Distractions, reflections

David Ing, at large … Sometimes, my mind wanders

Beaches Jazz Festival, Toronto; Panamania Arts and Culture Celebration, Toronto; Battle for the North, Toronto; Clawson, Michigan; Washington, Iowa; Fairfield, Iowa; Port of Dubuque, Iowa; Oregon, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; Warren, Michigan.

Woodbine Park Main Stage jazz

Woodbine Park Main Stage jazz: @ParcXTrio from Montreal @BeachesJazz playing intensely. Audience seeking shade on a bright summer day, a few chairs with canopies on a large field of grass. Park ringed by food trucks offering a variety of cuisines. (Woodbine Park Main Stage, Toronto) 20150718 Photo album at http://www.flickr.com/photos/daviding/sets/72157653719486144

Taddle Creek Park

Taddle Creek Park. Ilan Sandler (2009) “The Vessel”, 4 kilometres (the length of Taddle Creek now buried under urban Toronto) of stainless steel rod bent into shape. Water flows into an underground cistern for reuse to irrigate the park. Installation was commemorated in June 2011, commissioned by the City of Toronto. (Taddle Creek Park, 40 Bedford Road, Toronto) 20150720

Beaches Jazz Festival

Beaches Jazz Festival: Workshop by @occhipintimusic and @pilar_tw for @beachesjazz on “Turning Pop and World Roots Music into Jazz”. Intimate audience in church basement. Michael Occhipinti started with recordings of original pop songs (Broadway, Beatles), compared to jazz interpretations. Pilar joined for duos with selections from the Sicilian Jazz Project repertoire. (Mennonite New Life Centre, Queen Street East, Toronto) 20150721 Photo album at http://www.flickr.com/photos/daviding/sets/72157655775030139

 

Panamania

Panamania: Outdoor stage @youareStars @NPStoronto @TO2015 Games #Panamania Arts and Culture Program, with Pat McGee on drums, Torquil Campbell vocals, Amy Millan vocals. Plaza filled with fans, girls singing along. (Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto) 20150722 Photo album at http://www.flickr.com/photos/daviding/sets/72157656240622815

B-Boy competition

B-Boy competition: Battle for the North #BFTN2015 @TO2015 #Panamania Arts & Culture Program, The FAM as hometown favourite. Sold out community event, children in the front row, international judges will run workshops over next few days. (Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Distillery District, Toronto) 20150723

Sushi in Clawson Michigan

Sushi in Clawson Michigan. Adam ordered 50 piece party platter for three of us, just before kitchen closed. Noble Fish is reputed to be the best sushi around Detroit, and we agree it was great. There’s a few tables and a sushi bar at the back of a Japanese grocery store, so a lot of clients prefer takeout. This is walking distance from Adam’s place. (Noble Fish, 14 Mile Road, Clawson, Michigan) 20150724

August 2nd, 2015

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Chicago, IL; Toronto, Ontario; Fairfield, IA; Des Moines, IA; Deadwood, SD; London, UK; Oxford, UK.

Jetway B24 at the end of the OHare universe

Jetway B24 at the end of the OHare universe. Arrival on commuter plan from Cedar Rapids, to discover gate at very end of airport, by fences with access road into terminals just on the other side. Fortunately, connection scheduled of 2 hours, and flight to Toronto leaves from Gate B14. (Chicago) 20140501

Pine Hills Cemetery

Pine Hills Cemetery. Family and friends gathered to honour the life of Violet Ing. Lots of stories about the past and memories. (Scarborough, Ontario) 20140505

PanAm Athletes Village under construction

PanAm Athletes Village under construction. Canary District, Cherry Street by Front Street, with unfinished apartments in the background. Roads are blocked to traffic while streetcar tracks are being put in, but construction workers at the end of day don’t pay much attention to a cyclist (Toronto) 20140507

Corktown Commons playground ready for children

Corktown Commons playground ready for children. Aqua colored soft playground surfaces in quiet playground on a cool late Thursday afternoon. Road construction and unfinished apartment buildings mean families not yet nearby. View north to Adelaide overpass. (Toronto) 20140508

Monday night family dinner out

Monday night family dinner out. Seating for 6, ordered for 8. Way too much good, leftovers predictable. (Markham) 20140512

May 31st, 2014

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