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The Gardens at Guild Park

What entices us to seek out and spend time in gardens, and why do we take so much pleasure, find so much joy, and delight in them? Perhaps the memory of that first garden, The Garden of Eden, is embedded … Continue reading

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The Guild Inn at Guild Park & Gardens

The Guild Inn facing the gardens Toronto, such a modern city today, can still surprise us with treasures from the past. After being abandoned for many years, the historical Guild Inn at the Guild Park & Gardens, once a hotel … Continue reading

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Toronto’s Old Ruins Live in the Guild Park & Gardens

The Greek Theatre at Guild Park & Gardens, built from remnants of the old Bank of Toronto Building, demolished in 1966 By the time I came to Toronto in 1968, there had already been a significant demolition of late-19th and … Continue reading

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Retreat at the Abbey of the Genesee

Sunrise, Abbey of the Genesee My island of São Miguel, like the other eight islands that form the Azorean archipelago, is deeply rooted in its spiritual heritage. It is home to convents, chapels, hermitages, Impérios do Divino Espírito Santo, and … Continue reading

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The 424 Wellington House

As I walked down Spadina Avenue, and turned onto Wellington Street West, I came upon a massive construction site with new condominiums going up on the south side of the street. But I should not have been surprised to see … Continue reading

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Malvões

I didn’t know malvões were called geraniums until I came to Canada. And even when I was growing up in the Azores, I didn’t know that gerânios was the proper Portuguese word for geraniums. In Ponta Delgada, the city where … Continue reading

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Ice Sculpture by Nature

As beautiful as a Group of Seven painting or a modern stained glass window. Does Nature inspire artists or do artists inspire Nature?

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