Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by spitfire, Apr 20, 2003.

  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    A nice day to get out and take some photos. Here's a view looking east from the level crossing at Strachan south of King St. in Toronto.

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  2. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Looking west from the same spot.

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  3. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Zooming in on some distance factories.

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  4. rich maiorano

    rich maiorano Member

    nice shots VAL old factorys and track aways cool OH by the way

    GO FLYERS GO :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: RICH
  5. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Hey!! I thought the space needle was in Seattle.

    Great photos val.
  6. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Hi Val, I see you have been out and about:D
    The flood lights must be Lamport Stadium??;)
  7. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Great photos Val. Brings back memories of my daily commutes into the city. Dick, the CN tower was the worlds tallest structure but don't know if it still is.
    Rich, you don't want us Toronto Maple Leaf fans to start getting after you do you?
  8. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Great pics. Specially that gantry. :)

    To give me an idea of the height of the CN Tower, How tall is, say, the creamy coloured tall building on the far left? How many floors? I have seen the tower, albeit on a clear day from the other side of the lake! (Visiting Niagra Falls) :cool:

    Don't get me wrong! I have been to Toronto.... Just the airport but...... xfer flights a couple of times on business trips to Cincinnati.

    A little anecdote about US Customs.........

    Arrived at JFK (New York), and was hiring a car to drive up to Niagra Falls.

    Customs Officer: And were are you staying, sir?

    Me: Dunno. Hiring a car and driving up to Niagra Falls. Get a motel on the way somwhere.

    Customs Officer: I'm sorry Sir, but we need an address where you are staying.

    Me: I don't have one.

    Customs Officer: We are unable to process your entry without an address.

    Me: Well, we are going for a holiday in Niagra Falls, and we will be staying there.

    Customs Officer: Well why didn't you say you were staying at the Holiday Inn, Niagra Falls.

    Me: Oh... derrrrrrrrrr......

    So the Customs Officer wrote in the address "Holiday Inn, Niagra Falls".

    :eek: :rolleyes: :p :D
  9. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    See how helpfull and friendly we are up here Woodie.:D :D :D :D :D
  10. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Thanks guys. Woodie the CN Tower is 553.3 m tall.

    Chris, yes, I think that must be Lamport Stadium.

  11. rich maiorano

    rich maiorano Member

    GO FLYERS GO :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D RICH
  12. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    World's Tallest ...

    The CN Tower is the world's tallest free-standing structure. There are, apparently, radio towers with guy-wires that go up higher. It's 12 hundred and some steps up to that little deformity in the middle.
    The CN tower was built on site of the the CPR yards. Next to it is the world's largest garbage can with a removable lid, which was built on the site of the CNR roundhouse and loco yard.
  13. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    I was only kidding when I mentiioned the space needle. I am very familiar with the CN Tower from photos that Robin posted last year.

    These are still beautiful photos Val.
  14. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    That Aussie influence is all pervading, ain't it!!

    Lamport Stadium?

    I see "Melbourne" Avenue is just round the corner, and there is a "Spencer" St (Melbourne's main interstate station), and the next block up from Spencer is "King" st. in Melbourne's CBD. :eek: :p

    BTW.... What are people from Toronto called? Torontarian? Torontonites? Torontish?? :confused:
  15. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    They're called Torontonians and pronounced "Truntunyuns". City is called "Tronna" or "Trawna". :D
  16. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Hey Rich, what about them Leafs with the overtime win tonight so one more game GO LEAFS GO!! :D :D
    Sorry Val, this got a bit off topic but couldn't resist.
  17. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Hey Val,

    Cool shots. The first is a neat reference for the grittiness of track side appearence. The signal bridge in the second is really interesting and would be an eye catching model. The third pic would make a great backdrop mural.

    Oh, and Rich and Matt...GO WILD!!!!!!!!!! :)

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