September 1, 2014

The geeks shall inherit the earth

Highlights from FanExpo in Toronto...
Fans dressed as "Star-Lord" and "Groot" from "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Jason Vorhees ("Friday the 13th")

Stay Puft Marshmellow Man ("Ghostbusters")

Actor Adam West "(Batman")

Actor Robert Englund ("Freddie Kruger, Nightmare on Elm Street")

Actor Norman Reedus ("The Walking Dead")

Actors Ted Raimi and Bruce Campbell ("Evil Dead")

A Cyberman ("Doctor Who") heads down Front St

Matt Smith, the Eleventh Doctor, during the "Doctor Who" panel

A TARDIS. Sadly, I could not go inside.

A Dalek ("Doctor Who")

Little girl dressed up as a Weeping Angel ("Doctor Who")

The Face of Boe ("Doctor Who")
The 1960s era Batmobile.

Everybody's favourite droid, R2D2

Boba Fett and Darth Vader

Storm Trooper and Boba Fett

Um, I have no idea what this creature is. Anyone...?

June 29, 2014

Highlights from World Pride 2014

Just love her Toronto skyline hat!
So many jokes about mounted police, so little time.
These Japanese drummers were awesome!
These marchers reminded us why we were here.
Great action shot of these cheer dancers.
Miss Conception (in red) and some guy representing Stoli vodka.
The marchers representing Thailand.
I love her headdress!
The main float representing Latin America.
Not sure what they were supposed to be but they look like liquorice allsorts.

June 22, 2014

Viva Venezia!

Gondolas moored along the Grand Canal
A traffic jam in Venice.
Ah, a classic scene in Venice...
Fundamenta Gherardini, just a few steps from our apartment.
An adorable little canal with some tiny bridges.
View from the living room of our apartment.
A perfect example of Venetian architecture. I just loved this facade.
Had to include a pic of a gelateria!
Gondolas moored along Fundamenta Zattere Ponte Lungo
Cafe chairs inside the stunning Piazza San Marco.
Basilico San Marco (c. 1063-1094, remodelled over ensuing centuries)
Palazzo Ducale (c. 14th and early 15th century)
Il Campanile (first erected 1173, restored in 16th century, rebuilt in 1912).
The famous Ponte di Rialto (c. 1591)
Wandering the market stalls near the Ponte di Rialto

Ponte dei Sospiri, the "Bridge of Sighs" (c. 1595-1605)
View from inside the "Bridge of Sighs"
Some of the alleys were mighty narrow!
So many treats, so little time...
We made up this plate for dinner one night.
Mark at the shore of the Adriatic Sea on The Lido.
This staircase in a courtyard caught my eye.
A palazzo on the Grand Canal
Another stunning palazzo...
Great view along the Grand Canal.
The palazzo home to the exquisite Peggy Guggenheim Collection museum.
A serene scene in a little canal.
One of the rooms in the venerable Caffe Florian (opened in 1720).
Mark loved these scenes of domestic life.
House of Giovanni Capoto ("John Cabot"), who landed at Newfoundland in 1497