A few shots today from one of our wanders round Toronto. There were a few days where we would look at the map, spot a place to go, and hop on the subway. Have map, will travel.
I had no idea there was a Little Portugal in Toronto. We trekked down there on what felt like the hottest day since the beginning of time, and took a stroll around. Mostly what I wanted was to get salt cod fritters and a custard tart – both of these were achieved early on. I took a few other snaps to try and get a feel for the area, though I fear I haven’t done it justice. There was lots of colour and, as with last week’s post on Montreal, lots of street art. I think the heat sapped much of my photography mojo, but here is what I brought back.
This art went right along the side of a building – not round a corner as the photo makes it seem. I was going for a panorama shot but I was a liiiiittle too close. I love the feathers, and the detail of the grass all the way along the bottom. You can get a little more detail by clicking in. It’s the outside of Henhouse. Henhouse is a venue, bar and sometime restaurant (as far as I can make out) that was sadly closed when we passed. A lot of places didn’t open until 5 or 6pm, which was new to us. A bit of a shame, but we could appreciate from the outside. Here’s a closer shot of two of the chickens, with some tagging that, if I may be frank, adds nothing to the aesthetic…
Passion fruit soda. Apparently Sumol is a Thing in Portugal?
I didn’t share. I’m not even sorry.
My first salt cod fritters.
Again, the tagging. I liked the wonky CN Tower in this one.
I don’t know, something about the idea of Psychic Sonya made me smile. Perhaps the lack of mysticism in her name?
You will note that the photos of food are as numerous as the photos of the outside world… That said, I am running a food blog, so perhaps this is acceptable – nay, inevitable.