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Thursday, September 3, 2009

where I live


Where I live is an urban oasis.
It is an oversized suit with pockets
of grit and charm, rich and poor,
clattering noise and serene quiet.
Here you can find the mundane and the innovative.
It is one city of neighbourhoods, another of waterfalls.
It is joined by a lake and a highway.
It is somewhat crowded with friends, family, strangers.
It is hated by many.
But it is home, and where I live
between Toronto and Hamilton in Southern Ontario.

24 comments:

  1. "an oversized suit with pockets of grit and charm" - brilliant writing - fabulous photo - looks like a wonderful place to live!

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  2. I agree with Diahn about your writing...fantastic. Like that you included some foreground in the shot, too - really adds interest.

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  3. Nice to meet you there in your 'urban oasis.'

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  4. what a well taken shot of where you live with a vivid description as well

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  5. Lovely to meet another Canadian...I love driving over that bridge...just to live by the lake is a bonus of modds from which nature gives us everyday.
    GREAT shot!

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  6. That is brilliant poetry, Sanna! I'm so excited to see you here! Welcome, bloggy friend! And now real-life friend!

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  7. Beautiful shot and words. Using a suit to describe a city is so perfect.

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  8. I'm glad you are here..and happy to see your part of the world! I really love the words you used to describe everything from the landscape to the people!

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  9. Beautiful description!...beautiful photo!

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  10. Beautiful photo and beautifull words!

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  11. "grit and charm"....I love that !

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  12. gorgeous ... love the water shots!

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  13. So beautiful! So nice to live somewhere so diverse!

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  14. this is brilliant! your words are amazing!
    : )

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  15. Beautiful description....I feel as though I'm traveling through the world reading this blog!
    Nice to meet you here!

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  16. Thank you all for your visits and comments. I think I have managed to visit all of your posts - what a great group we have become!
    Tomorrow, I'll come visit your blogs to get to know you better.

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  17. i love bridges so your photo is quite interesting to me!! my husband grew up in the toronto area and southern ontario is one of my fave places to visit!!

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  18. Love the picture and I love your description:)

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  19. i like the picture... bridges and lakes ... very peaceful

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  20. What a great post. I love your part of the world... LOVE it.

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  21. I have had to work on my irrational fear of going over that bridge on a weekly basis.
    Thank you all for your comments.

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  22. beautiful description.....wonderful post!

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  23. Ooo I agree! Such wonderful writing! I really love the way you wrote about your city... Can't wait for more words and photos from you :)

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