feeling solidarity with places that Russia is not getting fuel to.
power in downtown toronto was out for 24 hours in the middle of extreme cold, so it has been an adventure.
1.Bloor Street, a major street, lit only by cars.
2.The laundromat owners and family eat by candlelight
3. my street, no street lights, no lights but cars.
4. my house, fire, candles, friends, small babies.
17th Jan 2009, 03:39
has spikes on top because the pigeons live underground. note the plug on the left just above the pool of water.
15th Jan 2009, 04:07
Oscar and I went to the Riverdale Farm, which is in the middle of Toronto. Inside the barns it is warm and cosy. Outside it is winter.
Oscar says the goat licked him, and that the hill he climbed was HUUUUUUUUGE.
I lost touch with Natasha, but one day I saw her on the subway car I had just got out of. She saw me, waved frantically, blew me a kiss. I went to the next station but she wasn't there, and she wasn't at my original stop. I wonder how she is. She was a good friend in some strange times.
oh, and they have art in the museum too.
it's a seashell, it's a wood shaving...no, it's the wood staircase that Frank built.
The staircase is cantilevered over the floor of the atrium, and rises three stories, to above the roof where it allows a great view of the city.
christmas means no phone calls, no rest of the world intruding. I surface and wtf, isreal is bombing palestine. I want to resign from the human race. I go to see the new Art Gallery of Ontario Frank Ghery addition. It is wonderful. applause all round. cartwheels. The curves in the staircase could make us dance. It is beautiful. A wonderful, an affirmation of life, of its complexity of how things can fit together, how things can move us, how we are one people if you scrape off the crap. This staircase is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. It was done with the attention to detail, with craftsmanship and pride, so in its sensitvty to the best in us, the current news makes me outraged, angry, and without a photo to say that.
I have a lot of photos of what Frank Ghery did here, and he did a good thing, so I will post them.
good things to mobloggers large and small,
to those mobloggers cool and tall
some are in south africa, italy and france
and mobloggers who drink, run up mountains, eat and dance--
to those who have babies, children or cats,
or those special few who photograph bats....
best wishes to all. xx
24th Dec 2008, 19:42