Home, sweet, home!
As the old saying goes, you never really appreciate something until it’s gone certainly rings true for me every time I return to Canada. Not to say that I never appreciated what a great country Canada is, but that I had so much wanderlust to see the rest of the world that I had stopped seeing Canada for it’s real people and true beauty.
For the first time ever, I am looking at my city with new refreshed eyes. I brag about the Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain and the Historical Center in Genova, Italy, but I never brag about the eclectic shops on Queen Street or the Kensington Market in Toronto, Canada.
Thanks to my good friend’s Alan, Tamara and Sid, I have had loads of time to wander the city and take it all in again. I found myself wanting to snap photographs like a tourist and quite frankly it made me feel giddy. Unfortunately, my camera is in another suitcase in another town and so I was only able to get these shots from Sid’s balcony (30th floor) on his camera. And what a view! This was taken at 6 in the morning and if you are not familiar with Toronto’s skyline then let me briefly explain. That tower behind is the famous CN tower and in front is a partial view of the Toronto Skydome (the roof retracts on sunny days and you can watch the ballgame).
This photo on the right is another view of the dome and Lake Ontario. It’s good to be back and enjoy this fantastic city. I only feel slightly guilty that I didn’t have to put up with the long Canadian winter to truly appreciate the summer here.