, Ontario.
Farhat Bakery Meadowlands, Ottawa. Lebanese baker warms up meat pies and zataar in oven at lunchtime for takeout. First time in modest storefront of Farhat Bakery on Meadowlands, high quality for reasonable price. Friend suggested only half the usual spice, but slight burn an hour later suggest I should ask for mild next time. (Ottawa, 1119 Meadowlands) 20130911 1219
Bridesmaids at Burwash Hall Gate House. A rainy Saturday at Victoria College, University of Toronto presents a challenge for a photographer trying to capture a wedding day. Maybe 7 bridesmaids in pink. Groom and bride to the left, photographer to the right. Was on campus today for the annual Victoria College Booksale. (Toronto) 20130921 1323
American Embassy, Ottawa. At the western edge of the Byward Market district, the Embassy of the United States of America on Sussex Drive is an imposing concrete building. The skylights at the north end create some visual interest. (Ottawa) 20130925 1826
Chinese postage stamps of Dr. David Lam. Commemorative postage stamps of Dr. David Lam, in addition to medal, plaque and glass trophy for lifelong service, issued by Chinese Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in April. Only one of two TCM practitioners recognized at this level outside of China, Dr. Lam in Canada, and another in the U.S. Dr. Lam declined to go to China to receive his accolades. Retired in Canada, he still teaches and sees legacy patients. (Toronto) 20130928