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Sunday, June 17, 2018



 No longer "New" but still modern looking.
One of the world's most impressive City Halls

The broken Zipper.

50, 60, 70 and 80 stories buildings make Toronto the City with the biggest growth.
You Torontonians may enjoy the following observation:
When I came to Toronto in 1957 (after 2 years in Ottawa) I started to work
in the 17 stories high "Westbury Hotel" on the corner Yonge and Wood Street.
From the Sky-Lounge on the roof, looking South, one could see the lake.

Meanwhile, back in Canada

I returned to Austria early.
But that's another story for another time.
In the meantime: Here is an intro to TO.

Each year there are more sky-scrapers added to the Silhouette of Toronto.

Saturday, June 2, 2018


I'll be gone for a little while.
In the meantime you will have to put up with these roses.
To quote Gertrude Stein: a rose is a rose is a rose.

These are Roses from our garden!

To quote Arnold Schwarzenegger: "I'll be back!"

Sunday, May 27, 2018


Yes, it's that time of year again:
Poppies in the fields!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Same old, same old"

All 34  Bishops of Chile  resigned and asked the Pope to 
"judge them individually".
Several of them had protected several clerical Pedophiles for years, shuffling them from one Diocese to another. That's a little like sending a constantly hungry man from one buffet to the next, so he may find more delectable goodies.
... to judge them individually?
what is the matter with those boobs?
Don't they know themselves if they are guilty or innocent of this hideous charge?
The guilty ones should 'fess up, speak the truth, quit the Order and be charged in Criminal Court with "aiding and abetting"!
If they need a little help in deciding their guilt or innocence, I'll be glad to help them:
If you even just suspect, or actually know the perpetrator, or perpetrators of such crimes, and you looked the other way and said nothing, you are guilty!

The innocent ones should give second thoughts to belonging to such an organisation. 

prefers to write about Harry and Meghan.

Theee Wedding!!!

This surely was the Wedding  of the Year! 
No, it must have been the Wedding of the Decade or the Century, 
or of all- and ever-time..
The Bride was gorgeous, 
The groom was handsome
Every guest was beautiful and elegant
The flower girls were as cute as buttons,
The hats were funny
some of them "very funny" and
The Queen was royal.
The only thing which was kind of dumb,
Was that Meghan Markle
a very pretty second string actress
from Los Angeles
all of a sudden, became:
Her Royal Highness, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.
So the Queen decreed.

was not actually there, because he was not invited
but he grabbed these shots and some more off the TV.



Harry and Meghan.

(make up your own titles.)

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Two Holidays in One

Is it Mother's day or is it Bert's Birthday?
Across the street and up a bit is the "Geniesserei"... (translates easily to English "Enjoyery.) 
Every year on this date we have had a Festival there.
So here are some pix of this year's party. Tonc Feinig, the absolute master of the keyboard and Stefan Thaler, a Genius on the Bass. What music they make! 
A 6 course lunch and some excellent wine. 
The Lunch lasted from 11AM to 3PM.
The food was great, the music fabulous...
Wed had the "Lunch to end all Lunches."

Tonc (pronounced: Tontsch) Feinig.

Stefan Thaler

Stefan is normal size, about my size, 
Tonc is a Giant, 6 foot something.