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Humber Bay Arch Bridge

Compositionally Challenged: Week 24 Neighbourhood photowalk.

I wish I could add more than three photos this week, such a super challenge. Photowalks is of course my favourite pastime.

:-D

 

This is Humber Bay Arch Bridge. It is part of a trail that runs along the shore through the whole city and beyond. Lots of people use this trail and you can see cyclists, pedestrians and rollerbladers. I didn't see any skateboarders on this occasion.

 

The water on the right and left is Humber River, a heritage river. The small patch of blue water on the left is Lake Ontario, which the river flows in to. The trees between this little bit of blue and the sky are in Humber Bay Park East, the park I practically live in.

 

The river marks the formal east boundary of our neighbourhood Humber Bay Shores. Toronto has formally designated neighbourhoods, there's over a hundred. Ours is one of the newest. This area used to be a Toronto get-away place for holiday makers (hard to believe it was seen as outside the city at one point) and then later it was more seen as a place with motels with, shall we say, character. The motels were all demolished and these buildings rose ever upward in their place. The names of the motels have been added to road names etc. I wish I had seen it with my own eyes how it was before. I have seen photos, though, of course! This photo was taken looking west. Part of our neighbourhood can be seen and this is the part we reside in.

 

The man in the blue shirt is looking at the downtown skyline, which you get a great view of from here. This is one of Toronto's most popular selfie spots. I managed to get none of those in the photo - a miracle!

Sentence most heard: "Let's stop and take a selfie!"

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Taken on June 8, 2019