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February 16, 2010

One of the best things about technology is its complete apathy towards you as an individual.

Think about it. Unbiased nature of the way it operates. It doesn’t care about what you wear, how you feel or who you are, it just responds to your requests with a steely resolve. So I got to thinking .  . .

As a quick experiment I thought I would use this wonderful thing we call the interwebs to pull some photos from Flickr using some ‘Toronto’ keywords. The photos are clickable so PLEASE visit these photographers on Flickr.

Having recently returned to the fine city of Toronto after 5+ years in the UK and US it feels like the city has changed a lot since I’ve been gone. Both the aesthetic of the city with a new skyline, evolving neighborhoods and an ever-expanding diversity of people, as well as the cultural feel, with a globally-relevant music, art and fashion scene, the Toronto I walk around in today seems drastically different. While I can’t help but believe that my maturing has definitely cast Toronto in a new light it got me to thinking about how other people may see this fine city.

Here goes . . .Search One – “Toronto streets” – Sorted by date

4:07

Two scoops

Bay and College

Union Station

Pigeon Fried Rice

Water Fountain at Dundas Square Toronto

East Toronto, 1 King East from 30th floor

I must say that this little image experiment was really fun and unexpected. As you could imagine there were thousands of photos and I barely made it through 5 pages of listings but what I think is most interesting about this ‘search’ and discover mission was seeing things through other people’s eyes / lenses. I think this may be a re-occurring style of post but then again . . .who knows.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Jordana permalink
    February 16, 2010 4:52 pm

    Fun idea. I may have to do the same for one of my future posts…

  2. February 16, 2010 5:07 pm

    A friend of mine now residing in Halifax commented on this post:

    “These are great photos, they make me miss Toronto. Interesting statement about technology not caring about us as individuals, too. Usually I think of technology and nature as being fundamentally different, but they are both the same in that way.”

  3. Sasha permalink
    February 16, 2010 5:21 pm

    Thanks for the comments and that agnosticism is why I love technology (and nature) so much . . . there’s such honesty in the way they operate.

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