A Tour Of Toronto In Photos

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

These past few months I got to spend some time with two of the most down-to-earth, talented photographer friends. We decided to venture outside: eating dinner around backyard patio furniture, fleeing the city for weekends at cottages, frolicking in Autumnal leaves of inner-city parks and what we discovered was beauty all around.


We live to the beat of the city drum: Stop. Go. Never yield. Walk fast. If not, drive. We sometimes travel to the destination as our fixture and we go forth with blinders.

Sometimes, we look backwards. We are reminded of sweet grass and bushy trees that cover our shadows instead of the high-rise pillars. It stirs our awe of beauty and lets our feet touch ground.

But, if we removed the blinders, we can find beauty in destruction. We can find that field of earthly dreams in the decay of consumption.

This is High Park, Toronto.

[The first set of photos were taken by the author, the second set is by Cameron Hildebrandt/Flickr, and the title photo and third set are by Elizabeth Koch/Flickr]

By Brit Weaver


About the Author

Toronto born and based, Brit is an avid leisure cyclist, coffee drinker and under-a-tree park-ist. She often finds herself meandering foreign cities looking for street eats to nibble, trees to climb, a patch of grass to sit on, or a small bookstore to sift through. You can find her musing life on her personal blog, TheBubblesAreDead.wordpress.com.

  • DanielH2

    great collection of photos for an unconventional tour — thanks!

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