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life MUST go on

Posted by Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 25 April 2018 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

An elevated view looking east across Queen street in Toronto, taken from the train I was on. My city is large, bustling, multicultural, and remarkably peaceful for a metro area in excess of six million people. There are a lot of heavy hearts here right now, but as is often the case, the most inexplicable senseless acts can unite a populace and bring out the best in each of us.

NOTE : My sincere thanks to those of you who offered support to me and my city after the tragic horrific events of Monday. If you don't know what I am referring to, trust me you are better off.

Nikon D7200 1/640 second F/6.3 ISO 800 84 mm (35mm equiv.)

toronto | parkdale | queen-street

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bel effet

25 Apr 2018 6:19am

@Existence Artistique: Merci.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

We are sure living in strange times . .

25 Apr 2018 7:03am

@Ronnie 2¢: Yes sir, and sadly, also dying in strange times.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a picture postcard effect here. Works well.
Yes it's a nasty new phenomena easily available to twisted minds. You have to wonder what kind of head thinks indiscriminate slaughter is a reasonable action. This of course applies as much to nation states as individuals.

25 Apr 2018 9:28am

@grouser: Well opined, mister g. The unfolding story here is confounding and stunning. As weird or weirder than what at first seemed an obvious terrorist act. It turns out to possibly end up as an act of terror against women. Madness is madness, sadness is sadness.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I agree, life MUST go on !

25 Apr 2018 9:38am

@Hiro: Thank you, Hiro, and I salute your resilient country for offering ample proof of that time and time again.

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Terrible news from your city, Rick. Sometimes I wonder if it will ever hit my hometown.
The best to the people of Toronto. I love that hotel, for a second I wanted to register
and stay there, obscure. I want to be able to The postcard of 1967 effect is wonderful !~

25 Apr 2018 10:10am

@Phil Morris: Thanks very much, Phil. I played a show in Saskatoon and loved the city as well as the province. Good people abound in our country. It seems extra shocking for Canadians when the harsher side of the "real world" comes crashing in. I went with this aged type of look for the shot due to the inherent limitations of GO train window panes. They aren't very clean and they are quite reflective of the interior lighting.

Devi from Chennai, India

I really feel terrible at this insensitive maniacal act !!! Wish such atrocities do not happen again....

25 Apr 2018 10:18am

@Devi: You have a big heart, Devi. Thank you very much.

Eye for Beauty from Florida, United States

very nice

25 Apr 2018 12:54pm

@Eye for Beauty: Thank you.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful elevated view that has such a vintage appeal! I actually thought this was at least 30-40 years old. Glad that you are still part of this life that must go on.

25 Apr 2018 1:26pm

@Steven: Thanks on both counts, my friend.

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

My condolences to the Toronto citizens. These unreasonable acts are inexplicable, cause infinite pain. Every day, anywhere this can happen. It's terrible. The strength of society, friendship, must overcome in these sad moments.
All my strength for you.

25 Apr 2018 3:10pm

@Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia): A wonderful and compassionate comment, very much appreciated.

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

A heavy mist comes down on the city! A sad atmosphere after these last events ! I wish you all love and peace, Phil

25 Apr 2018 3:21pm

@Phil: Thank you very much, Phil. My heart has always been heavy after any of these horrible events, many of which have happened in your beautiful country. We must bolster our resolve to live happily, EVERY day, in the face of such madness.

Franz from Baden, Austria

Perhaps a wistful reminder of a more peaceful time ...
(My heart, too, was bleeding when I first read about the atrocity. Once again, my sincere condolences!)

25 Apr 2018 6:07pm

@Franz: Kind sentiments from a good man; thanks, Franz.

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

I love your treatment here, sir....it blends so well with the mood and times....I agree with Phil Morris and you, as the two of you discussed....Your city, Toronto, is the life, the energy, the resolve that proves that you are Toronto....I feel very proud as well...my ancestors made their first homestead in Ontario not far from Toronto...Always thinking of that reality....Prayers and hopes for you, sir!

26 Apr 2018 2:43am

@Denny Jump: My sincere thanks, Denny.

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

I like this view and the vintage processing ! It was a terrible news from your city, usually so peacefull ! I was away from my home in hike and I just read the news on my telephone without precision ! I was very anguished before having been able to have news of my son ! Happy to know that him and you are safe !

30 Apr 2018 12:15pm

@Anna Cherer: It was a week ago from now when I reply to your kind comment. The city feels changed somewhat, but there are vigils and a lot of supportive energies here for the families and friends affected by this awful incident. My sincere thanks, Anna.