This CN Tower business is pretty good. I only wish I had more time to go up to the tower and take a peek at toronto from there or the timing would have been better so that I could have done the sky walk. But as it so happens, all I could do was to walk around on the base of the tower. Here are some of the photographs of this structure.
A splash of red.
Hmmm, looks better from far. The raw concrete is a tad leprous in sections, they should have clad it with some better material.
You can see the Blue Jays on the posters. Did you know it was called as a Blue Jay because of it garrulous nature? Its also called as a JayBird. I am surprised that the cool collected calm Torontonians decided to name their team after such a bird. Its like the Manchester United (who are called as the Red Devils) calling themselves as the twits.
I liked this plaque about Fanny Bobbie Rosenfeld. These celebrate Canadians who rose to prominence which unlike the class conscious Brits, is very praiseworthy. You usually dont find celebrations like this in the UK.
There’s the Hippo Bus. Which apparently can go inside the water. Did you know that the Hippo was one of the most dangerous animals to humans? And just painting it Purple doesn't make it good. Kept on walking. And very interestingly, there is a train yard here!
Lots of signs which talks about the history of the yard.
Serious machines. You can just feel the blunt throbbing power of these beasts pulling long trains across the Canadian Plains. These machines speak to me
There was a round table, the one which is used to turn the trains around and help in the storage of the trains. This one looks more like a smaller engine, would have been used for short journeys, I guess.
Looking back at the CN Tower. Its really imposing, but they should have done something about the cover, its really manky. Give it a lick of paint at least. But had enough of this, started walking towards the lake shore and that trip is the next essay.