Well, there are no mountains, but here’s the view from the conference centre I’m at during the day. Nice juxtaposition of old and new. (The old is Toronto’s Old City Hall.)
My hotel has a swimming pool and deck on the 27th floor. For some reason, the deck is closed right now, so I had to take a picture through the reflections in the glass. (Ahead is Toronto’s CN Tower.)
I’m staying only a block away from where I lived more than 30 years ago. I found it so disorienting after so long that I had to ask my sister where my old building was. A lot has changed, including Dundas Square which reminds me of a Times Square Junior with its lit-up billboards. When I lived here it was just a city block. Funny, too, that I used to have no problem with the city sounds at night. Last night I got almost no sleep, first because of the sirens, traffic, and shouting, and second because of the 3-hour time difference — I was trying to sleep at midnight local time, which was only 9 p.m Vancouver time!
Here’s my old apartment building. Mine was on the second floor above the overhang — facilitating the break-in I had back then. I had walked into the apartment and there was a guy there! I quickly closed the door and he quickly exited through the window he came in by! Scary!
On the plane on the way to Toronto, I heard a little noise and looked kitty-corner across the aisle to see this little guy peeking out of his carrier! He seemed to be quite content on the flight.
Vancouver is having a pretty Spring. The weekend before I left Vancouver, I captured another photo of the second phase of blossoms on this particularly well-treed street.
Unfortunately, I also captured this photo…
Gas prices hit an all-time high of 172.9 cents CAD per litre (or around $4.85 USD per gallon). Just insane. I wasn’t sorry to leave that behind!
Hopefully, sometime soon I’ll have time and energy to write some actual words, but in the meantime, hope you enjoy the pictures.