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Old December 3rd, 2012, 06:41 PM   #3621
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Looks like we've hooked another one!

I suggest that you move to The Beach.

Great picks TB.
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Old December 10th, 2012, 07:07 PM   #3622
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I spent Saturday wandering about looking at Christmas windows, etc.... I started the day at a downtown shopping centre called Eaton Centre:























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Old December 10th, 2012, 07:07 PM   #3623
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Then, I went outdoors to check out the windows at the big Hudson's Bay department store:





they have lovely animated old fashioned Christmas windows every year:









Apparently a couple is dancing upstairs!!







even the mice downstairs are tucked into their beds!









While looking at this window, a man beside me said to his girlfriend:
"Let's go for dessert now"! hehe....



Toronto's Old City Hall across the street:



Nativity scene:





and then next to it, the New City Hall (called "new" but built in the late '50's):



you can rent skates:



Canadians just love to skate:





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Old December 10th, 2012, 07:07 PM   #3624
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then over to Yonge Street, where I wandered North to Yonge/Dundas Square:



























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Old December 10th, 2012, 07:30 PM   #3625
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Great, very nice Christmas photos
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Old December 10th, 2012, 07:44 PM   #3626
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I love the christmas window displays - they appeal to the child in all of us - magical.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 04:39 AM   #3627
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Thanks to both of you for looking at my pictures!
After that, I took a stroll down Bloor Street to look at shop windows:



























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Old December 11th, 2012, 04:39 AM   #3628
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Old December 11th, 2012, 04:40 AM   #3629
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I was walking past this lovely 1879 Anglican Church, and noticed an invitation outside
to come in out of the cold and watch the Christmas Concert. I can't resist Christmas concerts, so in I popped:















The concert was great fun and I thoroughly enjoyed the Brass Band, playing such old
favourites as Coventry Carol, and The Holly and The Ivy, etc....

Outside again, and this time to continue my saunter along Bloor Street.





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Old December 11th, 2012, 05:01 AM   #3631
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this surprise me that the Bay used Nativity theme for their window display.kudos to them.By the way the Christmas photos so beautiful Taller.Thank you!
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Old December 11th, 2012, 05:02 AM   #3632
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Apparently a couple is dancing upstairs!!

I don't think they are dancing, TB!


Great photos as always!
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Old December 11th, 2012, 05:31 AM   #3633
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Thanks, guys!!


Hehe.. they were swirling around in circles, but I just so happened to capture the shadows in a rather **ahem** compromising position!
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Old December 11th, 2012, 07:32 PM   #3634
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Great pictures! I love seeing the window displays that you photograph at Christmastime. Does the Hudson's Bay Company mix things up a little bit every year? I seem to remember the mice in the matchboxes from another year. Maybe that's just one thing that's the same, as I don't really recall anything else familiar.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 08:05 PM   #3635
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Thanks, guys!!

Hehe.. they were swirling around in circles, but I just so happened to capture the shadows in a rather **ahem** compromising position!
And what's you're excuse for this one? Let's face it! You're turning into a dirty old man! There is no denying it!

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Old December 11th, 2012, 09:35 PM   #3636
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I certainly hope not!! I found the scene un-bear-ably cute!

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I certainly hope not!! I found the scene un-bear-ably cute!

You found the polar bear sitting down feeling up the one standing up un-bear-ably cute?
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Old December 12th, 2012, 01:56 AM   #3638
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Some very good shots.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 01:48 PM   #3639
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quite a splendid photos of my favorite time of the year.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 07:23 PM   #3640
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Thanks, guys! A few photos I took downtown last night:













and some examples of speciality neighbourhood lighting. First on Elm Street:





and secondly on Church Street:





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