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Brick Wall, HDR, Toronto, U of T, University of Toronto, Urbex, Varsity Arena

“There are four kinds of people in the world, Ms. Harper. Those who build walls. Those who protect walls. Those who breach walls. And those who tear down walls. Much of life is discovering who you are. When you find out, you also realize there are places you can no longer go, things you can no longer do, words you can no longer say.”
― P.S. Baber, Cassie Draws the Universe


Open for business

An image from the streets of Toronto, amongst all this madness there is a restaurant that is open for business on the 2nd floor! If I were them I would invest in improving the outside appearance as I hardly noticed that they were there 🙂

Eat at Joe’s

The food must be so good that this guy just jumped off his bike and took his baby in for a snack 🙂 Not really sure what was going on but I thought it was an interesting composition specially with how yellow the pavement and the bricks got with the setting sun.

Artistic Entrance

This is an image of a parking structure that is on the ground floor of a business/housing complex in Bird Rock, La Jolla. Bird Rock is a bit of an “artistic” town so I believe this is just the builder’s unique entrance to the parking garage because the store windows were shaped the same way except that they had glass windows.

Miller’s Field

This is the back of a bar in Pacific Beach. Pacific Beach is an area in San Diego that is very popular for the college scene, so much so that certain bars are dedicated for fans/alumni of certain colleges. And for anyone familiar with American college sports can figure out which school does Miller’s Field support; just change the red with yellow and you have their logo 😉

No Smoking Alley

Found this alley around UCSD campus besides the La Jolla Oceanography Pier. I was looking for something with texture and contrast to do an HDR off and the wall and wrought iron was ideal for that, too bad the sky wasn’t co-operating with a few fluffy clouds 🙂 BTW, the sign reads: “No Smoking Area. Building Air Intake”.

Claws of Steel

Some construction equipment that was left on the streets of the neighbourhood, considering the state of the roads they definitely weren’t done! This image was taken on one of the side streets of Bird Rock in La Jolla on an aimless sunday stroll 🙂

Pink is Dead

An interesting setup that I found while waiting for my food during lunch, my friends were kind enough to wait for my to be ready so I excused myself for a 5 minute excursion around the block. We were grabbing some fish Tacos at a local fish market in La Jolla and I figured the back alley of the market would be interesting. It wasn’t exactly them, but whoever owns that unit is clearly sending a message out: “Pink is Dead”. I know a lot of the ladies won’t agree with this 🙂

Frozen in time

We were walking around downtown Toronto to run some errands and I obviously had my camera on me. My family used to own a restaurant in this area (Bay & Yorkville) and this was the spot that we parked the car at; we had an agreement with the store owner to use the spot as our hours were complimentary to his so we never conflicted. I can’t remember the last time I’ve been here but its very close to a decade and it looks exactly the same way I remember it. Its as if its frozen in time… did someone say its 2012? I thought I was still in the 1990s!! 🙂