26 Weeks Letter Challenge – G

Catching up yesterday, in my rush, I failed to mention the hostess of this challenge. Check out Lumar here. I love the name of her blog…Let There be Peace on Earth!

So, on to the G in my catching up…

Gold watches…and other Gold memorabilia

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Gold medal

Vivid Strings

Guitar

Garden and Garden tools

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Glove

Thanks for looking…now Go have a Good time!

All images © Valorie Webster

26 Weeks Letter Challenge – F

Yep, like so many things, I am behind on this challenge. And yes, I take these things too seriously! That said…presenting the letter F.

Food is always a good place to start! Remember to eat your Fruit…

Sometimes Food and sometimes Fun, there is Fishing…

And for good advice, when you come to a Fork in the road, take it!

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Even if it is Foggy!

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All images © Valorie Webster

Thursday Doors – May 5, 2016

Thanks to Norm for hosting Thursday Doors!

Last week I posted from Toronto and today is from the same city.

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Not a particularly imposing door, but still stately, I think.

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Another building that was preserved (well, at least the facade!) and now stands juxtaposed with very modern architecture. This always intrigues me!

Thanks for taking a look! Happy door chasing!

All images © Valorie Webster

World Windows – April 29, 2016

Still soaking up the photos from the Toronto trip…

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This interesting artwork caught my eye as we were taking our first stroll in Toronto. I can’t even say where it is, because we didn’t really have our bearings yet. I found it very cool, as the 3-d effect is very well done.

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I wish I could have done it more justice with a better picture.

Feel free to share your images of World Windows…just tag them as such.

Thanks for looking!

 

Thursday Doors – April 28, 2016

In conjunction with the very popular Thursday Doors theme, hosted by Norm…

Today I have selected another subject from the recent trip to Toronto, The Campbell House Museum.

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An interesting article here, tells that this building was actually saved and moved to the current location. Another article is actually copied below, with credits given in the article:

“Saving Old House Inspires Preservation”

This text is from the free Toronto in Time app, which was created by The Canadian Encyclopedia…

When the Queen Mother officially opened Campbell House in its new University Avenue location, Torontonians saw a treasure from their past restored. In a city that had been demolishing many of its finest old buildings, this demonstration of reverence for a distinguished work of 19th-century architecture and a piece of Toronto history showed a change in public opinion in favour of heritage preservation. The Campbell House was built by Sir William Campbell, Chief Justice of Upper Canada, and his wife Hannah in 1822. The stately Georgian house originally stood at what is now the intersection of Adelaide and Frederick streets. After serving as a private residence for most of the 19th century, it was turned into a business office and even a factory for horseshoe nails as its neighbourhood transformed into a commercial and industrial area. In 1972, its owners, the Coutts-Hallmark Greeting Cards Company, wanted to use its location for a parking lot. They offered the building to anyone who would move it.

Given the home’s association with a former Chief Justice, an association of trial lawyers (The Advocates’ Society) raised the funds to move the Campbell House to its present location. The move was a spectacular public event. Streets were shut down and crowds gawked as the 270-tonne structure crept the 1617 metres to its new foundation.

Today the Campbell House is a museum and art gallery, as well as a club for members of the Advocates Society. Most importantly, its move inspired those who shared a love for architectural integrity and a sense of history to unite in preserving remnants of Old Toronto.

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This being a post about doors, this one is admirable, but I also enjoyed the placement of this old Georgian beauty in front of a more modern (though nothing as modern as many in Toronto…watch for a future post) building behind it.

Unfortunately, the museum was not open when we went by, so no pictures of the inside. You can find those online too!

Happy doorscovering!

 

World Windows – April 22, 2016

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Isn’t it just warm and welcoming to look through this window? I can be sure it is worth going inside this restaurant, as we had no bad meals in Sicily!

What windows have you been peeking into? Feel free to share a post in the comments below. If you do, please tag your post World Windows.

Thanks for peering in along with me!

26 Weeks Letter Challenge – E

This week is IMG_2359 in response to the challenge presented here.

It seems to be a real “challenge”, at first thought.

Little Italy Entertainer in Little Italy, Boston.

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2012 Jan KC and Squaw Creek 150 Not the best shot, but treasured. My brother, who I miss dearly, and I went on a trip to try to capture some Eagle photos at Squaw Creek Nature Preserve in Missouri.

A bit of a stretch on some of these, but E is now covered! Thanks for taking a peek!

All images © Valorie Webster