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Old March 14th, 2008, 04:44 PM   #101
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Today is my final installment of Ontario cities. These are all of the cities in Ontario that I have photographed. I should be adding more cities to my list of places photographed this Summer, so I will have to do this again next year.

Today's city is Toronto. Toronto is the capital of Ontario, and is the largest city in Canada.






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Old March 14th, 2008, 05:48 PM   #102
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Nice pics! I enjoyed your tour of Ontario!
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Old March 14th, 2008, 06:16 PM   #103
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Nice pics! I enjoyed your tour of Ontario!
Thanks! It was a nice tour for myself as well, since I'm only in Canada in the Summer. A lot of pictures will be back on this side of the border for a while now. I'm putting together a little piece of Irish-influenced buildings in Delaware for St. Patrick's Day, and I'll be going more random again for a while.

By the way, those fort buildings in Fort Erie are the real thing, from what I understand. The fort was abandoned after the War of 1812 and then re-abandoned for another 75 years or so after the Fenians used the fort as a base in Canada, but I don't think that many buildings were destroyed completely.
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Wildwood Avenue, Salamanca, New York

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Old March 18th, 2008, 04:39 AM   #105
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For St. Patrick's Day, I wanted to show some of Delaware's Irish history. Many Irish immigrants moved to Delaware in the 1800s, particularly during the Potato Famine. The Irish were used for manual labor at the time, so many Irishmen found employment at the many mills along the Brandywine River, including at the DuPont mills. The Brandywine River Valley contains houses and structures that hint of Irish influence. If you imagine hard enough, some scenes look like they might have 150 years ago, or some scenes might look a little like Ireland.



















Forty Acres is the Irish neighborhood in Wilmington. It is centered around St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church at Union Street & Gilpin Avenue.









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Old March 18th, 2008, 07:37 PM   #106
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Shenandoah scenery near Front Royal, Virginia.

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If you drive south down Erie Street in Mayville, New York, from the county courthouse, you get a view of Chautauqua Lake.

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To celebrate the beginning of Spring, here are some pictures from the Winterthur Country Home & Estate, an old DuPont mansion located north of Wilmington in the heart of Chateau Country. Winterthur's gardens are considered by horticulturalists to be one of the best floral gardens in the world.














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Old March 22nd, 2008, 10:57 PM   #109
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That's a fine stone house, and I've seen quite a few lately.
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To celebrate Easter, here are some pictures that I took of the University of Delaware campus on Easter morning a couple years ago.




















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Old March 25th, 2008, 05:43 AM   #111
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The rapids on the Niagara River surrounding the Three Sisters Islands are very shallow and pretty tame compared to the roaring river going through the main channel nearby.

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Last Easter here was very cold, as was this one too. I love to see those Spring shots!
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Old March 25th, 2008, 07:28 PM   #113
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That's a fine stone house, and I've seen quite a few lately.
That particular house (now used as offices) is on Henry Clay Road, right next to the Brandywine River. That area was once known as Henry Clay Village, and was a loose collection of houses that grew up around some textile mills. Upstream not even a quarter-mile is the Eleutherian Mills complex, which is where the DuPont Company started with their gunpowder business. Both the Eleutherian Mills and Henry Clay Village area used stones that are very common in the Brandywine River Valley. You can find similar stone building in these areas.

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Last Easter here was very cold, as was this one too. I love to see those Spring shots!
That's one thing that I like about here; Spring starts coming when the equinox arrives. I remember going up to Buffalo early last April to see my grandparents (and going to Toronto for a day trip, since the Flyers were in town by coincidence). It snowed on the day that I drove back, which was Good Friday, I believe. Seeing snow in April and driving through a ski town (Ellicottville, NY) on the Easter weekend where people were skiing like it was the Christmas weekend was very strange for me. It felt like February, not April.

Down here, the flowers are coming out. Daffodils are in bloom, and the wild cherry trees are starting to blossom.
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Since today is the start of the Major League Baseball season, here are some pictures of MLB stadiums. I have seen my team, the Phillies, play in 4 stadiums: their own, and on three road trips (Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Washington DC). More stadiums will be added to my list this year.


Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia






Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore






PNC Park, Pittsburgh






Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington (now closed)






Rogers Centre, Toronto

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Walking under the Peace Bridge, which connects the United States to Canada at Buffalo, NY, and Fort Erie, ON. The Bird Island Pier extends out towards Lake Erie and allows people to walk under the bridge.

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Olean, New York

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Love the way your themes jump about! Always some new twists and turns!
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I am still working on my photo thread for Center City Philadelphia. It will be a doozy of a thread; I ended up taking over 100 pictures of Center City alone, then moved on to another neighborhood on that day. That should be an indication of what the architecture and urban culture is like in Philadelphia.

This picture is one of my reject pictures; the truck blocked too much of the church for my liking, and I took another picture a few seconds later that will be in the thread once I post it.



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Thanks! I have ideas for lots of themes, on top of the random pictures, like I did yesterday. I was looking forward to doing the xzmattzx tour of baseball stadiums to signal the start of the MLB season. I will be giving a photo tour of Citizens Bank Park when the Phillies have their home opener next week. I have other themes for the future, from mini tours of places in Pennsylvania and New York, to themes like city halls that I have seen, to night pictures, and so on.
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Today is Opening Day for the Phillies. To celebrate the start of the season, here is a quick look at Citizens Bank Park. A more extensive tour will be tomorrow.










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I need to go to a ball game. I only made it to one last year.
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