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21st Century Signs and Urban Changes

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Now that I’ve finally got a good mobile phone that takes nice pics, I’m beginning a new venture, one that has been percolating for some time now. Actually two ventures. One is a photo series called “21st Century Signs.” The other is a series called “Urban Changes.”

21C Signs will chronicle signs that catch my eye as I go about my daily business. I won’t crop or filter the images. It’s just a quick historical snapshot. The series might seem unexceptional today, but in the future I think folks will be interested.

Urban Changes is about how my city, Toronto Canada, is changing soooo fast. Old buildings are disappearing by the truckload. New buildings are coming up and altering our skyline like never before. So this series will outline abandoned, soon to be trashed, and glittering new structures.

You can keep up by simply coming here because it’ll all be on Twitter. And my personal Twitter feed is at top right of this page. I was lucky to grab the name “@MikeClark” at Twitter early in the game, when Twitter was just taking off. If you want to see the whole thing, here’s the link:

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What have we done to the night?

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So if you read yesterday’s post you’ll know that I have a smart phone after years of doing without. I must admit, I like having the phone and camera all in one. I like taking pictures. And many times I “saw” something but didn’t have my camera with me. So I didn’t get the shot. But now I should be able to chronicle anything halfway interesting.

I might be a little camera crazy for the next few days. But can you blame me? My nieces and nephews have been pulling out their smart phones while I’ve humbly abided by our old motorola v220 (ancient phone). Well, things change. And the dumb ox is finally smartening up. (Theologians might get that pun >> click here for explanation).


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21st Century Signs

Thinking I’m going to start a new photo series called “21st-century signs” or something like that. I’ve been fascinated by street signs for a while now. Some are just boring but others stand out. I always marvel at pics of old times. So maybe someday people will look back at these and think…”oh, how old fashioned!”

To make it easier, a very dear soul gave me their not-too-old smart phone. Up ’till now I’ve been using a dumb phone but since the phone was free, I couldn’t resist!

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so this is christmas

so this is christmas by earthpages
so this is christmas, a photo by earthpages on Flickr.


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watching-and-waiting

watching-and-waiting by earthpages
watching-and-waiting, a photo by earthpages on Flickr.

title from an old Moody Blues song… youtu.be/eYenQ5C77nk


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weird reflection

weird reflection by earthpages
weird reflection, a photo by earthpages on Flickr.

this is what’s going on underneath the “interlude”… cropped from same photo…


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interlude

interlude by earthpages
interlude, a photo by earthpages on Flickr.

was waiting for the breeze to blow the flags out a bit more… but it just didn’t happen… so i call this one “interlude”…