I drove into downtown Toronto to meet a good friend for lunch today. It was a gorgeous day and afterwards I walked around the Richmond Street / Yonge Street area. There is a lot of construction of new office buildings and condo’s going on. This shot is of the side of what looks to be a recently completed building. I love abstract images like these, especially with lots of lines.
Since I am going out tonight to celebrate my birthday tomorrow, I am posting my image of the day early. I dropped by Grindstone Marsh around noon today. When I first got there, there were only 2 Swans and a few ducks. I hiked into Hendrie Valley and then back again. When I got back to the marshes this Blue Heron was fishing near the bridge. He stayed that way for about 20 minutes and then decided to change locations. This shot is of him taking off. I love the reflection and the water dripping from his legs!
This morning on my way up to a job in Barrie I drove through the Holland Marsh. This area is very rich for vegetable farms. Because of the cold air and warmer ground temperatures, there was a low lying fog. I pulled off of the highway onto Canal Road and stopped at a river to take a few shots. The light was just beautiful!
This evening I headed to Binbrook Conservation Area to do some night sky shooting. It is probably the darkest area near to Hamilton. The sky was reasonably clear and lots of stars were visible. The Milky Way was not so much.
This morning we hired a taxi to take us on a tour of Taormina. It was a great tour and the views were spectacular! The Greek amphitheatre was awesome! Apparently they have held concerts in it including Elton John!
Today we drove from Agrigento to Taormina on the east coast of Sicily. What a beautiful little town situated along the cliffs of the Mediterranean! It is very touristy and also very busy. I went on search in some of the town stores for shorts only to be told it is too cold for those this time of year. The temperature is 38 degrees Celsius with 80% humidity! Too cold? I absolutely love the small streets and gorgeous balconies…wow! :)
Today we had a private tour of the ruins here in Agrigento. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable on the history and it was quite fascinating. The shot below is of the Temple of Hera. Construction was started in 460 B.C and completed in 440 B.C.
We have discovered there is a whole valley of archaeological ruins in Agrigento. We may try to do a tour tomorrow. Today after spending a small fortune buying clothes since our luggage has still not arrived and we can’t even reach the airline baggage people to get a status, we drove around a bit. This is a shot of what we believe is the Temple Concordia.