Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Down the street (via)

OK, maybe this is a tourist snap, but it is still a nice photo of the view from our hotel room balcony. Of course what is down the street is the Duomo di Firenze, the Florence Cathedral, one of the largest churches in the world and topped with Brunelleschi’s famous dome.

Monday, October 24, 2016


I did not post any images in the first two weeks of October because I was traveling. We started out in Toronto (see the previous few posts), then flew on Lufthansa though Germany (Munich, see above), then on to Italy. We had two weeks in Italy: Florence, Rome and Sorrento/Amalfi.

Over the next week or so I will be posting images from our travels, but I will do my best to avoid the obvious tourist snaps and instead focus on details that I found interesting and is in keeping with my blog statement.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Gucci and Popeye's

Unusual mix. You can't always pick your neighbors.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Have a seat

Continuing from the last post... how do you get shoppers to shop longer? Provide a well designed and comfortable seat for the shoppers spouse. These images are from a new Nordstrom's that recently opened in downtown Toronto.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Fashion trio

Shopping for fashion is more than the for-sale product... it is the total emersion in style. The shopping experience is really the product.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

BMX Park

BMX (bicycle motocross) are those little bikes that are used for competitive racing or showing-off fancy jumps and stunts. This park was build in Toronto for a major competition and is now open to the public.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Changing gears

Today is my last day. I have been employed for over 50 years (including summer and part-time work while in school). 

I guess it is time to quit. 

Retirement is going to be a big adjustment for me, as I guess it is for most. I have never taken employment for granted. That paycheck was always received with gratitude and as a measure of my value. Now I will need to pay myself.

But it is on to a new chapter, with more time for personal projects and finding opportunities to help others.

PS: I leave it to TFG to tell us about the pictured object.