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:: Friday, March 03, 2006 ::

Picture weekend

Got some interesting pictures yesterday and today. It was bitterly cold around the Thames river here in London. I started at the
BlackFriars Bridge. The link has a lot of fascinating info on the 131 year old bowstring truss bridge. It's closed to vehicle traffic currently - a side from the odd cyclist apparently. I then headed over to the Forks of the Thames thinking some pics of the old Jail would be cool. Not so much. But then I saw an eagle tormenting some geese and ducks. I heard that commotion at first. I did a "holy crap that's an eagle" and got one pic before it disappeared. A terrible, but neat shot. I went out today and tried to find him again, and did see it far away over the Thames near Wonderland. But I was at the Forks. I walked all the way down as far as the Greenway pollution control facility in sub zero windy conditions before turning around.

Heading back, I heard sirens up on Springbank and could see a London Fire platoon command vehicle. Eastbound by the bridge near Greenside Ave. there was an interesting collision. Not sure how the Honda Civic ended up at 60 degrees and on the back end of a pick up truck. But the truck had no damage, and the Civic was fairly OK. No injuries it turns out. I watched them lower it to the ground and headed back to the CRV which was still a 15 min walk away.

I drove down York and found the traffic was solid on York Street at Rideout. More police and I could see caution tape. So I pulled into a parking lot and grabbed the camera and headed out. The driver of an Abouttown taxi lost control (smaller cones on the right indicate the path the cab took), bounced over the curb and slammed into a grandmother and a 5 year old girl before crashing into this tree at the South East corner Talbot and York at the Tim Horton's parking lot exit. The victims are in serious condition in hospital.

I was well and truelly cold by now after walking for about two hours outside. But inches from Sammy's Slouvaki at York. So I went down and got a Gyros and fries. I showed the guy in the Sammy's some shots of the crash before heading back to the CRV and then home to warm up.

You never know what to expect when travelling with W4B Photography. I sure don't. :)

Carpe Diem

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