Monday, March 31, 2014

EstCan is open!

This time I am taking a moment to introduce my latest blog:

Toronto.Canada.Estonia


New photos will be added weekly!


This blog is by an Estonian discovering her childhood dream country Canada. Based in Toronto, but sometimes traveling. Looking for an Estonian connection in the far away country and 
giving away tips about what to see, what to do, what to experience. 
Hence the name of the blog: Toronto. Canada. Estonia.

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Kui te veel ei teadnud


Aga keegi on parem.


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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Common Merganser


Male Common Merganser is 58–72 cm long with a 78–97 cm wingspan, and a weight of 0.9–2.1 kg; males average slightly larger than females but with some overlap. It has a crest of longer head feathers, but these usually lie smoothly rounded behind the head, not normally forming an erect crest. Adult males in breeding plumage are easily distinguished, the body white with a variable salmon-pink tinge, the head black with an iridescent green gloss, the rump and tail grey, and the wings largely white on the inner half, black on the outer half. The bill and legs are red to brownish-red, brightest on adult males, dullest on juveniles.

Information is from wikipedia.org



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Friday, March 28, 2014

Camping places view


When we were hitchhiking with Maria, we landed in this wonderful private area, we were kindly introduced my the owners of the place. In the morning we found an amazing view behind the massive rocks.


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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Peete




Hard-worker.


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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

City light Wednesdays vol. 27


New York at its best!


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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

People and architecture




Often people make the places alive or spice it up. This photo was taken in Park Güell, Barcelona in a lovely spring afternoon.

Admire the lovely ceiling by magnificent Gaudi.


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Monday, March 24, 2014

Rob Ford

The most famous people in Toronto.
At Greece Independence Day on 24th of March, 2014.


Kadri, andesta, et sellise fotoga Sind sünnipäeval õnnitlen!


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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Hunger


This is the scene you will see after a long festive part of the prom, when students are so hungry and they just rush to much from the buffet table.

Täna sööme kõik Kadri terviseks, sest Kadril läheb seda vaja :)

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Caught


Not the greatest photo, but I was caught off guard when it happened, but luckily had my camera ready enough to snap this shot of a massive hawk catching a fish from the pond. Easy as that.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Lava fields


Such landscape is very common to Iceland. You see it every moment, but you still can't get enough.


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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy spring!


This lovely shot from early hours of 12th of September is perfect to greet the wonderful spring, which is sneaking up on us for a while, maybe it is not visible in the streets, considering where you are, but definitely it has creeping in our hearts.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

City light Wednesdays vol. 26


Lovely Upper East Side.


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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Place by the lake


Places by the water have always been attractive to me, big or small, it doesn't matter. They have something special in their appearance and you can feel the constant life pulsating and moving.

Toronto.


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Monday, March 17, 2014

Yellow


Head nimepäeva, kes tähistab.


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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Kes mäletab selliseid plakateid?


Olid ajad.
Olid inimesed.


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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Find a bird


This up to date I consider one of my nicest bird photos ever. Best things happen unplanned. Maybe.



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Friday, March 14, 2014

Hot spots


So pretty, but so smelly....


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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Thanksgiving dinner



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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

City light Wednesdays vol. 25


Quiet city light photo from downtown Philadelphia.


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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Broad Street Line


Coming from a small country subway has never been much of a talking matter. While traveling I have come across many crazy (Paris, NYC, London) and easy (Barcelona, Toronto, Helsinki) subways. Their names always vary, so does the architecture, age and overall appearance as well. US subways have been the most attractive so far, yet I haven't seen those in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. I think that is because these places have been around for a while and have this special feel to them.

Here is a little something from wikipedia.org explaining the beginning of Philadelphia's Broad Street Line, which is the orange line:
Service on the northern half of the Broad Street Line, between City Hall and Olney Avenue, opened on September 1, 1928. While the original subway tunnel had been finished to just north of the present-day Lombard-South station, service to the Walnut-Locust station did not begin until 1930; the Lombard-South station entered service in 1932. Service from that point south to Snyder Avenue began on September 18, 1938. Service to a new park-and-ride station built next to the Fern Rock shops began in 1956, and the line was extended further south to Pattison Avenue in 1973 to serve the recently completed Sports Complex.[5]

The above photo I think captures the idea of the never-ending and cold subway halls pretty well. Human figure on the background adds the perfect touch, the human touch.


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Anomaly


Sometimes DSLR's may play tricks on you. Sometimes light is tricking you. Or even computer can trick you when processing the lines. Go figure.


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Sunday, March 09, 2014

I see you


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Saturday, March 08, 2014

Happy Women's Day!


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Friday, March 07, 2014

Still


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Thursday, March 06, 2014

Toronto Star photographer



I ended up one day thanks to my friend at a photo fair, which was truly interesting and inspiring. I found most exciting this guy on the photo, whose wife is actually an Estonian. He was very down to earth person and we shared a chat and compared our Estonian coat of arms accessories - he had a ring and I had a belt buckle. 
Wearing this as we speak.


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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

City light Wednesdays vol. 24


Minimalism at downtown Toronto. Sharp eye will notice CN Tower.


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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Shrove Tuesday


Presumably one of my best Shrove Tuesday aka Vastlapäev photos.

Eestlastele: laske liugu, kui on mille peal lasta :P



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Monday, March 03, 2014

Multicultural


Estonian.
Filipina.


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Sunday, March 02, 2014

Spooky!


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Saturday, March 01, 2014

Christmas is over