Friday, March 30, 2012

What a Mess on Dundas West!

My definition of chaotic beauty

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Photos - Hearn Generating Station

I managed to capture only a small portion of the giant smokestack protruding from the decommissioned Hearn Generating Station in Toronto's Portlands area. Originally a coal-fired plant starting in the 50s, it was later converted to a natural gas-fired facility in the early 70s. Hearn ceased to generate power in the early 80s. Here's an analogy, or thought experiment. How many of us experience frustration and the futility of waste when our smartphones (apparently worth $600) last us a year? Scale that up to the humongous (650 000 metres cubed) power generating facility that is Hearn, which fulfilled its function for roughly 30 years.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Urban beauty

Vibrant colours and repeating patterns under the Gardiner Expressway. Found on the way home from a bike ride last week

Thursday, March 8, 2012

On Track!

Toronto didn't have a winter this year. The number of snowfalls worth mentioning and days below -10°C I could count on my hands. What that meant was joyrides all through the winter. Bike rides, that is. The latest took Geoff and I east of the DVP and down near the coal plants where we had antics on the train tracks.