Monday, November 30, 2015


October 2015 - Palm Springs CA

Click links below for more photos from Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Our day
Another song

Knocking on Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan

Some fun epitaphs I found as I wandered around.

Jean Louis Jalouneix was born in Limoges, France on January 27, 1944 and passed away on March 23, 2013, at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif., Jalouneix was best known for his 28 year tenure as Executive Chef of Wally's Desert Turtle Restaurant in Rancho Mirage since its opening. 

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Little India

November 2015 - Toronto ON

Today's walk is rather a short one and it's not all on foot either. We set out to find some murals I had read about in Little India.
Toronto has a large, vibrant Indian community and Little India is on Gerrard between Coxwell and Greenwood.

I have scoured my blog to put a link to a summer street festival from a couple of summers ago but it seems I never did post them!!

If you are craving Indian food this is the place to come especially on the weekends. We're here during the week so it is quiet.

This delightful alley gallery is on the south side of Gerrard between Craven and Rhodes.

Kitty corner, as we step inside for coffee.

The Flying Pony Coffee House and art Gallery.

Click here to see the works of the amazing local artists that they highlight.

 You knew there would have to be a flying pony.

I love having my coffee from a real mug. This is a very welcoming cafe with a mish mash of furniture and delicious lattes and cookies!!!

 We get back into the car and I remember reading about some artwork along Craven St. so I have John make a turn right and there it is. I hop out and start snapping.

 Along Gerrard on the side of an Indian restaurant.

Another one in Little India.

The plan now was  to head home, oh wait another mural!! Greenwood and Gerrard.

 Down the lane.

Looks like another good coffee shop.

We are next to Greenwood Park and I remember seeing something on the news about a statue so John drives around the park and we think we can see it in the middle of the park.

The life-sized bronze likeness of Jeffrey Baldwin poses heroically in Greenwood Park, dressed as his own favourite hero Superman.

Baldwin starved to death in 2002, just before his sixth birthday, while under the care of his grandparents. Both are now serving life sentences for second-degree murder.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Rock of Cashel

September 2015 - Cashel Ireland

Click here for details of our day that included Rock of Cashel. And here for a mural.

The Rock of Cashel (IrishCarraig Phádraig), also known as Cashel of the Kings and St. Patrick's Rock, is a historic site located at CashelCounty TipperaryIreland.

According to local mythology, the Rock of Cashel originated in the Devil's Bit, a mountain 20 miles (30 km) north of Cashel when St. Patrick banished Satan from a cave, resulting in the Rock's landing in Cashel. Cashel is reputed to be the site of the conversion of the King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th century.


The Rock of Cashel was the traditional seat of the kings of Munster for several hundred years prior to the Norman invasion. In 1101, the King of Munster, Muirchertach Ua Briain, donated his fortress on the Rock to the Church. The picturesque complex has a character of its own and is one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture to be found anywhere in Europe Few remnants of the early structures survive; the majority of buildings on the current site date from the 12th and 13th centuries.

The oldest and tallest of the buildings is the well preserved round tower (28 metres, or 90 feet), dating from c.1100. Its entrance is 12 feet from the ground, necessitated by a shallow foundation (about 3 feet) typical of round towers. The tower was built using the dry stone method. Modern conservationists have filled in some of the tower with mortar for safety reasons.


The Cathedral, built between 1235 and 1270, is an aisleless building of cruciform plan, having a central tower and terminating westwards in a massive residential castle. The Hall of the Vicars Choral was built in the fifteenth century.

There are many graves on the west side.

Ahead of his time??

Edward Ralph Wilson served with the National Bank Ltd. The National Bank Ltd was founded by Daniel O’Connell in 1835 to enable access for Catholics to banking facilities. The National Bank Ltd was incorporated into the Bank of Ireland in 1965.

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