The weather has been beautiful and while it’s not officially spring yet it sure feels like it. As I was walking around downtown the other day the Vespas were out in full force and there wasn’t a winter coat to be seen. Have a great weekend everyone.
I went on a Photo Walk this past Tuesday with the Toronto Digital Photography Club which I joined in the fall. They’re a terrific group of people who are passionate about photography and eager to share their knowledge with new members like me. We were meeting in front of City Hall in downtown Toronto to shoot the festive lights and decorations around city hall and Nathan Phillips Square. I work downtown so I decided to walk around on my own for a while before having to meet the group. Now that its getting dark so early I always enjoying looking at the CN Tower which is usually lit up with different colors. Now that Christmas is just around the corner, the CN Tower is a very festive sight indeed.
….okay maybe a Toronto icon. When it was built in 1976, the CN Tower, was the world’s tallest free-standing structure & tower at 1,815.4 ft high. The CN Tower is a communication and observation tower located in downtown Toronto. In 2007 the Burj Khalifa in Dubai surpassed the CN Tower in height although it is still considered the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere.
Today the tower is a huge tourist attraction for Toronto containing an observation deck, glass floor and ‘360’, a revolving restaurant with a 360 degree view of Toronto.
The CN Tower just introduced a new attraction, “EdgeWalk”. As the brochure says… “It is the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk on a 5 ft (1.5 m) wide ledge encircling the top of the Tower’s main pod, 356m/1168ft (116 storeys) above the ground.” The brave are attached to an overhead rail system and harnessed in. Honestly…it scares me to even contemplate it. I’ll stick to photographing the tower from the ground.
I took this shot last year from Centre Island. This image is straight out of the camera.
The CN Tower really is higher then a lamppost….or is it?