Doors Open is wonderful initiative by the City of Toronto that opens the doors to many buildings in the city normally not open to the public. Having visited a fair number of the beautiful buildings this city has to offer, I decided to join one their free walking tours instead. This one was called “Architectural Icons at Exhibition Place” lead by Tour Guide Richard Fiennes-Clinton. The walk was 90 minutes long, well organized, informative and nice. Some highlights along the way.
From the very first trip to Italy to amazing Amalfi!! First time visiting Italy and with a group of women I had never met before. But what an experience it turned out be…The highlight of the trip – Amalfi! Oh my! They did ask we climb stairs as part of the hike prep but could have never prepared us for this hike to the town of Ravello from Amalfi and back in time to shower and dinner! The hike shook our knees for hours after! Can the Italians build on hillsides or what? The hiking kicked butt with SO many stairs to climb, but(t) was so worth it!
I love jigsaw puzzles but it has been a while since I worked on one. So March Break this year was the time to get into one again! A 1000 pieces of fun! The MOST frustrating part? The white pieces of the sky. Grrr.. Took me 4 days to finish with interruptions like laundry, food, grocery shopping… 🙂 The next one is getting opened..mwhahaha….
Couldn’t resist taking shot of the “Toronto” sign from behind! Lesser people to compete with as well! The “Toronto” sign is at City Hall has been a popular photo op since it was set up. There is now a maple leaf near it which has a red stripe covering the edges with the word “Love” in different languages. It also says “TO Canada with Love”. Aww.. And it has Toronto’s (un)official mascot – a raccoon!!