Trip to Toronto, May 16 2014

The Communists Daughter, Toronto, 1149 Dundas st W


Little Portugal, Toronto


Jesus, The Pope, and a cow



Painting by Christian McLeod, Toronto


Clover. Get Lucky!





Clafouti, 915 Queen street West, Toronto





Urban Toronto backyard scene


What is going on here? (overpriced resto?)





1087 Queen street West, Toronto, The Great Hall, built 1889

1087 Queen street west, Toronto. Constructed in 1889 as the first west-end YMCA, it’s now a multi-use building that includes a church and hall. The Victorian ballroom is a clash of contemporary and modern Queen Street styles, offering a unique venue for art shows, weddings or private functions. Close to the Drake Hotel, the rooms feature curved glass, picturesque windows, a 40-foot ceiling and wrought iron railings.


Guy Maddin’s video installation, Drake Hotel, Toronto



Piet Mondrian in window and wall




Sam James on Ossington. Best coffee in Toronto



Espresso in Toronto



Toronto back alley


Broken bike spokes


Mjolk, Toronto














Martin’s amazing little Tessina camera, 25mm lens f2.8

The Tessina (officially created by Arnold Siegrist) is a high-quality 35 mm camera patented by Austrian chemical engineer Dr. Rudolph Steineck inLugano Switzerland, manufactured by Siegrist in Grenchen Switzerland. It was introduced in 1957 and distributed by Steineck’s company Concava S.A and remained in production up to 1996. The Tessina takes 14×21 mm pictures on standard 35 mm film (loaded into a special cassette), making it one of the few subminiature cameras to use the format. It is a very small (2.5x2x1 inch) twin lens reflex, with two 25 mm f/2.8 Tessinon lenses,one for taking picture, one for viewing on a tiny ground-glass focusing screen on top of the camera. A 45° mirror is employed to bend incoming light onto thefilm, which lies along the bottom of the camera rather than the back to save space. Apertures are continuously variable down to f/22, and shutter speeds range from 1/2 to 1/500, and B. The Tessina 35, Tessina L can focus down to 9 inches, Tessina Automatic 35mm to 12 inches. The film is advanced via a clockwork master spring built into the takeup spool, with a pullout winder like the crown on a wristwatch. Each winding can last up to 8 exposures.” from Wikipedia


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