Riverdale Park is a popular spot for people to take their dogs for a run, and a corridor across the Don Valley.
Recently, I had the good fortune to photograph Jackie and Ben’s wedding. We had fun taking formals in front of Osgoode Hall, before heading to a great Toronto institution–the chip truck, for their first meal as a married couple. Here’s the first instalment.
The stained glass windows in the Memorial Room of Soldiers’ Tower, built to honor the memory of the 1,185 members of the University of Toronto who gave their life in the First World War, and expanded to honor those who fell in the Second. Symbolizing the sacrifice, and memorializing the honoured dead, the windows are based upon the famous poem by University of Toronto Alumnus Lt. Col. John McCrae, “In Flanders Fields”:
In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie, In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.
This window memorializes the dead of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the first time all four units of the Canadian Expeditionary Force fought together, suffering heavy losses and, according to some, birthing a national, Canadian, identity.
God studies his lines while the wagon stage is set up,and unfurls the rainbow signaling his promise to Noah to never flood the earth again, at the end of the play of Noah’s Ark and The Flood, one of the plays of the Chester Cycle, performed in their entirety at Victoria College, the University of Toronto, under the auspices of Poculis Ludique Societas (Drinking and Gaming Society), a group devoted to medieval and early modern theatre and associated with the Centre for Drama at the U of T.
I was an especial fan of the zombie baristo!
Ladies of the 2009 zombie walk. The two on the left are Jessica Rabbit and Betty Boop.
Long-delayed photos from the 2009 zombie walk organized in the autumn to coincide with TIFF (The Toronto International Film Festival). I am so long in getting them out, I thought I would post many at once, and it was a good project to practice while learning Pages on my new iMac.