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约两个星期前的周末,老天爷大发慈悲,赐给多伦多好天气。

於是,我和Ed一大早跑去Bloor West逛及吃早餐。Bloor West是东欧人聚住的地区。 主街上有许多东欧式的店铺。我最高兴看到的是各式各样的东欧蛋糕及甜品一一 摆在店窗后,很令人垂涎欲滴 ! 我虽爱甜品,那天很乖,忍得住, 没吃 !:-)

吃了早餐后, 我们延着 High Park, 一路走到Lake Ontario。因天气好,很多人都出来享受阳光 – 有一家大小地出来逛或野餐,有妈妈推着婴儿车散步,有爸爸与儿子踢球,有情人手拖手, 有人听着iPod跑步,有人牵着狗走….

Ed告诉我,这里的夏天会更热闹, 更人山人海。 冬天时,人们困在家里困够了,夏天会一涌而出。三个月的夏天,有数不清的节目。 我想,加拿大人和澳洲人相似,比较会享受生活。加上,这里的空气清新,污染不严重。想起我在亚洲的生活,要野餐也难,吸进的可能都是尘埃。逛的大多数都是一间建得比一间大的购物商场。倒是有一种生活我很想念,加拿大也没有的,那就是夜市场 (pasar malam)。:-)

路上也见到一群群的加拿大雁。它是鹅类的一种。当我要拍照时,Ed吩咐我要小心,千万不可侵犯到它们的孩子,不然这种鹅会很凶。跟据我在网上读的资料,这种鹅是群居性鸟类,五大湖地区保持着很大数目。它们也会迁徙,过冬的地区多数在美国。现在在加国见到它们,像征着春天已到。

来到Lake Ontario时,看到那飘在湖面的冰片,对我来说是新奇。Lake Ontario坐落于多伦多市的南端。它是北美洲五大湖之一。面积约为18千平方公里,约为新加坡的25倍大。在多伦多人心中,它是他们心中的一片海洋。一个多伦多的朋友告诉我,除了Lake Ontario, 她从没见过海洋,没见过浪潮。至到她去Carribean渡假时,才有机会为海的冲浪振奋。

我和Ed在那天走了好几个小时。回家前,去了间pub,喝杯啤酒…过了一个湖.蓝天的周末…

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[photo taken at Central, Hong Kong (2004) ]

[摄于香港中环(2004)]

旁观者清 – This is an ancient Chinese proverb used to describe the bystander has a clearer understanding of a situation than those who are involved have become muddled or deluded.

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星期六,天气还好,与Ed去著名的Distillery Distric 走走。它是国家历史性地区,现已变了艺术,文化及娱乐的中心。

一对兄弟在英国王朝时期建立了这蒸馏酒厂。 它那四十多座的建筑是当今北美最大及保存得最齐全的维多利亚式工业建筑物。最近几年,它那独特的条件得到许多艺术家,画廊,餐馆,咖啡店,零售商人的青昧。现在是多伦多的热点区。

On Saturday, we visited the famous Distillery District in Toronto. It is a national historic site that has transformed into a centre for arts, culture and entertainment.

The Distilery was founded by two brothers-in-Law during the British Empire period. Its forty plus buildings consitute the largest and best preserved collection of Victorian Industrial Architecture in North America. For the past few years, this unique landmark has attracted many artists, galleries, restaurants, cafes and retailers. It is now one of the hotspots to visit and live in Toronto.

 

走在其中,想象着当时工人的生活。不知他们的生活艰苦吗?

Walking in the district, imagining the lives of the workers at that time. Were their lives difficult ?

Distillery District内有蛮酷的咖啡店,艺术工作场所及艺术品,店铺等等。可惜,摄影是不允许的。我只有在店前拍拍。

那天好好。

There are many cool cafe, artist studios, shops etc. However, it is not allowed to take photos inside of the studios or shops. I could only take photos at the front.

I had a good day.

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昨天天气还好。有阳光。因气温还是零下,所以雪没溶。阳光照在雪上会很美丽。心血来潮下,跑去了The Beach

The Beach 是多伦多东西部较小的镇。离市中心约半小时的公共巴士车程。靠海岸,有个漂亮的沙滩。所以,名为The Beach。听说,主街里的一些商店蛮有意思。算是旅游胜地。夏天会人山人海。

我还没去过,因为听说冬天会很冷清。还以为今天的好天气会有些不同, 可是正如大家说的。我有些失望,也想念墨尔本的沙滩。

正打算回家时,看到几个老师带着一群穿着五颜六色冬天外套的小孩,奔奔跑跑地穿过被大雪盖满的公园。

白色纯洁的雪,五颜六色的可爱小孩。我今天很高兴。

The weather was pretty mild with lovely sunshine two days ago. It seemed to me was a good day to visit The Beach.

The Beach is a smaller town located at the East West of Toronto. It is about half an hour bus ride from the Downtown. It has a beautiful beach, hence its name. There are some funky stores at the main street. It attracts lots of tourists and can be very busy during summer time.

I have not been there since I came because of nothing interesting in this cold winter. I thought the sun would bring more people there but I was wrong. It was quite quiet, even depressing there.

Walking to the bus stop to return home, whilst feeling disappointed and missing the beautiful beaches in Melbourne, I saw a group of children wearing colourful winter jackets walking across the whitish snow covered park with their teachers. This is a scene that I would never seen in Melbourne.

Winter is colourful in Toronto. I went home happily.


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