Thursday, July 5, 2012

Toronto, 6/29 - 7/1/12

Rocky and I have been friends for about 10 years. She and her family now live in Toronto. She got us Toronto CityPass which includes 5 places.

This first one was the CN Tower  (Canadian National named after the railway company that built it). On completion in 1976 it was the world's tallest free standing structure.

Canon 5D Mark III with a 16-35 lens, and through the wire fence.
Below is the Blue Jay's baseball field
Canon 50D with a 70-200 lens, shooting down from the glass bottom floor.
I could not stand on that portion of the floor, but angled myself to get this shot.
Others were more gutsy, laid on it and jumped on it.

These yachts were further out and shot this through the fence.
 As we walked back to our car, we saw this.
 Looking back we could see people doing the edge walk.

Second pass was the  Casa Loma, Spanish word for Hill House. It was amazing architecture and I read it has 98 rooms. 

The chandeliers were very cool.

The third was the Toronto Zoo. Yes it was a very hot day!
 The other polar bear as you can see chose to sleep.

Jaguar. Just incase you thought it was a cheetah or a leopard.
 Okay, more sleeping animals

Rocky and I ran all over the zoo to find the white lions, they too were sleeping and I could not get a good angle to take their picture.

Rocky's husband and Richard also decided to sit it out. What you don't see is the umbrella they are under.
Not enough time for the other 2.  We enjoyed a wonderful time, thanks Rocky!


Photo Fashionista said...

Great shots! I love the castle shots!!!! :)

SW said...

wow.. cool!! How'd you end up in another country!!??! Nice shots from atop..

Erick said...

Very nice. Great shots from the tower and all the animals too!

jalna said...

OMG, the polar bear floating on his back . . . I love it!!!

celia said...

The polar bear was adorable, when he got close to the side he would push away with his paw.