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Though I’ve visited Toronto Islands since I was a child, my adult relationship with them began last year, when I began a 3-month work exchange/residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point, an artist studio and event space. I now work for AGP, and during the quieter winter months, am subletting a studio for my own work.

It’s been a year since I first lived on the Island, and I’ve experienced a full cycle of the seasons. After the peace and tranquility of last year’s deep winter, the Island launched into its routine Spring and Summer of hot weather, beach parties and crowded beaches and ferry terminals.

Pier at Gibraltar Beach

Pier at Gibraltar Beach

As the leaves changed and began to fall, things certainly slowed down. But now we’re back to winter, and I can confirm that this is indeed my favourite season on Toronto Island. It’s quiet. It feels hundreds of kilometres from downtown Toronto even though it’s just across the bay. And the ice! The landscape changes daily with the freeze-thaw cycles. The beach, the bay and the trees are covered with sculptural icy forms. It makes the artists who spend time at Gibraltar Point think, “why do we even try?”

Icy tree over Gibraltar Beach

Icy tree over Gibraltar Beach

Please enjoy this selection of the best of my photos of Toronto’s winter island. The winter isle is spectacularly beautiful, but I’ll let the photos do the talking. And try and make it here yourself! The ferry runs every hour, the crowds are minimal and the beauty is at its peak.

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// Negotiating space and time in London and Amsterdam :::::

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The RAI  //

                         A night walk, a photo-essay

THE RAI 1

 

 

THE RAI 1

 

 

 

THE RAI 2

 

 

THE RAI 3

 

 

 

THE RAI 4

 

 

THE RAI 5

 

 

THE RAI 6 SMALL

THE RAI 7

THE RAI 9

The Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre  or RAI for short, is a complex of conference and exhibition halls in the Zuidas business district of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. – Wikipedia

Barcelona is like coral.

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A beige, light pink outcrop between the mountains and the sea. It reveals itself momentarily, shiny in the sunlight before being consumed by the ocean again.

barcelona coral

 

 

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// old routes

                    New frontiers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….. but why?

My good friend sccopthesame out graciously offered his immense talent and photography services in the documenting  of more QaRt codes in Toronto:

 

 

 

 

 

from pixelize.blogspot.ca

Dundas looking East  //

                        A photo-essay

 

 

Berlin Court-yards  //

                        A photo-essay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kennington Oval  //

                        A photo-essay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aerial photographs by Stephan Zirwes, courtesy of but does it float